Jörgen Kruth

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Jörgen Kruth
Born Jörgen Ingmar Kruth
(1974-05-08) May 8, 1974 (age 40)
Stockholm, Sweden
Other names The Last Viking
Nationality Swedish
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb; 16.5 st)
Division Cruiserweight
Heavyweight
Super Heavyweight
Light Heavyweight
Style Kickboxing, Muay Thai
Team Vallentuna Boxing Camp
Trainer Mats Söderström
Po Lindwall (1987-1997)
Years active 1987–2012
Professional boxing record
Total 1
Wins 1
Losses 0
Kickboxing record
Total 87
Wins 71
By knockout 31
Losses 14
By knockout 5
Draws 2
Mixed martial arts record
Total 5
Wins 5
By knockout 3
By submission 2
Losses 0
Other information
Website http://www.jorgenkruth.com/
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: November 21, 2009

Jörgen Ingmar Kruth[1] (born May 8, 1974) is a retired Swedish professional kickboxer and mixed martial artist.[2][3] He is a former two time World Muay Thai Council Super Heavyweight Muaythai World Champion. He is considered to be among the greatest Scandinavian kickboxers of all time.

Biography and career[edit]

Muay Thai career[edit]

Jörgen started practicing martial arts first time in 1984. He tried Judo and Jujutsu and couple years later switched over to taekwondo. It was not until 1987 when he came in contact with Muay Thai first time. He started to train under Po Lindwall.

Kruth had his first Muay Thai fight in 1988 at the age of 14. In 1993 he had 3 amateur boxing bouts and as well as two Savate fights. In 1994, at the age of 19, he became Nordic Muaythai Champion.

In 1995, Kruth participated at IAMTF Amateur World Muay Thai Championships in Bangkok. He worked his way all the way to the final where he lost against a Thai and went home with a silver medal in -81 kg.

In 1996, he became the Amateur Muay Thai World Champion for the first time and defended this title in 1997 as well.

In 1997 Jörgen changed his training center to his current club, Vallentuna Boxing Camp (VBC) and a year later turned pro. He won his first two professional fights by KO at the famous Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok and became WKA Muay Thai Cruiserweight World Champion.

In 1999 Jörgen Kruth fought in Japan for the first time and won by KO. He followed up his strong debut by knocking out all three opponents in the same night at K-1 World GP tournament in Zagreb.

In 2004, Kruth became the WMC Super Heavyweight Muay Thai World Champion defeating Polish-Australian Paul Slowinski. In February 2005, he defended his title against Sergei Gur from Belarus,

MMA career[edit]

Kruth made his professional MMA debut in April 2009. He amassed an undefeated record of 5 wins over the next couple of years with none of his fights having reached the second round.

Kruth was expected to make his UFC debut on April 14, 2012 against Cyrille Diabaté at UFC on Fuel TV 2.[4] However, Kruth was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Tom DeBlass.[5]

Kruth was expected to finally make his UFC debut against Fabio Maldonado on September 29, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5 in Nottingham, England.[6] However it was reported on September 7, 2012 that Kruth dropped out of his fight with Maldonado to retire from combat sports.[7]

Titles[edit]

  • Professional
  • Amateur
    • 1997 WKA Amateur World Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark Gold
    • 1997 IAMTF World Amateur Muaythai Championships, Bangkok, Thailand Gold
    • 1996 IAMTF World Amateur Muaythai Champion, Bangkok, Thailand Gold
    • 1995 IAMTF World Amateur Muaythai World Champion, Bangkok, Thailand Silver (-81 kg)
    • 1994 Nordic Muay Thai Champion

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record
Boxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 5-0 Yusuke Kawaguchi TKO (punches and elbows) Rumble of the Kings 6 November 26, 2011 1 3:18 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 4-0 Tadas Sapoka Submission (punches) International Fighting Arena 2 October 23, 2011 1 0:38 Uppsala, Sweden
Win 3-0 Jaime Fletcher TKO (punches) K-1 Rumble of the Kings 2009 in Stockholm November 21, 2009 1 4:25 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 2-0 Tadas Levickas Submission (triangle choke) K-1 Rumble of the Kings Qualification 2009 Malmö May 22, 2009 1 0:50 Malmö, Sweden
Win 1-0 Arturas Liutika TKO (punches) World Freefight Challenge 8 "D-Day" April 18, 2009 1 0:35 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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