Last-minute knockout seals the deal in GLORY 73 SHENZHEN main event

Sunday, Dec 08 2019 by GLORY PRESS (reproduced courtesy of Glory Kickboxing) A fifth-round knockout in the GLORY 73 SHENZHEN main event ensured that Marat Grigorian (63-11-1, 1 NC, 36 KO’s) retained the GLORY World Lightweight Championship against the previously undefeated challenger Elvis Gashi (23-1, 11 KO’s). Gashi, unbeaten in 23 professional fights and 5-0…

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Gashi and Grigorian Ready to Fight Ahead of This Weekend’s GLORY 73 Shenzen

Gashi: “I feel like I can beat Marat Grigorian easy” Wednesday, Dec 04 2019 by John O’Regan (reproduced courtesy of Glory Kickboxing) “I’m undefeated now and I’ll be undefeated after this fight – the only thing which will change is that I will be the new champion,” says lightweight contender ‘Super’ Elvis Gashi (23-0, 11…

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Two World Titles Won in Tenerife

ISKA Tenerife La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands 23rd November 2019 Moises Ruibal presented two ISKA World title fights at the Pabellon Jaun Rios Tejera. ISKA European Champion Nauzet Trujillo (Spain) defeated ISKA World Champion Gil Silva (Portugal) by knockout on the second round to take his ISKA World Super- welterweight Muaythai title 70kg. Moises Baute…

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Due to Injury, Bellator Bantamweight Champion Kyoji Horiguchi Relinquishes Title

LOS ANGELES – After suffering a severe injury that forced him to undergo surgery, Bellator bantamweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi (28-3) has relinquished the title he won last June at Bellator 222. With the championship now vacant, Bellator will move to book a 135-pound title bout in the coming months. “I feel terrible for Kyoji [Horiguchi]…

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K-1 World Grand Prix Results

Yokohama, Japan 24th November 2019 Yokohama Arena hosted the K-1 Featherweight World Grand Prix 57.5kg attended by 12,000 K-1 fans. Yuki Egawa dominated the eight man tournament winning all three of his matches by knockout in the first round. The main card was streamed live on Abema TV delayed on Tokyo TV, matchmaking supported by…

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New Belt for 2019 ISKA Worlds in Cork!

ISKA Worlds 2019 Souvenir Belt Cork Ireland Due to popular demand we have created an ISKA Worlds 2019 Souvenir Belt for the winners (Gold Medallist) of all the divisions in Ring Sports & Tatami Sports. The Souvenir Belt can be purchase by ordering directly from J C Trophies Ltd. using the link below: Buy the…

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Van Soest and Petch Come Out on Top at the Weekend of GLORY

Return of a Queen: Van Soest regains title at GLORY 71 (reproduced courtesy of Glory) The GLORY World Super-Bantamweight Championship once again resides with Tiffany van Soest. Van Soest (21-4-1, 6 KO’s) became the the inaugural GLORY women’s champion in December 2016 when she won the Women’s Super-Bantamweight Grand Prix, but then lost the belt…

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ISKA European Title at Night of Siam 3

ISKA Italy NIGHT OF SIAM 3 will be staged on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at the Palazzetto Dello Sport in Piza, Italy. The main card will feature an ISKA European title fight, Francesco Cosmi (Italy) will face Assane Bafeta (France) to contest the ISKA European Light-heavyweight title 81.5kg OR. The main card will be broadcast…

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RISING 14 in Norway Featured an ISKA Challenger Title Fight

ISKA Norway Oslo, Norway 16th November 2019 Frontline Muaythai presented RISING 14 at the Valhall Arena, the main event was an ISKA Challenger Semi-pro Scandinavian title fight. Olve Ovstetun (Norway) faced Peter Rispling (Sweden) to contest the Muaythai title in the Welterweight 67kg division. Rispling defeated Ovstetun by unanimous decision to win the ISKA Scandinavian…

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Glory Kickboxing Finishes the Year Stronger Than Ever

November 20th, 2019 – What a glorious year. With eight huge events already in the books this year, from Florida to France to Germany, Glory Kickboxing is finishing the year even stronger. Four more events are scheduled for the last six weeks of the year. It kicks off in Chicago, with a huge double event, Weekend…

