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Spain’s Antonio Campoy wins WKN European Lightweight title, decisions Italy’s Daniel Ghercioiu at ‘Fight for Glory’ in Badalona, Catalonia

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Antonio Campoy of Spain has been crowned as the European Lightweight Kickboxing Champion of the World Kickboxing Network. On July 13, 2019, the WKN returned to Spain with the three-fight championship card billed as “Fight for Glory.”

Presented by Jordi Calvet Guillen, “Fight for Glory” took place at the Pabellon de Llefia in Badalona, Catalonia, Spain. It marked the sixth visit of the kickboxing federation to the country this year, following a series of MMARCA and Hombres de Honor MMA events.

In the main event of “Fight for Glory,” Campoy faced Daniel Ghercioiu of Italy. The pair battled it out for WKN European Lightweight Kickboxing title.

The scheduled for five rounds championship bout went the distance. After the all-round spectacular kickboxing action the representative of the country-host was pronounced as the winner by unanimous decision.

As a result, Campoy added a prestigious European Crown to his collection. He has previously earned and defended WKN Spanish Lightweight title.

Also on the night Jose Quevedo took on his countryman Khyzer Hayat. The pair contested for WKN Spanish Lightweight title in Muay Thai. The encounter also went a five-round distance. The verdict heard the latter taking the win by unanimous decision.

In addition, Genis Salas met his country-fellow Farah Silva in the WKN Spanish Lightweight Kickboxing championship. The pair as well went head to head during five rounds. The decision from judges pronounced Salas as the winner. Yet, he didn’t feel he deserved it and passed the belt to Silva saying he “would rather give the belt away than feeling bad about myself [himself]”.

The three-fight championship card followed the undercard featuring a series of bouts in kickboxing and Muay Thai with local and international competitors participating.

WKN European Lightweight Kickboxing title
Antonio Campoy def. Daniel Ghercioiu by unanimous decision

WKN Spanish Lightweight Muay Thai title
Khyzer Hayat def. Jose Quevedo by unanimous decision

WKN Spanish Lightweight Kickboxing title
Farah Silva def. Genis Salas (initially win for Salas by judges decision, who relinquished the belt in favor of Silva)

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