Ginty Vrede

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Ginty Vrede
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Born Ginty Owen Vrede
(1985-07-18)July 18, 1985
Paramaribo, Suriname
Died January 28, 2008(2008-01-28) (aged 22)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Surinamese
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb; 15.0 st)
Division Heavyweight
Style Muay Thai
Fighting out of Heiloo, Netherlands
Team Bear Paw Gym [1]
Trainer Harry Berepoot
Years active 2003–2008
Kickboxing record
Total 23
Wins 21
By knockout 20
Losses 1
No contests 1

Ginty Vrede (July 18, 1985 – January 28, 2008) was a Dutch kickboxer and 2008 WBC Muaythai Heavyweight World champion.

Biography and career[edit]

Vrede won the WBC Muaythai heavyweight World title by beating the previously unbeaten Shane del Rosario in Las Vegas on January 12, 2008 by KO in the first round.[1][2] Two weeks later, despite being medically tested before his fight in Las Vegas, Vrede died aged 22 from cardiac arrest during a training session in Amsterdam.[3] He was trained by Harry Berepoot who has produced several other World champion fighters in both Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts.[2]

Vrede made a habit of knocking out all comers and boasted a high rate, which led to him being compared with K-1 superstar Remy Bonjasky.[2] He was known for his lightning low kicks which he delivered with power, timing and precision. He also had a reputation for hard righthand pin-point punches and powerful knee strikes.[2]

Ginty was on an impromptu training session in the Pancration Sports Centre in Amsterdam when at some point he stated that he did not feel very well, and collapsed moments later. CPR administered for nearly half an hour could not save him. He died on his way to the hospital.[4]


Kickboxing record[edit]

21 Wins (19 (T)KO's, 2 decisions), 1 Loss
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
01/12/2008 Win United States Shane Del Rosario Muay Thai Championships, Las Vegas, NV KO (Left hook) 1 2:14
Wins WBC Muaythai world heavyweight (95.455 - 104.545 kg.) title.
12/24/2007 Win Serbia Slavo Polugic Return of the King 2, Paramaribo, Suriname KO 2
12/02/2007 Win Netherlands Brian Douwes Time for Action, Nijmegen, Netherlands TKO (Low kicks) 2
10/21/2007 Loss Curaçao Wendell Roche Gala Top Team, Beverwijk, Netherlands Decision 5 3:00
07/01/2007 Win Morocco Mounier Zekhnini Next Generation Warriors, Netherlands KO (Left hook) 1
05/06/2007 Win Netherlands Antilles Sharlimar Zimmerman Slamm 3 Nederland vs Thailand, Haarlem, Netherlands TKO (Right low kicks) 2
03/12/2007 Win Egypt Hesdy Gerges Rings "The Chosen Ones", Utrecht, Netherlands TKO (Referee stoppage) 1
11/25/2006 Win Netherlands Rick van Soest Gala in Zilvermeeuwen, Netherlands KO (Right punch) 5
11/19/2006 Win Netherlands Roy Dijkshoorn Blood, Sweat & Tears, Enchede, Netherlands KO 1
10/15/2006 Win Netherlands Bart Steltenpool] Gala in Beverwijk, Netherlands TKO 2
03/26/2006 Win Netherlands Roberto Flamingo K-1 MAX Netherlands 2006, Utrecht, Netherlands TKO (Referee stoppage) 4 2:00
02/12/2006 Win State of Palestine Mo Boubkari Muay Thai Gala in Amsterdam, Netherlands KO 2
10/30/2005 Win Netherlands Patrick Niezemuller Gala in Alkmaar, Netherlands TKO (Referee Stoppage) 1
09/17/2005 Win Turkey Yusuf Uzel Gala in Zilvermeeuwen, Netherlands KO (Right high kick) 2
04/23/2005 Win Netherlands Jaap Muys Muay Thai Gala in Spakenburg, Netherlands Decision 3 2:00
03/19/2005 Win Netherlands Willem Boersma Muay Thai Gala in Hougwoud, Netherlands KO 1
02/20/2005 Win Netherlands Maikel Kaptein It's Showtime, Zonnehuis, Netherlands Decision 3 3:00
02/05/2005 NC Turkey Engin Kaya Gala in Zilwermeeuwen, Netherlands No contest
10/17/2004 Win Morocco Mohammed Nooij Muay Thai Gala in Hilversum, Netherlands TKO

See also[edit]


  1. ^ WBC Muay Thai results,
  2. ^ a b c d VREDE KO1 SHOCKS ROSARIO,
  3. ^ Ginty Vrede overlijdt aan hartaanval,
  4. ^ Ginty zal door ons niet worden vergeten...., Thaiboxingschool The Ultimate, Suriname

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