Jean-Claude Van Damme ready to fight
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 January 2010
Martial arts movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to take part in a dangerous kickboxing fight with a Thai boxer
Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to take part in a kickboxing fight.
The 49-year-old actor - who is well known for his martial arts movies - will have a bout with a Thai boxer 13 years his junior who has over 300 fights under his belt.
At a news conference in Ukraine, it was announced: "It's the first time in history a guy almost 50 will go for a real fight in Macau, China. It's kind of dangerous, but life is short."
The Belgian actor will fight Somluck Kamsing who won the gold medal as a featherweight boxer at the 1996 Olympic Games.
Van Damme is also filming a reality series to chronicle his training for the bout.
The 'Bloodsport' star has previously admitted he wants to pack as much excitement into his life as he can, while he is still able-bodied.
He said: "Life is short. I've got ten years left and I want them to be precious, not like before, cranking two or three movies a year. I just want to do something I'm proud of."