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Kallia ‘Pink Tyson’ Kourouni next fight date announced

Published On Tuesday, November 20, 2018By Tim Rickson

Kallia Kourouni's next fight date has been announced

Kallia Kourouni (9-2), the 26-year-old from Sparta known as ‘Pink Tyson’, next fights on December 8 in Germany in a six two-minute rounds lightweight contest.

The reigning WIBF and GBU Female World super-featherweight champion has her 12th professional boxing contest at Muehlhausen in Thüringen.

Fellow female boxer Sarah Bormann (6-0) shares the bill with Kourouni, as well as middleweights Slawa Spomer (4-0) and Ahmed Ali (13-0-1).

The colourful character, who carries soft toys to weigh ins and contests but also has an aggressive fighting style that earned her the nickname ‘Tyson’, has had her last three bouts in England, based at the Guildford City Gym in Surrey with trainer Johnny Edwards.

A former kickboxing World champion, Kourouni headlined a Hennessy Sports Promotions show at the Tolworth Recreation Centre in Surbiton in November 2017 in her UK debut, edging 29-year-old Polish boxer Bojana Libiszewska by a single point in the second defence of the WIBF belt that she won in 2016.

The skillful southpaw can also fight with her feet, having competed in kickboxing and MMA to a high level, winning a world title, and her K1 record ended at an incredible 49 wins from 50 fights.

Pink Tyson is now basing herself in London as she focuses on the next stage of her career, which will be campaigning on British soil with the ambition to win more world titles at different weights.

Kourouni comes from a family of fighters in Sparta, Peloponnese. Her father was an amateur boxing champion and a World champion in Greco-Roman wrestling, while her brothers are also champions in Greco-Roman wrestling and also involved in amateur boxing, too.

Her ambition was to take part in the Olympic Games but, due to the economic crisis in Greece, there was a lack of financial support for her to enter in the Pre-Olympic Tournament. Then, in an AIBA World Boxing Championship in Cyprus, a German manager spotted her and encouraged her to turn pro, which better suits her strength and trademark power punches.

Her next fight on December 8, one week after the Deontay Wilder-Tyson fury mega-fight, will be her seventh on German soil.

To follow Pink Tyson on Twitter, click here @KKourouni