W5 Grand Prix KITEK: Pashporin Vs. Petrosyan
18 of February in Moscow at “Dynamo Krylatskoe” sports palace the current W5 World champion will fight the legend of professional kickboxing Giorgio Petrosyan.
Artem “The Spur” Pashporin is a very talented representative of the Nizhny Novgorod school of Muay Thai style, Russia. Before he become a holder of the W5 World champion belt, Artem made a difficult way throughout rating grid of the promotion. As a result of his brilliant preparation he confidently won over such fighters as Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre and Chris «The African Warrior» Ngimbi which are among the strongest fighters of the world.
This time the contender for Artem’s title will be the real legend of the middleweight division Giorgio “Doctor” Petrosyan, who many times was recognized as p4p kickboxing fighter worldwide. The famous native of Armenia, he competes under Italian flag and got his nickname for perfectness and precision of technical action inside the ring, as well as the ability to defeat the strongest opponents with minimal damage to himself. There are only 2 losses in Giorgio career from almost ninety fights where eighty-three times he won and in thirty-eight by K.O.
After a sensational knockout defeat by Andy Ristie in late 2013 Petrosyan returned to the professional sport after a year at the beginning of 2015 and for the time being has got 7 wins streak. Among his recent opponents were such fighters as Erkan Varol of Turkey, German Enriko Kehl, Canadian athlete Josh Jones, and powerful representative of Britain Jordan Watson, whom Giorgio wins by TKO.
Artem Pashporin which certainly has got a serious experience of fighting against opponents from the world's top list this time will meet the full speed running locomotive. Will see how strong the W5 champion from Russia is.
The main bout of the night will be preceded by the strongest "undercard" - a series of preliminary fights where charged such athletes as Vladislav "Diamond" Tuinov of "Chadins' School" and Stanislav Kazantsev representing Moscow "Club №1". Each of these men could the headliner of the event by himself.
Recall that on October 8 during the grand show W5 «Legends in Prague" Vlad Tuinov won the W5 European championship belt in the category up to 71 kg defeating Erkan Varol of Turkey.
Stanislav Kazantsev in a tough and spectacular duel won a convincing victory over the well-known representative of the Netherlands, Warren Stevelmans. The bout was held Oct 21,2016, during W5 event in Moscow.
W5 Grand Prix Kitek is a traditional annual event dedicated to the memory of Yuri Stupenkov who the first time in Russia's modern history has initiated international tournaments according to the rules of professional kickboxing. Guests of these events became legendary fighters and celebrities from all around the world such as Chuck Norris, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Benny Urquidez.
W5 Grand Prix Kitek 2017 will be held 18 of February at SP “Dynamo Krylatskoe”.
Fights will start 7 PM (Moscow time), CET 5 pm.