Gokhan Saki vs Remy Bonjasky
Gokhan Saki of Turkey (r) and Remy Bonjasky of Netherlands (l) during their kickboxing encounter in the semi finals of K-1 World GP 2008 Final on December 6, 2008 in Yokohama, Japan / Pic: FEG Inc

Remy Bonjasky accepts the challenge of Gokhan Saki.

The day after Rico Verhoeven vs Badr Hari bout at the Glory Collision event on December 10 in Germany, “The Rebel” Gokhan Saki made a post on his Instagram. “First I want to congratulate Rico Verhoeven with his win. Second I wish Badr the best of luck and good recovery. Third I’m Glory light heavyweight Champion. Only reason to come back is to be Glory heavyweight champion. Two divisions champion soon! I want Rico. Glory Kickboxing make it happen! No fake 8 counts will save you this time.” It was followed by, among everything, “Bye Rico” Tweet.

Few days later Saki made another post on Instagram. He talks ratings and furthermore challenges the three-time K-1 World Grand Prix champion Remy “The Flying Gentleman” Bonjasky. He also again calls for Glory promotion to feature the bout on its roster.

“You [Rico] fought a lot for Glory and the ratings were low. You fought Badr and the ratings [were] high! How? Not by you. By Badr. People wanted to see Badr. So if we only would fight for the money and ratings – we would fight Badr, not you.”

“Don’t act like a diva and accept the challenge and win a fight how it’s supposed to be won.”

“And if Remy Bonjasky also wants a fight. Hereby I’m telling him too, put your gloves on. I want to fight you too.”

“I’m going heavyweight, 2 divisions CHAMP soon! Glory make it happen”

A conclusive post emerged this morning

“Remy Bonjasky accepted my challenge. That’s what real men do Rico Verhoeven. Gokhan Saki vs Remy Bonjasky! Let’s go!” Saki captioned.

Saki and Bonjasky previously fought. They faced off in the semi-final of the 2008 K-1 World Grand Prix in Yokohama, Japan. Bonjasky earned the second round TKO victory and advanced to the final to take on Badr Hari. As a result “The Flying Gentleman” was proclaimed as the winner of the GP. “Bad Boy” was disqualified in Round 2.

Rico Verhoeven of Netherlands is a current Glory promotion heavyweight champion.

To this moment we were unable to find the response from Verhoeven to Saki on his social media profiles.

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Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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