It's Showtime 57&58: updated fightcard
In comparison to the fight card we have previously announced for the upcoming event of June 30 in Brussels, Belgium, some changes have been made. Most of the dropouts were due to injuries or because fighters didn’t get medical clearance as a result of knockout losses in the past weeks.
Jerome Le Banner won’t fight against Rustemi Kreshnik, despite the fact that there was an agreement for this fight, even by Jerome Le Banner himself. However, we have enough of the antics of Team Le Banner and we wish him and his seconds all the best. Rustemi Kreshnik will now face Mourad Bouzidi. Bouzidi defeated Kreshnik by medical intervention in 2010, so Kreshnik gets the change to avenge his loss, with the support of his home crowd.
The current number 1 heavyweight in the world, Daniel Ghita, will square off with Dzevad Poturak in Brussels. These fighters have gone to war twice and this rubber match will decide who scores the 2-1 in his favor. Anyone who has seen their two previous fights knows that these were real slugfests.
Hafid El Boustati will replace Harut Grigorian. Grigorian didn’t get clearance to fight after his knockout loss in Madrid, May 28. El Boustati is in amazing shape and Robin van Roosmalen will have to bring his A-game to score a victory.
There will be 2 IT’S SHOWTIME world title fights on the June 30 card. Filip Verlinden will try to dethrone Danyo Ilunga in the world title fight for the 95kg max belt. Chris Ngimbi will defend his world title in the 70kg max weight division against Andy Souwer.
Peter Aerts has been focusing on his fight against Tyrone Spong for the past months. This fight already promises to be a historical fight between the old and the new generation. Despite that this will be the last fight of Peter Aerts in the Benelux, Tyrone Spong will try anything that’s necessary to spoil Aerts’ party.
- Duoli Chen vs Vahap Ozdemir
- Mandela Antone vs Robbie Hageman
- Azziz Kallah vs Marat Grigorian
- Rico Verhoeven vs Hesdy Gerges
- Mourad Bouzidi vs Rustemi Kreshnik
- Andy Souwer vs Chris Ngimbi (IT'S SHOWTIME world title 70kg max)
- Samir Djabba vs Andy Ristie
- Fatih Ozkan vs Sonny Dagraed
- Filip Verlinden vs Danyo Ilunga (IT'S SHOWTIME world title 95kg max)
- Hafid El Boustati vs Robin van Roosmalen
- Dzevad Poturak vs Daniel Ghita
- Tyrone Spong vs Peter Aerts