Kickboxing star Badr Hari is to begin serving the remainder of his two-year prison sentence in April.
Badr Hari (32) has reported himself at a prison in the Netherlands today, Monday 3 April.
The Dutch-Moroccan kickboxer was found guilty of various assaults, including that on a now deceased Dutch businessman at a music Festival in Amsterdam in 2012. Hari apparently shattered several bones in the businessman’s ankle, broke his nose and eye socket.
In February, a court upheld a two-year prison sentence for Badr Hari, of which 10 months was conditionally suspended. After Hari’s time in custody is subtracted from the sentence, he still has to spend about 7 months in jail, Dutch media reports.
In December, the top heavyweight champion faced Rico Verhoeven in the GLORY: Collision main event, a fight declared to be the biggest in kickboxing history. The fight ended with a TKO in the second round when Badr Hari sustained damage to the right forearm, which prevented him from continuing the fight.