It's Showtime officially announced that Hesdy Gerges will be released tomorrow and will indeed be fighting Daniel Ghita on March 6th in Amsterdam.
Gerges was arrested because of possible involvement in a drug trafficking ring that included his half brother Ashraf.
Throughout this ordeal, Simon Rutz of It's Showtime has maintained he believes that Hesdy is innocent. His persistence appears to be well founded.
This is an intriguing fight and one I'm very excited to see. Both men are in the prime of their careers and fighting on a high level. Ghita comes in off of an absolute war against Gokhan Saki at the K-1 WGP Final, where he fell just short of victory. Gerges' last fight, also at the K-1 WGP Final, showcased him laying an absolute beating on Yusuke Fujimoto and ending the fight by TKO in the first round.
While K-1's future is mired in uncertainty, It's Showtime is poised for a big year and already have marquee fights lined for the future including stars such as Badr Hari, Giorgio Petrosyan, Daniel Ghita, and others. I suggest you keep an eye on their website, follow them on twitter, and friend them on Facebook. Simon Rutz and company are doing big things this year.