Robin van Roosmalen

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Robin van Roosmalen
Robin-van-roosmalen.jpg
Born (1989-10-01) October 1, 1989 (age 25)
Other names Leprechaun Power
Pokerface
RvR
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 70.0 kg (154.3 lb; 11.02 st)
Division Lightweight
Welterweight
Reach 64.0 in (163 cm)
Style Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Judo
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Den Bosch, Netherlands
Team Fight Club Den Bosch
Golden Glory
Team Aerts
Warrior Gym
Trainer William van Roosmalen
Peter Aerts
Rank Black belt in Judo
Years active 2004-present
Kickboxing record
Total 60
Wins 43
By knockout 14
Losses 14
By knockout 2
Draws 3
Other information
Notable relatives William van Roosmalen, father
last updated on: April 12, 2014

Robin van Roosmalen (born October 1, 1989) is a Dutch kickboxer and judoka.

Biography[edit]

Robin van Roosmalen was the oldest of three children of father William Roosmalen who was former world champion in Thai- and Kickboxing [1] and also the only man to knock out William Beekwilder and Vitali Klitschko in a kickboxing bout. Growing up in a Kickboxing family, Van Roosmalen began training at just at the age of 3 under his father in his gym and later also began Boxing, wrestling, Mixed martial arts and Judo where he recently received a black belt. He is currently under contract with It's Showtime. He is known for his aggressive high paced style.

As of December 2012, van Roosmalen is ranked the #3 middleweight in the world by LiverKick.com.[2]

Career[edit]

Van Roosmalen made it to the Semi-Finals of the K-1 World MAX West Europe Tournament by beating Henri van Opstal in the Quarter-Final. He lost his Semi-Final bout against the eventual winner Mohammed Khamal by KO.[3]

After losing another fight against Ajay Balgobind, Van Roosmalen rebounded by knocking out Dutch slugger William Diender with a liver punch and beating the highly regarded Dutch-Moroccan Chahid Oulad El Hadj by decision. On the 21st of May, 2011, Van Roosmalen met Mohammed Khamal in a rematch in Amsterdam. He lost the match by judges' decision.

On the 25th of September, 2011, Van Roosmalen won the It's Showtime "Fast & Furious 70MAX" title in Brussels. He beat Chahid Oulad El Hadj for the 2nd time by TKO in the second round, Chris Ngimbi by decision and Artur Kyshenko by KO in the first round. Van Roosmalen had entered the tournament as a replacement for 70MAX giant Giorgio Petrosyan, who had injured himself in his fight against Hinata, and was seen as an underdog to win the tournament over the more highly ranked and experienced Artur Kyshenko.

In addition to his kickboxing training, van Roosmalen also holds a black belt in judo.[4]

He was drawn against Tim Thomas in the quarter-finals of the Glory 3: Rome - 2012 Middleweight Slam Final 8 on November 3, 2012 in Rome, Italy[5] and won by TKO in the second round when battered the Englishman into a referee stoppage. In the semis, he dropped Sanny Dahlbeck in each of the first two rounds before finishing him with a punch to the body in the third. Advancing to the final, he went up against Giorgio Petrosyan. His aggressive style played into Petrosyan's hands, however, and he was outclassed by the silky Italian to a unanimous decision loss.[6][7]

He took a dominant unanimous decision over Yuichiro Nagashima at Glory 4: Tokyo - 2012 Heavyweight Grand Slam in Saitama, Japan on December 31, 2012, dropping "Jienotsu" in round one and scoring with low kicks and hard punches throughout.[8][9]

He dropped Murthel Groenhart in round one en route to a unanimous decision win at Glory 7: Milan in Milan, Italy on April 20, 2013.[10][11][12][13]

He beat Shemsi Beqiri by unanimous decision in a back-and-forth fight at Glory 10: Los Angeles - Middleweight World Championship Tournament in Ontario, California, United States on September 28, 2013.[14][15][16][17]

He rematched Davit Kiria in the semi-finals of the Glory 12: New York - Lightweight World Championship Tournament in New York City, New York, US on November 23, 2013, winning a unanimous decision.[18][19] In the final, he was battered by Andy Ristie, getting dropped in round one before being knocked out in two.[20][21][22][23]

He defeated Marat Grigorian via split decision in the co-main event of Glory 15: Istanbul in Istanbul, Turkey on April 12, 2014.[24][25][26]

Titles[edit]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Van Roosmalen Gym - Fight Club". Roosmalengym-fc.hyves.nl. 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  2. ^ LiverKick.com Middleweight Rankings - December 2012
  3. ^ "K-1 WORLD MAX 2010 -West Europe Tournament". K-1 Official Site. 2010-03-21. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  4. ^ Golden Glory sets its sights on closing out 2011 on a high note and leading into a dominant 2012.
  5. ^ GLORY 3 Rome: Final 8 Matches Set, Petrosyan Fights Hollenbeck
  6. ^ GLORY 3 Rome - Final 8: Live Results
  7. ^ Glory 3 Live Play By Play
  8. ^ Robin van Roosmalen vs. Yuichiro Nagashima, Jerome Le Banner vs. Koichi Pettas added to DREAM 18/GLORY 4 on NYE
  9. ^ DREAM 18 / GLORY 4 Tokyo Live Results
  10. ^ GLORY 7 Milan Fight Card For April 20
  11. ^ GLORY 7 Milan Live Results
  12. ^ GLORY 7 Milan Live Updates
  13. ^ Giorgio Petrosyan Barely Breaks a Sweat against Hafid El Boustati: GLORY 7 Milan Full Results
  14. ^ GLORY 10 Los Angeles: Middleweight Tournament
  15. ^ Glory 10 set for Ontario, CA with 4-man middleweight tournament
  16. ^ GLORY 10 Live Results and Updates
  17. ^ GLORY 10 results, LIVE online fight coverage stream for 'Los Angeles'
  18. ^ GLORY Announces GLORY 12 Lightweight Tournament Match Ups
  19. ^ Match ups for Glory 12 lightweight tournament announced
  20. ^ Glory 12 Results and Recap: Andy Ristie shocks the world with two huge knockouts
  21. ^ GLORY 12 Live Results and Updates
  22. ^ GLORY 12 results: Upsets galore as Giorgio Petrosyan falls short to tourney winner Andy Ristie
  23. ^ Andy Ristie Takes Place as GLORY 12 Lightweight Champion
  24. ^ Glory 15 Results and Recap
  25. ^ GLORY 15 Results/Pictures: Saki wins title, Spong suffers horrific leg injury
  26. ^ Gokhan Saki Wins Title, Tyrone Spong Suffers Gruesome Leg Injury at Glory 15