KOK Heavyweight tournament starts in April

The KOK heavyweight tournament begins in April. FightBox HD journalist and commentator Daniel Austin made the announcement during Saturday’s broadcast of the KOK Fight Series event from Turkey.

The KOK organization has been planning a heavyweight tournament since last year. The heavyweight title is currently vacant.

Eight fighters will compete, with the kickboxers grouped into two four-man tournaments. The winner of each four-man tournament will meet in the final in the autumn, with the final winner being crowned the new KOK World Heavyweight Champion.

The first four-man tournament takes place on 27 April at the KOK 72 event in Celje, Slovenia.

The second tournament is scheduled for 03 July, as the promotion makes its debut in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

No participating fighters have been officially announced by the organization yet.

Contender Forsberg Added to KOK 69
In other KOK news, the organization announced last week middleweight contender Daniel Forsberg will compete at the KOK 69 event on 16 March in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Finland’s Forsberg is currently ranked second in the middleweight (85 kg) category. He’ll face tough veteran Tomas Steponkevicius of Lithuania.

Lightweight contender Jan Naus was also added to the fight card. Naus, who scored a big win in November when he defeated Vladimir Konsky by decision, faces Lauri Suomela of Finland.

KOK 69 is headlined by a fight for the KOK World Lightweight Title. Vitalie Matei of Moldova defends his crown against top-rated Henrikas Viksraitis of Lithuania.

KOK World Light Heavyweight Champion Sergej Maslobojev faces GLORY veteran Fraser Weightman in a non-title bout. UFC veteran Julija Stoliarenko is scheduled to face Natalia Diachkova in an MMA contest.