On Saturday, January 31, 2015, in city of Vinitsa, Macedonian kickboxing federation promoted for the fifth time Memorial kickboxing tournament “Ljupco Nedelkovski”. The first tournament “Ljupco Nedelkovski” took place back in March 6, 2010 in sport hall “Kale” in Skopje, and it was organized in honor of the late President of the Macedonian kickboxing federation, Ljupco Nedelkovski.
This time in Vinitsa, sports hall “Captain Kirco Dimitriov” was too small for huge number of spectators who wanted to enjoy in high level of professional kickboxing.
Macedonian kickboxing team represented by their best fighters Miki Ivanovski, Alexander Dimovski, Dimitar Georgiev, Stojanche Tsvetkovski, Hadis Ramadani and Boban Iliovski has absolutely dominated on this prestigious tournament. Good fighters from Serbia and Turkey could not stand their power and ability in the ring.
Program has started with very nice kickboxing demonstration in the ring performed by young Milan Stojanoski and Borjan Todorov.
In next two fights audience could see excellent technique in low kick style showed by juniors from Macedonia and Serbia. Boban Ilioski defeated Dimitar Djordjevic in low kick, 71 kg by unanimous decision and Hadis Ramadani had the same score with Fazlija Redzepi in low kick, 63.5 kg. Performance of this young fighters was awarded with applause from 1500 spectators.
The main event of the evening was the fight in K1 rules, 81kg, where we had “clash of the titans”. Miki Ivanovski, who took bronze medal for Macedonia on last European Championships in Bilbao faced Turkish K1 rules under 86 kg Champion Oguz Seker. After three very attractive rounds Miki Ivanovski defeated Turkish Champion by unanimous decision. For his great performance Miki Ivanovski was awarded with the special cup and title of the best fighter of the fifth Memorial kickboxing tournament “Ljupco Nedelkovski”.
In other fights Alexander Dimovski defeated Fatih Yildiz in low kick, 91 kg, by split decision, Turgut Kosakoja defeated Lazar Todorovic in K1 rules, 86 kg, by k.o. Stojanche Tsvetkovski lost from Aykut Tonkal in low kick, 86 kg by split decision. Dimitar Gjorgjiev, Macedonian two times golden boy from World championships in Skopje 2011 and Antalya 2013, has showed much more than Muhamed Yildiz in low kick, 81kg and defeated him by unanimous decision.
Tournament was promoted by Macedonian kickboxing federation and JP Win Sports, under the patronage and support of Council and local Government of Municipality of Vinitsa, which again proved to be a great host. For his contribution in promotion of this tournament Mayor of Vinitsa, Mr. Emil Donchev, was awarded with the plaque from Macedonian kickboxing federation.
Special guest of Macedonian kickboxing federation on this tournament was President of Turkish kickboxing federation, Mr. Salim Kayici, who is also WAKO Europe vice-president and WAKO IF Board member. On this occasion, in the name of two federations, Miss. Aleksandra Nedelkovska, who is also WAKO Europe Board member, and Mr. Salim Kayici has signed for year’s agreement of mutual cooperation, help and support in development of kickboxing in both countries. Agreement was signed during reception of both Presidents in Macedonian Olympic committee and in presence of NOC’s General Secretary Mr. Sasho Popovski and Sport Director Mr. Vladimir Bogoevski.
Mr. Kayici took a chance to convey greetings from President of Turkish Olympic committee to President of Macedonian Olympic committee.
Another reception was organized by Director of Agency of youth and sport of Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Marjan Spaseski who expressed great satisfaction for visit of Mr. Kayici and his team.
This tournament was another success of kickboxing sport in Macedonia and Macedonian kickboxing federation, leaded by Miss. Aleksandra Nedelkovska.