The World Kickboxing Network World Cup comes to New Zealand. The three-day sporting fiesta marks the first time in the country’s history when kickboxing and mixed martial arts titles are contested on the world-level at the same tournament.
Presented by Team Player Events, the WKN World Cup 2019 will be held on November 28-30, 2019 at The Trusts Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. It will feature over 30 amateur world title matches followed by two professional contests.
In the finale, Greg Tony of France will put his WKN Super Heavyweight title on the line. He will be challenged by Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva of Brazil.
Before the bout between Tony and Silva, the WKN World Middleweight title in MMA will be at stake. With 15 wins and 0 loss, undefeated Kelvin “Crazy Horse” Joseph of New Zealand will compete for the title against Roan Carneiro of Brazil, who is now aligned with the American Top Team.
“The WKN is a leading kickboxing federation,” WKN president Stephane Cabrera stated. “We sanction the best championships in all disciplines. The collaboration with the local promoters in New Zealand is very constructive.”
“We work as a team,” Cabrera continued. “(We do this by) sharing ideas aiming the best for sport, making an unforgettable historic event.”
The athlete registration for the WKN World Cup 2019 is now open on Combat World Cup. As many as 60 countries are expected to participate in the historic event held on New Zealand soil.