Jörgen "The Last Viking" Kruth
(born May 8, 1974) is a Swedish super heavyweight Muay Thai kickboxer
and mixed martial artist
. He is a former two time WMC
Super Heavyweight Muaythai
World Champion. He is considered to be among the greatest Scandinavian
kickboxers of all time.
Biography and career
Jörgen started practicing martial arts
first time in 1984. He tried Judo
and couple years later switched over to taekwondo
. It was not until 1987 when he came in contact with Muay Thai
first time. He started to train under Po Lindwall.
Kruth had his first Muay Thai fight in 1988 at the age of 14. In 1993 he had 3 amateur boxing
bouts and as well as two Savate
fights. In 1994, at the age of 19, he became Nordic Muaythai Champion.
In 1995, Kruth participated at IAMTF Amateur World Muay Thai Championships in Bangkok. He worked his way all the way to the final where he lost against a Thai and went home with a silver medal in -81 kg.
In 1996, he became the Amateur Muay Thai World Champion for the first time and defended this title in 1997 as well.
In 1997 Jörgen changed his training center to his current club, Vallentuna Boxing Camp (VBC) and a year later turned pro. He won his first two professional fights by KO at the famous Rajadamnern Stadium
and became WKA Muay Thai Cruiserweight World Champion.
In 1999 Jörgen Kruth fought in Japan for the first... Read More