Fred Royers

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Fred Royers
Fred royers.jpg
Royers in 1987
Born (1955-03-15) March 15, 1955 (age 62)
Arnhem, Netherlands
Other names Le Gladiateur
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 72.5 kg (160 lb)
Division Middleweight
Super Middleweight
Style Karate, Kickboxing, Savate
Fighting out of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Team Mejiro Gym
Kickboxing Arnhem
Trainer Jan Plas
Years active 1978–1986
Kickboxing record
Total 43
Wins 39
By knockout 14
Losses 4
Draws 0

Fred Royers (born March 15, 1955) is a Dutch former kickboxer who competed in the middleweight division. He was known for his powerful low kicks, which is now a staple of Dutch kickboxing.

Biography and career[edit]

Royers began practicing karate at the age of 16. He went on to become the Dutch national champion on nine occasions and also won medals at the Karate World Championships in 1979, 1980, 1982 and 1984 as well as the World Games 1981. He also competed in amateur boxing.

In 1978, Royers joined the Mejiro Gym and took up kickboxing. He became the European Savate Champion in 1984 when he defeated Robert Paturel via technical knockout in Paris, France. The following year, he won the WKA Middleweight Championship of the World when he won a 12-round decision victory over Yasuo Tabata.[1] He was forced to retire in 1986, however, after breaking his arm twice in training.

Following his retirement, Royers opened his own gym in his home town of Arnhem and began working as the Dutch language kickboxing commentator for Eurosport in 1990.[2]

Titles[edit]

[3]

  • Amateur boxing
    • Oost district champion
  • Karate
  • Kickboxing
    • Middleweight Muay Thai Champion of the Netherlands
    • Middleweight Kickboxing Champion of the Netherlands
    • European Savate Champion
    • WKA European Middleweight Champion
    • WKA Middleweight Champion of the World

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest

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