Peter Aerts (K-1)

Peter Aerts

Peter Aerts - 3 times K-1 Champion

Peter Aerts (born October 25, 1970) is a Dutch super heavyweight kickboxer. Known for his devastating high kicks, which earned him the nickname "The Dutch Lumberjack", he is widely considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight kickboxers ever, along with Andy Hug, Ernesto Hoost and Semmy Schilt.

Biography:

Born in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Aerts began training in Muay Thai and kickboxing at the age of fourteen. He won his first world title when he was nineteen years old in 1990, taking the International Kick Boxing Federation's Heavyweight Championship. He would also add the Dutch heavyweight title the World Muay Thai Association's heavyweight title to his mantlepiece before going on to compete in the K-1 organization in Japan. He has competed in every K-1 World Grand Prix except one (2009), which has led to him being referred to as "Mr. K-1".

Titles:
International Kick Boxing Federation
IKBF World Heavyweight Championship (1990)
IKBF World Heavyweight Championship (1992)
K-1
1994 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion
1995 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion
1997 K-1 World Grand Prix 3rd place
1998 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion
2001 K-1 World Grand Prix in Las Vegas runner up
2003 K-1 World Grand Prix 3rd place
2006 K-1 World Grand Prix runner up
2007 K-1 World Grand Prix runner up
2010 K-1 World Grand Prix runner up

Night of the Stars
1994 The Night of the Stars tournament champion

World Muay Thai Association
WMTA World Heavyweight Muay Thai Championship (1991)
WMTA World Heavyweight Muay Thai Championship (1992)
WMTA World Heavyweight Muay Thai Championship (1993)
WMTA World Heavyweight Muay Thai Championship (1994)
WMTA World Super Heavyweight Muay Thai Championship (1995)
WMTA World Super Heavyweight Muay Thai Championship (1997)