The last time the world saw Armenian kickboxing technician Giorgio Petrosyan in a Glory ring, he was knocked out by a wicked Andy Ristie uppercut. The shocking loss ended the brilliant striker’s 42-fight winning streak, while Ristie went on to win the Glory lightweight title.
Petrosyan spent the last two years fighting in the Hero Legends promotion, where he quickly won three straight and captured a title. In August, he flattened Xu Yan in the third with a murderous knee to the body to capture said belt.
Glory announced weeks ago that Petrosyan (79-2-2, 36 KOs) will headline Glory 25 “Milan,” which will be held at the Palaper in Monza, Italy on Nov. 6. On Tuesday, the organization announced that Petrosyan will face off against rising Canadian star Josh Jauncey (23-5, 12 KOs). Having scored three straight knockouts in four wins since being signed to Glory, Jauncey has proven to be one of the best young contenders in the sport.
The card will also feature a four-man welterweight tournament, with the winner getting a crack at champion Nieky Holzken. The four combatants have not yet revealed.
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