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France’s Bryan Lang wins WKN European Super Featherweight belt, knocks out Italy’s Nicola Canu with jumping scissor knees

Bryan Lang (©Manu Da Luz)

Bryan Lang (©Manu Da Luz)

Bryan Lang, 25, of France has been crowned as the European super featherweight champion of the World Kickboxing Network. He won the title by defeating Nicola Canu, 26, of Italy at “Cristal Boxing 4,” which was presented by Vincent Marinetto.

The WKN held “Cristal Boxing 4” at Pôle Sportif Josette Renaux in Baccarat, France on December 7, 2019. The main event was the title bout between Lang and Canu in oriental kickboxing K-1 style.

Both Lang and Canu made the required limit of 62.1kg during the official weigh-in ceremony on December 6, 2019. The French kickboxer tipped the scales at 62kg while his Italian opponent weighed 61.4kg.

Representing the WKN, Osman Yigin of Belgium served as the supervisor of the championship bout, which was scheduled for five rounds. It ended in the first round in favor of the representative of the host country.

Lang claimed the win as well as the prestigious WKN belt via knockout. He outperformed Canu with a series of spectacular jumping knees.

 

Losing to Lang at “Cristal Boxing 4” downgraded the professional kickboxing record of Canu to 26 wins and 7 losses. Four out of the Italian kickboxer’s 26 wins were via knockout.

On the other hand, Lang now has 42 wins and 10 losses. Among his 42 wins, 19 were via knockout.

Born on July 22, 1994, Lang went to Lycée Boutet de Monvel and Lycée Ernest Bichat, which are both in Lunéville, France. He also holds the national title of the Fédération Française de Kick Boxing, Muaythaï et Disciplines Associées in K-1 -62.2kg division.

 

“Cristal Boxing 4” was not the only WKN event that was held on December 7, 2019. On the same day, “Strong Among The Strong” took place in Virrey Del Pino, Buenos Aires, Argentina, which marked the sixth WKN event in the country in 2019.

Watch the bout between Lang and Canu here:

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