Five weeks after promoting the first major kickboxing event in Europe since the coronavirus pandemic, KOK returns with its Summer Special Edition on August 2.
The fight card takes place in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest city, and will be televised internationally on FightBox HD. KOK Fights TV will also stream the event live and worldwide.
The “sweet science” of professional boxing takes center stage in the evening’s main event with the return of Evaldas Petrauskas, the 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist from Lithuania.
Petrauskas looks to remain unbeaten as a professional against Poland’s Lukas Leczycki in a four-round junior welterweight bout.
After a hard-fought draw against fellow prospect Raimondas Avlasevicius at the KOK Classic, Lithuania’s Dominykas Dirkstys returns. Dirkstys faces rugged veteran Denis Makowski in another Lithuania vs Poland battle.
Daniel Szott impressed with his recent performance against popular star Dovydas Rimkus. Szott gave the young star a battle, and stunned him with punches late but only got a draw. He’ll face another young prospect, Lukas Banevicius.
Latvia’s Einars Goldberg (6-2) returns after an impressive stoppage victory against Eimantas Zdancius.
Rising Lithuanian female fighters Ernesta Kareckaite and Ieva Mitkute are also scheduled for action.
Fighters from Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, and Estonia are participating in the gala.
Here is the fight card (subject to change).
In compliance with Lithuanian government regulations, attendance will be limited and the kickboxing matches are restricted to 2 minute rounds.
Sunday August 2, 2020
KOK Summer Special Edition
Promoter: King of Kings
Broadcasters: Fight Box HD, KOK Fights TV
-65 kg (Dream Boxing): Evaldas Petrauskas (Lithuania) vs Lukasz Lekzycki (Poland)
-75 kg: Denis Makowski (Poland) vs Dominikas Dirkstys (Lithuania)
-72 kg: Pavel Mazurok (Latvia) vs Vitas Karosas (Lithuania)
-75 kg: Hubert Dylewski (Poland) vs Simonas Rackauskas (Lithuania)
-67 kg: Eduards Misins (Latvia) vs Samuelis Sorochovas (Lithuania)
-60 kg: Oleg Moshin (Poland) vs Dovydas Levickis (Lithuania)
-65 kg: Sigrid Kapanen (Estonia) vs Ernesta Kareckaite (Lithuania)
-85 kg: Einars Goldberg (Latvia) vs Linas Andrijauskas (Lithuania)
-76 kg: Daniel Szott (Poland) vs Lukas Banevicius (Lithuania)
-60 kg: Aleksandr Cerkesov (Latvia) vs Erikas Bagurskas (Lithuania)
-52 kg: Ieva Mitkute (Lithuania) vs To Be Announced
SWAT 78 Fight Card
Prior to the KOK Summer Special Edition 2020, SWAT 78 takes place. The SWAT events showcase athletes just starting their fighting careers.
The SWAT 78 fight card features matches to be held under Bushido ZST MMA, KOK kickboxing, and Muay Thai rules.
SWAT 78/KOTC Baltic Tour-7
-66 kg (KOK Kickboxing): Aleksandr Solovjov (Estonia) vs Benas Sorochovas (Lithuania)
-77 kg (Bushido ZST): Aistis Matjosaitis (Lithuania) vs To Be Announced
-66 kg (Bushido ZST): Marius Sepulis (Lithuania) vs Ovidijus Bartusevicius (Lithuania)
-84 kg (Bushido ZST): Raimondas Krilavicius (Lithuania) vs To Be Announced
-64 kg (Muay Thai): Ilona Wojda (Poland) vs To Be Announced)