FORMER kickboxing champion Andrew Tate was once the headline maker for his antics in the ring rather than off it.
And it appears many people are unaware of his impressive record and history in the sport.
What is Andrew Tate’s kickboxing record?
Nicknamed Cobra, Tate earned his first world title in 2011 as he won the ISKA World Full-Contact Heavyweight belt.
Two years later, he became the ISKA Full-Contact light Cruiserweight champ in 2013.
In the following year, Andrew became the Enfusion World Champion.
Reports suggest his last recorded bout was in 2020, against Cosmin Lingurar.
Who has Andrew Tate fought?
There is no definitive list of Andrew’s opponents, but naturally he fought some of the world’s best during his championship bouts.
High profile fighters that he faced in the ring included Jean-Luc Benoit, Vincent Petitjean and Franci Grajš.
Tate claims he was only stopped three times throughout his kick-boxing career – including his tie with Ibrahim El Boustati in a world title fight in 2016.
The clash was reportedly stopped within minutes after ‘Cobra’ made the referee aware of an eye injury after the Dutchman landed several hard strikes.
And to this day Boustati claims that Tate’s eye injury was exaggerated and has accused him of “faking” his renown media personality “where he claims to be a champion.”
Lifting the lid of his encounter with Tate during his kickboxing career, he told the Mirror: “The most painful thing for him was that he lost his belt, the only thing he ever loved.
“He came out of retirement for me to defend the belt, he lost it in the first round to a left hook in the head, the video is out there and directly after that he was defending himself saying he already had an injury on his eye.”
“But when I look back, it was all a reason to protect himself for the time he’s living in now so people couldn’t say he’s not the champion he claims to be.”
Tate responded: “Well I was beating him, so why would I fake an eye injury?
“He is desperate for clout because I was on the path to destroying him, I was beating him and unfortunately had an eye injury.”
Will Andrew Tate fight Jake Paul?
Weeks later the Paul hinted that talks with the controversial influencer.
Tweeting a video of the pair facing off shirtless next to a boxing ring, the YouTuber added the caption: “Negotiations.”
Paul said: “This interviewer asked me recently would I fight Andrew Tate and that’s when I started to see this guy pop up all over the internet.
“I don’t roll with Andrew Tate. May KO his ass out in the ring one day soon.
“But I roll with freedom of speech.”
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