Togo-born representative of Germany, Gerardo Atti added a prestigious WKN belt to his collection when he faced and defeated Finland’s Jussi Santalahti on Saturday, April 24. The pair squared off in the main event of “Day of Destruction 15” live from Rathenow.
The scheduled for five rounds world championship bout went a full distance. The pair went head to head in a tough matchup producing fireworks. In the end, the local fighter, Atti was awarded a unanimous decision to become a new WKN World super cruiserweight champion in Muay Thai.
The event was promoted by Ralf Stege.
The rest of fight card saw a four-man newcomer tournament and a series of kickboxing and Muay Thai bouts with the athletes coming from across Germany, including Bremen, Leipzig, Trittau, Nurnberg, Rostock, Braunschweig.
“Day of Destruction 15” marked a return of World Championship to Germany.
In 2020 the country was set to host “Fighting Rookies 5” in Volkspark Halle (Saale) with WKN European title at stake. The event has been postponed due pandemic.
A year earlier, the fight fans in Germany were treated with a number of championship events held throughout the country, in such cities as Wolgast, Trittau, Ingolstadt. National, European and world champions were crowned, including Jan Szajko, who lifted WKN World Super Bantamweight title by unanimous decision against Ougo Huet.
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