In the world of kickboxing, we have a lot of exceptional fighters, and when such a topic arises, Andy Souwer is a name that is always mentioned.
Andy Souwer is a mixed martial artist and kickboxer fighting out of Mejiro Gym in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
His full name is Andy Theodorus Egburdus Antoinetta Souwer and he was born on November 9, 1982 in Den Bosch, Netherlands.
He is a four-time Shootboxing World tournament champion and a two-time K-1 World MAX Champion.
In addition, he has accomplished a lot in his kickboxing career and continues to keep performing at the highest level.
Before discussing his life and achievements in detail, we start with some quick facts about him.
|Full Name||Andy Theodorus Egburdus Antoinetta Souwerborn|
|Date of Birth||November 9, 1982|
|Place of Birth||Den Bosch, Netherlands|
|Nickname||The destroyer, Souwer Power|
|Style||Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts|
|Age||40 years old|
|Height||5 feet and 9 inches (176 cm)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Kids||Keanu Souwer and Chantal Souwer|
|Hair Colour||Light Brown|
|Social Media||Instagram, Facebook, Twitter|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Fighting out of||Den Bosch, Netherlands|
|Style||Kickboxing, boxing, Shoot boxing|
|Active Year||1998 – present|
|Coach||Paul Lamoth John De Ling( 1989 – 2005) Andre Mannart (2005 – 2012)|
|Team||Ling Ho Gym ( 1998 – 2005) Mejiro Gym ( 2005 – 2012) Team Souwer ( 2005 – Present)|
|Merch||K-1 World Max 2006- Final 16|
|Last Update||October, 2023|
Andy Souwer: Early Life
Andy Souwer was born on 9th November of 1982 in Den Bosch, Netherlands.
Souwer was very young, about seven years old when he started training in Ling Ho Gym in Den Bosch to start kickboxing.
Andy had his first-ever kickboxing fight about a year after joining the Gym, i.e., eight years old.
Therefore, he was very good at it and started winning a lot of fights, and he started competing in all the weight classes.
Andy, later on, showed his potential by winning every fight and finally became the Dutch Champion.
Andy Souwer: Age, Height, And Weight
Souwer is 40 years old but still maintains a fit body due to his strict training routine and healthy diet.
Additionally, Andy is 178 cm (5 ft 9 inch) tall and weighs 70 kgs (154 lbs).
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Andy Souwer: Career
Souwer was just 16 years old when he fought his first A-Class MTBN Title match in 1998.
Andy was victorious and further won three different World titles at just 18 years old.
Firstly, Souwer traveled to Japan to participate in the S-Cup 2002 Shoot Boxing Championship in 2002.
He won most of his fights relatively easily and beat Zheng Yuhao, the Chinese Sanshou title challenger.
Andy Souwer made his K-1 debut in 2003. Souwer won his first K-1 World Max champion title in 2005.
After two years, he again competed in the 2007 K-1 World Championship.
He showed excellent fighting skills in the tournament beating Gago Drago and then defeating Albert Kraus.
Finally, Souwer beat Masato to become the 2007 K-1 World Max Champion.
Rise of a Champion
After winning the 2007 K-1 World Max Championship, Andy again went head-to-head with Masato in Masato’s retirement match.
The match was at the Dynamite!! 2009 event, and Masato was victorious as Souwer lost the match.
Andy was scheduled to fight Naruepol Fairtex at Fighterzone Kickboxing World Series MAX in Singapore on February 25, 2012.
However, due to the reason of not settlement of payment by the promoters, the fight never happened.
Andy also competed in the Shoot Boxing World Tournament 2012 in Tokyo, Japan, on November 17, 2012.
Souwer defeated Kem Sitsongpeenong by majority decision with a total score of 58 – 55 in the quarter-final stage.
Additionally, Andy dominated the semi-finals and knocked out Hiroki Shishido to advance to the finals.
Finally, Souwer beat Henri van Opstal by unanimous decision (90 – 86) in the final to become the 2012 Shoot Boxing World Tournament champion.
Furthermore, Andy Souwer was invited to the K-1 World MAX 2012 World Championship in Athens, Greece, on December 15, 2012.
Souwer outpointed Andy Ristie in the quarter-finals with a convincing enough performance.
Unfortunately, Artur Kyshenko beat him in the semis to deny him a place in the finals in their fourth encounter.
Souwer faced another loss to Dzhabar Askerov by split decision in the main event of Yokkao Extreme 2013 in Milan, Italy, on January 26, 2013.
On June 23, 2013, Andy Souwer went to Shoot Boxing 2013 – Act 4 as a leader of shoot boxer against a team of Pancrase fighters.
With Souwer saying about the Pancrase representative, “in Holland they are what we call B level fighters,” the event started with many controversies.
The founder and president, Caesar Takeshi, was upset and stormed out of the pre-fight press conference.
He was not happy about Pancrase’s disrespectful selection of opponents, and he claimed he could no longer bear to be part of the proceedings.
Kota Okazawa faced Souwer, and in round one, Okazawa was knocked out with a left hook.
