Hubert 'The Wardrobe' Van Melick  

4 - 2 - 0

Height193 cm
Weight98 kg
Reach195 cm
HometownLondon (via Amsterdam)
Hubert is the original London Chessboxer – the first man through the door when the club opened in April 2008. Since then he has competed three times, winning his debut bout against Mexico’s Hector Gomez, and following that up with an impressive stoppage against Bob “The Red Kite” Innes. Last year he suffered an unlucky and unexpected defeat against London Chessboxing founder, Tim Woolgar. Hubert has been studying chess since he started chessboxing and has improved dramnatically in the last two years. He works for Amnesty International in Amsterdam as a project co-ordinator and his ambition is to become chessboxing world champion. Little known fact: Hubert studied Marxist Economics at London University and thinks Communism should be give a second chance. He supports Arsenal and Ajax FC.


Opponent Event Date Result Description Round
Andrew 'The Fightin Philanthropist' McGregorLCB - Heavyweight Decider 2011: Bobby Fischer Belt11 November 2011WVan Melick wins via boxing - TKO2
Patrick TeehanLCB - Season Opener 201126 March 2011WVan Melick wins via chess - checkmate?
Tim 'Hippo' WoolgarLCB - Beyond The Super-Dome 201016 October 2010LWoolgar wins via chess - checkmate9
Bob 'The Red Kite' InnesWCBO-GBCBO - London Chessboxing04 December 2009WVan Melick wins via boxing - TKO?
Hector GomezGame of Kings 200909 October 2009WVan Melick wins via chess - timeout9
Sascha WandkowskyAn Exhibition of CHESSBOXING15 August 2008LWandkowsky wins via chess - checkmate7