"The Great" vs. "Justice" in the main event of the W5 Grand Prix KITEK Moscow 2016
The principal rivals Alexander Stetzurenko of Russia and Errol Koning of Holland will hold a rubber-match for the W5 world title.
To find out who is stronger the fighters will move to Moscow where they will compete for the W5 world championship belt. The bout will take place April 23 at the popular ground of "Krylya Sovetov" during the tournament dedicated to the memory of Russian kickboxing legend Yury Stupenkov.
The duel between one of the most exciting fighters of Russia Alexander Stetzurenko and representative of the world-wide famous Dutch Mike's Gym Errol Koning will became the main event of this fight show.
Stetzurenko earned the nickname "The Great" for an impressive professional record - more than 100 fights and almost 90 victories - and bright fighting style. Koning is an experienced and tough opponent whose records includes more than thirty fights and twenty wins, half by KO, has the nickname of "Justice".
In the previous two matches which took place in 2012 and 2013 each of this athletes alternately overwhelmed his opponent and both times by decision. Now the main question is: what awaits the viewers at the new and perhaps final stage of this long-time opposition? Will it be a fierce battle through all the distance or fight will be ended by bright KO punch or kick?
Howbeit the title of the W5 world champion is a great chance and great motivation for each of the fighters to show they full arsenal and to rain bullets on his opponent.
Both fighters possess a knockout blow. Alexander has a great background of competitive bouts against opponents whose names are listed in the world kickboxing TOP. He has a trilogy with the legendary Russian ex-champion of Glory Artem Levin. In one of these meetings Stetzurenko took over Artem that a very few fighters in the world were capable to do. Alexander also have met with the Glory light heavyweight champion Artem Vakhitov, not to mention the famous Dutch fighter Nieky Holzken.
Koning is not far behind as for the level of opponents. As one of the trainee of the Mike's Gym of Mike Passenier among which the furious Badr Hari is counted Koning is known for its high level of technical skills and the ability to operate effectively during bout of any complexity.
Recall that initially the main event of W5 Grand Prix KITEK was supposed to be the meeting of Artem Pashporin with Chris Baya, which was canceled due to an injury of the Dutchman. Their fight was to take place in the category up to 71 kg.
Alexander Stetzurenko VS Errok Koning showdown will be held in a more solid weight up to 81 kg. In this division the dynamics of the bouts is still high and the cost of failure is even higher: this weight class fighters have power of heavyweights.
The title fight rules are providing of five rounds of three minutes. At such a distance each of the fighters, being ready to perform completely full distance, always wants to end the battle early. So there are more chances for the knockout.