Amsterdam, Wednesday 06/26/2019
Today, Madame Tussauds unveiled GLORY Heavy Weight Kickboxing Worldchamp Rico Verhoeven’s statue. A special moment, not only for Verhoeven who finds it a special honor to be the first martial athlete in the Amsterdam museum but also for Madame Tussauds, who had a world premiere with the first interactive robot statue.
“It’s like I’m looking in the mirror.” The statue moves with the head, makes eye contact and does a real stare down with the visitors. “
The Amsterdam attraction where Rico is among other greats like Lionel Messi, Rafael Nadal and Sebastian Vettel, attracts 750.000 visitors every year, and is the first and only museum to have a robotic statue. The setup is interactive, you can not only have a stare down with the kickboxing champion, visitors can also test their boxing skills and exercise with Rico’s The Winners Workout App.