Today’s throwback brings us back to 2008 when the sixteenth edition of the K-1 World Grand Prix took place.
8 of the finest heavyweight kickboxers then touched down in Yokohama, Japan, for the biggest prize in pro kickboxing. Remy Bonjasky, Ruslan Karaev, Jerome Le Banner, Gokhan Saki, Peter Aerts, Badr Hari, Errol Zimmerman and Ewerton Teixeira all made it to the quarterfinals.
The date is December 6th and more than 18000 fans are witnessing history at the “Yokohama Arena”.
The first semifinal is opposes two of world kickboxing’s rising starts who will reign on top in the next decade or so. Curacao’s Zimmerman defeats Ewerton Teixeira in the previous round, while Morocco’s Hari KO’s K-1 legend Peter Aerts.
That’s the first and their only pro fight, which is a tragedy for fight fans, when you watch the show they put on.