Kickboxing Fight Flashback: Mark Hunt vs. Jerome Le Banner (2002 K-1 World Grand Prix) (VIDEO)
by Jon Kirschner on February 11, 2013

K-1 Kickboxing was formed in 1993 with the idea that all the top kickboxing names would flee to the promotion in order to find out who the baddest man on the planet was. The idea was simple: Throw a bunch of tough guys in a tournament and see who comes out on top. It was called the K-1 World Grand Prix.

While maintaining a bit of a cult following among combat sports fans in the United States of America, the promotion flourished in Japan, selling out 50,000 seat stadiums multiple times. K-1 has established stars such as Ernesto Hoost, Peter Aerts, Andy Hug and Semmy Schilt. Even though the fighters of K-1 were free to take fights in other promotions to hone their skills, this is the promotion where most of them became stars.

Mark Hunt and Jerome Le Banner met in the K-1 World Grand Prix Semi-Finals in 2002 and put on one of kickboxing’s most exciting fights to date. Mark Hunt, even to this day in the UFC, is known for having an incredible chin. Jerome Le Banner stood across him and threw anything he could to stop the Samoan. This bout truly was the Unstoppable Force vs the Immovable Object. Enjoy!

Come back every day as we count down to Friday where the newest Inside Fights feature will debut, covering anything and everything kickboxing.



Tags: , , , , ,

Related News Articles

more articles »

JR Blog: WWE Extreme Rules 2015 Review, Not a Fan of Escaping The Cage
Ex-Machina
Box Office: Furious 7 Keeps Moving, Now At $1.3 Billion; Avengers: Age Of Ultron With $201.2 Million Overseas
kingofthering
WWE King of the Ring 2015 Brackets Revealed, First Round Matches on Monday Night Raw 04/27/2015

Jon Jones News: More Details About UFC's Champion Alleged Involvement In Hit-And-Run Accident

Jon Kirschner

view profile »

Featured Poll

What Did You Think About UFC 186?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Recent Comments

» more comments

Search Pulse

Author:

Zone:

Category: