I mentioned last week that I was going to begin profiling the upcoming fighters of the Contender Asia 2. This week I’d like to introduce you to the winner of the European Qualifiers.
It’s also worth noting that it’s officially been anounced that the Contender will begin filming in Malaysian on April 1st.
Club: Kuzbass Muay Thai Federation
Height: 190 cm / 6.2″
Weight: 74 kg / 163 lbs
WMC EMF European Title 2007
WMC Intercontinental Title 2007
IFMA World champion 2004, 2006, 2007
IFMA Russia Cup 2007
IFMA Champion of Russia 2003- 2007
IFMA European champion 2004 Prague
Artem was one of the first fighters to make it into Season 2 by winning the European qualifiers in Chelyabinsk Russia. From the pic it appears he’s cracked his opponents head! I was doing a little digging and it and his official record stands at 21 -2 but I read somewhere that he’s had about 115 fights. If that’s true it means he’s had 94 amateur fights? I can see that’s he’s been an IFMA champ for 3 years, but can you fight amateur for 90+ fights?