China's WKA Champion Reigns Supreme

14:33, August 12, 2010      

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Ligao Bao (left), China's first and currently the only WKA gold belt holder, confronts the No.1 challenger Yahya Gulay of Germany at a press conference in Beijing on June 6, 2010. ( Photo by Li Zhenyu/People's Daily online)

China's WKA (World Kickboxing Association) gold belt champion Ligao Bao defended his heavyweight crown by completely outclassing German challenger Yahya Gulay in Inner Mongolia, China on August 9.

Bao, China's first and only current WKA champion, dominated the fight from start to finish and prevailed by the score of 50:40, 50:42 and 50:42.

The two fighters first squared off against each other two years ago. In October 2008, Bao flew to his rival's homeland of Germany and dethroned the then four-time reigning champion Gulay, becoming the first Chinese Sanda fighter to claim a WKA gold belt.

Bao's previous accolades include two-time Chinese national Sanda champion and winner of several other major professional fight events.

The showdown was staged under the world-recognized K-1 Rules.

By Li Zhenyu, People's Daily online


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