Muay Thai legend Dekkers dies

Muay Thai legend Dekkers dies

Former eight-time Muay Thai world champion Ramon "The Diamond" Dekkers died after suffering a heart attack while riding a bicycle in the Netherlands on Wednesday. He was 43.

Reports said the Dutch kickboxer collapsed in a tunnel in the city of Breda, the Netherlands. Bystanders tried to revive him to no avail.

Dekkers started his professional fight career in 1986 and retired in 2006. He amassed a career record of 186 wins (95 knockouts and technical knockouts), 33 losses and and two draws. 

The Dutchman was the first non-Thai to win "Thai Boxer of the Year" and opened a Muay Thai school in his home country.

The video clip below, uploaded to Youtube by Whitemare96, shows some of Dekkers' career highlights.

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