Andy Souwer

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Andy Souwer
BornAndy Theodorus Egbertus Antoinetta Souwer
(1982-11-09) November 9, 1982 (age 38)
Den Bosch, Netherlands
Other namesThe Destroyer
Souwer Power
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
StyleShootboxing, Kickboxing, Boxing
Fighting out ofDen Bosch, Netherlands
TeamTEAM SOUWER (2005-present)
Ling Ho Gym (1989- August 2005) Mejiro Gym (2005-2012)
TrainerPaul Lamoth
John De Ling (1989- August 2005) Andre Mannaart (2005-2012)
Years active1998–present
Professional boxing record
By knockout1
Kickboxing record
By knockout98
By knockout5
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission1
By submission2
By decision1
Other information
OccupationSouwer Sport Institute
Gym owner/trainer
last updated on: January 1, 2015

Andy Souwer (born November 9, 1982) is a Dutch welterweight kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He is two time K-1 World MAX champion (2005, 2007)[2] as well as a four time Shootboxing World tournament champion,[3] fighting out of Mejiro Gym in Amsterdam.

Biography and career[edit]

Souwer started kickboxing when he was 7 years old at Ling Ho Gym in Den Bosch. He had his first kickboxing fight when he was 8 years old.[4] He won all his fights, in all the weight classes he fought and became Dutch Champion.

In 1998, only 16 years old, Souwer fought his first A-Class MTBN Title match, which he won on points. When he was 18 he had three different World titles.

Souwer first went to Japan in 2002 to compete in the S-Cup 2002 shoot boxing competition where he became the winner after defeating Chinese sanshou title challenger Zheng Yuhao.[3] He made his K-1 debut the next year and won his first K-1 World Max champion title in 2005.[4]

Andy Souwer is the 2007 K-1 World Max Champion. He defeated Gago Drago followed by Albert Kraus and finally Masato to win the championship. He faced Masato again in Masato's retirement match at the Dynamite!! 2009 event, and lost.[5]

He was scheduled to face Naruepol Fairtex at Fighterzone Kickboxing World Series MAX in Singapore on February 25, 2012. However, they were not paid by the promoter and the fight did not happen.[6]

He won the Shoot Boxing World Tournament 2012 in Tokyo, Japan on November 17, 2012[7] After beating Kem Sitsongpeenong by majority decision (29-29, 29-28, 30-28) at the quarter-final stage and knocking out Hiroki Shishido in the semis, he defeated stablemate and student Henri van Opstal by unanimous decision (30-29, 30-29, 30-28) in the final.[8][9][10]

At the K-1 World MAX 2012 World Championship Tournament Final in Athens, Greece on December 15, 2012, Souwer outpointed Andy Ristie in the quarter-finals before losing a unanimous decision to Artur Kyshenko in the semis, in what was the fourth fight of their rivalry.[11][12]

He lost to Dzhabar Askerov by split decision in the main event of Yokkao Extreme 2013 in Milan, Italy on January 26, 2013.[13][14]

Souwer led a team of shoot boxers against a team of Pancrase fighters at Shoot Boxing 2013 - Act 4 on June 23, 2013.[15] There was some controversy leading up to the event, with Souwer saying of the Pancrase representatives "in Holland, they are what we call B level fighters" and Shoot Boxing founder and president Caesar Takeshi storming out of a pre-fight press conference, apparently so upset at Pancrase's disrespectful selection of opponents that he could no longer bear to be a part of the proceedings.[16] Souwer knocked out his opponent, Kota Okazawa, with a left hook in round one.[17]

Souwer was scheduled to fight Maximo Suarez at Enfusion Live: Tenerife in Tenerife, Spain on July 13, 2013 but withdrew for undisclosed reasons.[18]

He took a unanimous decision over Yasuhiro Kido at the K-1 World MAX 2013 World Championship Tournament Final 16 in Mallorca, Spain on September 14, 2013.[19][20][21]

He defeated Steve Moxon by unanimous decision at Shoot Boxing Battle Summit Ground Zero Tokyo 2013 in Tokyo, Japan on November 15, 2013.[22][23]

He was scheduled to fight Enriko Kehl at the K-1 World MAX 2013 World Championship Tournament Quarter Finals - Part 1 in Foshan, China on December 28, 2013.[24] However, he was unable to compete after suffering from a bout of appendicitis in the weeks prior to the event which forced him into hospital where they had to perform a routine but emergency surgical procedure to remove the troubled organ. His opponent, Kehl, was also unable to fight on the card after suffering numerous cuts in a fight with Buakaw earlier that month and was moved to K-1 World MAX 2013 World Championship Tournament Quarter Finals - Part 2 and matched with Shane Campbell.[25]

Andy Souwer and Shemsi Beqiri were set to fight at SuperPro Fight Night VI in Basel. Switzerland on January 25, 2014 but Souwer withdrew due to his bout of appendicitis and was replaced by Foad Sadeghi.[26]

He lost a split decision to Tsukuru Midorikawa at Rikix: No Kick, No Life 2014 in Tokyo, Japan on February 11, 2014.[27][28]

Souwer made his professional boxing debut on March 17, 2014, winning by TKO after his opponent Paata Varduashvili retired in his corner at the end of the fourth round in Den Bosch, Netherlands.[29]

He defeated Yuri Bessmertny via UD at Legend 3: Pour Homme in Milan, Italy on April 5, 2014.[30]



