Former international heavyweight boxing champion turned MMA fighter Izu Ugonoh (1-0) will now face undefeated German heavyweight Ugur Ozkaplan (4-0) at KSW 60 after original opponent, Thomas Narmo, was forced to withdraw due to suffering a rib injury in training.
After a successful boxing career that saw him win regional WBA, IBF, & WBO boxing titles, Ugonoh made his highly anticipated MMA debut at KSW 54 last August with a TKO win over Quentin Domingos. Now the 34-year-old, who was part of Jan Blachowicz’s corner for his recent win over Israel Adesanya, is set for his sophomore appearance in KSW and he faces a tough test.
Ugur Ozkaplan will make his KSW debut and immediately has the opportunity to have the highest profile win of his career. The German giant trains out of the renowned UFD Gym and has a 100% finishing ratio with three first round KO wins and submission victory in his last contest.
A Champion vs. Champion superfight will headline KSW 60 on April 24th as heavyweight king Phil De Fries (19-6) puts his crown on the line once again against light heavyweight champion Tomasz Narkun (18-3) and KSW lightweight champion Marian Ziolkwoski (22-8-1) defends his title for the first time against KO artist Maciej Kazieczko (7-1) in what should be an explosive co-main event.
KSW 60 will be live worldwide on www.KSWTV.com and the KSW App.
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