Top 10 K1 fighters of all time | Ernesto Hoost

#9 Ernesto Hoost

Nationality: Dutch
Height: 1.89 m (6 ft 2.4 in)
Weight: 98 kg (216 lb)
Divisions: Superheavyweight
Age: 52 years old
Record: 99-21-1 (62 KOs)
Years active: 1983-2006, 2014

The man who many guys were angry because we didn’t include him in our previous list. Hoost or “Mr.Perfect” is one of the Kickboxing sport’s faces. Because he has fought against every great heavyweight fighter on the planet during his 31 active years. He Defeated most of them and showed a great performance against them all.

Hoost made one of the greatest comebacks in the k1 history. his 1st retirement was on 2006 before he decided to come back on 2014 at the age of 48 to add 2 more unanimous decision victories to his record. One of them was over the great Peter Aerts.

Aerts was Hoost’s career opponent, as they fought each other 6 times from 1988 till 2014. Hoost won 4 of them and lost 2, Their fights were very competitive and none of them has knocked the other out.

In my opinion, Hoost throws the best low kicks ever, I’ve seen him knocking many fighters out using it. His right cross was very powerful. Unlike many fighters, he starts with the cross many times without throwing the left jab first to surprise his opponent.

Notable titles:

  • 1993 K-1 Grand Prix ’93 runner-up in Tokyo
  • 1997 K-1 Grand Prix ’97 Final champion in Tokyo
  • 1999 K-1 Grand Prix ’99 Final Round champion in Tokyo
  • 2000 K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Nagoya runner-up in Nagoya
  • 2000 K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 champion in Tokyo
  • 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 champion in Melbourne
  • 2002 K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 champion in Tokyo