Paulo Gerson takes WKN International Super Welterweight title


Paulo Magalhaes presented a night of international kickboxing on July 6 in Lisbon, Portugal. Billed as SHOWFIGHT 37 the event was headlined by WKN International Super Welterweight title bout between Paulo Gerson of Portugal and Matteo Costa of Italy.

The pair was initially scheduled to face off in a five-round encounter with WKN European title on the line. On the fight day local authority enforced the contest to comprise three rounds only, which resulted in demotion of the championship rank.

Gerson and Costa went head to head during three rounds of action. The verdict heard the representative of the country-host taking the win by a unanimous decision.

Over the years Paulo Magalhaes presented a number of world-class kickboxing events featuring WKN World and subordinate championships. In addition, he has co-produced four series of heavyweight boxing tournament “Bigger’s Better” live on Eurosport.

ShowFight 37 in Lisbon was one of four championship events that World Kickboxing Network presented on July 6 in four different countries, such as Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria and Argentina.

Among the bouts, Brandon Vieira of France became a two-style WKN World Super Featherweight champion when he earned the decision against Nicola Canu at The Night of Super Fight 7 in Iglesias, Sardinia.

Rangel Ivanov of Bulgaria claimed WKN International Welterweight title by knockout in the third round against Stefan Sipos of Slovakia at Savages Kickboxing in Shumen.

In addition, Gaston Monroe defeated his country-fellow Dylan Salazar and earned WKN Argentinian Lightweight title at Bosch Tour “Estrellas de Acero” in Morón, Buenos Aires.