If you are familiar with your kickboxing history this is a really, really cool addition to the list of names in attendance for the K-1 Open Tryouts at Muscle Beach. On top of that it looks like the man himself, Rob Kamen, will also be there to help out along with a few other American trainers.
BENNY "THE JET" URQUIDEZ TO ATTEND K-1 TRYOUTS!
THE TOP TRAINERS IN THE BUSINESS TO BE ON HAND TO HELP OVER 200 K-1 HOPEFULS
Registration for Tryouts to Close Thursday at 11:00 a.m. PT
Los Angeles, CA - K-1 today announced yet another fighting superstar, Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, will be in attendance at Muscle Beach this Thursday for the official K-1 Tryouts. Urquidez joins kickboxing giants Alistair Overeem, Rick Roufus, Tyrone Spong, Mighty Mo, Dewey Cooper and Masato, who are already scheduled for the July 19 event.
Also, K-1 today announced it has confirmed more than a dozen of the best trainers in the business, including Colin Oyama, Gene Fields, Paulo Tocha, Rob Kamen and Mark Breecher to take the more than 200 Hopefuls pre-registered through their drills and the tryout process.
"Not only are we bringing in the biggest stars of the sport to help evaluate talent for our open tryouts, we are also bringing in the best trainers in the industry to assist the Hopefuls," said Doug Kaplan, CEO, K-1. "We have people coming in from all over the world, and we understand how important this opportunity is for them. We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday."
Each of the Hopefuls are vying for a slot as a MAX or Heavyweight participant in one of the 2012 K-1 events, and the chance to compete for $2 million in prize money.
With over 200 Hopefuls registered, K-1 has established the registration deadline as Thursday at 11:00 a.m. PT. With only three days left until the tryouts, Hopefuls should confirm their participation by pre-registering through the K-1 FACEBOOK page at:http://www.facebook.com/K1GlobalTV.ENG.