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Verhoeven despite gains against Lazaar critical of himself

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Verhoeven despite gains against Lazaar critical of himself

Rico Verhoeven is in spite of the victory is not at all pleased with what he Saturday in the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch showed against Ismael Lazaar.

“It could have been better,” says the 28-year-old Dutchman in front of the camera of The Telegraph. “We go back to the gym. Discuss, watch, and analyze.”

Verhoeven did not succeed in the obese Lazaar knock them out, but was called in by the judges unanimously declared the winner. ‘The Prince of Kickboxing’ that’s a fair decision.

“I knew beforehand that Ishmael just well can fight. In contrast to the outside world, which knew him not. He has the kickboksspelletje simply under the knee. He has shown this.”

According to the world champion in the heavyweight in Glory, there is one difference between him and Lazaar. “I understand it even a little bit better. But yes, you know, we have done what we had to do.”

Rico Verhoeven defeats Ismael Lazaar

Rico Verhoeven has Saturday in Den Bosch the prestigious battle with Ismael Lazaar won.
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Verhoeven listens to his coach between rounds.
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The fight began at a very exploratory qualities, but Verhoeven did the first two rounds unanimously to attract.
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Verhoeven collects.
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The 28-year-old kickbokser defeated the Morocco fighting Lazaar ultimately easy points.
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Complete fighter

Where Ishmael, the particular had to have his arms, let Verhoeven about much more abilities. “I try in all areas to score,” explains the latter.

“A lot of kickboksers often go for the head. Others seek very often the legs and others need it mainly blows on the body. With me everything is divided. So in that respect I am a very complete fighter.”

The duel with Lazaar was for Verhoeven, in his first fight since december of Badr Hari won in the “kickboksgevecht of the century” in Oberhausen. Just like Saturday, there was also no world title on the game, but the expectation is that that comes on quickly.

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