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Sergei Laschenko Murdered in Ukraine

taken from Liverkick.com


K-1, SuperKombat and It's Showtime veteran Sergei Laschenko was pronounced dead on April 8th at the Odessa Jewish Hospital in the Ukraine after being shot multiple times, one of the shots hitting his carotid artery. Laschenko is survived by his wife and 18-month old child.

Sergei Laschenko was a very popular Heavyweight kickboxer who trained under some of the best in the world, including Thom Harinck and Mike Passenier. For a period of time Laschenko was without a doubt one of the top ten Heavyweights in the world, which at the time of having such legendary names as Schilt, Aerts, Le Banner, Hari, Ghita and others active it was truly an important accomplishment. In 2011 he won the SuperKombat World Grand Prix and in 2014 he won the KOK World Grand Prix.

There were ups and downs in his career, but Laschenko was truly one of the more memorable Heavyweight stars over the past ten years and his loss will be felt across the kickboxing community.




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stark (1143 posts)
Posted: 2015-04-10 at: 09:04
What? Did it had something to do with war in Ukraine or is it some gangster crap again? He did have some scars which appeared like they were made by knife stab.
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2015-04-10 at: 03:20
@stark Never seen these scars ...
Don't know for sure, but it seems to me it has nothing to do with that war; so more like a gangster thing.

Anyway, a very sad thing!

RIP
stark (1143 posts)
Posted: 2015-04-10 at: 06:52
@D-rop Try watching his fights. You can see those scars when he moves. They were on his stomach.
I remember when I first saw him fight. It was K1 European grand prix in Lodz in Poland back in 2009. Day before that he fought in Lithuania in world muaythai championship and won. He drove all night to get to Poland and he lost in finals to Samedov. He got KOd by lowkicks. It was amazing how much beating his legs could take.
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2015-04-11 at: 12:10
glad
Yes, I remember that ... it was amazing. I remember that I said something like 'from now on, he is my hero' here on this site.
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2015-04-11 at: 12:14
@D-rop Found it: http://www.fansofk1.com/article?aID=2160&Ca tegory=2

Thanks for helping me remember this, stark
Rishi (1321 posts)
Posted: 2015-04-11 at: 12:17
@ stark Probably some gangster shit or a argument i read in a article that he was shot in the neck in front of a JEWISH HOSPITAL how ironic ..the shooters goth away in a BLACK BMW cops are still searching for them
bobby wan (8 posts)
Posted: 2015-04-13 at: 11:32
I remember that fight against Londt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ_tum4bkvc

We will never forget you Sergei !
Cerebel (113 posts)
Posted: 2015-04-23 at: 07:25
RIP
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