K-1 Legend Talks Comeback
Three time K-1 World Grand Prix champion Remy Bonjasky left the sport of kickboxing on an uptick, knocking out Mirko Crocop in his final bout at GLORY 14 two years ago.
As he told BloodyElbow.com’s Mark Bergmann in the interview below for German broadcaster ranFIGHTING while taking in GLORY 31 in Amsterdam this past weekend, Bonjasky said that stepping into the ring one more time is something he is not opposed to, but he needs to have a good reason to do it.
"It always feels great to see guys fighting, and at the moment it’s itching like hell, because you wanna go into the ring right now, you wanna show your skills. But right now, I’m just a spectator."
Bonjasky continued to explain that, although it would take a lot for a promoter to make him return, he would consider it, if the occasion is right.
"A lot of promoters are asking me to come back, but you know what? They need to motivate me! They really need to motivate me to come back, and if I come back, it needs to be special. It needs to be that special moment, special arena. You know, maybe in Tokyo Dome again, I don’t know. Then I will come back."
"The Flying Gentleman" retired with a record of 77 wins and 19 losses. That includes wins over Badr Hari, Alistair Overeem, Jerome Le Banner, Gokhan Saki, Melvin Manhoef, Ernesto Hoost, and countless other legends in the sport.