Best Kickboxer of All Time?

Discussion in 'Kickboxing' started by DragonDude, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. DragonDude

    DragonDude New Member

    Who do people feel is the best kickboxer of all time?


    Any weight division the best overall & why?


    Francois Botha & Bob Sapp a joke there f course!!!
    1980 - PKA Middleweight Champion

    Bill Wallace retired as the undefeated Professional Karate Association (PKA) Middleweight Champion after defeating Bill Biggs in a 12-round bout in June 1980.

    Known to the Karate world simply as "Superfoot," symbolic of his awesome left leg, which was once clocked in excess of 60 mph, Wallace left a string of battered and bruised bodies along the martial arts fighting trail.


    Incidentally, I came second in the PKA nationals this year - 25 years on from when he won them :p

    I like how 4 of those you mentioned were PKA fighters :D

    Anyway - yeah Bill Wallace takes it for me.
  3. Ikken Hisatsu

    Ikken Hisatsu New Member

    why on earth are bob sapp and botha in there?

    anyway, id say benny the jet, despite his sometimes overhyped performances. he was still the best for his weightclass in American kickboxing
  4. DragonDude

    DragonDude New Member


    Read the bottom of original post - little joke with Bob Sapp & Botha there!
  5. He'd get my second place. Wallace first, though.
  6. Ikken Hisatsu

    Ikken Hisatsu New Member

    sorry, still early here- missed the PS :D
  7. BuGsy

    BuGsy New Member

    Jean Yves Theriault

    I'd have to say that the best kickboxer would be Jean Yves Theriault
  8. Macca_g

    Macca_g New Member

    Ramon Dekker :D
  9. Ikken Hisatsu

    Ikken Hisatsu New Member

    I think this is about american style kickboxing, otherwise he would get my vote as well
  10. semphoon

    semphoon walk idiot, walk.

    Bill "Superfoot" Wallace. I believe Kwajman has a pic of himself and the legend in his photo gallery here on MAP.
  11. Ottoman Turk

    Ottoman Turk Valued Member

    Gurkan "The Ultimate Fighting Machine" Ozkan and Stan " The Man" Longinidis should also be on that list.
  12. masterfinger

    masterfinger New Member

    I'd say it's a tie between Benny Urquidez & Jean Yves Theriault. Both excellent with hands and feet. Bob Thurman was pretty good in the day too.
    I would've put a vote in for Don Wilson, except at the last fight I saw him in Las Vegas against Dewey Cooper, he clearly lost, but was given the decision.
    Everyone there booed him big time, and the look on his face said he knew he lost.
  13. Ikken Hisatsu

    Ikken Hisatsu New Member

    thats hardly his fault though. it could be worse, he could be like masato and be ecstatic about being handed a win he clearly didnt earn.

    I think if we expanded this to european rules- with low kicks and knees allowed- then Rob Kaman would have to right up at the top as well.
  14. faster than you

    faster than you Valued Member

    many people say that the jet has great hands; but wild flailing seemed to be his game in the one fight that i saw of his. maybe it was a bad night. i died a little inside after seeing that fight.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2005
  15. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    Rick "The Jet" Roufus was a good American kickboxer before K1.

    And Dale "Apollo" Cook wasn't half bad either.
  16. Avidaniel

    Avidaniel Valued Member

    I remember the rick roufus fight against Filho. One must learn to low kick.
  17. davethekodiak

    davethekodiak Valued Member

  18. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    It was precisely that disinclination that kept him out of "oriental rules" for so long, as I hear it.
  19. Infrazael

    Infrazael Banned Banned

    Didn't Benny get owned by some Thai boxer???
  20. Ikken Hisatsu

    Ikken Hisatsu New Member

    bennys record in thailand is a bit exaggerated-
    1) he never fought under full muay thai rules.
    2) he never fought against the best. he was invited to lumpinee and refused.
    3) he won a fight, where there were no knees or elbows allowed. at that time in muay thai, those were the main attacks.
    4)he lost 2 fights, but they were changed to draws or no contests in order to keep his record nice and shiny.

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