There's no rest for It's Showtime. Just days removed from a successful event in Brussels, the fast growing company announced the line-up for their June 11 event in Warsaw, Poland.
In the main event, newly crowned IS 95kg World Champion Danyo Ilunga will make his first defense of the belt as he faces Nenad Pagonis. Ilunga, a Remy Bonjasky protege, made a name for himself earlier this month when he defeated Wendell Roche for the vacant title - it's good to see he will be back and making a defense so soon. Pagonis is a Muay Thai fighter and multiple time WAKO champion. He competed at last year's It's Showtime Athens show, where he defeated the tough Rustemi Kreshnik via decision.
The fight that will likely draw the most attention pits top 10 Heavyweight Daniel Ghita against Ehren Deniz. Ghita is coming in off two loses, so a win here will be a help for him. Deniz is an experienced fighter with bouts against Sebastian Ciobanu, Mourad Bouzidi, and Catalin Morosanu, although he has not seen much success against this level of opposition. He should provide a decent, but relatively easy opponent for Ghita.
Also on the card is Murthel Groenhart. The Mike's Gym fighter looked to be heading towards a 77kg title shot last year when he was defeated by Khalid Bourdif in December. He looks to get back on the title path against Errol Koning.
The complete line-up so far is as follows:
Danyo Ilunga vs. Nenad Pagonis (95kg World Title)
Daniel Ghita vs. Ehren Deniz (HW)
Murthel Groenhart vs. Errol Koning (77kg)
Sonny Dagraed vs. Piotr Woznicki (73kg)
Rafal Dudek vs. Nikos Papadimitriou (70kg)