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Unyielding Verhoeven survives battle of attrition: ‘This is what I was made for’ | Martial arts

By Daan Hakkenberg

At the end of the third round, the fight between Rico Verhoeven and Jamal Ben Saddik is captured in one frame. Verhoeven, badly shaken with a huge wound under his left eye, looks for support on the edge of the ring with his right hand. Meanwhile, Ben Saddik hangs in the ropes near his own corner. The two heavyweights have become shadows of themselves. Completely jaded, bruised but none of them think about giving up. The 18,000 spectators in the GelreDome no longer know where to look and what to shout with excitement. And then Verhoeven and Ben Saddik still have 25 seconds to ring the bell.

Unyielding Verhoeven survives battle of attrition: ‘This is what I was made for’ | Martial arts
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