WKF pro world champion title fight in Wels, Austria, on October 26th

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Now it’s fixed, the contracts were signed in Sydney

and arrived in Vienna today!


The WKF AUSTRALIA and OCEANIA Director Mr. Rustam A. ATTAI will be traveling from Sydney as supervisor for this fight.

Mr. Hamid ATTAI will be ringside judge.

WKF AUSTRIA thus fulfills the minimum requirements of the WKF – World Kickboxing Federation.

The title fight is cruiserweight – 88.2 kg / – 194 lbs, scheduled for 5 x 3 minutes!

The reigning Australian professional world champion Matt STAPLEFORD comes with his belt from Sydney and the Viennese Karim EL-ASHRY from Octagon pro Gym wants to bring this belt to Vienna.

World referee Hamid ATTAI
WKF pro World champion “down under” Matt STAPLEFORD

The date is on Wednesday (!), October 26, 2022 on the Austrian national holiday.

This is Wednesday during the WKF European Championship, at the end of the first day of the eliminator fights.


The Austrian challenger, Karim EL-ASHRY, is ranked seventh in the World PRO rankings and has been accepted as an opponent by the Australians.

Florian BARTL

Karim is very much looking forward to his first major title fight.

He is preparing in the Octagon pro gym in Vienna with the two world champions Florian BARTL and Alexandra PETRE.


WKF pro World title belt