Andy Souwer

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Andy Souwer
Born Andy Theodorus Egbertus Antoinetta Souwer
(1982-11-09) November 9, 1982 (age 33)
Den Bosch, Netherlands
Other names The Destroyer
Souwer Power
Nationality Dutch
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)
Division Welterweight
Fighting out of Den Bosch, Netherlands
Team TEAM SOUWER (2005-present)
Ling Ho Gym (1989- August 2005) Mejiro Gym (2005-2012)
Trainer Paul Lamoth
John De Ling (1989- August 2005) Andre Mannaart (2005-2012)
Years active 1998–present
Professional boxing record
Total 1
Wins 1
By knockout 1
Kickboxing record
Total 174
Wins 156
By knockout 97
Losses 17
By knockout 4
Draws 1
Other information
Occupation Souwer Sport Institute
Gym owner/trainer
last updated on: January 1, 2015

Andy Souwer (born November 9, 1982) is a Dutch welterweight shoot boxer. He is two time K-1 World MAX champion (2005, 2007)[1] as well as a four time Shootboxing World tournament champion,[2] fighting out of Mejiro Gym, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

As of 11 May 2015, Souwer is ranked the #8 lightweight in the world by[3]

Biography and career[edit]

Andy 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, he 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.[2] 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][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][18]

Souwer was scheduled to fight Maximo Suarez at Enfusion Live: Tenerife in Tenerife, Spain on July 13, 2013 but withdrew for undisclosed reasons.[19]

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.[20][21][22][23][24]

He defeated Steve Moxon by unanimous decision at Shoot Boxing Battle Summit Ground Zero Tokyo 2013 in Tokyo, Japan on November 15, 2013.[25][26]

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.[27][28] 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.[29]

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.[30]

He lost a split decision to Tsukuru Midorikawa at Rikix: No Kick, No Life 2014 in Tokyo, Japan on February 11, 2014.[31][32]

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.[33]

He defeated Yuri Bessmertny via UD at Legend 3: Pour Homme in Milan, Italy on April 5, 2014.[34][35][36]


  • Kickboxing
    • 2014 W.F.C.A. World K-1 Junior Middleweight (-69.85 kg) Champion [37]
    • 2012 It's Showtime "- 70 kg" World Champion
    • 2010 W.F.C.A. World Thaiboxing Super Welterweight (-70 kg) Champion
    • K-1 World MAX 2009 Runner Up
    • K-1 World MAX 2007 Champion
    • K-1 World MAX 2006 Runner Up
    • K-1 World MAX 2005 Champion
    • A.R.D.D.D. World Super welterweight Champion
    • F.I.M.C. World Super welterweight Champion
    • W.P.K.A. World Super welterweight Champion
    • I.S.K.A. World Super welterweight Champion
    • W.K.A. World Super welterweight Champion
    • W.M.T.A. World Super welterweight Champion
    • It's Showtime World Champion (70 kg)

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Boxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "K-1 fighter records". 
  2. ^ a b "[The Real Faces of Fighters] Chapter 4 : Andy Souwer" by Koji Fuse, December 7, 2010, J Sports (Japanese)
  3. ^ Rankings
  4. ^ a b Profile of Andy Souwer TBS Martial Arts (Japanese)
  5. ^ "[Shooto Boxing] Andy Souwer visits Japan in September 18 'It would be an exciting match'", September 16, 2010, Livedoor Sports (Japanese)
  6. ^ Fighterzone Kickboxing World Series: Disaster, Majority of Fights Cancelled
  7. ^ Shootboxing S-Cup 2012: Andy Souwer, Joachim Hansen Among Participants
  8. ^ a b S-Cup Update: Tournament Field Settled, Quarterfinal Matchups Announced
  9. ^ Hinata vs. Ristie Rematch, Imada vs. Abdollahi Complete S-Cup Fight Card
  10. ^ [S-Cup 2012: Andy Souwer Wins 4th S-Cup]
  11. ^ K-1 World MAX Final 8: Tournament Line-up
  12. ^ K-1 World MAX 2012 Final Live Results
  13. ^ Yokkao Extreme 2013 Live Results
  14. ^ Yokkao Extreme 2013 Recap: Askerov Upsets Souwer, Thais Showcased
  15. ^ Japanese Kickboxing Scene: June Preview
  16. ^ Andy Souwer On Shootboxing vs. Pancrase Opponent: “I Feel Disrespected”
  17. ^ 2013 Act. 3 SHOOTBOXING Results: Team Shootboxing Sweeps Team Pancrase
  18. ^ Weekend Results: Andy Souwer Wins at ShootBoxing, Plus K-1 MAX Brazil Results
  19. ^ Enfusion Live In Tenerife Tomorrow, Fight Card
  20. ^ K-1 Announces K-1 World MAX Final 16 in Spain
  21. ^ K-1 Announces K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16 Tournament Fights
  22. ^ K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16 Live Results
  23. ^ K-1 World Max Final 16 2013 Results
  24. ^ Buakaw Banchamek returns to K-1 world max with a knockout (with fight video)
  25. ^ Hiroaki Suzuki Wins 2013 65kg Shoot Boxing S-Cup
  26. ^ 鈴木博昭、S-cup 65kg日本トーナメント優勝:11.16 両国
  27. ^ K-1 Announces World MAX Final 8 Event in Foshan, China
  28. ^ K-1 set for December 28 in Foshan, China with Buakaw vs. Zhou Zhipeng as main event
  29. ^ Andy Souwer Out - Christopher Mena in K-1 MAX Final 8
  30. ^ Superpro Fight Night 6 Basel: Andy Souwer out, Foad Sadeghi in
  31. ^ Andy Souwer Drops Decision to Tsukuru Midorikawa in Japan
  32. ^ 石井宏樹、引退戦はゲーオに2R KO負け:2.11 大田
  33. ^ Fight Video: Andy Souwer's Boxing Debut
  34. ^ Weekend Results: LEGEND III
  35. ^ Legend 3 Milan Results
  36. ^ Legend 3: Milan Results – Murthel Groenhart closes show in ruthless fashion
  37. ^ Results from 23.11.2014 Rookies, Kickboxing Talents and Enfusion Live Groningen, The Netherlands
  38. ^ Enfusion Live #22 Live Results and Stream
  39. ^ Andy Souwer begeistert in Darmstadt(Georgian)
  40. ^ RISEクリエーション 「RISE 100~BLADE 0~」(Japanese)

External links[edit]

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