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Photos and Full Results from Bellator 234

Bellator 234 Photos Bellator 234: Kharitonov vs. Vassell Main Card Heavyweight Bout: Linton Vassell (19-8, 1 NC) defeated Sergei Kharitonov (30-8, 2 NC) via TKO (strikes) at 3:15 of round 2 Lightweight Bout: Sidney Outlaw (14-3) defeated Roger Huerta (24-12-1, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Lightweight Bout: Aviv Gozali (4-0) defeated Zaka…

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Everything You Need for the 2019 K-1 Open

K-1 OPEN MILAN 2019 The Official K-1 OPEN Amateur World Championships 2019 will be staged in Milan, Italy 29th November to 1st December 2019. The K-1 Open World Amateur Championships is open to all competent competitive Martial Artists regardless of style or affiliations. K-1 was founded by Kancho Ishii in 1993 and became the greatest…

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Mix Fight 44 Brings ISKA Championship Kickboxing to Armenia

ISKA Armenia Vardan Mnatsakanyan presented MIX FIGHT 44 at the Dinamo Sports Complex. The main card featured an ISKA Championship match Mihran Enoqyan (Armenia) defeated Mairbek Midiev (Chechen) by TKO on the second round to capture the ISKA Intercontinental Light-middleweight title 72.5kg FR. The main card was broadcast live on Armenian Television Network Kentron TV…

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Bozan Takes the ISKA World Title at Vendetta XIX in Austria

ISKA Austria Vienna, Austria 9th November 2019 Ironfist Gym presented Vendetta XIX at the Hallmann Dome. The main card featured an ISKA World title fight. Gabriel Bozan (Austria) faced Vahit Ipek (Turkey) to contest the vacant ISKA World Middleweight Muaythai title 75kg. Bozan knocked Ipek down with a left hook on the fourth round and…

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Bellator 233: Pictures and Results

Main Card John Salter (17-4) defeated Costello van Steenis (12-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Andrew Kapel (15-6) defeated “King Mo” Lawal (21-10) via KO (punch) at 1:22 of round one Arlene Blencowe (13-7) defeated Leslie Smith (11-8-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Tyrell Fortune (8-0) defeated Zu Anyanwu (15-6) via TKO (punches)…

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Intercontinental Title Up for Grabs at Mix Fight 44

ISKA Armenia Mr Vardan Mnatsakanyan will present MIX FIGHT 44 on the 10th November 2019 at the Dinamo Sports Complex in Yerevan, Armenia. The main card will feature an ISKA Championship match, Mihran Enoqyan (Armenia) will face Mairbek Midiev (Chechnya) to contest the ISKA Intercontinental Light-middleweight title 72.5kg FR. The main card will be broadcast…

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Two ISKA Challenger Belts Awarded at NIGHT4FIGHT

ISKA Germany Ingolstadt, Germany 2nd November 2019 Oyakata Fight Sport Academy presented NIGHT4FIGHT featuring two ISKA Championship fights. Driss Harab (France) stopped Vincent Ludwig (Germany) in the first round with low kicks to take the ISKA Challenger Semi-pro European title 75kg K-1 Rules. Kilian Führer (Germany) defeated Muhammed Ozturk (Turkey) by unanimous decision to capture…

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Marat Grigorian to defend against Elvis Gashi at GLORY 73 SHENZHEN

Tuesday, Nov 05 2019 by John O’Regan, reproduced courtesy of Glory Kickboxing The world lightweight title will be on the line in southern China on Saturday, December 7 when GLORY returns to the Shenzhen Nanshan Culture and Sports Center for GLORY 73 SHENZHEN. World champion Marat Grigorian (62-11-1, 35 KO’s) headlines the card as he…

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Two World Titles at Notorious Fight in France

ISKA France Montauban, France 26th October 2019 MKB presented NOTORIOUS FIGHT at the Salle Eurythmie, the main card featured two ISKA World title fights. Luca Andreani (Italy) defeated Romain Fallendry (France) by unanimous decision to capture ISKA World Light-cruiserweight Title FR 85Kg and Edouard Bernadou (France) defeated Gjika Niko (Albania) to win the ISKA Interim…

