A highly anticipated title fight is confirmed for KOK 84, taking place on 2 October in Vilnius, Lithuania. Lithuania’s Henrikas Viksraitis defends the KOK World Lightweight Title against number-one contender Marek Pelcis from neighboring Latvia.
The Viksraitis-Pelcis clash has been brewing for almost two years. Pelcis, a former amateur champion, earned a title shot with impressive victories. First, Pelcis defeated Viksraitis’s Sparta Gym teammate Jan Naus. The Latvian “Dreamkiller” then beat former title challenger Mindaugas Narauskas. Both wins were unanimous decisions. Pelcis called out Viksraitis for a title fight last year but the pandemic caused the battle to be postponed.
Champion Viksraitis is an excellent ring technician and the taller and more experienced fighter. Pelcis has shown impressive quickness and counter fighting skills, knocking down the tough Narauskas. The fight is under KOK World Title rules with a championship distance of five rounds. It’s a quality and memorable fight you won’t want to miss.