The Supersized Samurai. Coming in at nearly seven feet tall and right around 300 pounds, Schilt has been routinely derided as a large, lumbering fighter that got by on his size and strength as opposed to any kind of technical prowess. Hopefully, now that Semmy has won his fourth K-1 Grand Prix title (tying him with the legendary Ernesto Hoost, against whom Semmy holds a 2-0-1 record, for most all time), those denouncing his skills will kindly blow it out of their ass. On the same night that Overeemrated went down in a heap of horse meat and shame at the hands of Badr Hari, Semmy Schilt once again reigned supreme.
Please, find four more impressive nights in the history of combat sports belonging to one person:
11/19/2005: Ray Sefo, Remy Bonjasky, Ernesto Hoost
12/02/2006: Jerome Le Banner, Hoost, Peter Aerts
12/08/2007: Glaube Feitosa, Le Banner, Aerts
12/05/2009: Le Banner, Bonjasky, Badr Hari
Oh, and on this last one, he won all three fights in 5:53 – a new record.
I love me some Hoost and Dutch Lumberjack and Hyper Battle Cyborg, and I have nothing but respect for the legacies of Andy Hug and Musashi and Leko – but if I had a vote, I’d put Schilt at the top of the all-time kickboxing heap. Thoughts?