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Is Remy Bonjasky's career over ?

Conflicting reports are out, but Mixfight.nl is reporting that 3 time K-1 Grand Prix champion Remy Bonjasky may not fight again.  Apparently during the It's Showtime Amsterdam show a message was repeatedly shown on the big screen in the arena that said Bonjasky was undergoing eye surgery which would likely forced him to hang up his gloves.  Some fans in attendance claim there was no such message, however many also say that it did appear.

Obviously, this is not definitive news at this point, but even as a rumor it's worth reporting.  Despite not being the most popular fighter, Bonjasky has been a major player in K-1 for the past decade, earning three Grand Prix titles, and holding wins over countless major names.  His retirement would be a blow to K-1 for sure.



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stark (1143 posts)
Posted: 2010-05-31 at: 02:40
Thanx for sharing mounssef, but is this really FOK1 exclusive?

I hope everything turns out good for Remy and he continues on with his fighting career
JonnieSunshine (664 posts)
Posted: 2010-05-31 at: 05:08
I was there and the report is true.
The message was shown repeatedly.

Bonjasky himself was quoted about the eye surgery and a probable retirement.
burim (401 posts)
Posted: 2010-05-31 at: 05:18
fight Badr first, and then go in surgery if you want.
Naaa im joking, I really hope he comes back, There are so SO so great fights we can see from The Flying Gentleman.
asfranco88 (346 posts)
Posted: 2010-05-31 at: 05:33
If he feels he need the retirement, he will do. Bonjasky has been always a model of gentleman and good sport behaviour. He is one of the legends of the K1 and 3 times champion. More than 12 years fighting is a good career. He had problems with his eye some time ago, so we will see...
Mitko J. (1210 posts)
Posted: 2010-05-31 at: 05:39
Oh Remy, please dont leave before beating hariman bada at least one more time ;-) Just kidding. If he really retires - it would be our (fans) loss, my especially. You know, like when someone is your favorite, I shake like crazy when he fights. I jump, scream, have a lot of bear to cool off (its not helping though) and have broken two chairs in the process - the first when he downed hariman, the second when he downed Semmy. Finding another fav could be tough from the current basket, but maybe Zimmerman, he is cool enough. What do you think Asfranco and Hera?

Maybe I was not kidding after all
Mitko J. (1210 posts)
Posted: 2010-05-31 at: 05:44
OK now, this is some serious stuff, and I will pretend to never have heard about it. Can someone PLEASE delete the article? For gods sakes my daughters are crazy about him. He cant just leave. He will fight with his glasses on. PERIOD
conan81 (291 posts)
Posted: 2010-05-31 at: 05:50
i really hope k1 doesnt lose one of his legend fighters in a really good age to keep fighting.i like him as a fighter and as a person also.true gentleman.

mitko.im having the same problem.after aerts i dont think i ll have the same passion for the sport.cuz theres no one to cheer for.i love saki.i like verhoeven.he is similar to aerts phsycally and with fighting style but he needs more killing instinct.so,i dont know.
Mitko J. (1210 posts)
Posted: 2010-05-31 at: 06:22
@conan81 Yeah man, Saki too - great person, but he tends to get injured, so I could get disappointed, so I will go with his BFFL.
asfranco88 (346 posts)
Posted: 2010-05-31 at: 07:57
Well, I hope Bonjasky can continue fighting, he is my favourite too, and tyo be honest, he never defrauded me in his fights, he always did his best and he always was at good level in his career. He has beaten almost all the legends of K1 and is the god of the flying knee. Lets see what happen, Bonjasky said some time ago he would fight 4 more years, but an injury eye its too serious. And right now I dont have any fav... so this is pretty sad :(
(539 posts)
Posted: 2010-05-31 at: 09:05
Interesting to hear about your new possible favourites also. Mine is Saki, and it was a terrible year last year to be a Saki fan, but I never lost hope, and now I think it will be fun again. Anyway, you gotta respect Bonjasky, he was never a favourite of mine, but I recognize his skills and his smart fighting, he is a major player. I hope this is just a rumour, but if it is true, I for one want to see him against Aerts if he is to have a retirement fight. PS I`m keeping an eye out for Brice Guidon, and Raul Catinas also in case I need some more favourites.
Rob, Holland reporter (1964 posts)
Posted: 2010-05-31 at: 10:22
I talked to Bonasky on the pressconference and he did say he had trouble with his right eye. He couldnt tell me that much, because he said we would all hear it soon enough. Im afraid this is serious business. I hope he will fight again one day.
stark (1143 posts)
Posted: 2010-05-31 at: 10:26
I read somewhere that he has a blind spot on his right eye. He got it when he was at the beginning of the career and even then doctor told him that he should quit fighting. I also read that he plans to start his own gym when he retires and that he already has the license (or whatever he needs) for it. If he retires I will miss him too, but health is the most important thing. If he continues to fight he might lose his eye
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