Success of the 3rd Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters for a world premiere :
9 fights – 9 Wako pro kickboxing world championships !
The 3rd edition of the Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters which took place at the Louis II Stadium, on 24 june 2016, with a world first : 9 fights for 9 Wako Pro Kickboxing world championships was a remarkable success.
A prestigious evening, placed under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II, to whom the organisers, Cécile Gélabale, Félicia Pouget and Claude Pouget, dedicated the event.
Television broadcasting in 80 countries on 9 TV channels, including 5 live broadcasts
Nine television channels, including the traditional partners: SFR Sport (ex. Kombat Sport) and Canal+Sport, as well as l’Equipe 21, Ran Fighting (ProsiebenSat group), Eleven, Eleven Sport, Eleven Extra, Digi Sport 3, Digi Sport 4 broadcasted (four TV channels live) or will broadcast
A five-star sporting event and a world first: 9 fights for 9 world championships!
A world first: 9 fights for 9 Wako Pro world championships (“Wako Pro World Association of Kickboxing Organizations”), in an organisation constituting the “Pro” branch, recognised by the world Kickboxing Wako organisation, represented in more than 126 countries, recognised, by the International Olympic Committee, and of which the Monegasque Kickboxing Federation has been a member for more than fifteen years.
International stars and champions chosen by the Wako Pro!
18 international stars (including 17 world and 1 european champions) chosen by the Wako Pro, including 17 world champions and one European champion, representing 10 nationalities (7 French, 2 Italians, 2 Russians, 1 German, 1 Swede, 1 Belgian, 1 Serb, 1 Belarussian, 1 Kyrghyz and 1 Bulgarian), took part in the event, refereed by the world’s best referees, selected and recognised by the Wako Pro.
A sport and charity event
Sixteen thousand euros were donated by the International Martial Arts Academy of Monaco, the organiser of the Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters, to the Monegasque associations: Peace and Sport and Friends without Borders International, to support their endeavours.
The H.S.H Prince Albert II Cup for the international icon- Frenchwoman- Anissa Meksen
Among the stars of the evening, Frenchwoman, Anissa Meksen, who holds 10 world champion titles, made a lasting impression by unanimously winning over judges and spectators, and even before the decision was announced, her opponent, Therese Gunarsson. The Frenchwoman was awarded the title of Wako Pro 2016 world champion and was presented with the prestigious H.S.H Prince Albert II Cup by Marie-Cécile Moreno, Deputy Director of National Education, Youth and Sports, succeeding the Thai boxing legend, Buakaw.
Peace and Sport and “Amitiés sans Frontières International” Trophies were awarded respectively to the Italian world champion, Gabriele Casella and Russian world champion, Aleksei Trifonov, after their victories.
Simply superb fights!
All the fights were of an exceedingly high quality with, to end this exceptional event on a high note, a fight between the two most offensive international stars: Belarussian, Chingiz Allazov and German, Enriko Kehl, whose strength and fiery opposition delighted spectators. Allazov won thanks to an impressive K.O in the 5th round, which was seen around the world thanks to television and internet broadcasts.
Allazov’s performance is even more noteworthy when we remember that the German recently scooped the prestigious K1 World Max when he competed equally with the mythical Buakaw and lost by split decision to the Italian, Giorgio Petrosyan…
A prominent feature was the excellent performance of all the athletes and in particular, the winning Wako Pro 2016 world champions: Yohan Lidon, who won his 14th world title, Youssef Boughanem, Cédric Doumbe, Dylan Salvador (who won through TKO), Cédric Tousch, Gabriele Casella and Aleksey Trifonov.
This 3rd edition of the Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters kept all its promises. Exceptional champions, who clashed with one another in unique fights. Encounters glorified by a high level show. An event which is set to go down in Kickboxing history.
Sincere thanks go out to our partners, volunteers, spectators and the media.
For the Director Committee
Member of the Honorary Committee