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Andy Souwer Withdraws From May 19 Fight, Cites K-1 Contract

  • Written by Rian Scalia

It's been quiet on the K-1 frontier for the past month. EMCOM acquiring K-1 happened at the end of January and since then, we haven't heard much about the situation. Today though, word got out from the promoter of Urban Boxing United, Guillaume Singer that Andy Souwer had withdrawn from his fight with the promotion on May 19, citing that he had to honor a K-1 contract around the same time as his scheduled fight on May 19.

This comes as unexpected, and it was even unexpected to Souwer's team. According to Souwer's agent who dealt with Urban Boxing United, it was totally unexpected that Souwer would have something from K-1 pop up especially because K-1 had not reached out to Souwer in 2011.

With Souwer citing that he has to honor a K-1 contract around the time period that his May 19 fight was supposed to be, it makes one wonder if there's something being planned by K-1 at the time. Otherwise, why would Souwer have to pull out of his fight? As we've known for the past year, nothing is ever set in stone with K-1 and it's never safe to assume anything happening with them. This situation is interesting though and it might indicate some rumblings behind the scenes.

As for Johann Fauveau, who Souwer was scheduled to face, he'll face England's Jordan Watson. It's still a great fight and Watson is a very formidable opponent. [source]

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