Nieky Holzken has already made a reputation for himself as one of the best strikers of his time, but there is still one more piece of lore that he wants to add to his impressive career before he retires.
The Dutch great holds a record of 94-17 as a professional kickboxer and has won the Glory Kickboxing world championship four times. Holzken has stated that he is determined to win one hundred times, especially given how close he is to accomplishing this feat.
When he fights Arian Sadikovic on June 9 at the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok for ONE Fight Night 11: Eersel vs. Menshikov, he will have the opportunity to move closer to achieving his objective.
In an interview with ONE Championship, Holzken mentioned that when he finally decides to hang up his gloves for good, attaining a record of 100 wins would be a tremendous feather in his crown.
“Of course, I’m going to go along with that. Due to the fact that I have a boxing record of 24-1, it is possible that my total already exceeds 100. I want to accomplish that, but more importantly, I want to have a successful career overall and a satisfying conclusion to my working life.
The veteran fighter, who is now 39 years old, still has quite a bit of gas left in the tank, and it is not out of the question that he will accomplish the lofty goal in ONE Championship.
Holzken now has a record of 4–1 in the promotion, with three of those victories coming through knockout.
The illustrious striker is widely regarded as one of the sport’s hardest hitters, and he has finish victories to his name that include those against Cosmo Alexandre, Elliot Compton, and the Australian classic John Wayne Parr.
This run of form, along with a victory over Sadikovic, might even put ‘The Natural’ in position to challenge for the world title against Regian Eersel, who is a world champion in two different sports.
All Prime Video users in North America will have access to a live stream of the event at no additional cost. ONE Fight Night 11 is the sixth Amazon card that ONE Championship has hosted this year.