Wendell Roche

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Wendell Roche
Wendell-roche.jpg
BornWendell Roche
(1971-04-13) April 13, 1971 (age 48)
Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
NationalityDutch
Curaçao
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb; 15.0 st)
DivisionCruiserweight
Heavyweight
StyleMuay Thai
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofAmsterdam, Netherlands
TeamVan Os Gym
TrainerEdwin van Os
Kickboxing record
Total74
Wins53
By knockout9
Losses21
By knockout3
last updated on: June 29, 2014

Wendell Roche (born April 13, 1971) is a Dutch-Curaçao heavyweight kickboxer. He holds an amazing achievement in being the only man to ever defeat the kickboxing great Ginty Vrede.

Career[edit]

Roche was born in Curaçao and raised as a Jehovah's Witness.

On October 16, 2010, he took part in the first round of the Ultimate Glory 2010/11 World Series at Ultimate Glory 12 where defeated Croatian veteran Stefan Leko via technical knockout as Leko retired in the second round. In the semi-finals at Ultimate Glory 13, he faced Turkish fan-favorite Gökhan Saki and was defeated by unanimous decision.

In late 2012, he competed on the third season of the Enfusion reality television show but was eliminated by Franci Grajš after defeating Jake Bostwick.

He joined Shogun gym in Beirut, Lebanon as a 1st tier trainer for the Lebanese national team.

He lost to Jasmin Bečirović by unanimous decision at Enfusion 3: Trial of the Gladiators on December 2, 2012 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.[1][2]

He beat Moises Ruibal by split decision at Enfusion Live 7 in Tenerife, Spain on July 13, 2013 to win the promotion's -90 kg title.[3]

Roche lost his Enfusion title to Andrew Tate when he was stopped in round two at Enfusion 19 in London, England on June 29, 2014.[4][5]

Roche is expected to face Christian Brorhilker at Enfusion Live 20 on July 12, 2014.[6]

Titles[edit]

  • 2013 Enfusion Live World Champion -90 kg
  • SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2011 runner-up

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enfusion 3: "Trial of the Gladiators" Fight Card for Sunday, December 2
  2. ^ Enfusion 3: Trial of the Gladiators Live Results
  3. ^ Results Muay Thai event Enfusion Live – Tenerife 2013-07-13
  4. ^ Enfusion Live #19 Final Results
  5. ^ Enfusion Live 19 Results & Pictures: Lazaar shocks Sam, Tate makes it world title No.4 in kickboxing masterclass
  6. ^ Enfusion Live 20 Fight Card
  7. ^ Uitslagen 13-05-2017: A1 World Combat Cup Eindhoven
  8. ^ Frenky Pawlak zwycięża w ostatniej walce w karierze, czyli wyniki Nocy Góralskich Wojowników(in Polish)
  9. ^ "Frank Muñoz vs Wendell Roche final4 enfusiontv : Foro de deportes (Spanish language)". www.hispagimnasios.com. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  10. ^ "ENFUSION jdu do finále :: Ondřej Hutník - ThaiBox - Ondra spejbl". www.ondrahutnik.cz. Retrieved 2011-05-22.