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Badr Hari Announces That He Won’t Fight in September

With GLORY 59 rapidly approaching on September 29th there has been a lot of speculation about running the Johann Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam that GLORY would pack the card, including Badr Hari. As of right now Rico Verhoeven is scheduled to defend the GLORY Heavyweight Championship and a lot of fans and insiders saw the clash with Badr Hari as an inevitable one, especially considering the size of the venue and the location in Amsterdam. But, according to a post from Badr Hari via his Instagram today, that is simply not happening. Badr Hari posted a video of him inside [read more]

Photo: Badr Hari is Doing Sprints With a Parachute to Prepare for… Something

Let’s not be coy here, it’s confirmed that Rico Verhoeven will be participating in GLORY 59 Amsterdam, which takes place in the Amsterdam Arena (Johan Cruijff Arena). That’s not a small structure by any stretch of the imagination, in fact, the capacity is listed at 54,000. It’s Showtime ran the Amsterdam Arena a number of times over the years — mostly in conjunction with K-1 — where they always claimed 20,000 in attendance. GLORY has to have something up their sleeves for this show. What would sell tickets at a football (soccer to us yanks) stadium in the Netherlands? Probably [read more]

GLORY 51: Badr vs. Hesdy Live Results

Today is the day where fans will finally get closure on the 2010 encounter between Badr Hari and Hesdy Gerges that ended in a disqualification for Hari and the eternal question of what would’ve happened if Badr had kept his composure. With that rematch happening and Badr Hari in a GLORY ring there’s always a chance of something pretty crazy happening, too. On top of that there’s a welterweight tournament and heavyweight showdown on the main card. The SuperFight Series features an amazing welterweight bout between Cedric Doumbe and Alim Nabyiev, the debut of Mohammed Jaraya, Tyjani Beztati against Anil [read more]

GLORY 51 Rotterdam Weigh-in Video and Results

Tomorrow marks the return of Badr Hari to a major organization not just as a freelancer, but as a fighter under contract when Badr Hari heads to GLORY for GLORY 51 Rotterdam against Hesdy Gerges. This is a rematch from their 2010 bout that ended in disqualification and will help settle old wagers for long-time kickboxing fans. The five-fight card for GLORY 51 Rotterdam will be carried live tomorrow on ESPN3 at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT, with a replay on ESPN2 on Saturday, March 17 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. The five-fight card for GLORY 51 SuperFight Series will stream live and [read more]

Hesdy Gerges and the No-Lose Badr Hari Rematch at GLORY 51

For Hesdy Gerges, it’s safe to say that his place in the heavyweight kickboxing pantheon is a bit hard to nail down. He’s a talented fighter with some impressive wins in his career, but perhaps all of his most memorable fights have been losses to bigger name fighters where he did his damnedest. His recent GLORY run has been marred by a few decisions that probably should have gone his way, then punctuated by a head kick loss in round one to Mladen Brestovac. That isn’t to say there isn’t a win in there — because he did beat Tomas [read more]

WATCH: Badr Hari and Hesdy Gerges Talk About Their Rematch

On March 3rd Dutch kickboxing fans are getting a rematch of a fight that originally happened almost eight years ago. That fight is Badr Hari vs. Hesdy Gerges. At the time, Hesdy Gerges was the It’s Showtime Heavyweight Champion, while Badr Hari was K-1’s bad boy, with a reputation for not just being one of the top fighters in the world, but for having a bit of a temper. If you’ve seen Hesdy Gerges fight before, you know that he has bulletproof defenses. Badr Hari is an offensively-minded fighter who at times relies on emotion and raw anger to propel [read more]

VIDEO: Badr Hari and Hesdy Gerges Have a Blue-Suited Staredown

How does one counter Badr Hari’s blue press conference suit? Simple, with another blue suit*. That’s exactly what we saw today when GLORY headed to the Netherlands for a press conference featuring GLORY 51 headliners Badr Hari and Hesdy Gerges. Hesdy Gerges wore a blue suit of his own, perhaps the strongest statement that could be made when going up against a career-rival like Badr Hari. Watch the entire video below. *I’m fully aware that Hesdy is just wearing a blue sports jacket.

Follow-Up on Enfusion Promoter’s Claims Against Badr Hari

Last week we learned that GLORY had secured the services of Badr Hari and that he’ll be fighting on March 3rd in Rotterdam. Today we learned that his opponent will be none other than Hesdy Gerges, a man that has a win over him via DQ back in 2010. But what about that claim from an Enfusion promoter that Enfusion had secured Badr Hari’s rights for a fight in May against Luis Tavares? He hasn’t forgotten. The latest on the case sounds like things are relatively hopeless for the Enfusion team, because they know they can’t stop him from fighting. [read more]

Badr Hari vs. Hesdy Gerges II Headlines GLORY 51 Rotterdam

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 [read more]

Enfusion Promoter Pursuing Legal Action Against Badr Hari, Claiming They Had An Agreement

The big news coming out of this past weekend was that elusive bad boy of the kickboxing world, Badr Hari, had finally put his name on the dotted line with GLORY kickboxing. For the 33-year-old fighter who has lost years off of the prime of his career by searching for money fights while spending time in and out of the courtrooms and prison cells, this was the most logical decision and the best way to cement his legacy. Kickboxing isn’t exactly a sport that a fighter can jump around from promoter to promoter and make a steady living like boxing [read more]