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Dennis Alexio
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Real name Dennis Raymond Alexio
Nickname(s) Kaheke The Terminator
Rated at Super heavyweight
Nationality US American
Birth date March 12, 1959(1959-03-12)
Birth place Vacaville, California, U.S.
Stance Full Contact
Boxing record
Total fights 72
Wins 70
Wins by KO 65
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 1

Dennis Raymond "Kaheke" Alexio (born March 12, 1959 in Vacaville, California) is a retired American kickboxer with a record of 70-1, with 65 wins by KO/TKO. His professional boxing record was 5-1 with 3 wins by KO/TKO. In Inside Karate Magazine, Alexio's record up to 1985 was listed as 29-1 with 23 knockouts, giving him 6 decision wins.

Alexio was born and raised in Vacaville, California. He claims to have turned down an offer to play baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers (page 27, Inside Karate).

Alexio at one time was the undisputed World Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion holding titles for all the major kickboxing associations IKF, ISKA, KICK, WKA, and FFKA.

On August 1, 1986 in Denver, Alexio climbed off the canvas in the third round to knockout Lowell Nash in 4 rounds.

On June 20, 1987 in Denver, Alexio defeated Jeff Hollins for the vacant International Sports Karate Association Heavyweight Title. On July 7, 1987 in Atlanta, Alexio won a 12-round decision over Larry McFadden to retain his IKSA World Cruiserweight Championship.

In 1988, Alexio was being trained by former Florida kickboxer turned actor Harold Diamond (aka Harold "Nature Boy" Roth"").

Alexio won his IKF Pro Full Contact Rules Heavyweight World Title when he defeated Barrington Patterson of Coventry, England by TKO at the end of the 5th round In Hawaii, USA on May 31, 1997.

His First Defense of this title was in May 1998 in Sacramento, California, USA when he Defeated Achille Roger of France by TKO in 5th round.

Alexio's World Title was retired by the IKF on November 24, 2003. The reason was because the IKF Organization had been trying to contact Mr. Alexio since June 2003, to discuss what his future plans for the sport were, such as a title defense, or a retirement of his title. However they never received any return phone call.

Alexio had one loss. His first was to another former IKF World Champion, Don "The Dragon" Wilson in a light heavyweight match for the World Kickboxing Association's (WKA) world title. The fight was televised on NBC Sports World in March 1984, and some of Alexio's fans dispute the fairness of the result. Shortly after this match Alexio moved up in weight to fight and win world titles at the Cruiser and Heavyweight divisions.

His second was a no contest against Stan "The Man" Longinidis in Australia in a "Leg Kick" rules bout. In the bout, Longinidis was thought to have won on a first round TKO after Alexio's leg was broken (spiral fracture) following a leg kick from Longinidis. Alexio later on, disputed the fight and said the fracture was caused by twisting his leg on the depression in the ring floor. Others maintain the loss was due to Alexio's unfamiliarity with Muay Thai techniques, which differed greatly from Western kickboxing of the time. Thai techniques stress the ability to kick and check to the leg; Western kickboxing in Alexio's career usually involved boxing with kicks above the waist only. Alexio had a number of fights under International kickboxing rules which permit leg kicks, but he wasn't experienced with Muay Thai. A rematch between Longinidis and Alexio was discussed but a promoter with enough money was never secured. Alexio was one of the most dominant fighters to ever enter the kickboxing ring. He mixed hands and feet effortlessy and had incredible endurance. He knocked out several opponents with his powerful spinning back kick to the mid-section. PKA.com list Dennis Alexio as one of the best Kickboxers ever. IKF.com (International Kickboxing Federation) lists him in the Hall of fame for pro kickboxers.

Dennis Alexio is enjoying his retirement spending time with his family in Aiea, Hawaii.

Starred alongside Jean Claude Van Damme in the 1989 movie Kickboxer.

Reference

  • Inside Karate Magazine, page 27: DENNIS ALEXIO by Mike Sullivan.
 Graduated from Vacaville High School, in Vacaville, CA 1978.
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