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Martin Holm

Updated: 2009-08-06
Martin Holm

Facts

Country Sweden Age 40
Club Vallentuna Boxing Camp Height 187 cm / 6.1"
Style Muay Thai Weight 103 kg / 227 lbs
Website www.fansofk1.com Categories WGP

Titles
* 1994 SIMTA Pro Muay Thai European Champion * 1997 WKA Amateur Kickboxing World Champion * 1998 IAMTF Amateur Muay Thai European Champion * 1999 IFMA Kings Cup Winner * 1999 WMC Pro Muay Thai World Champion

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 9 6 3 3 0
Other Fights 60 54 40 6 0
Statistics 69 87% 62% 13% 0

Description

Martin Holm (born November 27, 1976) is a Swedish thaiboxer and WMC Muay Thai World Champion. He has fought against some of the biggest stars in K-1, like Ernesto Hoost, Ray Sefo, Michael McDonald and Glaube Feitosa.

Biography & Career

When Martin Holm was 7 years old, he started swimming in the local swimming school. A few years later he got interested in Aikido and practiced it for 4 years. After that Shotokan Karate and when he was 14, he entered one of the best Muay Thai Gyms' in Stockholm, "Slagskeppet Muay Thai" where he met Jörgen Kruth and immediatly was taken by the sport.

Martin was 18 when he had his first fight in Thailand. He was on vacation with his friends and was not prepared for the fight, he got an offer and somehow decided to fight. His opponent was a local experienced Muay Thai fighter. Holm didn't give him no time for contemplation, he attacked hard, fired a lot of shots and won the fight by KO with knee strikes at 30 second mark in first round.[1]

He fought over 30 fights before the WMC World Title match in 1999, in Thailand.

In 2002, he made his K-1 debut in K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 in Nagoya. He KOd Namibian Jokki Obi at 1'38" in first round. His next fight was against Brazilian karate practitioner Glaube Feitosa. Holm won again by first round KO.

In 2002, in Saitama, Japan he faced his toughest opponent yet, K-1 superstar Ray Sefo from New Zealand. Holm lost the evenly fought battle by majority decision. He finished his rookie year in K-1 at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 Finals undercard against Canadian Michael McDonald.

In 2003, in Paris he fought against 4 time K-1 World Champion Ernesto Hoost and lost by unanimous decision.

In 2004, after his fight against Albanian Xhavit Bajrami, as a rising star in K-1 and for a surprise to all his fans, Martin Holm retired from fighting for focusing on his family and newborn son.

After three years off, in January 2007 he announced, he will be making his comeback to K-1.

Martin Holm was found dead on 24 june 2009. Cause of death was suicide, after a private struggle with depression and emotional imbalance.

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Eye witness reports / Comments

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Enfantterrible (14 posts)
Posted: 2007-12-21 at: 03:14
Though the link doesn't i've saw and VERY COOL FIGHTER!
Came back man!!!
Pablo (795 posts)
Posted: 2008-03-28 at: 02:44
his comeback would (will?) be real nice for the show
Daniel, Sweden reporter (2501 posts)
Posted: 2008-07-09 at: 09:32
In my eyes the best Scandinavian K-1 fighter ever so far. when he was on top he had it all, technic, power, speed, brains, and stamina.
fedbymum (92 posts)
Posted: 2009-12-21 at: 09:20
He was among the top 10 in the world.
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