Badr Hari vs Rico Verhoeven
It seems increasingly likely that Badr Hari and Rico Verhoeven will meet later this year in the ring.
The two kickboxers as everyone knows like to do battle with each other, but were still looking for an organization that could set the battle. Which now seems to be found.
“Glory has made a serious offer,” as did Rico Verhoeven on Monday during Pep Talk.
Verhoeven, who has the heavyweight world title in his possession, is already physically ready for a fight with Hari. “For me, we meet next week.”
Not so fast though. “We always want to fight, that’s no problem, but Badr needs four months, or five need to feel ready,” said his trainer Mike Passenier. “Moreover, the party still needs to be promoted, which also takes time.”
Rico Verhoeven was born in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands. He began learning martial arts at age six in kyokushin, being trained by his father, a karate black belt. After transitioning into kickboxing, Verhoeven began training kickboxing at age of 7 and started competing against adults when he was only 16 years old, due to his large size.
Verhoeven completed a trilogy of fights against Errol Zimmerman when he faced him on February 6, 2015 in the main event at Glory 19: Virginia. The anticipated bout ended in anticlimactic fashion as Zimmerman sustained a knee injury in the second round, allowing Verhoeven to retain his Heavyweight title.
He has made his MMA pro debut at RXF 20 in Sibiu, Romania on October 19, 2015 defeating Viktor Bogutzki by TKO in the 1st round due to punches.
However the Moroccan is seen as one of the best heavyweights ever. Badr Hari seems ready to move on with his life, after settling the law suit between the Moroccan kick boxer Badr Hari in a SO-Lounge restaurant with a bartender in Marrakesh. The victim has decided to drop the charges against Badr Hari following a reconciliation between the two parties.