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Netherlands’ Andy Souwer earns 1st ONE Super Series win, beats Zhang Chunyu at ‘ONE: Big Bang’ in Singapore

Andy Souwer

Andy Souwer

Andy “Souwer Power” Souwer, 38, of the Netherlands finally earned his first victory in ONE Super Series after two consecutive losses in the striking-only league of Singapore-based martial arts promotion ONE Championship. The Dutch kickboxer was one of the winners at “ONE: Big Bang.”

Training out of Team Souwer in the Netherlands, Souwer was one of the two fighters who represented the country at “ONE: Big Bang,” which took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on December 4, 2020. On the fight card were four MMA matches and three kickboxing contests.

In the fourth bout of the evening, Souwer fought “Bamboo Sword” Zhang Chunyu, 27, of China in a kickboxing contest in the featherweight division. Olivier Coste served as the referee.

After three three-minute rounds, the featherweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Coste raised the hand of Souwer, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Souwer is 176 cm tall. Zhang, who is 1 cm taller, trains out of Shengli Fight Club in Shengli, Shandong, China.

Beating Zhang at “ONE: Big Bang” improved the professional kickboxing record of Souwer to 180 wins, 20 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, the Chinese MMA fighter now holds a professional Muay Thai and kickboxing record of 42 wins, 15 losses and 3 draws.

A total of 13 countries were represented at “ONE: Big Bang” namely Armenia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the U.S. and Vietnam. Zhang solely represented China.

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