Two WKN title bouts top Gladiators FN 23 this Saturday in Malta


The World Kickboxing Network returns to Malta this coming Saturday (June 29) with Gladiators Fight Night 23 held at Corradino Sports Pavillion in Paola. The event is headlined by newly-crowned World Kickboxing Network Featherweight champion in Full Contact Keith Azzopardi of Malta in his quest to become two-sport world champion when he challenges Qurban Hosseini of Germany for WKN World Featherweight title under oriental rules.

The second title bout features local Diane Schembri up against Pia Peters of Germany. The pair meets in a four-round encounter for WKN European Bantamweight title in the amateur class.

The rest of the card features a series of bouts with local and international competitors.

WKN World Featherweight title / Oriental rules / 5×3 mn
Keith Azzopardi (Malta) vs. Qurban Hosseini (Afghanistan/Germany)

WKN European Bantamweight amateur title / 4×2 mn
Diane Schembri (Malta) vs. Pia Peters (Germany)

“Gladiators Fight Night 23” in Paola, Malta is presented back to back with La “Nuit du K1 – Les Défis du Sud” held on the same day (June 29) in Saint Pierre, Réunion. The event marks the return of World Kickboxing Network to Indian Ocean featuring a trio of championship bouts.

In addition, a day earlier (June 28) World Kickboxing Network is back to Spain with the next edition of MMA series MMARCA presented by Chinto Mordillo in Madrid. The event billed as “La Jaula de Madrid” features the quarter-final bouts of two eliminator-tournaments in the 77 kg and 84 kg classes. The winners will advance to semi-finals, preceding the championship round with WKN titles on the line.