Jordi “El Pitbull” Requejo, 21, of Spain is set to defend his World Kickboxing Network World Super Welterweight title for the first time. He will face Christian Berthely of France at “Boxing Fighters System II.”
The WKN will hold “Boxing Fighters System II” at the Salle Pablo Neruda in Nîmes, France on March 14, 2020. While reigning as the WKN Intercontinental Welterweight Champion, Berthely will challenge the reigning WKN World Super Welterweight Champion in the main event.
On November 20, 2016, Berthely claimed the WKN Intercontinental Super Welterweight belt by knocking out Nordine Saidane of Belgium at “Simply the Best 12” at the Hall des sports Farciennes in Farciennes, Belgium. On March 15, 2019, the French champ successfully defended his belt by defeating Altynbek Zhunusov of Kazakhstan via unanimous decision.
On March 30, 2019, Requejo and Mickael Pignolo of France competed in the -72.5kg division in the main event of “Boxing Fighters System I” at the Centre Pablo Néruda in Nîmes and it ended in a draw. On May 25, 2019, the Spanish fighter earned the WKN World Super Welterweight belt by knocking out Stefan Meszaros of Slovakia at “TEKB 16” at Cap d’Agde, Agde, France.
“Boxing Fighters System II” will be co-headlined by reigning WKN European Super Middleweight Champion Samuel Dbili, 30, of France and his challenger, who is yet to be named. This marks the first time the French champ is defending the belt, which won by defeating Branko Babachev of Bulgaria via split decision at the Gala Du Carcharias in Perpignan, France on November 30, 2019.
In addition, “Boxing Fighters System II” will see the WKN World Grand Prix contested in the format of 75kg four-man knockout tournament. The roster includes Jeremy Antonio of France, Soufiane Ait Ouccime of Belgium, Janis Ziedins of Latvia and Omar Moreno of the United States.