The World Kickboxing Network made its return to RÃ©union with “Les DÃ©fis du Sud – La Nuit du K1” held at Nelson Mandela Gymnasium in Saint-Pierre on Saturday, July 2. The event presented by Saint-Pierre Boxing Club featured the WKN Indian Ocean middleweight championship contested in a format of four-man knockout tournament.
In the semi-final local Mathias Ringuin defeated Juan Juanito Maca of Mauritius via first-round TKO. The latter replaced Njaka Patrick Rabenandrasana of Madadagascar, who could not partake in the event due to VISA issue.
In the championship bout Ringuin scored a unanimous decision against Rodney Cornelissen of South Africa. On the way to the final Cornelissen similarly defeated Mâ€™Dere El Habidou of Mayotte.
The supervisor was Didier Wullschleger.
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WKN Indian Ocean four-man middleweight championship tournament
Semi-final: Mathias Ringuin def. Juan Juanito Maca by TKO (referee stoppage, R1)
Semi-final: Rodney Cornelissen def. Mâ€™Dere El Habidou by unanimous decision
Final: Mathias Ringuin def. Rodney Cornelissen by unanimous decision