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GLORY 70 Lyon Results

ISKA France Lyon, France 26 October 2019 GLORY 70 was staged at the Palais des Sports de Gerland. Murthel Groenhart was scheduled for another shot at the Glory Welterweight title against Cedric Doumbe but the Frenchman withdrew with an elbow injury so Groenhart faced American Troy Jones who accepted the match in 12 days’ notice…

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IDM 2019 – International German Championship

Register at www.iska-registration.com The 2019 IDM tournament will be large, featuring not only Germany’s best, but a lot of the best international fighters as well. All first place winners will receive the coveted championship belt. The event is also a qualifier for the 2020 ISKA World Championships in Orlando, FL. Please see the documents below…

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Muay Thai World Title at Siam Warriors in Ireland

ISKA Ireland Cork City, Ireland 19th October 2019, Martin Horgan’s Siam Warriors staged a professional Muaythai and Kickboxing event as the finale to the ISKA World Amateur Championships 2019 at Neptune Stadium. The main event saw ISKA European Champion Ryan Sheehan (Ireland) face Andreii Masentsev (Ukraine) to contest the vacant ISKA World Flyweight Muaythai title.…

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Bellator MMA to Hold Open Tryouts in Honolulu on Saturday, Nov. 2

Multiple Participants Will Be Chosen to Compete at Bellator Hawaii Later This Year – With the Victors Receiving a Shot at a Bellator Contract LOS ANGELES – Ahead of Bellator’s return to Hawaii on December 21 at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, the world’s leading global mixed martial arts promotion is holding open tryouts…

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2019 ISKA World Kickboxing Championships Medals

Competition at the 2019 ISKA Amateur Members Association World Championships was fierce. With 25 countries vying for medals, the field was crowded with talent from all over the world. Still, England and Ukraine rose above the rest with 54 and 52 gold medals respectively – at least 20 more than third place Ireland with 32.…

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ISKA Malaysia Report, September 2019

In September in ISKA Malaysia, 2 courses were conducted by our ISKA South East Asia representative Master Khoo Meng Yang. The first was the ISKA Ring Sports & MMA Referee Course which was held at the biggest Amateur Kickboxing event AMA 10 at the E curve, Selangor from 20th to 22nd September, 2019. The name…

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Bellator MMA Unveils Explosive Welterweight Main Event for London

London, UK – Leading mixed martial arts promotion Bellator MMA today revealed that a welterweight showdown will headline its return to London on Saturday, November 23 at The SSE Arena, Wembley. The Bellator cage touches back down in the English capital with a card which is already shaping up to be one of the most…

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Two Women’s World Title Fights Contested at Total Fight Night IV in Finland

ISKA Finland Lahti, Finland 12th October 2019 TOTAL FIGHT NIGHT IV featured two ISKA Women’s Muaythai World title fights. ISKA World Champion Amy Pirnie (Scotland) successfully defended her ISKA World Straw-weight title 50.5kg defeating Tessa Kakkonen (Finland) by unanimous decision. Anna Rantanen (Finland) defeated Anna Tarasova (Russia) by unanimous decision to win the vacant ISKA…

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Varga Defends Featherweight Title via Unanimous Decision at Bellator Kickboxing 12

Bellator Kickboxing 12 Results Milan, Italy 12th October 2019 Gabriel Varga successfully defended his Featherweight Bellator Kickboxing title against Cristian Faustino winning a clear unanimous decision at the Ex Palalido Arena in Milan. Chingiz Allazov shut out Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee winning all three rounds by unanimous decision. Bellator Kickboxing is sanctioned and regulated by the…

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Grigorian Defends His Title in Dominant Fashion at GLORY 69 Düsseldorf

GLORY 69 DUSSELDORF Results Düsseldorf, Germany 12 October 2019 Marat Grigorian successfully defended his Glory Lightweight with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Tyjani Beztati at ISS Dome in Düsseldorf. German heavyweight star Michael Smolik won his grudge match against Mohamed Abdallah by majority decision. Glory Kickboxing is sanctioned and regulated by the ISKA. GLORY…

