Objava: 28.01.2016 | 03:14 Karate 1 – Premier League
In the 4th round or the 1/8 final of Open Paris 2016, the French Davy Dona knocked out the European champion Rafael Aghayev of Azerbaijan.
At the moment of Dona’s lead by 2:0 score, Aghayev attacked with the front hand, kizami technique (jab punch), but Dona waylay his attack with gyaku zuki (reverse punch) in the head. Dona started to celebrate his point in front of the home crowd, even though Aghayev was knocked down and not able to get up.
Aghayev struggled to stand on his feet, what he eventually did as the 10 seconds were counted down. To anyone who watched the fight either live or the video, it was obvious that he was out of consciousness at the moment. So the doctor said that he is not able to continue the fight. The referee had only 2 options, as he is not allowed to ignore the doctor’s decision. Either he could give Aghayev a mubobi penalty or to disqualify Dona with shikkaku. As Aghayev didn’t put himself in self-endangerment, which exposed him to injury by the opponent, or failed to take adequate measures for self-protection as he was attacking with kizami zuki, the referee made the right decision according to standard kumite rules.
1/8 final Paris Open 2016 (Karate1 Premier League)
1/8 final (4th round) of Open de Paris – Karate Premier League 2016 against Davy Dona (FRA)Video: Karatejornal
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Dona and the home crowd didn’t take the referee’s decision well. He started to protest at the tatami and refused to greet his opponent with respect, so Aghayev steped away from the tatami. Of course, as a champion, Aghayev didn’t satisfied himself with a kikken and Dona’s shikkaku, which excluded them both from the competition. Few seconds later, as he got better Aghayev protested about the decision as well, but vainly.