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It was an amazing American-style production: scantily dressed dancers, sweaty bodies, bright lights and, of course, food. This is what we can expect from tonight’s Monte-Carlo Fighting Trophy, says Claude Pouget, Technical Director of the Kickboxing, Muaythaï
and Krav Maga International Academy of Monaco.
At a press conference Thursday at ÉTÉ restaurant, a partner of the event, Mr Pouget announced that seven fights will take place at Stade Louis II on Friday, from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. “Monaco was nominated as Kickboxing World Capital in 2016 and we want this event to be a launching pad for competitors,” the martial arts expert commented. “We are super excited, and nothing would have been possible without our sponsors.”
Among them, Peace and Sport, the Monaco-based association that uses sport as a way of promoting peace across the globe. Founder Joël Bouzou underlined the “sports ethics” that he shares with Claude Pouget: “We both have one rule of play… equality. This is why I’ve taken this journey with him. We share the same values.”
This year, two Super Heavyweight kickboxers – Ukrainian Roman Kryklia (2016 Fighter of the year, 2016 K-1 World Grand Prix winner) and French Fabrice Aurieng (2009 World Savate Box Champion, 2015 Europe Champion K1) – will battle it out for the new Prince Albert II Cup.
Other matches include the Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters Belt, four Wako Pro World Champion fights and two Monte-Carlo Fighting Trophy Belts.
During the press conference, the panel – made up of Joël Bouzou, Cecile Gelabale (Honorary Member), Claude Pouget and Felicia Pouget, Philippe Brunner (Medical Support), Srdjan Bugarcic (Wako Pro Technical Director) and Armand Deus (Media Supervisor) – all agreed on one thing: when it comes to predicting the winners, all bets are made.
He is undoubtedly Monaco’s man of the moment, and now fans of Charles Leclerc will be given their very own grandstands for both the Monaco and France Formula One Grand Prix.
AS Monaco has stealthily made their way into the knockout stages of the Coupe de France after their decisive 3-1 win against Saint Pryvé-Saint Hilaire in Orleans on Monday night.
The first edition of the Fight AIDS Cup saw a turnout of nearly 600 fans, a handful of ex-AS Monaco players and the first ever defeat of the Barbagiuans by the Circus Team.
Charles Thompson’s Brutus crew were the winners, by a point, at Act 3 of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series on Sunday.