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Huge Week for ISKA Germany

• GLORY Kickboxing in Düsseldorf
• Buji Gym Dueren e.V. Fightnight
• Budo-Circle Konstanz Fightnight
• ISKA Amateur Worldchampionships in Ireland

Pictures and Results from Rebels 63 in Japan

REBELS 63 X KNOCKOUT

Tokyo, Japan 6th October 2019 REBELS 63 X KNOCKOUT was staged at Kourakuen Hall, the co-main event featured Mikeil Fernandez (Spain) against Shogo Kuriaki (Japan) in a Featherweight 57kg Kickboxing match, Kuriaki won a unanimous decision 30-29,30-28, 30-28 matchmaking supported by ISKA Japan. Photos courtesy of Boutreview.com

Jutao Fight Club Presents ISKA China Amateur Division

ISKA China Amateur Division

Jutao Zhang the ISKA China Amateur Director staged an event in Tianjin City, Hebei Province. Presented by Jutao Fight Club in association with Tianjin Dacheng Wuyi at the Wanda Plaza Shopping Mall. The event featured Amateur and Semi-pro bouts under MMA and Kickboxing rules.

World Title Fights in Belgium and Turkey

ISKA Belgium La Louvière, Belgium 5th October 2019 ISKA World Champion Francis Jorge (Spain) successfully defended his ISKA World Cruiserweight title 88.5kg K-1 Rules title defeating Karim Taquet (Belgium) by knockout in the second round.   ISKA Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 5th October 2019 Sami Akin presented Akin Dovus Arenasi featuring an ISKA World title fight…

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The Return of ISKA Sanctioned Bellator Kickboxing

Bellator returns to Italy for the seventh time on Saturday, Oct. 12 with a unique event worthy of three separate billings. The MMA and kickboxing action will all emanate from Allianz Cloud (Ex Palalido) in the heart of Milan for one incredible night of combat sports. Opening the evening’s action will be Bellator Kickboxing 12:…

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Pereira Crushes Abena, Ten Pow Goes 6-0, and More From GLORY 68 Miami

Reproduced courtesy of Glory Kickboxing. Original articles by John O’Regan and Rob Tatum. Pereira crushes Abena to make history as two-division champion Gold was on the line in the GLORY 68 main event as middleweight champion Alex Pereira (31-6, 20 KO’s) moved up in weight to challenge Donegi Abena (24-7, 6 KO’s) for the interim…

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Pictures and Results from Bellator 228

Bellator 228 Main Card Results: Gegard Mousasi (46-7-2) defeated Lyoto Machida (26-9) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (30-4) defeated Juan Archuleta (23-2) via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46) A.J. McKee (15-0) defeated Georgi Karakhanyan (28-10-1, 1 NC) via KO (punches) at :08 of round one Darrion Caldwell (14-3) defeated Henry Corrales…

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Combat at the Capitale Hosts ISKA Women’s Intercontinental Title

New York, USA 20th September 2019 Louis Neglia presented Combat at the Capitale in New York City featuring ISKA Championship Kickboxing. Jennie Nedell (USA) faced Jaqueline Ayala (Chile) to contest the vacant ISKA Women’s Intercontinental Super Lightweight Kickboxing Title 65kg. Nedell won by unanimous decision to take the title belt. Louis Neglia will stage his…

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Results from Ignition Pro Muay Thai

ISKA Australia Chris Watt successfully defended his ISKA 72.5kg Light Middleweight Muay Thai Australian title by TKO Injury in the 1st round. His opponent Alex Job injured his arm when he fell in the 1st and couldn’t continue. Nelson Laki won the ISKA 63.5kg Super Lightweight Muay Thai State title by UPD over Murray Brockman.…

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Christina Morales Successfully Defends Her Title

ISKA Spain

Seville, Spain 21st September 2019 The sold out Pabellion Rafael Lazano hosted ISKA World Championship Kickboxing ISKA Women’s World Champion Christina Morales (Spain) successfully defended her ISKA Women’s World Atom-weight title 48kg K-1 Rules defeating challenger Oumaiima Arhou (Belgium) by unanimous decision. The title fight was broadcast on LaLiga Sport TV.

