Leroy "Bamm Bamm" Kaestner (born September 28, 1988) is a Dutch welterweight kickboxer fighting out of Bullys gym Arnhem for Team Aerts/Afafa. He is the K-1 World MAX 2009 Europe Tournament champion currently competing in K-1 MAX.
|Born||September 28, 1988|
|Other names||Bamm Bamm|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||69 kg (152 lb; 10.9 st)|
|Fighting out of||Bully's Gym, Netherlands|
|Team||Team Aerts/Afafa Gym|
Peter Aerts |
|Years active||6 (2004-present)|
last updated on: March 7, 2011
Career and biographyEdit
Kaestner idolized Peter Aerts and began training in kickboxing at the age of 10. After five years of fighting at smaller Dutch events, Leroy Kaestner made his K-1 debut at the K-1 World MAX 2009 Europe Tournament in Utrecht, Netherlands on March 1, 2009, becoming the surprise winner of the competition, beating Marco Pique in the final by unanimous decision. As a result of his victory Kaestner would qualify for the K-1 World MAX 2009 Final 16, losing by decision to eventual runner up Andy Souwer. Kaestner's performance against Souwer would lead to him being invited to the K-1 World MAX 2009 Final 8 as a reservist, although he would lose his bout to local fighter Yasuhiro Kido.
Since that tournament Leroy has continued his progress claiming a notable win over K-1 MAX finalist Gago Drago at It's Showtime 2010 Amsterdam. Despite this recent run of good form Kaestner was not re-invited back to the K-1 Max final in 2010. At the end of 2010, Kaestner won his second major title by defeating Cagri Ermis to win the W.F.C.A. European title -72.5 kg.
- 2010 WFCA European Welterweight ( – 72.5 kg) champion
- 2009 WFCA Muay Thai European Junior Middleweight (-69.85) champion
- 2009 K-1 World MAX Europe Tournament champion
- 2014 World champion middleweight k-1.. win 90.000 dollar
33 Wins (9 (T)KO's, 23 decisions), 6 Losses, 2 Draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- Profile of Leroy Kaestner Archived 2009-04-24 at the Wayback Machine. K-1 (in Japanese)
- Profile of Leroy Kaestner Archived 2010-05-28 at the Wayback Machine. K-1
- "Profile Leroy Kaestner". K-1 Official Website. Archived from the original on 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
- Profile of Leroy Kaestner TBS Martial Arts (in Japanese)
- "Verslag 17 sept. Zilvermeeuwen,Zaandam (Dutch language)". www.kickbox.nl. Retrieved 2011-05-22.