Maxim Vladimirovich Kagal – kickboxer, fighter of the special forces unit “Azov”, Ukraine.
He has a page on Instagram.
“Not you. No fight, no glory. ISKA World Champions 2014,” Maxim Kagal wrote in his profile.
Maxim Kagal was born in 1991 in Kremenchuk, Poltava region, Ukraine.
He began to professionally engage in kickboxing, Thai boxing, Muay Thai.
He became the first world kickboxing champion in the Hermes club, the first world kickboxing champion in Kremenchuk, and the first world kickboxing champion according to ISKA 2014 among adults as part of the Ukrainian national team.
Then he became a fighter of “Azov”.
When on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin staged an open full-scale war against Ukraine, Maksim Kagal became in the ranks of Azov to defend Mariupol from Russian invaders.
Maxim Kagal’s nickname is “Piston”.
A regular participant in the STEEL RUNNERS races.
Who died Maxim Kagal
On March 26, 2022, Maxim Kagal’s coach Oleg Skyrta (president of the Hermes sports club, kickboxing coach) reported that Maxim Kagal died in Mariupol on March 25.
“Glory to Ukraine!!! Glory to the nation!!! Death to the enemies!!! Unfortunately, war takes the best. 03/25/2022, defending the city of Mariupol, as part of a separate special forces unit “Azov”, died Maxim “Piston” Kagal – the first World Champion in kickboxing in our club, the first World Champion in kickboxing in the glorious city of Kremenchuk, the first World Champion in kickboxing ISKA, among adults, as part of the National Team of Ukraine, and just an honest and decent person!!! Sleep well, Brother, rest in peace to you, we will avenge you!!!” – Skyrta wrote on Facebook.
Alexander Shmygora, a spokesman for the Kremen football club, also spoke about the death of Maxim Kagal.
“In the battle for Mariupol, a native of Kremenchuk Maksim Kagal died on March 25, while defending Mariupol as part of the Azov Separate Special Forces Detachment, world kickboxing champion Maksim Kagal, known as “Piston,” died. He died like a real warrior, a real patriot, defending our native Ukraine from Russian occupiers,” Shmygora wrote on Facebook.
“Maxim Kagal was engaged in kickboxing, Muay Thai, became the first world kickboxing champion in the Hermes club, the first world kickboxing champion in Kremenchuk, and the first ISKA kickboxing world champion among adults as part of the Ukrainian national team. He loved football and was a fan of Flint,” he said.
“My paths with Maxim crossed in 2010-2012, when we, as part of the ultras, supported Kremin side by side in the sector. Together we skated trips to Krivoy Rog, Zaporozhye, Dnieper, Poltava, Kamenskoe and Horishni Plavni. I remember Maxim as a bright and cheerful person. We sincerely sympathize with family and friends. Eternal memory to the Hero! Rest in peace brothers!” – wrote Shmygora.