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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]