Le Banner vs. Da Silva – WKN Super Heavyweight title
In September 1998 World Kickboxing Network ® and Don King presented a historic bout between Jerome Le Banner of France and Espedito Da Silva of Brazil.
Le Banner and Da Silva battled it out for WKN World Super Heavyweight title. The contest was featured on the card headlined by Evander Holyfield vs. Vaughn Bean for the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles held at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA, USA on September 19.
The event marked the first time when boxing and kickboxing world championship bouts were presented on the same fight card.
Le Banner v Da Silva for WKN super heavyweight title feat on Holyfield v Bean for WBA & IBF heavyweight titles undercard, 9/19/98 Atlanta 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/IvqpNQgApN
— World Kickboxing Network (@WKNkickboxing) April 20, 2017
Below you will find a new set of very rare photos from a historic happening featuring:
Jimmy Lennon Jr.
Jerome Le Banner
Espedito Da Silva
Pascal Iglicki (RIP)