After losing his first professional fight ever, his twenty-fifth fight, Raymond Daniels returned to kickboxing and finished his next fight with the ‘Knockout of the Century.’
The fight starts out competitive with both fighters throwing, but Daniels scores a knockdown early in the first round. He is able to get up for the ten count and the ref allows the fight continue. However, Daniels capitalizes on the situation and immediately lands this kick which ends the fight.
This video doesn’t just highlight the kick, but also gives some background information on Daniels and walks through the setup and technique.
About Raymond Daniels
Raymond Lee Daniels (born April 29, 1980) is an American karateka, Tae Kwon Do practitioner, and kickboxer. After a career in karate and Tae Kwon Do, Daniels began competing as a kickboxer in 2006 when he joined the World Combat League. There, he became one of the promotion’s biggest stars, compiling a 17-0 record and gaining a following due to his flashy and aggressive style of fighting.
Daniels was born in Sun Valley, California, but was raised in Palmdale, California. He began training in American Kenpo karate in 1985 under the tutelage of his father, Frank Daniels, earning his black belt in 1992.
While still in high school he studied kickboxing and karate, Daniels became a father. Seeking a better life for him and his son at the age of 21, Daniels became a police officer with the Long Beach Police Department, serving the department before retiring to concentrate on his martial arts teaching and professional kickboxing careers.
About GLORY Kickboxing
Glory Sports International, the parent company of GLORY World Series, is dedicated to placing world championship level kickboxing, or martial arts stand-up fighting, on a major platform before a global audience, and to producing match-ups between the top fighters on the planet.
GLORY World Series is where martial arts athletes, highly skilled in a wide array of combat disciplines, including Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Karate, Kung-Fu, Tae Kwon Do and Capoeira, converge under one set of rules to determine who reigns supreme in the ring.