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Robin van Roosmalen Signs To It's Showtime, Will Fight In K-1, Not Glory

  • Written by Rian Scalia

Well here's some surprising news for today. and multiple Dutch sites are reporting that Robin van Roosmalen has signed a two year contract with It's Showtime and will be fighting in the K-1 Final 16, not the Glory World Series 70kg tournament as previously announced by Glory themselves. One quote from this situation is quite interesting:

"Given his young age it is important for Robin to look further and therefore he saw more continuity in the vision of It's Showtime and K-1 than at Total Sport Asia."

This comes as a big surprise because Robin is a Golden Glory fighter and has been fighting on Glory events for some time now. What was also interesting prior to the signing, Robin was the only Golden Glory fighter to be featured on an upcoming It's Showtime card after they stopped working together in lending their fighters for events. This leads me to believe that Robin never even had a contract with Glory/TSA and Glory jumped the gun on announcing him for their tournament. What could've happened is what happened for the January 28 It's Showtime event, where It's Showtime went straight to the fighters to negotiate for Errol Zimmerman and Gokhan Saki, as opposed to going through their management whom they were not working with.

The addition of Robin van Roosmalen to the K-1 Final 16 is huge and a big blow to Glory's tournament. I don't know what the current situation between van Roosmalen and Golden Glory is, but it is known that Robin did not train at Golden Glory all the time and also trained with his father at his gym in Den Bosch. Glory will now have to look for a replacement to fill the vacant spot left by Robin.

UPDATE: According to Glory, Robin van Roosmalen breached a signed contract that he had with Golden Glory/Knock Out Investments. Read more here.

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