Jean-Claude Van Damme wants to fight?
Or get his name out?
September 9, 2009
From the "it'll never happen department" comes the story that 80's action star Jean Claude Van Damme has agreed to a K-1 kickboxing match in Las Vegas against someone named Somluck Kamsing.
Never heard of him? I'll bet you the Nevada State Athletic Commission has and will never allow this supposed March 2010 fight to happen. Kamsing, 35, was the 1996 Olympic Gold medalist in boxing at 126 pounds. He also fought in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, losing to Rocky Juarez and Benoit Gaudet, respectively. I know what you're thinking, "awesome, Jean-Claude is going to get his faced smashed in," and I agree, that would be fun, but we'll rain on the parade with a reality check, the NSAC would never approve a fight with the 48-year-old Jean Claude facing a former Olympian.
Kamsing has also appeared in action films fighting Jet Li in the Asian version of Fearless, but his boxing resume is too extensive to believe this sham against Van Damme could happen. If it's in Japan, then we've got a whole new ball game.
On a side note, how small are some of these action stars? Kamsing is 5-foot-5 and at best now 150 pounds. Is Van Damme really that small? No wonder why Chuck Zito whipped him.
Jean-Claude Van Damme