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Alexander Malafeev new WKF pro World Kickboxing Champion

Posted by WKF head office on December 8th, 2019

Alexander MALEFEEV / Александр Малафеев, Russia

presentation and weigh-in

On December 6, in the capital of the Upper Volga Tver, the Yubileiny Sports Palace hosted the K-1 Maximum international professional kickboxing and mixed martial arts tournament.

The organizers of this grand and spectacular show are the President of the Kickboxing Federation of the Tver Region, O.N. Kornilov, Head of the promotion company “Challenger Promotion” P.A. Seryakov and the Russian Kickboxing Federation.

One of the main intrigues of the evening was the battles of the strongest fighters of Russia from Tver Yuri Zaatov and Kirill Vasiliev against the strongest fighters from Europe Ivo CRHAK (Czech Republic) and Florian BARTL (Austria) in the tournament four for the title and belt of the K-1 MAXIMUM Champion. As a result, the title was won by the current champion of Russia among professionals Yuri Zaatov!

The culmination of the evening was the battle for the title of World Champion among professionals in the weight category Light cruiser -84.6 Kg / 186 lbs according to the World Kickboxing Federation WKF. Note that the duel of this level was held in Tver for the first time!

In this fight, the favorite and contender for the title, the reigning World Champion from Germany, Andreas Bastron could not resist the striking power of the Tver fighter Alexander Malafeev, who won a bright and confident victory by knockout in the second round. Recall that Alexander is a member of the Russian national kickboxing team.

Congratulations to the new World Kickboxing Champion among professionals!

supervisor Roman LOGISCH, Germany


The guests of honor of the tournament were the President of the Kickboxing Federation of Russia The latter was awarded by M.V. Gerasimov and V.V. Ukraintsev honorary Dan WKF for many years of contribution to the development of world kickboxing.

Today, Russia is a leader in the world of martial arts, Russian fighters are the best in the world! “K-1 MAXIMUM” – the tournament proved it once again!

Fans, spectators and television viewers of the tournament witnessed an unforgettable show with special effects, vivid and original ring-girls performances, spectacular and exciting fights of professional kickboxing and MMA fighters.

Tournament guests from Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany noted the special atmosphere of hospitality and goodwill in Tver!

Thank you, Tver! Keep it up! Go Russia!