Andy Souwer was scheduled to fight Maximo Suaraec at Enfusion Live: Tenerife.
In Tenerife, Spain, the fight was scheduled to take place on July 13, 2013, but he withdrew due to unknown reasons.
Souwer competed in the K-1 World MAX 2013 World Championship Tournament.
His performance was commendable, and he defeated Yasuhiro Kido in the Final to become the tournament’s winner in Mallorca, Spain, on September 14, 2013.
Moreover, he also participated in the Shoot Boxing Battle Summit Ground Zero Tokyo 2013.
Souwer beat Steve Moxon by unanimous decision in Tokyo, Japan, on November 15, 2013.
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Andy Souwer was scheduled to fight at the K-1 World Max 2013 World Championship Tournament Quarter-Finals – Part 1.
The fight was against Enriko Kehl and was going to take place in Foshan, China, on December 28, 2013.
However, Souwer suffered from a bout of appendicitis before the event, which meant he was not going to fight.
Unfortunately, he was admitted into the hospital due to his condition, where they had to perform a routine emergency surgical procedure to remove the troubled organ.
Moreover, his opponent Enriko Kehl also suffered numerous cuts in a fight with Buakaw one month earlier.
Both fighters were unable to compete and took some time off the sport.
Then, the fight was moved to K-1 World MAX 2013 World Championship Tournament Quarter-Finals – Part 2 and was matched with Shane Campbel.
A fight against Shemsi Beqiri was arranged with him at SuperPro Fight Night VI. However, due to appendicitis, Souwer was unable to compete.
He withdrew, and Beqiri fought Foad Sadeghi at SuperPro Fight Night VI in Basel, Switzerland, on January 25, 2014.
Andy was desperate for a strong comeback and started training hard after his recovery.
The Souwer Power took some time to recover and was back to fighting.
He fought Tsuskur Midorikawa at Rikix: No Kick, No Life 2014 in Tokyo, Japan, on February 11, 2014.
Andy could not perform well and lost due to a split decision to Midorikawa.
Souwer was desperate for a comeback and started training for a boxing match.
He was scheduled for a boxing match against Paata Varduashvili in his hometown.
The fight against Paata was his professional boxing debut, and it took place on March 17, 2014.
Souwer defeated Paata by TKO after his opponent retired in his corner at the end of the fourth round in Den Bosch, Netherlands.
Moreover, Andy Souwer defeated Yuri Bessmertny via UD at Legend 3: Pour Homme in Milan, Italy, on April 5, 2014.
Andy Souwer: Accomplishments
Souwer has accomplished a lot in his career. He has won a lot of titles.
He became the 2002 S-cup World Champion and successfully defended it two years later to become the 2004 S-cup World Champion.
Andy won the K-1 World MAX 2005. Later a year after, he reached the Final of the K-1 World MAX 2006.
However, in 2006 Souwer finished as a runner-up in the 2006 S-cup. But, he won the 2008 S-cup World Championship.
Then, again in 2007, his excellent performances earned him the K-1 World MAX 2007 Champion title.
Moreover, he again stepped into the ring in 2009 to defend his title, which he could not but ended up as the K-1 World MAX 2009 Runner up.
Andy was the 2019 World Full Contact Association World Thaiboxing Super Welterweight ( 70 kg) Champion.
He won the It’s Showtime World (70 kg) Championship and won the 2012 It’s Showtime “70 kg” World Championship.
Souwer also won the 2012 S-cup World Championship. Additionally, Andy is also the ARDDD World Super welterweight Champion.
Similarly, he went on to become the World Professional Kickboxing Association World Super welterweight Champion.
After that, Andy competed in the International Sports Karate Association World Super welterweight Championship and won the Championship.
In addition, the fighter also became the World Kickboxing Association World Super welterweight Champion.
Souwer was also the World Muay Thai Association World Super welterweight Champion.
The fighter also is the World Shoot Boxing Association World Super Welterweight Champion.
Andy Souwer: Personal Life and Net Worth
Souwer is happily married to his long-term girlfriend and has two kids.
Andy has acted in various movies such as Mijn Papa in 2013, Kunlun Fight in 2014, and K-1 World Max 2012: Final 8 Athens in 2012.
Andy Souwer has an estimated net worth of about $8 million.
The primary source of income is his kickboxing career; besides, sometimes, he also acts in the movies.
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Andy Souwer: Social Media
He posts regularly posts photos and is updating what he is up to on his Instagram and Facebook.
Similarly, the kickboxer is also active on Twitter with over 3.3k followers.
Andy Souwer: FAQs
What is Andy Souwer’s fight record?
Souwer’s kickboxing record is excellent. He fought 183 matches with 161 wins (98 by knockout), one draw, and only 21 losses.
What is Andy Souwer’s nickname?
Andy Souwer is commonly referred to as The Souwer Power and is also called The Destroyer.
What is Andy Souwer’s gym name?
Souwer Sport Institute is Souwer’s Gym where he trains for his fights.