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Rodrigo Medeiros

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 Ramon Dekkers: Multimedia The Beginning

Fame And Glory In Thailand

Interview

Titles

Injuries

Full Contact Karate - Muay Thai

Best Fights

Cor Hemmers

Technique

End Of A Great Career

     

Ramon Dekkers: vs Hassan Kassrioui

     

 
As Dekkers’ career advanced, so did his weight. And he was forced to move up - not one but two – weight divisions. And there were many hungry young lions ready to try and notch a win over this master of the ring.

After fighting so many fights, Ramon had an injury on his ankle. He got an infection in Thailand and something with his bone structure – it was because of all the kicking and more than 150 fights. They almost had to amputate his right leg. After that, when he recovered, he was afraid of fighting again, afraid that he was going to lose his leg.

But Ramon loved fighting. And his leg was getting better so he felt like training, getting better. Soon he started fighting again.
 

 
 

One of the first fights after that injury was in 16-11-1996 in Amsterdam against a Moroccan named Hassan Kassrioui who had made a big name by knocking out some popular Thais. It was Ramon’s first fight for the organization of the WPKL (World Professional Kickboxing League). Ramon took that fight in Amsterdam and it was very exciting to watch – every round was exciting.

Ramon remembers that he was a very difficult opponent because he came from Tae Kwon Do. He had some very strange kicks, and his movements were something new to Ramon. After fighting so many Thais and then, suddenly, against Hassan…he had to fight against an opponent who fought totally different.

It was youth versus experience. Watching the fight, you can see that Dekkers was still using the right leg – the leg he shouldn’t be using. Already he stood as a “southpaw” stands so he was forced to use his left leg because he sometimes forgot it. He was so used to using that lethal right kick. It was Dekkers’ boxing skills that dominated that fight. He was stronger than Hassan. Ramon knocked him out quite a few times. But Hassan showed a lot of heart in getting up every time. Ramon won that fight by decision. It felt good to win after a long absence, against a real up-coming, talented fighter like Hassan Kassrioui, especially after the injuries. After that fight, they had to operate on Ramon again.

Kassrioui challenged Ramon for a rematch. It happened on November 1997 in Amsterdam.

     

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  Ramon Dekkers: Multimedia The Beginning

Fame And Glory In Thailand

Interview

Titles

Injuries

Full Contact Karate - Muay Thai

Best Fights

Cor Hemmers

Technique

End Of A Great Career

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