When thinking about Kickboxing, the first fighter that pops to mind is the legendary Dutch heavyweight Ernesto Hoost. Born on July 11th, 1965, many consider him the best Kickboxer of all time, and his accolades certainly corroborate those claims.
He was at his peak in the 2000s, when the competition was probably the toughest, racking up four K-1 Grand Prix Championships before retiring in 2006. He then briefly returned to the ring in 2014, at the age of 48. He won the vacant WKO World Heavyweight Championship against a rival legend Peter Aerts.
He ended his phenomenal career with an overall score of 99 wins and 21 losses. Sixty-two of those wins came by knockout, too. He had some incredible battles over his career and defeated some of the best Kickboxers of all time.
To win his four K-1 titles, he defeated Mirko Cro Cop Filipović, Stefan Leko, Mark Hunt, Jerome Le Banner, Ray Sefo, and many others.