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Old 10-07-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
The Spider
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Default Re: Andy Hug Appreciation Thread

The word legend is bandied about far too readily at times, but Andy Hug was indeed a legend.

Here's a short summary of his career achievements :

-> The first Swiss national to advance to the world's top ranking in Kyokushinkai Karate.

-> The first non-Asian to achieve entry to a world championship final.

-> The first non-Asian to become professional world champion in full-contact karate.

-> The first karate fighter able to hold his own against the best kick and Thai boxers.

-> The first martial arts fighter with a karate background to win the K-1 Grand Prix.

Titles won :

-> K-1 World Grand Prix Champion - 1996.

-> K-1 World Grand Prix Finalist - 1997, 1998.

> K-1 World Grand Prix Last 8 - 1994, 1999.

> UKF World Super Heavyweight Champion 1994.

> WMTC World Super Heavyweight Champion.

> WKA World Muay Thai Super Heavyweight
Champion 1996.

> WKA European Muay Thai Super Heavyweight
Champion 1997/1998/1999/2000.
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