DANIEL GHITA

2. jun, 2019

DANIEL GHITA: Colosseum Tournament, NEXT FIGHT, activisme & his biggest sponsor Daniel j.r., INTERVIEW PART 4

***You made your come back on October 2018 at Colosseum Tournament IX, defeated Dževad Poturak by technical knockout 1rst round. What made u decide to go back in the ring, what motivated u? i see u spend a lot of time with ur son, is he ur drive?

DG. I was sad to see the way some commercial sports people, who called their self champions of K1, tryed to destroy the Romanian kickbox. That’s why I signed with Colosseum. I choose for real kickboxing. Look at the young sports people in Colosseum. Amazing sports people. You saw the fight of Gafencu? Honestly, in the last tournament of Glory heavyweight, was the worse ever in the history of kickboxing. You saw this on K1 or Itshowtime ? Except for Jamal, the rest would have not passed qualification in K1! You imagine somebody of them fighting Semmy? Peter Aerts ? Remy ? Or having four fights in one night with top fighters? I am 38 years, Peters Aerts fought at Glory 13, at 43 years. I feel young and have two hands! :)))) if the “ number 1 in Glory “ was beaten with one hand, then you still think Ghita is too old?

***March 29, 2019 def.Petr Vondráček by 3 k.d.s in first round, on tko.

DG. Peter is a good fighter. He retired Ciprian Sora. Twice TKO. He was not affraid to fight me. All my respect!

***Colloseum Tournament, promotor Gabriel Georgescu, how did u meet and who makes ur matches?

DG. Gabriel Georgescu with his staff. I m just a fighter who supports the real sport. If I wouldn’t sign with them, some other started a plan to destroy Colosseum. At the moment they are in Romania the N1. They do not have money for the show, lights for the ring , champagne and caviar. They invest in sport and sports people. Best fight company in Romania at the moment. No show.
We hope to collaborate in future with FEA and KOK and other companies, and have great competitions, real ones. Not arranged and show. Here you come and fight! Real fights, we do not have time for cheap show and fake champions.

***next fight??? or opponent?

DG: are always so curious? :))) soon , a big surprise for all people. I m not aloud to announce.

***when will u come training in Holland will u train in The Hague with Anil Dubar and or other gyms?

DG: soon! You will read

***besides Colosseum tournament, wich other big events would u be interested in? did u ever consider mma, do u have grabling experience.?

DG: no.

***You do a lot for the envirement, are u an activist? what are ur main concerns in this world?

DG. Yes, I m. I m sad I could not stop deforestation in Romania, and many other things. My main concern is that people get ruled by money and show and loose all humanity. Everyone is an activists and caritable when the camera is on. The rest is cheap show for money. No values anymore. Money rules, now. People lost empathizes with other people.

***who is ur current sponsor?

DG. My son, my life, heart Dacian Daniel Ghita. I love this mini me, badly. He told me last week ,”where are you going “. I said “ to talk with a sponsor and sign a contract “. Now, he said to me: that he sells all toys and he will sponsor me, not to go anymore away from him. He is attached on me and cry’s every time I go away. I have a sponsor, you will see soon. You know it:)))

***the meaning of your tattoo on your left arm?

DG: Nihil sine deo, means nothing without God. I believe in God, i go to the church.

***any messages to ur fans,

DG. yes, thank you to all my fans for all support over the years. Without you all, we are nothing! You all are our drive. Let’s keep Kickbox real, not comercial with fake champions and fake fights.
and a shout out to crazy bird 007, Shortcut Fight news, lol

DG. You have to publish that’s too! I do not shut birds! Lol

Shortcut Fight News, Alise Telimi

2. jun, 2019

DANIEL GHITA: 'If JAMAL can beat ADEGBUYI' with 1 hand, then im not too old to come back@ INTERVIEW PART 3

*2017 u returned to the ring at 2017 World Wushu Championships winning the bronze medal after semifinal's defeat on points to the 5-time world champion Hamid Reza Gholipour of Iran. can u tell us a bit more about this experience and what is Wushu and will u have to defend ur title there?

DG. I went there with Andrei Stoica (who lost) to represent our country România. I really loved it, It was difficult for us, its a total different sport, they pushed us out from this mat, game over!

