the upstart kickboxing organization Glory World Series announced yesterday that they are coming to Los Angeles Feb. 9 with an eight-man middleweight tournament, with the winner earning a $20,000 grand prize and one-year contract with the premiere kickboxing organization.
Enlisted for the eight-man tournament are red-hot prospect Eddie “Showtime” Walker (9-1-1, 7 KOs) of Atlanta, Ga., hard-hitting Andrew Kapel (11-3, 10 KOs) of Minneapolis, Minn., seven-time South African kickboxing champion Van “The General” Wyk Povey (32-3-1, 22 KOs) of Dublin, Calif. via Pretoria, South Africa.; California State Champion Edgar Del Fierro (18-4, 14 KOs) of Fresno, Calif.; former Karate and Sambo champion Evgeny Zotov (5-2, 3 KOs) of Knoxville, Tenn.; undefeated upstart Mike Lemaire (6-0) of San Diego, Calif.; Casey Green (5-5) of Santa Monica, Calif.; and Jonarth Junio (8-4, 1 KO) of Bellflower, Calif.
The tournament will be held in conjunction with the Dennis Warner promoted WCK fight card featuring five Muay Thai bouts.
Gory CEO Marcus Luer released this statement in the official press release:
We are excited to showcase our new ROAD TO GLORY development series for prospective future superstars in the sports and entertainment mecca of Los Angeles. Our fight team headed by legendary trainer Cor Hemmers has hand-picked a group of eight hungry, aspiring world champions from various parts of the U.S., looking to make it to the global stage that GLORY’s championship level events take place on. To get there, though, they will have to show they have what it takes by persevering in this highly-competitive tournament.
The event will be held at the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, CA with the fights starting at 6 pm. Tickets priced from $40 are available now and can be purchased by phone at 877-446-7962.