Peter 'Hurricane' Smit will never die

25 May

Carlagraf12475_1 Peter xe2x80x98Hurricanexe2x80x99 Smit (43), the kickboxing champion from Dordrecht, did not tolerate injustice. When he stood up for a friend of hisxe2x80x99 whose watch had been stolen, he was being trapped and murdered, callously. After his death it becomes obvious how immense popular Smit still is, even though he had quit kickboxing for a long time. His popularity does not just stay in The Netherlands, it reaches to Japan and Thailand as well. He was the first white man ever to beat a Thais world champion knock-out, in his opponentxe2x80x99s xe2x80x98ownxe2x80x99 stadium. It was a thrilling fight. Smitxe2x80x99s family and his widow Carla Roovers worked together with me to reconstruct the quick life and quick death of this phenomenon.

(This story is published on May 31th 2006. Translation by Anna Korterink. Click on pictures to enlarge. Problems with the small font? Go to ‘View’ (up in the tool bar) and ‘text size’. Put this on ‘larger’)

It is a Monday afternoon, on August 15th, 2005, about half past five, when there is a phone call for Peter Smit. He is in his house in Rotterdam. His girlfriend Carla Roovers is just about to serve dinner. At this moment there are three children in the house. "I could tell by the look on his face that something was totally wrong, I got a strange feeling right away," says Carla later.


No Responses to “Peter 'Hurricane' Smit will never die”

  1. Jan Oosterbaan March 6, 2006 at 6:16 pm #

    Mooi stukkie werk over Petertje…!

  2. Jan Oosterbaan March 6, 2006 at 6:17 pm #

    Mooi stukkie werk over Petertje…!

  3. Tony March 20, 2006 at 8:42 pm #

    Osu! peter smit. i gonna take your place and andy hug’s i gonna be the best kyokushin fighter in the world. rest in peace peter.

  4. Alan Bacci July 18, 2008 at 11:48 pm #

    I admired your fight spirit,you were part of the pioneer of kyokushin fighter who will live forever in the legend.Rest in Peace,Peter “Hurricane”Smit.

  5. Viezeric July 28, 2008 at 3:49 pm #

    Leuk stuk, maar je engels is echt tenenkrommend slecht. Stick to Dutch, zou ik zeggen.

    Beste Viezeric,

    het is geen school-engels, maar hedendaags Amerikaans. Maar als je suggesties voor verbeteringen hebt hoor ik het graag.

    Hendrik Jan

  6. Gert July 28, 2008 at 5:20 pm #

    Hendrik Jan,

    Zoals “Viezeric” (terecht) schrijft kan er aan de engelse/amerikaanse tekst nog wel eea verbeterd worden.

    Ik wil er mijn oog wel eens over laten gaan.

    Ongetwijfeld kunnen er daarna nog verbeteringen uitgevoerd worden.

  7. Den Haag Vandaag November 4, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    ik ben het helemaal eens met foto’s van lekkere wijven maar om wie gaat dit stuk dan ? over Peter of over dat mokkel van ‘m ???

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