Warren Stevelmans

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Warren Stevelmans
Born (1983-05-16) 16 May 1983 (age 33)
Cape Town, South Africa
Other names Chaka Zulu
Nationality South African
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 70.0 kg (154.3 lb; 11.02 st)
Division Welterweight
Reach 68.0 in (173 cm)
Style Kickboxing
Fighting out of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Team Vos Gym
Trainer Ivan Hippolyte
Years active 2001–present
Kickboxing record
Total 72
Wins 37
By knockout 14
Losses 32
By knockout 4
Draws 3
last updated on: May 3, 2014

Warren "Chaka Zulu" Stevelmans (born 16 May 1983) is a South African kickboxer, fighting out of Vos Gym in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is the K-1 MAX Netherlands 2008 tournament champion.[1]

Biography and career[edit]

Despite being born in South Africa, Stevelmans has spent the bulk of his career fighting in the Netherlands. He began his career at C-Class level in 2001 and through 2001 to 2005 won a number of C and B-Class fights, culminating in winning his A-Class debut against Arian Vatniki in Maastricht, Netherlands. Stevelmans lost his next fight against Chris Ngimbi but then went on a winning streak throughout the rest of 2006 and in to the later stages of 2007 where he won his first title, defeating William Diender to claim the N.K.B.B. national title at 70 kg.

Stevelmans performances at domestic level gave him the chance to take his talents on to the world stage as he was invited by K-1 to participate in one of their regional qualifying tournaments at the K-1 MAX Netherlands 2008 held in Utrecht. Stevelmans was the victor at a very competitive tournament, defeating two time SuperLeague champion Aalviar Lima in the quarter finals, gaining revenge on Chris Ngimbi in the semis via TKO and beating Marco Piqué in the final to book his place at the K-1 Final 16 event. Stevelmans won his elimination fight in Hiroshima, Japan and advanced to the quarter final stage at the K-1 World MAX Final 8. Unfortunately for Stevelmans he was paired up against two time K-1 MAX world champion Andy Souwer who proved too strong for him over three rounds.

After his exit from the 2008 K-1 World MAX Stevelmans has been inconsistent. He picked up a good victory against Aalviar Lima but has struggled against world class opposition, losing fights to the likes of Giorgio Petrosyan, Albert Kraus and Mike Zambidis. At the start of 2011, Stevelmans returned to K-1 MAX entering the K-1 MAX Madrid 2011 tournament. He beat two Spanish opponents en route to the final but was unable to win the title, losing to his third Spanish opponent on the night in Rafi Zouheir, via decision over three rounds.

He defeated Hinata Watanabe via unanimous decision (30-28, 28-27 and 29-28) at Shootboxing 2012 - Act 4 on 17 September 2012 in Tokyo, Japan to qualify for the 2012 S-Cup.[2]

He was expected to compete in the 2012 Thai Fight 70 kg tournament, fighting in the quarter-finals on 23 October 2012 in Bangkok. However, this did not happen for unknown reasons.[3]

Replacing Yoshihiro Sato on short notice, he defeated Dzhabar Askerov via unanimous decision in a tournament reserve fight at Glory 3: Rome - 2012 Middleweight Slam Final 8 in Rome, Italy on 3 November 2012.[4][5]

He was expected to compete at the Shoot Boxing World Tournament 2012 in Tokyo, Japan on 17 November 2012.[6] However, he was unable to compete due to the tournament coming so soon after his bout with Askerov.[7]

He beat Thai brawler Bovy Sor Udomson by way of majority decision at Shootboxing 2013 - Act 1 in Tokyo on 22 February 2013.[8][9][10]

Stevelmans was scheduled to fight Johann Fauveau at Glory 5: London on 23 March 2013 in London, England.[11] However, when Andy Ristie was unable to fight in the event's co-main event against Albert Kraus, Stevelmans took his place[12] and lost by unanimous decision.[13][14]

He was soundly beaten by Aikpracha Meenayothin, losing on points at MAX Muay Thai 2 in Pattaya, Thailand on 29 June 2013.[15][16][17][18]

He lost to Chingiz Allazov by unanimous decision at Legend 2: Invasion in Moscow, Russia on 8 November 2013. [19][20]

Replacing Shemsi Beqiri on short notice,[21] Stevelmans lost to Ky Hollenbeck by unanimous decision in an ugly fight in the tournament reserve match at Glory 12: New York - Lightweight World Championship Tournament in New York City, New York on 23 November 2013.[22][23][24]

He lost to Yuri Bessmertny by UD at Thai Boxe Mania in Turin, Italy on 25 January 2014.[25][26]

He lost to Josh Jauncey via UD at Glory 16: Denver in Broomfield, Colorado, US on April 3, 2014.[27][28]

Titles[edit]

  • 2011 K-1 MAX Madrid 2011 runner up -70 kg
  • 2010 World Full Contact Association (W.F.C.A.) Thai-boxing middleweight world title -72.5 kg
  • 2008 K-1 MAX Netherlands champion -70 kg
  • 2006 N.K.B.B. Dutch national champion

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "K-1 EUROPE MAX 2008 IN HOLLAND -Europe Tournament-". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  2. ^ Dave Walsh. "Shootboxing 2012 Act.4 Results: Shishido, Stevelmans, Bovy Qualify for S-Cup". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Dave Walsh. "Buakaw Back At Thai Fight On October 23". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY 3 Rome - Final 8: Live Results". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Glory 3 Live Play By Play ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Dave Walsh. "Shootboxing S-Cup 2012: Andy Souwer, Joachim Hansen Among Participants". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Dave Walsh. "S-Cup Update: Tournament Field Settled, Quarterfinal Matchups Announced". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Dave Walsh. "Ten Kickboxing Fights to Watch in February". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  9. ^ Dave Walsh. "Yoshihiro Sato Wins at Shootboxing 2013 Act. 1". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Dave Walsh. "Japanese Kickboxing Scene: February Recap". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY 5 London Fight Card". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  12. ^ Dave Walsh. "Andy Ristie out, Albert Kraus now faces Warren Stevelmans tomorrow at GLORY 5 London". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  13. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY 5 London Live Results". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Results and Recap: Glory 5 ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  15. ^ [1] Archived 27 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "MAX Muay Thai Pattaya Live Results and Play-By-Play". Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Victor Ngabe Shocks the World by Defeating Fabio Pinca at MAX Pattaya". Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  18. ^ Dave Walsh. "Weekend Results: Thai Fight and MAX Muay Thai". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  19. ^ Dave Walsh. "LEGEND 2: Invasion Live Results". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  20. ^ Zane Simon. "Legend Invasion 2 gifs and results from Moscow". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  21. ^ "Warren Stevelmans replaces Shemsi Beqiri against Ky Hollenbeck at Glory 12 this weekend ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  22. ^ "Glory 12 Results and Recap: Andy Ristie shocks the world with two huge knockouts ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  23. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY 12 Live Results and Updates". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  24. ^ [2] Archived 28 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  25. ^ "Thai Boxe Mania set for January 25th in Turin, Italy ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  26. ^ "Results: Thai Boxe Mania 2014 – Torino 25-01-2014". Muay Farang. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  27. ^ "UFC Veteran Pat Barry Suffers First-Round Knockout Loss to Zack Mwekassa at Glory 16". Sherdog. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  28. ^ "Glory 16 Results ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  29. ^ Tomaš Hron nokautirao Mighty Moa (Croatian)