02/05/2016 - 23.22

WAKO PRO European title in K1 rules, Ponferrada, Spain – 23.04.2016

After a long time WAKO PRO had its title event in Spain. This time host city was Ponferrada. The Promoter of the event was Mr. Diego Vasquez, former WAKO PRO Champion, under the patronage of Mr. Jose Vicente Eguzkiza, WAKO PRO representative for Spain.

This time we had two WAKO PRO European title fights, both in K1 rules.

First one was vacant title fight in K1 rules, 58.200 kg. Challenger from Spain was Tito Macias. His opponent was Vedat Uruc from Turkey. Unfortunately he got injured just a couple of days before the event. With great effort in such a short time, Mr. Salim Kayici, President of Turkish federation, found a substitute fighter, Nizam Turan.

Very good and strong fighter Nizam Turan showed great skills but not enough to win the title. His opponent, domestic fighter Tito Macias, with the support of 2.000 spectators, showed that he is ready and determinate to keep the belt in Spain. He was better fighter in four rounds giving to Nizam only to be equal in one round. He was more precise, more active and more aggressive. He has absolutely deserved to win.

Judges:

JAN FRANA (CZECH REPUBLIC) 50:46 in favor of Tito Macias

ZORAN SIMURINA (SERBIA) 50:46 in favor of Tito Macias

OSCAR SANTALLA (SPAIN) 50:47 in favor of Tito Macias

Referee:

CARLOS CEBALLOS (SPAIN)

Supervisor:

SRDJAN BUGARCIC (SERBIA)

Second title and main event of the night was WAKO PRO European title defense in K1 rules, -75 kg. Champion Bakari Tounkara from France faced domestic fighter Cristian Torre from Spain. This two fighter showed very explosive fight in all five rounds. From the opening round a lot of hard and precise punches and kicks were delivered from both sides. First round was in favor of Bakari. Next two equal with small advantage on side of Cristian. Then last two all in favor of Bakari. He was better, more skillful and stronger fighter in this five rounds. Many hard punches he managed to deliver which brought him victory. With powerful kicks and good and smart in-fighting he simply didn’t give any chance to Cristian to do something serious. He has defended WAKO PRO European title wining on points by split decision. I have to say that decision of Spanish Judge was not the right one. Bakari Tounkara was better and he deserved to win this fight. Cristian Torre gave his best but it was not enough to take a belt away from Champion.

Judges:

JAN FRANA (CZECH REPUBLIC) 49:47 in favor of Bakari Tounkara

ZORAN SIMURINA (SERBIA) 49:47 in favor of Bakari Tounkara

OSCAR SANTALLA (SPAIN) 49:48 in favor of Cristian Torre

Referee:

CARLOS CEBALLOS (SPAIN)

Supervisor:

SRDJAN BUGARCIC (SERBIA)

 

Reported by: Mr. Srdjan Bugarcic