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Category: Kickboxing

GLORY Paints a Picture of Their Champions and Title Challengers

GLORY is perhaps one of the world’s biggest kickboxing promotions when it comes to divisions, champions and up-and-coming challengers. Today they released this graphic that shows the current champions and the fighters that are next in line to receive a shot at their championship. Among the challengers are Adamchuk at Featherweight, Baya at Lightweight, Groenhart at Welterweight, Belgaroui at Middleweight, Machado at Light Heavyweight and Ben Saddik at Heavyweight. The stage has been set for the second half of 2017. Which fighter will rise to the occasion and wrap the GLORY strap around their waist? pic.twitter.com/7WYwodJnWB — GLORY Kickboxing (@GLORY_WS) [read more]

Josh Jauncey vs. Elvis Gashi Set for GLORY 43

The card for GLORY 43 has been set for a while now, but one piece of the puzzle was still missing, which was an opponent for Josh Jauncey on the main card. We learned that it was a local New Yorker, but that was about all that we knew until today. Today it was revealed that Josh Jauncey will fight a man that is no stranger to the New York kickboxing and muay thai scene in Elvis Gashi. Gashi, with a professional record of 18-0 with an impressive 107-3 amateur record will look to put his stamp on the world [read more]

WATCH: Josh Jauncey Trains at Mayweather Gym to Prepare for GLORY 43

For young up-and-comer Josh Jauncey there is no limit in what he’s willing to do to receive the best possible training as he pushes forward in his career. Not only did he start off training with his esteemed father, Vincent Jauncey, but he quickly caught the eye of K-1 legend Andy Souwer and became his young apprentice. From there he’s worked with some of the best fighters all over the world, including preparing in Thailand for his last bout. For his fight at GLORY 43 he had something different in mind. He went to Las Vegas where he worked on [read more]

Dzhabar Askerov Signs on with Yokkao, Training at Yokkao Bangkok

Over the years Yokkao has proven itself to be a force in the realm of muay thai gear and lifestyle apparel, but they’ve also branched out to exciting events, gyms and even their own professional team of fighters, trainers and brand ambassadors for the sport. One such fighter was Dzhabar Askerov. Askerov has always been in the discussion when it comes to the world’s top 70kg fighters in both muay thai and kickboxing and now after recovering from a rocky year in 2016 with three wins in Russian and China, Askerov has returned to the Yokkao fold, inking a management and training [read more]

K-1 WGP in Japan Super Welterweight Results: Chingiz Allazov Takes the Gold

In yet another action-packed night of fights, K-1 WGP in Japan provided us with a 70kg tournament that saw Chingiz Allazov knock out Hiroki Nakajima, Jordan Pikeur and have Yasuhiro Kido take him to a decision on his way to the top. While many predicted that Allazov would pick up this win, he was forced to earn it against a rejuvenated Kido, with Kido scoring a TKO win over Luke Whelan and taking out Sanny Dahlbeck with low kicks before the finals against Allazov. Takeru showed us beautiful violence, as always, and in the two title fights we saw decisions [read more]

Japanese Sensation Tenshin Nasukawa Returns to KNOCK OUT on Aug. 20th

While Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa has been lighting the world of MMA on fire with a three-win streak in RIZIN MMA in Japan, he’s still a kickboxer at heart and will be returning to the promotion that first got him this crazy noteriety in KNOCK OUT. He’ll be returning to the KNOCK OUT ring at KNOCK OUT vol.4 on August 20th at the Ota Ward General Gymnasium. His opponent has not been decided just yet, but we’ll keep you updated on future updates to the card.

KNOCK OUT vol.3 Results: Machida, Maeguchi and Katsuji Advance in Tournament

KNOCK OUT held their fourth event, numbered vol.3 last night in Japan, where they continued their King of KNOCK OUT 61.5kg tournament. There were three tournament matches, which saw Taisan Maeguchi, Hikaru Machida and Katsuji advance to the next round, with two of those bouts ending in stoppages, only Machida being taken to a decision. Out of the whole show that was the only fight that went to decision. Once again, KNOCK OUT lives up to its advertising. T-98 (R2 – TKO) Hiro Toya Tatuya Noto (R1 – KO) Issei Ishii Eisaku Ogasawara (R5 – TKO) Wanchalong PKSenchaigym Yosuke Morii (R3 [read more]

GLORY 43 New York Fight Card

On Friday, July 14th GLORY returns to New York City with GLORY 43 New York live from the Theater at MSG. Headlined by a featherweight tournament featuring Matt Embree, Kevin Vannostrand, Giga Chikadze and Aleksei Ulianov, as well as a heavyweight showdown with possible title contention on the line between Benjamin Adegbuyi and Guto Inocente. The SuperFight Series is headlined by a light heavyweight bout between former champion Saulo Cavalari and internationally-renowned striker Pavel Zhuravlev. We’ll keep this post updated as the card changes and Josh Jauncey gets an official opponent. GLORY 43 New York Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner [read more]

LiverKick Podcast June 15, 2017 – GLORY 42 Post Show, K-1 Japan Preview and More

That’s right we’re back with another edition of the LiverKick Podcast. This time we follow-up on what was GLORY 42, give a quick rundown of the upcoming KNOCKOUT card in Japan and preview what looks like another really awesome K-1 World Grand Prix in Japan event that is happening this weekend. Some of the topics include how GLORY got perhaps some of the best press in years with the post-fight shenanigans in the Murthel Groenhart/Harut Grigorian fight, but is that really good press for the company? Also, didn’t the Mayweather/McGregor announcement just completely eclipse all of that? Also Nieky Holzken’s [read more]

Murthel Groenhart Talks About Receiving Death Threats with TMZ

What was a crazy, unprofessional moment at GLORY 42 featuring two men rushing the ring and attacking Murthel Groenhart has turned into some of the best publicity for GLORY in a very long time. Murthel Groenhart has been all over the news, featured on ESPN and now TMZ sat down with Groenhart to talk about his “cheat shot” victory, the guys rushing the ring and how he’s been receiving death threats following the victory. Groenhart has secured a spot as the next title contender against champion Cedric Doumbe, although Doumbe feels like Groenhart is not deserving of that fight and [read more]