WAKO CHAMPION OF THE WORLD 2011
WAKO RUSSIAN FEDERATION CHAMPION 2011
Anatoly Moiseev debuted in style. He stopped Germany's Max Baumert with a head kick at GLORY 20 DUBAI just 23 seconds into the fight, immediately earning himself a spot on the list of GLORY's fastest knockouts.
That debut perfectly illustrated Moiseev's fighting ethos, which he himself describes as ““Fighting smart but always looking for the knockout”. Moiseev is tough and powerful; he likes to engage early and he doesn't play for points. Everything he throws is designed to do damage and finish the fight if possible.
“Since childhood, I was drawn to competition. Even in kindergarten I was very active restless child - running, jumping. At school in the playground I always wanted to fight and I loved sports,” recalls the Russian lightweight prospect.
“I started kickboxing at the age of 12 and fell in love with it. I was 12 when I had my first fight; I remember being fearful before it, and actually this feeling stays with you for every fight you have, no matter how much experience you have.
“But even clearer, I remember the feeling of victory in that first fight. A great feeling, nothing compares to it.”
Moiseev is from Novorossiysk City, Russia where he trains and fights out of Ganbare Dojo ('Ganbare' is a Japanese term meaning 'unbreakable spirit'). He also collaborates with Team Coliseum in the Netherlands, where he works alongside the likes of Jason Wilnis, Jahfarr Wilnis and Rico Verhoeven.