This article, originally printed in International Kickboxer Magazine, is republished here as an introduction to ‘Bangin’ Ben. He was recently interviewed for this blog on the subject of striking and the way it differs for MMA, boxing and kickboxing. Ben is a unique authority, having fought at an international level as both a boxer and a kickboxer. He also stands poised in the brink of international competition as an MMA fighter.
Judd Reid says, “At the end of the day, your best kick is the leg kick. It’s very painful, easy to land and it stops your opponent moving. The less they move, the easier they are to hit.”
You’ve been quiet. What have you been up to since you lost the Oz Heavyweight boxing title to Peter Graham?
International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2016
“You have one career and one only – you have to go out there and make it happen. Fight hard and fight often, make a plan and stick to it!
International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2016
Glory 26 was held on December the fourth of last year in Amsterdam, the unofficial capital of European kickboxing. The two biggest draw-cards of the event were respective world champions at both welterweight and superheavyweight; Nieky Holzken and Rico Verhoeven.
International Kickboxer Magazine, Jan/Feb 2016
Joe ‘Stitch ‘Em Up’ Schilling is a significant figure amongst the new breed of fighters.