Shortly after defeating fellow K-1 veteran Dzevad Poturak last week in his comeback bout, Romanian star Daniel Ghita set his sights on a new target: countryman Catalin “Carpathian Death” Morosanu. Morosanu, like Ghita, is one of Romania’s most popular fighters, and the two gentlemen happen to both compete in the heavyweight division.
Morosanu responded Sunday. Posting on his Facebook page, the fighter, who is involved with the Dynamite Fighting Show promotion, said Ghita refused an offer to fight.
Now, Ghita has extended his challenge to fellow Romanian heavyweights Benjamin Adegbuyi and Raul Catinas, the former K-1 veteran who is planning a comeback.
Sport RO reports that Ghita has dismissed Adegbuyi and Catinas, along with Morosanu, as “TV fighters”.
Catinas did not take too kindly to Ghita’s challenge, telling Ghita in a Facebook post “In Respect for all the fans of this sport let’s end this pathetic circus and fight if you’re a man” (translated from Romanian). Adegbuyi also posted on his Facebook page, dismissing Ghita’s challenge.
Whether Ghita is sincere in his challenge to his fellow Romanians or is merely trying to build publicity for his comeback remains to be seen. One things for sure: things are heating up in the Romanian heavyweight scene, with Romanian fans buzzing about the possibility of some of their heroes meeting in the ring.