K-1 To Hold Open Tryouts for Fighters in July



Recognized as the largest kickboxing promotion in the world, K-1 will be making a move to the United States with open tryouts happening in July to find the latest talent to compete in the promotion.

The tryouts that will be held at the famed Muscle Beach in Los Angeles, Calif. go down on Thursday, July 19 starting at 1pm PT.

For the fighters chosen to compete in K-1, they will have the opportunity to fight for $2 million dollars in prize money including $1 million for the 2012 K-1 Grand Prix champion winner, as well as $300,000 to the runner up and another $300,000 to the winner of the 2012 K-1 Max Tournament.

“K-1 would like to invite all talented stand-up fighters to come to Muscle Beach in LA on July 19 and show us what you have, and why you belong in the K-1 family,” said Doug Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer, K-1. “K-1 is the gold standard in stand-up fighting, and we are searching for the best new athletes out there to represent K-1 and possibly become one of kickboxing’s newest icons.”

To sign up for the open tryouts go to the K-1 Facebook page and register there, and a confirmation email will be sent.

Past K-1 champions including Alistair Overeem, Ernesto Hoost, Peter Aerts and many other legends that made their name competing with the kickboxing promotion.

Now they make a new push in 2012 starting with the open tryouts in July.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 29 days ago
  • 24 views

As expected, Manny Gamburyan is making the move to the 135-pound division, and he’ll debut in the class against Cody Gibson at UFC 178.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 61 views

Famed boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has purchased a substantial stake in One Fighting Championship, easily the largest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia today. One FC CEO Victor Cui announced the read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 14 views

Troubled kickboxing organization K-1 has changed the date of its next event for a second time. In a brief post on the official K-1 Global Facebook page, the company announced that the show has been m read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 868 views

As the quickest-growing mixed martial arts outpost in the world, the UFC is accustomed to weeding out the weak. They've been ridiculed in the past for pushing out well-rounded athletes who just can't read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 6 views

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions stemming from the World Series of Fighting 12 event on Monday. Two fighters face a potential six-month suspension read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 views

One-night tournaments used to be the basis of fight sports such as MMA and kickboxing but nowadays kickboxing is the only sport to have a premier organization which retains the format. Are tournament read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 0 views

A look at the best tweets from the world of UFC. Follow @ufc, the list of official UFC accounts, and the list of UFC fighters to keep up with these guys and gals. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 views

GLORY's new CEO says his kickboxing promotion will be back in action in late October. In addition, their Spike TV deal is renewed, Amsterdam and Paris are possible destinations, and "the door is open read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 views

Glory lightweight champion Davit Kiria is calling for a rematch with former world No. 1 Giorgio Petrosyan. read news >>