Doumbé vs Groenhart Trilogy Match Headlines GLORY 70 LYON

AMSTERDAM – The world welterweight championship will be on the line when reigning champion Cedric ‘The Best’ Doumbé (73-6-1, 43 KO’s) and former champion Murthel ‘The Predator’ Groenhart (68-24-3, 39 KO’s) meet for their trilogy match in the main event of at GLORY 70 LYON on Saturday, October 26. Doumbé and Groenhart have a storied…

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Karate Combat Moves to the Next Level

New York, New York, Sept. 09, 2019 — Karate Combat has announced a new slate of fights to take place in the league’s secret budokan, KC-1. Karate Combat: Evolution will take place on Saturday, September 21, with two more in 2019 and a regular schedule to be announced for 2020. Bas Rutten continues as an…

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ISKA is #1 Worldwide

The ISKA sanction and regulate the largest Combat Sports circuit in the World, over 500 events annually in more than 50 countries across 6 continents Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Australia/Oceana. Outside of Europe the ISKA sanction multiple events in Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Borneo, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt,…

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Pictures and Results from Bellator 226

Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo Main Card Ryan Bader (27-5, 1 NC) and Cheick Kongo (30-10-2, 1 NC) was ruled a no-contest due to an accidental eye poke Derek Campos (20-9) defeated Daniel Straus (26-9) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25) Adam Borics (14-0) defeated Pat Curran (23-9) via TKO (punches) at 4:59 of round…

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Grudge Match and World Title Fight Headline GLORY 69 Düsseldorf

Lightweight champion Marat Grigorian defends against Tyjani Beztati, bitter heavyweight rivals Michael Smolik and Mohamed Abdallah collide AMSTERDAM – GLORY, the world’s leading kickboxing organization, returns to Germany on Saturday, October 12 for GLORY 69 DÜSSELDORF in Düsseldorf, Germany. The world lightweight championship is on the line in the main event as reigning champion Marat…

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Bellator Signs Cris ‘Cyborg’ to Largest Contract in Women’s MMA History

LOS ANGELES – Bellator is proud to announce the signing of Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (21-2, 1 NC) to the organization. The deal – the largest of its kind in women’s MMA history – exclusively secures “Cyborg’s” talents with a multi-year, multi-fight contract. “Cyborg” joins current champ Julia Budd, Olga Rubin, Arlene Blencowe, Janay Harding and…

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Krush 104 Results from Japan

KRUSH 104 Results Tokyo, Japan 31st August 2019 KRUSH 104 was staged at Korakeun Hall, KRUSH Super-Lightweight Champion Hayato Suzuki retained his title defeating Yasuomi Soda in an extra round by decision. Sweden’s Josefine Knutsson defeated Kotomi by decision in a catch weight women’s match. Matchmaking supported by ISKA Europe Main Card: KRUSH Super Lightweight…

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Results from Power FC Germany

ISKA Germany Hannover, Germany 31st August 2019 POWER FC presented ISKA Championship Muaythai and Kickboxing at the Swisslife Hall. ISKA World Champion Henry Bannert (Austria) defeated Simon Henkel (Germany) when the Doctor stopped the fight in the second round due to a serious cut, Bannert retained his ISKA World Light-cruiserweight Muaythai title 85kg. Florian Kroger…

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Bellator Returns to Mohegan Sun Arena for Massive Double Header on Oct 25 & 26

LOS ANGELES – On October 25 and 26, Bellator returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. for two back-to-back nights of exciting MMA action. On Friday, a heavyweight battle between former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (18-13) and the always-tough Roy Nelson (23-17), while Saturday’s show will see the long-awaited championship rematch between…

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Francesco Migliaccio Appointed New National Director for ISKA Italy

Mr. Francesco Migliaccio has been appointed as the new ISKA National Director for Italy. Francesco started his Combat Sports career as an competitor in the 1980’s, he moved on to Technical Director roles in Kickboxing, Muaythai, Boxing Savate and MMA and event management and promotion of major International cards. Francesco is co-founder, board member and…

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