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The Art of Fighting is back in Italy


Third Edition

On Saturday May 20th, at the Arena in Monza (Italy), The Art of Fighting will be back with a high level show. In the main event, European bantamweight champion Alessio Lorusso (20 wins, 8 within the distance, 4 losses and 2 draws) will defend the EBU belt against Thomas Essomba (United Kingdom, 11-8-1) on the 12 round distance.

Alessio Lorusso

All made in Brianza

“This is a great main event – promoter Edoardo Germani said – and I am sure that boxing fans will respond well. They already bought all the tickets for the first and the second edition of The Art of Fighting at PalaMeda (a 1,200 seats venue in Meda, a small town close to Monza). Now that we move to Monza (an important city close to Milan), they will follow us and bring their friends.

I am proud to say our event is all made in Brianza, one of the richest areas in Italy, one of the most productive areas in Europe and internationally famous for the quality of its products. The Arena (4,000 seats) is the perfect example of the professionalism of Brianza: It is modern, efficient and beautiful. It has nothing to envy to bigger and more famous arenas.

Alessio Lorusso is from Brianza and is very popular, he will bring a great crowd of supporters. Other fighters are from Brianza too and so is the beautiful tv host Francesca Agnati who will present the show with ring announcer Valerio Lamanna, the voice of ring sports in Italy.

Boxing & Kickboxing

All in all we’ll offer 6 boxing fights and 1 kickboxing fight with my business partner: Wako-Pro World bantamweight champion Luca Cecchetti, who will fight on the 3-round distance with K-1 rules (punches, kicks and knees). We’ll announce the name of his opponent soon. Luca has to fight often before the defense of the World title is finalized.”

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Francesca Agnati, Edoardo Germani, Luca Cecchetti

The other boxers in action will be Momo El Maghraby (5-0), Francesco Paparo (2-0-1), Alessio Spahiu (3-0), and Morgan Moricca (pro debut). Their opponents will be announced shortly.

A fight that promises fireworks is between cruiserweights Jonathan Kogasso (Congo, 7-0 with 5 KOs) and Sergiu Sinigur (Moldova, 6-0 with 5 KOs). Jonathan Kogasso lives in Voghera and trains with famed coach Vincenzo Gigliotti, pro from 1995 to 2014, who won the Italian super bantamweight title and fought for the European and the world titles.

Luca Cecchetti


As in the two previous editions, The Art of Fighting will offer entertaining shows between fights. At The Art of Fighting 2 there were three performances with the breakdance group lead by Roman Froz. The details regarding the shows at The Art of Fighting 3 will be announced in the next few days.

The Art of Fighting 3 will also be the first carbon neutral fight sports event thanks to the partnership with the company Behave for the Planet. 


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