|Born||Ginty Owen Vrede
July 18, 1985
|Died||January 28, 2008
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||95 kg (210 lb; 15.0 st)|
|Fighting out of||Heiloo, Netherlands|
|Team||Bear Paw Gym |
Biography and career
Vrede won the WBC heavyweight World title by beating the previously unbeaten Shane del Rosario in Las Vegas on January 12, 2008 by KO in the first round. Two weeks later, despite being medically tested before his fight in Las Vegas Vrede died aged 22 during a training session in Amsterdam. He was trained by Harry Berepoot who has produced several other World champion fighters in both Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts.
Vrede made a habit of knocking out all comers and boasted a high rate, which led to him being compared with K-1 superstar Remy Bonjasky. He was known for his lightning low kicks which he delivered with power, timing and precision. He also had a reputation for hard righthand pin-point punches and powerful knee strikes.
Ginty was on an impromptu training session in the Pancration Sports Centre in Amsterdam when at some point he stated that he did not feel very well, and collapsed moments later. CPR administered for nearly half an hour could not save him. He died on his way to the hospital.
- 2008 WBC Muay Thai Heavyweight World champion.
|21 Wins (19 (T)KO's, 2 decisions), 1 Loss|
|01/12/2008||Win||Shane Del Rosario||Muay Thai Championships, Las Vegas, NV||KO (Left hook)||1||2:14|
|Wins WBC Muaythai world heavyweight (95.455 - 104.545 kg.) title.|
|12/24/2007||Win||Slavo Polugic||Return of the King 2, Paramaribo, Suriname||KO||2|
|12/02/2007||Win||Brian Douwes||Time for Action, Nijmegen, Netherlands||TKO (Low kicks)||2|
|10/21/2007||Loss||Wendell Roche||Gala Top Team, Beverwijk, Netherlands||Decision||5||3:00|
|07/01/2007||Win||Mounier Zekhnini||Next Generation Warriors, Netherlands||KO (Left hook)||1|
|05/06/2007||Win||Sharlimar Zimmerman||Slamm 3 Nederland vs Thailand, Haarlem, Netherlands||TKO (Right low kicks)||2|
|03/12/2007||Win||Hesdy Gerges||Rings "The Chosen Ones", Utrecht, Netherlands||TKO (Referee stoppage)||1|
|11/25/2006||Win||Rick van Soest||Gala in Zilvermeeuwen, Netherlands||KO (Right punch)||5|
|11/19/2006||Win||Roy Dijkshoorn||Blood, Sweat & Tears, Enchede, Netherlands||KO||1|
|10/15/2006||Win||Bart Steltenpool||Gala in Beverwijk, Netherlands||TKO||2|
|03/26/2006||Win||Roberto Flamingo||K-1 MAX Netherlands 2006, Utrecht, Netherlands||TKO (Referee stoppage)||4||2:00|
|02/12/2006||Win||Mo Boukhari||Muay Thai Gala in Amsterdam, Netherlands||KO||2|
|10/30/2005||Win||Patrick Niezemuller||Gala in Alkmaar, Netherlands||TKO (Referee Stoppage)||1|
|09/17/2005||Win||Yusuf Uzel||Gala in Zilvermeeuwen, Netherlands||KO (Right high kick)||2|
|04/23/2005||Win||Jaap Muys||Muay Thai Gala in Spakenburg, Netherlands||Decision||3||2:00|
|03/19/2005||Win||Willem Boersma||Muay Thai Gala in Hougwoud, Netherlands||KO||1|
|02/20/2005||Win||Maikel Kaptein||It's Showtime, Zonnehuis, Netherlands||Decision||3||3:00|
|02/05/2005||NC||Engin Kaya||Gala in Zilwermeeuwen, Netherlands||No contest|
|10/17/2004||Win||Mohammed Nooij||Muay Thai Gala in Hilversum, Netherlands||TKO|