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 him through fights and, well, fire and water don’t mix. Gerges was frustrating Hari and Hari decided to take these frustrations out by kicking a downed Hesdy in the face.
Watch the mindsets of both Badr Hari and Hesdy Gerges below as both men sit down with GLORY’s Todd Grisham to talk about the upcoming fight and their respective futures.