King of Kings returned to live action on FightBox HD this past Saturday and also made its return to Riga after a nearly two year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed in Latvia. Regulations are still tight in Latvia and only individuals with proof of vaccination were allowed to attend the show live. Conspicuous by their absence were many notable Latvian fighters including Raimonds Aukstikalnis, Janis Freimanis, Artur Leisans, Jurijs Orlovs and many other familiar faces. However, some new stars were also discovered including Tariq Osario who was victorious in the main event with a crushing 1st round knockout of former KOK Heavyweight Challenger Reinis Porozovs. Full results for the evening can be found below.
Part 1 Results
-71 kg, MMA Rules: Klaidas Lukosevicius (LT) def. Bilol Valekulov (UZB) by submission (RNC), 1st rd
-78 kg, Kickboxing Rules: Egidijus Labanauskas (LT) vs. Raivo Aukstikalnis (LV) – DRAW (ex. rd)
-67 kg, Boxing Rules: Antons Zacests (LV) def. Maksim Tachkasov (RU) by TKO, rd. 1 (three knockdowns)
-73 kg, Boxing Rules: Juris Zundovskis (LV) def. Eduard Belas (BEL) by TKO, rd. 3
-63 kg, Kickboxing Rules: Sigrid Kapanen (EST) def. Ilona Wojda (PL) by UD
Part 2 Results
-84 kg, WAK-1F Pro-Am Title Fight, 5×2 min, Kickboxing Rules
Aleksandr Cerksov (LV) def. Bohdin Winter (NL) by UD
-84 kg, Kickboxing Rules: Einars Goldbergs (LV) def. Mohamed Shushan (CAN / TR) by TKO, rd. 2
-81 kg, Kickboxing Rules: Chico Kwasi (NL) def. Volodymyr Hunzhu (UKR) by UD (ex. rd)
+91 kg, Boxing Rules: Igors Vasiljevs (LV) def. Artisom Charniakevich (BEL) by UD
+95 kg, Kickboxing Rules: Tariq Osaro (NL) def. Reinis Porozovs (LV) by KO, rd. 1
The next KOK event will be in two weeks on Saturday October 2nd from Vilnius, Lithuania.
Source- Results for the KOK World Series from Riga, Latvia 18.09.2021 (fightbox.com)