Who is Rico Verhoeven?
Rico Verhoeven ,born April 10 1989 is a Dutch kickboxer and current Glory Heavyweight Champion. Verhoeven is currently ranked the #1 heavyweight in the world by LiverKick.com, Combat Press and GLORY.
Rico Verhoeven was born in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands. He began learning martial arts at age five starting with Kyokushin, he was trained by his father, a Karate black belt. After transitioning into kickboxing, Verhoeven began training at the age of seven and started competing against adults when he was only 16 years old, due to his large size.
Although he was expected to fight in the 2012 K-1 World Grand Prix, Verhoeven was left out of the tournament. He then signed with rival promotion Glory in October 2012.
Rico is tall and very athletic for a fighter his size. Besides his physical gifts, he's an intelligent fighter. He has a wide arsenal of attacks, most notably his powerful low kicks, and a tight defense. He also worked closely with former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, whom he credits with making his jab into the highly effective weapon.
Rico became Heavyweight Champion in 2014 and has defended is title successfully several times.
In 2017 PFM underwear launched an underwear line witch was co-designed by Rico Verhoeven. You can find this underwear at Signore, Vughterstraat 49 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.