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It's official: Giorgio Petrosyan OUT of It's Showtime Fast and Furious Tournament!

via cdn1.sbnation.com

Just when you think that things in the kickboxing world couldn't get any crazier after the sale of K-1 earlier today, Giorgio Petrosyan has officially had to withdraw from It's Showtime's Fast and Furious 70kg MAX tournament. The Fast and Furious tournament is easily the top tournament set to happen in 2011 in the kickboxing world, featuring talent like Andy Souwer, It's Showtime Champion Chris Ngimbi, Artur Kyshenko, Gago Drago, Chahid and more. Petrosyan and Souwer were the early favorites in the tournament, but it appears that Petrosyan's Achilles Heel has struck again.

For the past two years Petrosyan has been having a nagging problem with his hand, breaking it at the 2009 K-1 World MAX tournament, which put him out of action for a while, then re-aggravating it during the 2011 K-1 World MAX tournament. Now it appears during his fight with HINATA last week that Petrosyan has once again injured his hand, as we reported, and will have to withdraw from the It's Showtime tournament.

It's Showtime released an official announcement earlier today, stating that Petrosyan would not be ready to fight until November as he is recovering from surgery. It's Showtime officials are working to find a suitable replacement, but Andy Souwer's stock in this tournament just shot through the roof. [source]


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Mitko J. (1210 posts)
Posted: 2011-07-29 at: 08:26
A great opportunity for IS to correct their error and call Buakaw.
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2011-07-29 at: 09:34
@Mitko J. I don't think it is that simple ... Buakaw has other things to do. He will be fighting in the MuayThai Premier League in September.
szanpan (2088 posts)
Posted: 2011-07-30 at: 07:10
they wont call Buakaw neither Khamal . I think it will be Mosab Amrani or Lhoucine Ouzgni. I would be happy for Van Roosmalen they would put up a nice fight with Chahid who. i dont think has any chance to win this tournament so needs a good strong fight. Simon Rutz will announce the name tomorrow
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