The Bad Boy is back.
While there might be some promoters claiming legal agreements with Badr and his team, GLORY feels confident moving forward and Badr Hari will be competing on March 3rd in Rotterdam and GLORY has picked an opponent from his past. Who, exactly? One of the few men with a win over Badr Hari, Hesdy Gerges.
If you remember back to 2010, it was a different time for kickboxing and for both men. Hesdy Gerges was on the rise and Badr Hari was unstoppable. We got a glimpse of Badr’s awful temper in this fight, with him frustrated by Gerges and his tight defenses and kicking him while he was down. It wasn’t the first time that Badr had lost his temper in the ring, with it costing him dearly. Badr lost the It’s Showtime Heavyweight Championship and the downward spiral of Badr Hari began there.
Both men are in a different place right now and this seems like a tough mountain for Gerges to climb, but styles do make fights. This will be an interesting test for Badr Hari and a nice throwback for kickboxing fans who will hopefully get some closure on this encounter.
GLORY 51 Rotterdam
Heavyweight Headline Bout: Badr Hari vs. Hesdy Gerges
Welterweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Tomas Mozny vs. Daniel Skvor
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Eyevan Danenberg vs. Jimmy Vienot
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Thongchai Sitsongpeenong vs. Alan Scheinson
GLORY 51 SuperFight Series
Welterweight Contender Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Alim Nabiyev
Welterweight Bout: Miles Simson vs. TBA
Lightweight Bout: Tyjani Beztati vs. Anil Cabri
Featherweight Bout: Massaro Glunder vs. Victor Pinto
Middleweight Bout: Kevin van Heeckeren vs. Bart Kroon