The only fighter who beat Andy Hug three times

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 The only fighter who beat Andy Hug three times


Ernesto Frits Hoost, a retired Dutch professional kickboxer, is considered to be one of the greatest kickboxers of all time. He began his kickboxing career in 1993 and came close to winning the world title at the K-1 World Grand Prix that same year. He retired in 2006 after the K-1 World GP Final tournament in Tokyo Dome.

Hoost was born in Heemskerk, North Holland, to Surinamese parents. He started training in kickboxing at the Sokudo Gym when he was 15 years old. His career took off in 1988 when he started winning European and world titles in Savate and Muay Thai. He quit his job as a sports teacher to focus on his professional fighting career.

In the K-1 Grand Prix '93, Hoost reached the tournament final but was knocked out by Branko Cikatic. However, he won the K-2 World Championship that same year by knocking out Changpuek Kiatsongrit. Hoost reached the K-1 World Grand Prix Finals again in 1995 but lost to Peter Aerts. He finally became K-1 World Champion in 1997 when he beat Andy Hug.

Hoost won his second K-1 World Grand Prix title in 1999 by defeating Mirko Cro Cop. He continued to defend his title in 2000 against Ray Sefo and in 2001 against Stefan Leko. However, he had to retire from the 2001 tournament due to an injured shin.

Hoost's highly anticipated fight with Bob Sapp came in 2002, where he lost in the first round. He had a rematch with Sapp later that year and won after Sapp suffered an injury. Hoost went on to win his fifth K-1 Finals, defeating Jerome Le Banner. He also had a professional wrestling match against Sapp in 2003, which he won.

In addition to his Grand Prix titles, Hoost fought in numerous Super fights. In 2004, he reached the finals of the K-1 World Grand Prix but lost to Remy Bonjasky. In 2006, Hoost announced that he would retire after the K-1 World Grand Prix, where he was defeated in the semi-finals. He received a standing ovation from the audience upon his retirement.

Hoost is known for his formidable knee strikes, which earned him the nickname "Knees of Fury." His career spanned over 13 years, during which he accumulated notable victories against top fighters such as Peter Aerts, Mirko Cro Cop, Jerome Le Banner, and Ray Sefo. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest kickboxers of all time.

The legendary fighters Andy Hug and Ernesto Hoost met each other in four fights, Ernesto won three fights while Andy won only one, which makes Ernesto Hoost the only fighter to ever beat the legendary fighter Andy Hug three times:

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 THE FIGHT 16/07/1995