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Semmy Schilt vs Badr Hari 2009

I know many will critizice me, but the article is a good read.. concerning Semmy. And if the video i pasted also works. it shows all the difference between the Semmy of today and of his last years comeback.. written by tlele on headkicklegend.


 

Semmy Schilt catches a lot of criticism for his fighting style and for his allegedly boring persona outside the ring. His dominance in the K-1 WGP, regularly beating more TV-friendly fighters has further aggravated critics. You know what other highly successful entity was poorly received in its time? The Roman Empire. That's right. Semmy Schilt is the Roman Empire of K-1.

 

You might even say that classic K-1, that fans fell in love with in the '90s, is analogous to highly influential Hellenic culture then co-opted by the Romans. (You might, but I think I'm stretching it.)'ll let you in on who I think Badr symbolizes in the post-video discussion. You'll have your own ideas, I'm sure. This took place in Yokohoma and both men had charged into the finals on the strength of double KOs. Badr wears the blue gloves, Semmy the red.

 

I m not sure you can watch the video in here, but you remember it very well.. look at Semmy here.. he s far from the Semmy in this year. His determination is almost touchable in here..what a great fight it was.. a gigantic battle..

In the 2009 K-1 WGP Final, Semmy Schilt was looking to capture his fourth K-1 belt to tie him with all-time record holder Ernesto Hoost. Schilt captured his third belt in 2006, despite making his K-1 debut in 2002. The thing about the Romans was that they weren't invincible, but they won. A lot.

 

hanks to FightClubHH for the video. I don't know how many of you read the Horrible Histories series as a kid (highly recommended), but one quote stuck out to me from The Rotten Romans that seemed fitting for Schilt. I can only paraphrase, but it communicated the idea that the Romans were powerful because, though they lost, they always learned from their mistakes.

Seven months earlier, in May, Badr Hari had dealt a first round KO to Schilt by swarming him with punches and punching him from inside jab distance until the bigger man crumpled. Here, we see him attempt the same strategy. It could be that he's tense, as the commentators note, but he clearly lands a few countershots in the opening stanzas that make Schilt uncomfortable. But this time, instead of getting caught with his back to the ropes, Schilt ties Badr up and escapes into the middle of the ring. Badr is frustrated in his attacks and Schilt knocks him down with a jab (a feat in itself), and drops him with a left high kick, then another jab for the first round TKO.

Who is Badr in this? As of right now, I think Badr is Carthage. He is the most talented young fighter to have come up in recent years and was thought to be the biggest threat to Rome until ... Rome burned it to the ground. I mean Semmy. Okay. The metaphor has confused me, but you get the point. Rome/Semmy learns from past mistakes and however much you want the other guy to win, do not forget that Rome/Semmy is a serious roadblock on anyone's path to dominance in the Ancient Mediterranean World of kickboxing..  

 

 

 




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szanpan (2088 posts)
Posted: 2010-12-11 at: 05:53
D-rop please delate one, it seemed as if it doesnt want to post it written query failed..
szanpan (2088 posts)
Posted: 2010-12-11 at: 05:54
but not this one, this one accepted the clip and the pic :)
Bård
Rasmussen
(539 posts)
Posted: 2010-12-12 at: 11:18
It seems like Semmy himself agrees with us that last year he was good, and this year.... not so much. In an untypical emotional outburst he stated so in his post fight interview;
interiewer; - looking back at todays fight, can you give us a comment?
Schilt, looking angry at himself; - it was shit...

So obviously Schilt was not pleased with his fights yesterday. Maybe he,ll come back stronger than ever next year, or maybe the Shilt era is coming to a close. No matter what, it is exciting that the level in the top 8 is evening out as the new fighters are getting better and it is more uncertain who will take the crown....
szanpan (2088 posts)
Posted: 2010-12-12 at: 11:47
indeed Bárd :) yet the only thing i missed this year it this war, we could see in the 2009 Final. We ll see how Schilt is gonna be , i cant wait for next year.
JonnieSunshine (664 posts)
Posted: 2010-12-12 at: 12:08
@Bård Rasmussen Fighters always come back stronger after a defeat.

Overeem was unbeatable after his loss to Hari.
Hari had a great year after his loss to Overeem in their first fight.
Schilt was menacing after his defeat to Hari.

If youre the best, the only thing that can motivate you is a loss.

I think that Schilt, Hari and Saki will be the fighters to watch for in 2011.
I still hope for a Overeem - Hari rematch.
szanpan (2088 posts)
Posted: 2010-12-12 at: 07:22
great words Jonnie me too, yet what we could also see in these finals that Overeem neither is untouchable, neither against Spong , neither against Saki, not to mention Ghita. All these guys are eager to fight him next year i m sure. Cant wait!!!
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