The World Kickboxing Network makes its sixth visit to Italy for 2019 with “Invictus Arena 27” presented by Riccardo Lecca this Sunday, December 15 at Palazzetto Guglielmo Fiorini in Rome.
In the main event the representative of the country-host Francesco Picca goes up against David Ruiz Marrero of Spain. The pair battles it out for WKN European super lightweight title.
Francesco Picca has held WKN International super lightweight title earned by unanimous decision against Islam Ibragimov. Last December he became the winner of WKN International Grand Prix in the lightweight class. His resume includes the victories against Xavier Lejour, Petru Morari, Natale Allegra, among others.
The resume of David Ruiz includes the wins against the likes of Adonai Mederos, Jhon Cortes, to name a couple. The Spanish competitor is now looking to lift WKN European Gold.
In the co-main event Alessandro Moretti of Italy and Abramo Abderrahim of Morocco battle it out for WKN International super featherweight title.
Moretti is a former World Kickboxing Network super featherweight title challenger. He faced Brandon Vieira of France this past April back in Rome, yet suffered the defeat by TKO in the second round due to rib injury.
Abramo Abderrahim was last seen in action late last month in Malta, where he went up against two-style WKN featherweight champion Keith Azzopardi, who won the fight by unanimous decision.
The undercard will see a series of bouts with local and international competitors.
WKN European Super Lightweight Championship / Oriental rules
Francesco Picca (Italy) vs. David Ruiz Marrero (Spain)
WKN International Super Featherweight title / Oriental rules
Alessandro Moretti (Italy) vs. Abramo Abderrahim (Morocco)