Traditional logic told us that if kickboxing were to get big in the United States it would be in the media capitals and muay thai-strong cities of Los Angeles and New York. While GLORY has seen some success in those markets and ran them multiple times, it feels like America’s third Metropolis in Chicago has become a far hotter market for kickboxing than the other two, perhaps in part due to the large Romanian population in the area.
GLORY is looking to take full advantage of that fan base, which they previously have with fighters like Daniel Ghita, by bringing Catalin Morosanu back to the windy city on August 25th to fight a still-unnamed opponent. The promotion announced today that GLORY 44 would be taking place in Chicago at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois yet again.
The only two fighters announced for the card yet are Catalin Morosanu and Chicago-native Richard Abraham. VIP tickets go on sale on June 9th while general sales are June 16th.