**You wanted Rico Verhoeven for the Glory title fight before retiring, against Badr Hari in the same year 2019. Catalin, Adegbuyi? ur list is long, lol, have u or the organisation approached Badr or big Mike? and do u think u are ready for Badr or need some more time, Badr is in top shape now, Errol Zimmerman told me in a 2016 interview that he would like a rematch with u? Any chance the fans can see part 3, u defeated him already twice on K.O.

DG: I never retired! You think that Benny and Morosanu stand up to me , Badr Hari and Rico ? For Benny you need just one left hand, one broken 😂😂😂

Come on! I just cleaned up this gossip and cheap show on media in România. Tell me who you fought and I tell you your VALUE. Benny will have a box fight. You know who he is fighting ?I don’t! Nobody knows! Lol You find it serious ? Why you hide your opponent ? One week before the fight?
Anyway, you searched with who you fight Benny in box ? A no name, debutant from 2018, a beginner without ranking. Come on! You fight with profi or leave it , is a cheap show. I don’t like this fights with weak opponents to be “ big champions “! You could never sell this kind of show Holland. There people want to see real fights.

Afraid of Ghita’s analyzes ? :))) All get upset if you tell them the truth in the face. For years this duo was laughing about me, every time I lost a fight, they made fun of me and insulted me. Now, I show them their real face. They don’t like it. You are ashamed of your past ? Why? It is your past! This kind of show you can’t do in Holland. There people like real sport, not show.

Errol ? He was injured, I think ? Why not. Maybe soon a fight with Silva? Let’s wait and see!

***You made ur kickbox come back on October 2018 at Colosseum Tournament IX, defeated Dževad Poturak by technical knockout 1rst round. What made u decide to go back in the ring, what motivated u? i see u spend a lot of time with ur son, is he ur drive?

DG. I was sad to see the way some commercial sports people, who called their self champions of K1, tryed to destroy the Romanian kickbox. That’s why I signed with Colosseum. I choose for real kickboxing. Look at the young sports people in Colosseum. Amazing sports people. You saw the fight of Gafencu? Honestly, in the last tournament of Glory heavyweight, was the worse ever in the history of kickboxing. You saw this on K1 or Itshowtime ? Except for Jamal, the rest would have not passed qualification in K1! You imagine somebody of them fighting Semmy? Peter Aerts ? Remy ? Or having four fights in one night with top fighters? I am 38 years, Peters Aerts fought at Glory 13, at 43 years. I feel young and have two hands! :)))) if the “ number 1 in Glory “ was beaten with one hand, then you still think Ghita is too old?

Shortcut Fight News, Alise Telimi

2. jun, 2019

DANIEL 'The Savage Samurai' GHITA: 'I NEVER RETIRED' about his legend PETER AERTS & about GLORY HW division SADDIK, ADEGBUYI, VERHOEVEN - INTERVIEW PART 2 - 2019

*2009, age 26, u broke Peter Aerts' record of fastest K-1 tournament k.o.'s (wgp not included) how did u feel as the underdog?

DG: I never felt an underdog at all. Peter Aerts is a legend. I saw the fight between Peter Aerts at 43 years vs Rico at Glory 13. It was an amazing fight. Peter was fantastic and in my opinion he won! What was funny, that Rico's wife Jacky wanted to hit my manager Loredana cause she supported Peter! She is a big fan of Peter Aerts. Mike Passenier saved my manager and separated Jacky from Loredana. Man, was that funny! I was not amused at all, but everyone was laughing about it. My manager had fun with Mike Passenier all the time. Mike is a great man and terribile funny!

**Altough u were expected to fight in the 2012 K-1 World Grand Prix, u were shockingly left out of the tournament.. why?? Do u feel robbed from a K-1 title shot?

DG. Yes, I was robbed all along! Hahahah In Chicago at Glory the same. The jury didnt count my lowkicks. They are jury dream box. I fought injured on my right leg. Anyway, this is normal in kickboxing.

Too much politics and drama, now. If you are honest and tell the truth, everone gets upset. Its all very commercial now. Everybody knows I like to tell it like it is.

