Jabar Askerov suggests foundation of professional kickboxing league - Russian Challenge

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Makhachkala, January 12, 2016. The star of the world kickboxing (K-1), a Dagestani Jabar Askerov, has suggested organization of the Professional Kickboxing League – the Russian Challenge. The League, according to Askerov, will allow novice fighters to enhance their potential and to pave their way to the professional sport.

"Last fall, my close friend, Abdullah Bedel held his first tournament "The Cup of Tomahawk. "I can say that the event was organized professionally at the highest organizational level. During the seminar in sports martial arts club "Tomahawk", we held a meeting with Abdullah and decided to create a professional league for the fights.

I think the result will please us, as we both have experience in sports and management, and will be able to make a quality product. I would like to involve young people in the sport, as we are in favor of a healthy and strong Russian youth"- Askerov said in an interview mmaboxing.ru.

The famous kickboxer also told about the timing of the first tournament under the auspices of the League of “Russian Challenge”.

"The implementation of the first league tournament is scheduled for March 20, 2016. At the start, we have decided not to invite the top international athletes, but the tournament will not be less spectacular and professional.

I promise that our audience will get pleasure from what is happening in the ring. The names of our fighters, though not stellar yet, will soon be popular"- Askerov confessed.

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