Siam Gym Belgium presents It’s Showtime 56
Saturday, May 12, 2012
De Schelp Event Hall
Kortrijk, BelgiumPart I:
Said Oudaha vs. Björn Vanbrabant
Wim Beernaert vs. Mathias Vanmarcke
Anthony Cipriotti vs. Tom Vansteenkiste
Yassin Bouanan vs. Kirk Krouba
Kenny van Hondeghem vs. Vincent Gloris
Lorenzo Lootens vs. Thomas Vanneste
Hicham Moujtahid vs. Jessy Petit Jean
Najat Alaoui vs. Hatice OzyurtPart II:
Jason Wilnis vs. Cheick Sidibe
Eric Denis vs. Sonny Dagraed
Salah Edine Kandoussi vs. Sergii Lashchenko
Andrew Tate vs. Sahak Parparyan – It’s Showtime world title (85 Kg max)
Michael Duut vs. Rustemi Kreshnik
Brian Douwes vs. Daniel Ghita
Coming Saturday, May 12, marks the day of one of the most controversial IT’S SHOWTIME world title fights ever, as ‘Siam Gym Belgium presents IT’S SHOWTIME 56’ in Kortrijk, Belgium.
The reigning IT’S SHOWTIME world champion 85kg max, Sahak ‘Hak’ Parparyan from Armenia, will defend his title against the challenger from the USA, Andrew Tate.
Tate is not one to be shy on his IT’S SHOWTIME debut, as he suggested to bet Parparyan for € 1000. The tough Armenian showed his determination and even wants to raise the bet to € 5000! Tate, while introducing himself in a self-recorded video, responded in that same video, telling the current champion “you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into.”
The complete video of Andrew Tate can be found here, and it looks like kickboxing fans get to meet a fighter who knows how to talk the talk, but the inevitable question is: can he walk the walk?
It will be a champion-versus-champion fight, as Tate is an ISKA world champion. “He should be happy if he survives 5 rounds with me. And if he does, he needs a visit to the hospital and he’ll have to eat through a straw. Also, after he fights me, he won’t be able to walk for a while,” so said Parparyan.
Tate has scored many victories by (T)KO, but ‘Hak’ is not easily impressed: “Andrew Tate fought nothing but cans. This time he will find out the difference between fighting a champion and fighting a pipsqueak.”
It promises to be a very intense staredown at the weigh-in on Friday and an action-packed fight on Saturday!
Also starring on the fight card is the current IT’S SHOWTIME world heavyweight champion Daniel Ghita. The Romanian who impressively knocked out Hesdy Gerges, something even Badr Hari couldn’t accomplish, will take on Brian Douwes. While Douwes may not be the most well-known kickboxer, he is a tough guy and not afraid of a challenge, proven by the fact that he steps up on short notice against a dangerous man like Ghita.