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Riku Immonen Bio

Riku Immonen is a retired Finnish professional Muay Thai kickboxer and active muay thai coach. He is an amateur and professional Muay Thai World Champion. He trains fighters out of Turku Muay Thai. Most well known students are UFC fighter Makwan Amirkhani, Topi Helin and Daniel Forsberg. He trains also UFC fighter Teemu Packalén.

Contents

  • 1 Martial arts
  • 2 Author
  • 3 Titles
  • 4 Muay thai record
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 Sources
  • 8 External links

Martial arts

Immonen trained Wrestling 6 months as a child around age of 12, but continued to play volleyball instead of wrestling. Started Muay Thai at age of 18 and stopped fighting at age of 25. He has been coaching since. Made short comeback in 2014 at age of 40 to fight singer Daniel Landa.

Author

Riku Immonen has published two books in Finnish. Short humorous stories of "Adventures of Harley-Davidson man" at motorcycle forum moottoripyora.org became viral and Immonen decided to publish his first book "HD-miehen seikkailut" in 2008. It sold 10 000 copies and the second book "HD-mies ja löydetyn respektin menetys" in 2009 sold 5000 copies. First book has been translated to Estonian language. Immonen has also wrote articles for print magazines Fighter Magazine and FightSport.

Titles

Professional

  • 1999 WMC World Champion (160lbs)

Amateur

  • 2001 Finland Boxing Championships Silver -81kg
  • 1999 I.A.M.T.F. World Muay Thai World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand Gold -71kg
  • 1998 I.F.M.A. King's Cup World Championships in Samut Prakan, Thailand Gold -71kg
  • 1998 I.A.M.T.F. European Muay Thai Championships in Calafell, Spain Gold -71kg
  • 1998 M.T.A.F. Finland Muay Thai Championships in Helsinki, Finland Gold -71kg

Awards

  • 1999 Fighter of the Year - Trophy. Muay Thai Association of Finland.
  • 1999 Tournament 2nd Best Fighter - Award. I.A.M.T.F. World Muay Thai World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 1998 Tournament Most Technical Fighter - Trophy. I.A.M.T.F. European Muay Thai Championships in Calafell, Spain.

Muay thai record

See also

  • List of male kickboxers
  • Fight record http://www.muaythai.fi/?page_id=762&fighter_name=riku-immonen
  • http://www.iltasanomat.fi/muutlajit/art-2000000868501.html
  • http://www.mtv.fi/viihde/seurapiirit/artikkeli/ufc-tahti-makwan-amirkhani-avautuu-kirjassa-suomi-on-pelastanut-mun-hengen/5498806
  • http://yle.fi/urheilu/3-7692194
  • http://www.iltalehti.fi/kamppailulajit/2016030121197986_bw.shtml
  • https://rizk.com/en/casino/promotions/makwan-amirkhani-documentary/3498

Sources

  • Suomalaiset kamppailulajien tekijät, Tero Laaksonen, ISBN 9789529949434
  • Muay Thai record at MTAF
  • Adventures of Harley-Davidson man at Moottoripyora.org

External links

  • Turku Muay Thai
  • Riku Immonen facebook

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