Interview of DANIEL GHITA by Serge TREFEU (2011)
Serge TREFEU: Hello DANIEL, thank you for grant me this interview. You have just made a titanic fight in front of Gokhan Saki, it was in December, 2010 in Japan in K1 Grand Prix, you can return on this fight, of which think you of your opponent and your fight against him?
DANIEL GHITA: Hello, yes with Saky a was a nice fight, Saky is a good fighter and I want fight with him this year in final 16
You are the first Rumanian fighter to reach in one finale of K1 Grand Prix in Japan, it is a beautiful performance. For it was necessary to you to beat the Dutch Errol Zimmerman in K1 of Seoul in February, 2010, what memory you have of this victory?
Yes I am first Rumanian in Final 8, the fight a was in October for beat Zimmerman a was necessary the training very hard 3 months day after day at maximum intensity, and sure I have beautiful memories because my dream became reality!
Your objective is to gain one day K1 Grand Prix, you think that 2011 will be your year?
Yes, I don’t know, maybe, but I will try…
Your last one fights in Holland you lose him in front of Ashwin Balrak, Balrak is a hard fighter, you would like to meet him again?
Balrak it’s a good fighter, technical I lose against him after 3 rounds and I am open for fight with him again
Year 2009 you made a success indeed because you gained all your fights by KO you lose only in points in front of the Star from K1, Semmy Schilt, of whom think you of Schilt and your fight against him?
With Semmy is all the time difficultly, in that match I spent too much time to beat and I lose that was my mistake…yes I want a rematch with him
You met of big French champions as Gregory Tony and Freddy Kemayo which memories you have of these fights in front of them?
Ifight with Gregory two times I lose first match by KO but in rematch I win by KO, a was two nice fights for public and with Kemayo I win by KO
The best French fighter heavy weights is Jerome Lebanner who is a star in K1, would like you to meet him?
For me Jerome Lebannerit’s a legend, fantastic fighter and why not in K1 you can meet with anyone anytime…
So far what was your hardest fight?
With Semmy Schilt
Your best memory of boxing?
When I qualified Final 8 in 2010
And the worst?
When I lose with Tony Gregory by KO
Among the numerous champions who fought for all these years in K1, is that there is that you liked a lot seeing fighting?
Ernesto Hoost and Peter Aerts!
You gained championships of Europe, it was in which years?
Champion in Germany in 2000 and second place in Portugal in 2002
You have make several times world championships in Thailand in Bangkok I believe that you gained the bronze medal, it was in which years and against what opponents you fought in Bangkok?
The first time a was in 1999 in Bangkok were I win all matches by knockout before the semi-final where I lose against Alexey Ignashov, Alexey won by decision and not KO, and second time in 2001 bronze medal at the World Muay Thai Championships in Thailand
How much you made of fights until today, how much victory and defeat?
I have 43 Professional fight. 37 wins and 6 Losses
How much victory by KO?
What are the techniques which you prefer in fight?
The low kicks!
You train in which Gym today, what is your trainer?
I’mtrain at Kamakura Gym and my trainer is Anil Dubar
In Rumania what is that the Kickboxing is developed well, what is that there are many now organized events?
In Romania is becoming the most loved sport so that all children wants to be like Daniel Ghita, Raul Catinas and events began to be as they were in Holland a few years ago…
How you discovered this sport?
When I was a kid I liked sport and first I make football but I don’t liked the morning program and I make kick boxing
When you began the boxing do there are champions who influenced you for the continuation of your career?
I was influenced by Ernesto Hoost, Andy Hug, Peter Aerts and for continuation I’m my back a was my family, my coach then…
It is true that you were a bodyguard of the president of your country?
Yes it’s true I was from 2001 to 2008 secret service (SPP) agent assigned to protect the Romanian president!
The Kickboxing helped a lot you in this function of bodyguard?
Yes very much
What are your projects for year 2011?
First step I want to be the new champion It’s Show Time 2011 in March and I want to qualify again for the K-1 World Grand Prix Final 8
Do you want to add something?
Yes was a pleasure talking to you
Thank you for this interview and good luck for your future projects!
Thank very much
Daniel Ghita is certainly one of the biggest punchers of the circuit K1 at present. His striking is hard and his low kicks are redoubtable, in 2003 in World championship in Thailand he obtained the record of the fastest KO, 30 seconds against an Australian fighter. During the qualification for finale Top Grand Prix 16 in 2009, he beat his three opponents by KO each with the same technique of terrible low kick very fast for three of 5 minutes and 15 seconds. This record (6 minutes and 43 seconds) was held since 1998 by the great champion Peter Aerts, Ghita pulverized him with 1 minute and 28 seconds less!
It is the fighter who can create the surprise in K1 Grand Prix 2011!
Weight: 110 Kg
Number of fight: 43. 37 Wins (27 KO). 6 Losses
Title: Europe Champion. Romanian. Bronze Medal World Muay Thai Championships. K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 in Tokyo Final 16 Qualifying GP champion. K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final, Quarter Finals