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World Class kickboxing from Bollenfalltorhalle in Darmstadt, Germany this Saturday as SuperKombat presents The World Grand Prix Finals; a 4-man Heavyweight tournament consisting of 4 separate tournament champions.

In the first bracket of the WGP Final, 3 time Ukranian Muay Thai Champion Sergei Laschenko (27-9) battles Erhan “Pitbull Attack” Deniz (20-8), a Turkish kickboxer who trains out of the world renowned Mejiro Gym in Amsterdam.  The 24-year-old Lascenko earned his spot in the WGP Finals with KO wins over former WKA European champion Dzevad Poturak and Czech kickboxer Roman Kleibl in May of this year.  His opponent Deniz won the Grand Prix 4 championship this past October by KO’ing Angelis Konstantinos of Greece and defeating Wendell Roche of Curacao by decision.

In the second bracket, Dutch-Surinamese kickboxer Ismael Londt (26-2-1) of Team Slamm takes on 2-time European Kickboxing Champion Pavel Zhuravalev (39-6-1) of Sevastopol, Ukraine.  On July 16th, Londt made his way into the Finals in impressive fashion with a KO win over Romanian Sebastian Ciobanu and a first round TKO victory over Croatian Mladen Brestovac.  Zhuravelev won his respective tournament on October 1st with unanimous decision victories over Ricardo Van Den Bos and Sebastien Van Thielen.

In a reserve bout, Former North American Muay Thai Champion and 2003 K-1 World GP Vegas Champion Carter Williams (34-20-2) of Modesto, California takes on undefeated Romanian kickboxer, Benny Adegbuyi (8-0-1) with the winner getting a chance to jump into the final should an injury occur.

Other than the WGP Finals, SuperKombat has also managed to stack the card with other world class fighters in interesting match-ups.  Romanian kickboxer and 3 time Sanshou Champion Andrei Stoica (24-3) takes on former European Muay Thai Champ and 2 time K-1 Croatia Tournament winner James Phillips (69-21) in a Heavyweight contest.

In the always exciting 70KG division, former W.M.C. Muay Thai Featherweight World Champ Mosab Amrani (48-6-4) steps into the ring against 32 year old Moroccan kickboxer Falder Chahbari (77-12-1)., training out of Brummen, Netherlands.

Other exciting fights on the card:

-2002 K-1 World Max Champion Albert Kraus (65-17) takes on Alex Shmidt of Germany in the 70KG Division.
-Former WKN intercontinental Heavyweight Champion and former Pro Rugby player Catalin Morosanu (28-5) battles Polish Kickboxer Kwaniewski Wielaw.
-2009 Wushu champion, Bogdan Stoica (31-3) of Respect Gym in Bucharest fights Jake Bostwick of England in the -88KG division
-Alviar Lima (57-16) of Team Super Pro in Dordrecht Netherlands takes on Sucu Tevfic of Turkey.


On Saturday November 11th, The Fight Network will broadcast the 53rd installment of: It’s Showtime, live kickboxing from Pabellon Insular Santiago Martin in Tenerife Spain.

In the Main event, 4 time world kickboxing and muay thai champion, Congolese-German Danyo Ilunga takes on Spanish Kickboxer Loren Javier Jorge for the 95Kg Max World Championship.  Jorge will need the support of all 5100 spanish spectators in attendance when he meets stiff world class competition in Remy Bonjasky trained Danyo Ilunga who sports a professional record of 37 wins with only 4 loses and 33 wins by way of knockout.

In the Co-feature #1 ranked 70Kg kickboxer and back-to-back K-1 World Max Champion Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan also takes on a hometown fighter when he meets Spaniard Zeben Diaz.  The heavily favoured Petrosyan comes into this bout with an unbelievable record of 68 wins with only one loss and has wins over world class opponents such as Andy Souwer, Yoshihiro Sato, Albert Kraus and Mike Zambidis.  With a win, Petrosyan will go on to fight for the It’s Showtime 70kg World Title in January against champion Chris Njimbi; who “The Doctor” defeated by unanimous decision in April of 2008.

Also on the card:
-Dutch based Surinamese Kickboxer Murthel Groenhart takes on Darryl Sichtman at a 77Kg catch weight
-Egyptian Amir “The Sphynx” Zeyada takes on Canary Island Kickboxer Moises Ruibal
-Former  It’s Showtime 61kg champion Sergio Wielzen takes on Carlos Reyes

The event begins at 4pm on Saturday live on the Fight Network.  With the big UFC on Fox and the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez boxing event broadcasting later in the evening, It’s Showtime Kicboxing is a great way to start of a huge night of epic World Title Fights for the combat sports enthusiast.