  • World Full Contact Association
    • 2014 W.F.C.A. World K-1 Junior Middleweight (-69.85 kg) Champion [31]
    • 2010 W.F.C.A. World Thaiboxing Super Welterweight (-70 kg) Champion
  • It's Showtime
    • 2012 It's Showtime "- 70 kg" World Champion
    • It's Showtime World Champion (70 kg)
  • A.R.D.D.D.
    • A.R.D.D.D. World Super welterweight Champion
  • F.I.M.C.
    • F.I.M.C. World Super welterweight Champion
  • World Professional Kickboxing Association
    • W.P.K.A. World Super welterweight Champion

Shoot boxing[edit]

  • World Shoot Boxing Association
    • W.S.B.A. World Super Welterweight Champion

Fight record[edit]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Boxing record[edit]

Boxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

MMA record[edit]

Professional MMA Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dave Walsh. "LiverKick - LiverKick".
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b "ĄÚĽŐĽĄĽ¤ĽżĄź¤ż¤Á¤ÎÁÇ´éĄŰ Âč4˛óĄĄĽ˘ĽóĽÇĽŁĄŚĽľĽďĄź : ĽłĽéĽŕ". J Sports. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  4. ^ a b [2] Archived December 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ [3] Archived October 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Rian Scalia. "Fighterzone Kickboxing World Series: Disaster, Majority of Fights Cancelled".
  7. ^ Rian Scalia. "Fighterzone Kickboxing World Series: Disaster, Majority of Fights Cancelled".
  8. ^ Dave Walsh. "S-Cup Update: Tournament Field Settled, Quarterfinal Matchups Announced".
  9. ^ Rian Scalia. "Hinata vs. Ristie Rematch, Imada vs. Abdollahi Complete S-Cup Fight Card".
  10. ^ "Andy Souwer Win 4th S-Cup". Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  11. ^ Dave Walsh. "K-1 World MAX Final 8: Tournament Line-up".
  12. ^ Rian Scalia. "K-1 World MAX 2012 Final Live Results".
  13. ^ Rian Scalia. "Yokkao Extreme 2013 Live Results". LiverKick. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  14. ^ Rian Scalia. "Yokkao Extreme 2013 Recap: Askerov Upsets Souwer, Thais Showcased".
  15. ^ Dave Walsh. "Japanese Kickboxing Scene: June Preview".
  16. ^ [4] Archived June 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Dave Walsh. "Weekend Results: Andy Souwer Wins at ShootBoxing, Plus K-1 MAX Brazil Results".
  18. ^ Rian Scalia. "Enfusion Live In Tenerife Tomorrow, Fight Card".
  19. ^ Dave Walsh. "K-1 Announces K-1 World MAX Final 16 in Spain".
  20. ^ Dave Walsh. "K-1 Announces K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16 Tournament Fights".
  21. ^ Dave Walsh. "K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16 Live Results". LiverKick. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  22. ^ Dave Walsh. "Hiroaki Suzuki Wins 2013 65kg Shoot Boxing S-Cup".
  23. ^ 有限会社マッスルブレインズ, 井原芳徳. "バウトレビュー - REPORTS [シュートボクシング] 鈴木博昭、S-cup 65kg日本トーナメント優勝:11.16 両国". BoutReview.
  24. ^ Dave Walsh. "K-1 Announces World MAX Final 8 Event in Foshan, China".
  25. ^ Dave Walsh. "Andy Souwer Out - Christopher Mena in K-1 MAX Final 8".
  26. ^ Roy. "Superpro Fight Night 6 Basel: Andy Souwer out, Foad Sadeghi in". Kickboxingplanet.
  27. ^ Dave Walsh. "Andy Souwer Drops Decision to Tsukuru Midorikawa in Japan".
  28. ^ 有限会社マッスルブレインズ, 井原芳徳. "バウトレビュー - REPORTS [NO KICK, NO LIFE] 石井宏樹、引退戦はゲーオに2R KO負け:2.11 大田". BoutReview.
  29. ^ Dave Walsh. "Fight Video: Andy Souwer's Boxing Debut".
  30. ^ Dave Walsh. "Weekend Results: LEGEND III".
  31. ^ "Results from 23.11.2014 Rookies, Kickboxing Talents and Enfusion Live Groningen, Netherlands |". Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  32. ^ Jay Jauncey. "LiverKick - Enfusion Live #22 Live Results and Stream". Liverkick. Archived from the original on 2016-03-02. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  33. ^ "Andy Souwer begeistert in Darmstadt - GNP1 . Kampfsportnews . MMA, Thaiboxen, Kickboxen, Boxen, Grappling". 2014-10-20. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  34. ^ "RISEクリエーション 「RISE 100~BLADE 0~」 - eFight 【イーファイト】 格闘技情報を毎日更新!". Retrieved 2016-01-22.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rayen Simson
S-Cup 2002 Winner
July 7, 2002
Succeeded by
Andy Souwer
Preceded by
Andy Souwer
S-Cup 2004 Winner
September 19, 2004
Succeeded by
Kenichi Ogata
Preceded by
Kenichi Ogata
S-Cup 2008 Winner
November 24, 2008
Succeeded by
Buakaw Por. Pramuk
Preceded by
Super welterweight was established in November 2001.
1st Shoot Boxing World Super welterweight Champion
February 1, 2004 – Current
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Faldir Chahbari
2nd WFCA Thaiboxing World Junior middleweight Champion
January 30, 2010 – Current
Succeeded by