boxing & kickboxing

Russia vs Tanzania: Ismail Iliev, Twaha Kiduku to headline ‘LNK Fight Night 12’ in Jurmala, Latvia

“LNK Fight Night 12” will take place at the SemaraH Hotel Lielupe in Jurmala, Latvia on July 20, 2019. Presented by Vadim Milov and Eugene Sapronenko on FightBox HD, the event features boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts and the roster includes some of the leading Latvian fighters and international competitors representing Russia, Spain, Peru, Tanzania, Nicaragua, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic and Georgia.

In the main event, Ismail Iliev of Russia takes on Twaha Kiduku of Tanzania in a boxing bout scheduled for 10 rounds at super welterweight. The Russian contender holds a professional boxing record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw while his Tanzanian opponent has 14 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw.

Also on the card is Aleksandrs Cizovs of Latvia. He will go up against Sergio Hidalgo of Spain in a MMA championship bout with WKN European title in the lightweight division on the line.

In addition, newly crowned World Kickboxing Network European Middleweight Kickboxing champion Zaur Dzhavadov of Latvia faces Giorgi Kankava of Georgia. The pair squares off in a three-round non-title bout at 76 kg catchweight.

“LNK Boxing, in my opinion, are the best fight shows in the Baltic region,” WKN president Stephane Cabrera stated. “The promoters have succeeded to organise the top level international events, mixing boxing, MMA and kickboxing on the same card.”

“The upcoming event continues our collaboration,” Cabrera continued. “I am happy to assist the 12th edition of LNK and support the sport in Latvia.”

On July 20, 2019, “LNK Fight Night 12” in Jurmala will be held back to back with “Rise of Champions” in Fraserburgh, Scotland. The latter features a pair of WKN title bouts.

Here is the full “LNK Fight Night” fight card:


Super Welterweight / 10 rounds

Ismail Iliev (Russia) vs. Twaha Kiduku (Tanzania)

Cruiserweight / 6 rounds
Ralfs Vilcans (Latvia) vs. Maurizio Lovaglio (Italy)

Super Featherweight / 6 rounds
Artjoms Ramlavs (Latvia) vs. Yesner Talavera (Nicaragua)

Light Heavyweight / 4 rounds
Nikita Smirnovs (Latvia) vs. Tomasz Gargula (Poland)

Super Welterweight / 4 rounds
Oskars Grosmanis (Latvia) vs. Miroslav Juna (Czech Republic)

Middleweight / 4 rounds
Francis Rozentals (Latvia) vs. Sandro Jajanidze (Georgia)


71 kg / WKN European title
Aleksandrs Cizovs (Latvia) vs. Sergio Hidalgo (Spain)

84 kg
Arturs Ozolins (Latvia) vs. Er Ramy (Spain)

64.5 kg
Daniil Vesnenoks (Latvia) vs. Wilbert Huaman (Peru)


76 kg
Zaur Dzhavadov (Latvia) vs. Giorgi Kankava (Georgia)

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