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Peter Aerts

Updated: 2010-01-28
Peter Aerts

Facts

Country Netherlands Age 46
Club Team Aerts Height 192 cm / 6'4"
Style Kickboxing Weight 108 kg / 238 lbs
Website http://www.peteraerts.com Categories WGP

Titles
IKBF World Heavyweight Champion WMTA World Muay Thai Heavyweight Champion K-1 GRAND PRIX '97 3rd Place K-1 World Grand Prix 1994 Champion K-1 World Grand Prix 1995 Champion K-1 World Grand Prix 1998 Champion K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Las Vegas Finalist K-1 WORLD GP 2003 3rd Place K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 Finalist K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Finalist

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 86 63 48 23 0
Other Fights 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics 86 73% 56% 27% 0

Description

Peter "The Dutch Lumberjack" Aerts (born October 25, 1970) is a Dutch kickboxer and a three time K-1 World Grand Prix Champion. Aerts is best known for his powerful strikes and high kicks. He is considered to be one of the strongest and most complete kickboxers of the last two decades.

Biography

At the age of six, Peter began to play soccer. He continued to do so until his seventeenth birthday. In 1983 he started to practice Tae-Kwon-Do for about two years.

His interest in boxing came at a very early stage of his life, because his grandfather as well as an uncle were active in that field. Unfortunately, his mother never allowed him to actually give in to that urge.

In 1984 he picked up Kickboxing anyway. He started training in "Judoka-Kickboxing" (Best, Holland) with Mekki Benazzous. After a year Peter fought his first match, and soon one victory succeeded the other. This resulted in his first world championship title when he was nineteen.

Peter then switched to another fight club: "Champs" in Eindhoven, with Eddy Smulders, where he became world champion for the second time.

After that he switched to the famous Chakuriki gym of Thom Harinck, where he had the greatest successes. In 1994 Peter became K-1 Champion for the first time, and again in 1995 and 1998. His win in 1998 was his most impressive one. He knocked out all of his opponents in the very first round in a record time of 6:43 minutes. He is also the only fighter who has competed in every K-1 World Grand Prix since its beginning in 1993. That is an absolute record which is not very likely to be broken, at least not any time soon.

In 1997 he broke the work relation with his coach Harinck and continued training at the famous Mejiro Gym under trainer Andre Mannaert, a former K-1 fighter himself. Currently Aerts has his own Team Aerts, with Rene Rooze as cornerman.

In December 2, 2006 Peter Aerts entered the K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 as a reserve fighter, defeating his opponent Musashi by first round knockout. After Remy Bonjasky was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to an injury, Aerts met Glaube Feitosa in the semifinals, winning his fight by TKO in the second round. His opponent in the finals was reigning World Champion Semmy Schilt, Aerts lost the fight by unanimous decision

In June 23, 2007 at the K-1 World GP 2007 in Amsterdam Aerts faced Bob Sapp in a much-anticipated Superfight. Peter Aerts struck Sapp with the left knee, Sapp fell down and the fight was over in 0'25" in a first round.[5] In June 2007, Aerts extended his contract with K-1 for another two years.

On September 29, 2007 Aerts met Ray Sefo at the K-1 World GP 2007 in Seoul Final 16 in Korea. He won the fight at the end of the first round by TKO corner stoppage when Ray Sefo did not answer the bell and qualified himself for 15th consecutive year to K-1 World GP 2007 Final held in December 8, 2007 at the Yokohama Arena, Japan.[5] In quarterfinals, Aerts knocked out Junichi Sawayashiki from Japan in the first round. In the semi finals, he defeated two time K-1 World Grand Prix winner Remy Bonjasky by unanimous decision. He then moved on to face two time defending champion Semmy Schilt in the finals. Aerts lost the bout by TKO in the first round after suffering a knee injury.

Aerts entered the K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 Final after beating Schilt by majority decision where he was unexpectedly beaten in the second round by Badr Hari.

Last 30 fights

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Information partly retrieved from Wikipedia


Eye witness reports / Comments

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Daniel, Sweden reporter (2501 posts)
Posted: 2008-07-10 at: 09:21
Top 3 K-1 fighter of all time, he has almost dedicated his whole fighting carrer to K-1! Legend with capital L, and a fantastc fighter.
Sidekick (492 posts)
Posted: 2008-07-15 at: 12:46
Peter is just the best there is! My kind of guy!
Thanks to him (and guys like him) K-1 has become what it is today!
Respect!
OSU!
chimera (3 posts)
Posted: 2008-08-08 at: 03:15
there's no one like peter aerts... the most complete k1 fighter of all time...
Ali (322 posts)
Posted: 2008-11-26 at: 06:55
truly an ambassador of the sport, and man am I glad he beat schilt!
conan81 (291 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-20 at: 03:31
a great fighter with a great heart and mind.he never talks big before the fight but everbody knows he give s a great fight always.
and maybe the best allarounded k1 fighter of all time,a smart brain,strong enough punches,incredibly powerful kicks and a rock-solid chin.perfect combination..
chilla (5 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-28 at: 08:03
hey guys
i am working at a aerts playlist on youtube.i need more than 40 fights of him.
sendspace and yousendit aren't working.
when somebody has a fight of him which is not in the list please contact me. thanks
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