***You became a Showtime champion, 2012 , after u entered Glory.

DG: ITS Showtime was high level!! Best times ever! You saw the last tournament of Glory, final Benny vs Jamal? This could never happend in K-1 and ITS Showtime! Fighters all over the word called me and were shocked about the level at heavyweights now. Yes, many people forget that. A Romanian fighter insulted Jamal. He said “ at Glory 4, he was a no name and a beginner who started kickboxing one year back”! How can you insult me and Jamal? Just that you could not prove anything.

I reacted! Jamal won against Rico at ITS Showtime 55 and was a NAME at Glory 4! He beat Remy Bonjasky and Errol Zimmerman. Not to forget how he won with one broken hand against Benny! Jamal is an amazing, real fighter, without fear! Jamal deserved to win the tournament!

****Glory 13, Tokyo, in 2013 where u beat Errol Zimmerman k.o., how did feel when u saw footage of Floyd Mayweather in the public looking very impressed with ur k.o.?

DG. Yes, I saw it! I needed to loose all muscles, because it slowed me down. Believe me, what we do in kickboxing is much harder then in boxing.

*****2014 LA. Glory 17 was ur last fight rematch vs Rico, and on Jan. 2016, u were dropped from the rankings due to his unofficial retirement. Why????

DG. I was dropped, but I never retired! Nobody understands how they calculate the points and rankings at Glory!? The champion should be nr. 1, the rest ist marketing, in my opinion. You have one gatekeeper to protect the champ. I really liked the K-1 piramids or Its Showtime tournaments! Not all qualified to get there.

interview by Shortcut Fight News / Alise Telimi

2. jun, 2019

DANIEL 'The Savage Samurai' GHITA: 'Early K-1/SHOWTIME/ GLORY day's, INTERVIEW PART 1 - 2019, training with Gerard Gordeau and Anil Dubar.

*Hi Daniel Ghita, 'the savage samurai' you are one of my favorite heavy weights.

DG: I don’t believe you, hahhahaha

**lets start from the beginning, when did u start Muay Thai and kickboxing and do u practice other sports? what gym and who was ur trainer in the beginning?

DG. I started kickboxing with 14 years. I quit football for kickboxing. The rest you can find on Wikipedia. Sometimes I have to correct Wikipedia, because people ive never met add themself as my trainer. Anyway, with all I learned in România, I couldnt do much. I felt I had no power. I did not know to block or to make combinations. Till I met Anil Dubar. He said to me : if you want to become Nr 1 in the world you have to change all your techniques. Three years we started to learn new things and fight at the same time! Was hard work. Five -six hours a day training and needed to change all my wrong styles. Was really hard, but we did it! My first trainer, who trained me for 14 years, Dumitru Gheorghiu passed away in 2013. His wife didnt have money for his funeral, i paid for it. He told me to go to train in Holland.

No other trainer in my entire career taught me what i learned from Anil Dubar and Gerard Gordeau at Kamakura. I see that they make the same old mistakes in the gyms in România, wrong style. It is important to learn the right technique. Most importantant and the tactique in fight. I m not ashamed to tell the real truth. Anil Dubar formed me as a high level Sportsman.

***from 2001 to 2008, u worked as a (SPP) agent assigned to protect the Romanian President. 7 yrs can u tell us a little about this experience?

DG. I explain all, people, I was not just a bodyguard who became a fighter, like others. I dont have any criminal records. I worked at the high level to protect the presidents of Romania. The career at SPP is sure, you get a good pay and the people there are a great team! I was with the top, not just a fighter from the streets. I quit my career as a kickboxer. I still needed to learn all as a beginner. That’s why Anil told me to move to Holland. I did that, and never regret it. It was a great decision! I left my comfort zone for the unknown. I could get injured and risk the end of my career.
I still have contact with all my ex’ colleagues at SPP. They do hard work and are great guys. i'm not alloud to speak, its confidential,even I do not work there anymore!

****how difficult was it for u, as an Romanian to break out of the local events to compete at big events like K-1, (2009-2010)? u won many Muay Thai titles, was it easy to switch to kickboxing K-1 rules?

DG. Was very difficult. I was training with Anil Dubar hard to go up. I started to like it. I realized that with the right technique and tactique I started to fight more easy. People told me that i only used low kicks. So i started to train boxing and my left hand got very famous.

interview by Shortcut Fight News/ Alise Telimi