With his full beard, sunglasses, imposing build, and macabre tattoos, Alexandr Cverna is the perfect example of the Eastern European bad boy. And he’s not about to contradict this prejudice – far from it! When he talks about his past, the Czech veteran describes himself above all as a “gangster”, based in Kladno, a medium-sized town on the outskirts of Prague. “Looking back, I don’t regret anything, except going to prison and being away from my family…”, he explains. Alexandr Cverna, 48, has a dangerous image built on nightclub brawls and back-and-forth jail time. Is it a way of unsettling his opponents? Probably. The Czech is also a benchmark heavyweight, twice crowned national kick-boxing champion.
“I have a very dangerous style, typical of gypsy boxing”.
Having switched to MMA over the last ten years or so, Alexandr Cverna is now doing a series of K-O’s in the cage, where he lets his powerful striking do the talking. “I have an excellent ground and pound, and a very dangerous style, typical of gypsy boxing. For me, victory doesn’t matter; I’m all about destroying my opponent! The results speak for themselves. Despite his age, Cverna has currently 4 consecutive wins, with a total of six first-round finishes, the last of which took less than a minute. “In reality, I’ve done many more fights, but not all of them have been recorded”. Having passed through several leading European leagues, and freshly crowned champion of a local organization, Alexandr Cverna is now aiming higher and plans to win the HEXAGONE MMA world title. One last challenge before hanging up his gloves?