Nieky Holzken

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Nieky Holzken boxer
Nieky Holzken
Birth Name Nieky Holzken
Fight name The Natural
Weight class Lightweight
nationality Dutch
birthday December 16, 1983
place of birth Helmond , Netherlands
style Kickboxing
size 182 cm
Combat Statistics
Struggles 100
Victories 88
Knockout victories 46
Defeats 11
No value 1

Nieky "The Natural" Holzken (born December 16, 1983 in Helmond ) is a Dutch muay thai / kickboxer and boxer who fights for the Golden Glory Gym in Breda , the Netherlands . He is two-time European champion in Muay Thai, winner of the K1 MAX tournament in Scandinavia in 2006 and Glory Welterweight Champion 2013.


Nieky Holzken made his K-1 debut on November 26, 2006 at the K1 World MAX North Europe Qualifying Tournament in Stockholm , Sweden . He won the tournament with 3 consecutive KO wins over Björn Kjöllerström, Joakim Karlsson and Elias Daniel. With the victory he qualified for the K1 World MAX Grand Prix 2007, where he beat the eventual winner Buakaw Por. Pramuk lost on points.

He made his debut in the Glory World Series on May 26, 2012 at the Glory 1: Stockholm Event. Here he fought against Alex Tobiasson Harris, whom he defeated in the second round via TKO.

He celebrated his greatest success on December 21, 2013 at Glory 13: Tokyo. Here he was able to secure the Glory welterweight title after a points victory over Karapet Karapetyan in the semifinals and a KO victory in the final over Joseph Valtellini. Since he did not fight for most of 2014 due to an injury, his title became vacant. On August 7, 2015, he was able to win the title again. He defeated the American Raymond Daniels at Glory 23 in Las Vegas. The match was ended in the 3rd round by the referee after Daniels suffered a laceration over his left eye.

Holzken is also considered the kickboxer with the best boxing skills, which is also reflected in his professional career.


He made his debut in professional boxing on March 3, 2013 and won by knockout in the second round against the Ukrainian-born Anatolij Baron. In February 2016 he won the Benelux championship title in the super middleweight division unanimously against Farouk Daku and defended it unanimously against Matingu Kindele in July 2016.

In February 2018, he defeated the Russian Viktor Polyakov early in the second round. Polyakow was an Olympian in 2004 and had defeated Giovanni de Carolis in the fight for the WBA international title in July 2017 . Due to his previous successes, he replaced the sick Jürgen Brähmer in the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series in February 2018 , but lost there unanimously on points to Callum Smith .

In April 2018 he defeated Bernard Donfack early in the third round.


  • Glory
    • 2013 Glory Welterweight Champion
    • Glory Welterweight Champion 2015
  • WFCA
    • 2011 WFCA K-1 rules super middleweight world champion
    • 2007 SIMTA 72KG European Champion
  • K-1
    • K1 World MAX North Europe Qualification Tournament Winner
    • 2005 SIMTA lightweight European champion.
  • MON
    • 2004 MON winner of the open Dutch amateur championship (-71 kg)

Results as a professional fighter

Kickboxing record

Web links


  1. LiverKick Best of 2013: Fight of the Year
  2. Glory 26 results: Holzken wins controversial, Verhoeven shines
  3. Holzken gets GLORY title
  4. Glory 19: Verhoeven and Holzken successful
  5. Nieky Holzken destroys Yusuf-Karakaya ( Memento of the original from February 7, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. Glory 13: Holzken with a sovereign tournament victory in Tokyo
  7. Saki dominates Ghita
  8. Weekly Kicks: Glory 2 Brussels results and analysis plus more
  9. Nieky Holzken vs. L'houcine "Aussie" Ouzgni ( Memento of the original dated February 7, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  10. Schilt defeats Zimmerman, Saki victorious, 70 kilo tournament started
  11. United Glory: Schilt victorious, Zimmerman hits Le Banner on the boards
  12. Nieky Holzken performs in South America
  13. ^ Muaythai Premier League III
  14. The grand finale of the GLORY World Series has two winners
  15. Thilo Schneider vs. Nieky Holzken
  16. United Glory: GLORY World Series Results
  17. It's Showtime rocks Amsterdam.
  18. It's Showtime again in Amsterdam
  19. ^ A-1 World Combat Cup in Eindhoven
  20. Results: Beast of the East
  21. Ultimate Glory "A Decade of Fights" Quick Results
  22. Tournament overview
  23. Tournament overview
  24. Tournament overview
  25. Tournament overview
  26. Tournament overview