BFS 2 Nimes: Requejo defends WKN title against Berthely

Jordi Requejo

Three WKN titles will be up for grabs at Boxing Fighters System II on March 14 in Nimes, France

In the main event of BFS 2 Nimes Jordi Requejo of Spain will be making the first defends of his WKN World super welterweight title against the representative of the country-host Christian Berthely, who holds WKN Intercontinental belt in the same division.

Jordi Requejo earned WKN Gold by TKO in the first round against Stefan Meszaros of Slovakia in May 2019 in Agde. The Spanish champion will be making his second appearance in the headliner of “BFS”, following his bout against Mickael Pignolo in March 2019.

Christian Berthely was last seen in action in March 2019 in Villejuif, where he scored a unanimous decision against Altynbek Zhunusov of Kazakhstan to retain his WKN Intercontinental super welterweight belt. The French competitor claimed the belt by knockout in the first round against Nordine Saidane of Belgium in November 2016 at Simply the Best 12 Farciennes.

In the co-main event a newly-crowned WKN European super middleweight champion Samuel Dbili will be making the first defense of his title. He will face Latvian Raimonds Aukstikalnis, who won the title eliminator by knockout in the first round against Colombian-Spanish Jeronimo Sacasas at LNK Fight Night 14 in Riga, Latvia. The French fighter took the belt by split decision against Branko Babachev of Bulgaria in November 2019 in Perpignan.

In addition, BFS 2 Nimes will see WKN World Grand Prix contested in the format of 75 kg four-man knockout tournament. The roster includes Jeremy Antonio of France, Soufiane Ait Ouccime of Belgium, Janis Ziedins of Latvia and Omar Moreno of the United States.

The winner will get a shot at the WKN World middleweight title at the future event, going up against the current European champion in the division Zaur Dzhavadov of Latvia.

The undercard will feature a series of bouts with local and international competitors.

WKN World Super Welterweight title / Oriental rules
Jordi Requejo (Spain / Champion) vs. Christian Berthely (France)

WKN European Super Middleweight title / Oriental rules
Samuel Dbili (France / Champion) vs. Raimonds Aukstikalnis (Latvia)

WKN World Grand Prix -75 kg / Oriental rules
Soufiane Ait Ouccime (Belgium)
Omar Moreno (USA)
Janis Ziedins (Latvia)
Jeremy Antonio (France)