Andy had become acquainted with Ilona at a photo shoot early in the summer of 1987.
Andy Hug and Ilona Hug were married in 1993. In 1994, her longed-for wish was also fulfilled: Ilona gave birth to their son Seya.
I think that you will be shocked when you hear in what state of health I am. When the doctor told me about it, it was an enormous shock even for myself. But I want to inform you about my state of health so that I can fight together with you against this illness. This illness is the most severe opponent of all my fights. But I will win. As if I would stand in the ring I will get power from your cheers and beat this strong opponent. Unfortunately I will not be able to fight at the tournament in October. I will fight against this illness in Japan and one day I will appear again with you. Don't lose hope!
~Andy Hug 22th August 2000~
On Thursday, 24th August 2000, at 18:21 - Andy Hug died at the age of 35 years old.
Iron man in Japanese
Height:1.80 m (5" 11")
Weight:98 kg (216 lb)
Birth date:September 7, 1964(1964-09-07)
Birth place:Wohlen, Switzerland
Death date :August 24, 2000 (aged 35)
Death place:Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Style Full : Karate
entrance music: Queen - We Will Rock You
Karate World Cup Champion 1992
Karate World Cup Finalist 1993
U.K.F. World Super Heavyweight Champion
W.M.T.C World Super Heavyweight Champion
W.K.A. World & European Muay Thai Super Heavyweight Champion
K-1 World Grand Prix 1996 Champion
K-1 World Grand Prix 1997 Finalist
K-1 World Grand Prix 1998 Finalist
Total fights 47
Wins by KO 22
Andy,you are the best,I will never forget you.
Taiwan fans,By MirKo