Vasily Shish

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Vasily Shish
Born (1982-08-07) August 7, 1982 (age 34)
Other names Torero
Nationality Belarus Belarus
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)
Division Middleweight
Super Lightweight
Style Muay Thai
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Minsk, Belarus
Team Chinuk Gym (2004-present)
Gym "Kick Fighter" (1996-2003)
Trainer D.Pyastski
Kickboxing record
Total 51
Wins 37
By knockout 17
Losses 12
Draws 2
Mixed martial arts record
Total 1
Wins 0
Losses 1
Amateur record
Total 71
Wins 60
Losses 11
last updated on: June 4, 2011

Vasily "Torero" Shish (born 7 August 1982) is a Belarusian Muay Thai middleweight kickboxer fighting out of Minsk, Belarus for the Chinuk Gym. He is a five time world and five time European Muaythai and kickboxing champion who has won titles at both amateur and professional level.[1] Vasily has fought for several notable promotions such as K-1 MAX and (the now defunct) Thai & Kickbox SuperLeague.[2]


Growing up in Minsk, Vasily joined the famous Gym "Kick Fighter" in 1996 where he studied Muay Thai alongside future world champions such as Andrei Kulebin, Aliaksei Pekarchyk and Dmitry Shakuta. In 1998 he won his first title as an amateur at the I.A.M.T.F. European Championships in Spain, winning a gold medal in the -51 kg category aged just 15 years old, also winning the honour of "best technique".[3] The next year he went to the world championships in Bangkok where he won a bronze medal competing against much more experienced fighters. In 1999 he was part of the Belarus team which won an incredible eight gold medals (out of twelve) in the Thai-boxing section at the W.A.K.O. world championships. What was even more impressive was that seven of the winners came from Vasily's Kick Fighter gym.[4]

In 2000 Vasily won his first pro title (I.K.F. world) by defeating American Richard Kostuck in less than 40 seconds in Minsk. He carried on in an excellent year by winning a gold medal at the amateur European Muaythai championships before finishing the year with a gold medal in Sydney at the World Cup in Martial Arts event. Between 2001 and 2003 Vasily won more amateur and pro world and European titles with the I.A.M.T.F., I.S.S/Brute Force, W.A.K.O. and World Kickboxing Network (W.K.N.) organizations, moving up in weight and relinquishing his I.K.F. world title as he did so. By 2003 Vasily sought more competitive matches joining the newly created Thai & Kickbox SuperLeague where he would be given the chance to fight world champions every event. Things did not go exactly as planned for Vasily and he only had two fights with the organization – losing both.[5]

By 2004 Vasily had parted from his longtime gym "Kick Fighter" after seven years and joined the rival Chinuk Gym in Minsk. With his new gym he had the opportunity to make up for his disappointing SuperLeague performances after being called up by the then world's biggest kickboxing organization K-1 to take part in an elimination match for the 2005 K-1 MAX final. Vasily faced a daunting task in Tokyo, with the reigning champion Buakaw Por.Pramuk standing in the way of a place of the final 8. After three rounds it was clear that Vasily had no chance of upsetting the odds on favorite, losing every round in a third round unanimous decision loss.

Since his K-1 MAX appearance Vasily has been on the fringes of the kickboxing scene, taking many fights across the border in Russia with the highlight being holding the W.B.K.F. European title between 2006 and 2007. He has also made a number of appearances on smaller European promotions such as Klash and Janus Fight with limited success, wins against Paolo Balicha and Michal Hansgut being nullified by defeats against Aalviar Lima, Paulo Balicha and Fadi Merza.



  • 2006-07 W.B.K.F. European champion (0 title defences)
  • 2003 W.K.N. Muaythai super lightweight world champion -66.7 kg
  • 2002 I.S.S./Brute Force world champion
  • 2000 I.K.F. Pro Muaythai super lightweight world champion -62.2 kg (0 title defences - vacated)


Professional Kickboxing Record[edit]

Professional Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed Martial Arts Record[edit]

MMA Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "VASILI SHISH". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  2. ^ "K-1 OFFICIAL WEBSITE - Vasily Shish FIGHTERS". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  3. ^ "IAMTF Muay Thai European Championships (Kalafel, Spain)". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  4. ^ "Gym Kick Fighter / History of Gym Kick Fighter". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  5. ^ "SUPER LEAGUE Fighters - SHISH Vasily". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  6. ^ "IAMTF EUROPEAN MUAY THAI CHAMPIONSHIPS (Cyprus)". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  7. ^ "World Muay Thai Championships Bangkok (Thailand)". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  8. ^ "World Cup in Martial Arts (Sydney, Australia)". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  10. ^ "World Muay Thai Championships Bangkok (Thailand)". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  11. ^ "IAMTF Muay Thai European Championships (Kalafel, Spain)". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  12. ^ "Fighters - Vasily Shish (Record from 2008-04-20 - 37 wins (17 TKOs), 10 loss, 1 draw)". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  13. ^ "Emil Zoraj ist internationaler Champion nach WBC & OPBU (German language)". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  14. ^ "Swiss Las Vegas 2 (German language)". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  15. ^ "Backstage pictures KLASH III Sibiu, Romania (& results)". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  16. ^ "Fight Club Arbat 21.03.2007". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  17. ^ "BARS - European Welterweight Championship 2006". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  18. ^ "Ufa Fight Night". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  19. ^ "Fight Club Arbat 21-06-2006". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  20. ^ "GOLDEN LEAGUE WMC GRAND PRIX - 70 KG PADOVA, SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2005". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  21. ^ "Fight Club Arbat 26-10-2005". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  22. ^ "KINGS OF MUAY THAI BELARUS vs EUROPE (scroll down - note name is actually Farid not Morad)". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  23. ^ "Fight Night - Svájc / eredmények - (Foreign language)". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  24. ^ "Fight Club Arbat 15-06-2005". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  25. ^ "Fight Club Arbat 27-10-2004". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  26. ^ "Russian Muaythai League event 26-10-2004". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  27. ^ "Fight Club Arbat 19-05-2004". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  28. ^ "BELARUS vs UKRAINE". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  29. ^ "WMTA WORLD PROFESSIONAL TITLE FIGHTS (BRUTE FORSE, Pattaya, Thailand)". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  30. ^ "Sopot, Poland, 14th September 2002". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  31. ^ "BELARUS vs USA (New York, USA) WKA". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  32. ^ "BELARUS VS AUSTRALIA (SYDNEY)". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  33. ^ "RUSSIA vs THAILAND (Novosibirsk, Russia)". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  34. ^ "Kickboxing News (Details on Russia-Thailand event)". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  35. ^ "BELARUS vs THAILAND (Minsk, Belarus)". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  36. ^ "PAST IKF PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONS - Visily "Torrero" Shish (scroll down)". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  37. ^ "Belorechensk Fight Night 2". Retrieved 2011-06-04. 

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