Sunday, May 13th: Cometh the Hour! Cometh the Man! That rings true this evening for Chinese combatant Wang Wenfeng.
Wang arrived in Jinan for today’s Kunlun 74 with a dream to take home the glory in the one night eight-man tournament — he came, he saw and he conquered all in front of him and was crowned the new KunLun 61.5kg champion.
The how and the why:
In his opening 1/4 final Wang defeated Romanian fighter Cristian Spectu via a points decision after three rounds of action where Wang looked to set the tone for the night by staying in command from the opening bell to final bell.
Wang’s semifinal encounter was against Spanish warrior Daniel Gallardo - Daniel had earlier defeated Jiao Daobo in the 1/4 finals. It was to be as far as the Spanish warrior would go for the night as Wang had answers for everything and his silly skill set sent the Chinese fighter in the night’s final.
The final arrived and the man standing in Wang’s way was his compatriot Lin Qiangbang, who had made his way to final by defeating Japan’s Taiga in the 1/4 finals and conquering China’s Jiang Feng in the semifinals, via a 1st round KO.
Lin came into the final Wang seemingly the fresher combatant having won his semi via a 1st round stoppage — someone ought to have told Wang that as he came into the final with sense of ‘No one is stopping me’ attitude — a mentality that worked a treat — after three rounds of pulsating action Wang Wenfeng had the beautiful belt wrapped around his waist and his hand raised in KunLun glory.
Full results from the night’s event:
1️⃣61.5KG World Championship Reserve Fight: Jiang Feng def Zhang JinHu via R3 decision
2️⃣61.5KG World Championship 1/4 Final A : Lin Qiangbang def Taiga via R3 decision
3️⃣61.5KG World Championship 1/4 Final B : Zhao Chongyang def Somai via R3 decision
4️⃣61.5KG World Championship 1/4 Final C : Daniel puertas Gallardo def Jiao Daobo via R3 decision
5️⃣61.5KG World Championship 1/4 Final D : Wang Wenfeng def Cristian Spectu via R3 decision
6️⃣80KG Super Fight : Jente Nnamadim def Bo Fufan via R2 TKO
7️⃣76KG Super Fight : Zheng Zhaoyu def Fernando Nonato via R2 TKO
8️⃣75KG Super Fight : Li Zhuangzhuang def Albert Kraus via R3 decision
9️⃣85KG Super Fight : Artur Kyshenko def Timur Aylyarov via R3 TKO
🔟100+KG Super Fight : Asihati def Artur Gorlov via R3 decision
1️⃣1️⃣61.5KG World Championship SemiFinal A : Lin Qiangbang def Jiang Feng via R1 KO
1️⃣2️⃣61.5KG World Championship SemiFinal B : Wang Wenfeng def Daniel Gallardo via R3 decision
1️⃣3️⃣76KG Super Fight : Huang Kai def Danil Vinnik via R1 KO
1️⃣4️⃣63KG Super Fight : Wang Kehan def Auriele Froment via R3 decision
1️⃣5️⃣61.5KG World Championship Final : Wang Wenfeng def Lin Qiangbang via R3 decision