24/05/2017 - 08.40

Press release: The Monte-Carlo Fighting Trophy: Friday, June 30, 2017

H.S.H. Prince Albert II’s Cup, Three Wako Pro World Championships and the Wako Pro European Super Heavyweight Championship!

On Friday 30 June 2017, from 8:30 to 11pm, Stade Louis II’s, Salle Gaston Médecin will be the stage of the first edition of the Monte-Carlo Fighting Trophy, presented by the Monegasque Kickboxing Federation, the Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters, its President, Félicia Pouget, with the support of Cécile Gélabale and Claude Pouget, their team, their prestigious partners such as Peace and Sport, « L’organisation pour la Paix par le Sport », l'Eté Restaurant & Cabaret-Club on the Monaco Harbor, Satri Marzocco Group, Chopard, Therascience, among others.

This unique and unmissable show and fights are suitable for all in Monaco which was consecrated  consecrated World capital of kickboxing for the year 2016 by the "Wako Pro-World Association of Kickboxing Organizations" , world referenced organization, the Principality having organized in 2016 a world premiere: nine world championships during one evening!

The line-up of this professional Kickboxing gala features 6 fights: three wako pro world championships, the wako pro super heavy European championship and two belts for Monte Carlo Fighting Masters and Trophy!

The fight between the two super heavyweight champions will be rewarded by the Cup of S.A.S. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

The athletes, representing seven different countries (France, Italy, Ukraine, Poland, Azerbaijan, Lithuanya,Hungary), will clash in a spectacular display of K1-Rules kickboxing, which permits the use of jumping knee kicks and back-fists, as well as more traditional boxing techniques.

Created in 2013, the Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters, a concept which is unique in the world, presents only World Championships. Equal in terms of quality, the Monte-Carlo Fighting Trophy is more open. On the one hand, it allows seasoned stars, mainly World Champions, to meet head to head to scoop a Wako Pro World Champion title or a Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters Belt. And on the other hand, it offers rising stars a unique launching pad to fame by offering a chance to win the Monte-Carlo Fighting Trophy Belt.

This major event will see a fight for the H.S.H. Prince Albert’s Cup, between two world famous super heavyweight World Champions (+94.200 kg): Reunion Island’s Fabrice Aurieng, aged 35, 1.87m and 110kg, with 144 fights to his name and 129 victories, (including 30 KOs), will face 3x 3-minute rounds with Ukrainian star, Roman Kryklia, aged 26, 2m and 100kg, named best fighter in 2016, with 38 fights to his name and 34 victories, including 26 KOs. Experience pitted against youth, with equal amounts of talent, fame and punch- all the ingredients required for an explosive fight!

Another super heavyweight fight will be that for the Wako Pro European Championship  between France’s recent Wako Pro European Champion, Nordine Mahieddine, aged 27, 1.88m and 110kg, and The formidable challenger Litiuanien Sergej Maslobojev nicknamed "Sledge Hammer", aged 30, 1.89 m, 95 Kg, already double world champion titled KOK 2015 and WAKO 2013, Triple European Champion K1-Rules KOK 2011 - WAKO 2014, EUMS 2014 with to his credit 80 fights for 73 victories (46 per KO)! ... a fight that will smell the powder!

French star Eddy Slimani, double world champion Full-contact Wako 2012 and Iska 2011; Four-time European champion K1 Rules Wkn (2013,2014,2015), aged 24, with 218 fights for 209 wins against the world light welterweight title (-64.5) in 5 rounds of 3 Minutes, the redoubtable Hungarian Antoine Habash, quadruple world champion EM Legend 2016, Wako Pro 2012, Ifma 2010, Iska 2008, holder, European champion Wkn 2014, having to his credit, 96 fights for 78 victories.



Watch here the whole Fighting Card!

The heavyweight (-88.600 Kg) Gregory Grossi from Nice, aged 32, and 1.95m- a recent K1-Rules Wkn World Champion and Wako Pro European Champion, will face off for the Wako Pro world title, with Pole, Dawid Kasperski, aged 26, 1.87m, a triple Wako World Cup winner in 2013, 2014 and 2016, Wako European Champion 2016 and winner of the Super Kombat World Grand Prix in 2014; with a total of 137 fights and 114 victories, (including 25 KOs)!

Frenchman, Giovanni Gross, aged 29, 1.62m, double K1-Rules World Champion ISKA 2017 and WBC 2014, European Wako Vice-Champion 2008 with 272 fights under his belt, 239 victories (19 KOs), will be pitted for the Wako Pro Bantamweight World Champion title (-56.400 kg) against the Azeri Elshad Alaskarov, aged 27, world champion K1-Rules Wako 2016, winner of Wako World Cup 2011, European Champion Wako 2010 having to his credit 89 fights for 74 victories!

For the other Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters Belt, there will be an explosive 3x3-minute rounds between lightweight Italian fighter, Chiara Vincis, aged 22, K1-Rules ISKA 2016 World Champion and K1-Rules WKU 2016 European Champion, with 38 fights to her name, including 24 victories (4 KOs) and the young French World Champion, Mallaury Kalachnikoff, aged 20, with 25 fights and 22 victories under her belt!

In pre-opening of the event, for the Monte-Carlo Fighting Trophy Belt will be facing one lightweight fight between quadruple World Champion (Wpmf 2017, Mta 2002, SB 2002 and Wfkb 2006), and triple K1 Rules European Champion (Wfc, W pkc 2015) and Muay Thai (Wpmf 2016), Nice-based Frenchman, Johny Tancray, aged 44, 1.82m, having fought 113 fights, with 81 victories (55 KOs), who will fight 3x3-minute rounds with rising French star, Karim Jabri, aka the Golden Boy, aged 25, 1.76m, with 36 fights to his name, 30 victories and 10 KOs.

With this event, the Monegasque organisers, who have already planned 24 World Championships in just four years, will add a further 3 to their list to make 27!


To book a place, visit: www.mcfm.net or go to Fnac, Carrefour etc.
Tel: +33 6 07 93 31 36

Already take not : very soon !

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 9:30 pm: Show and advanced presentation of the event (Pre-event) at the ETE, the Cabaret-Club restaurant on the Port of Monaco - Reservation: +377 93 30 52 34

And after other dates for your diary :

• Press conference : thursday june 29th, 2017 at 12pm at L’ETE Restaurant & Cabaret-Club LÉTÉ on the Port of Monaco.
• The official Public weigh-in of athletes : friday 30th, 2017 at 12pm  at L’ÉTÉ Restaurant & Cabaret-Club;
• Fightings evening : friday june 30th, 2017 from 8.30 pm to 11 pm at stade Louis II, Gaston Médecin Hall

-Stands 15€ (free choice of seating)
- VIP Ring (Numbered seating. Tray with drinks and snacks provided during the event): 50€ (Bronze and Bronze Premier – 5th and 4th row) – 100€ (Silver – 3rd row) – 200€ (Gold- 2nd row) – 300€ (Platinum -1st row)