Robin van Roosmalen returns next month. | Photo: James Law/Glory
Kickboxing organization Glory has finalized its next event, Glory 25, which will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Robin van Roosmalen and Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong on Nov. 6 in Monza, Italy.
Returning lightweight legend Giorgio Petrosyan (81-2-1, 36 KOs) and rising star Josh Jauncey (23-5, 12 KOs) meet in the co-headline bout.
For the first time in the company’s history, one of its world titles will be at stake during the “Super Fight Series” of the event, which serves as the precursor to the main card. Featherweight champ Gabriel Varga (26-2, 8 KOs) will defend his crown against Dutch-based Ukrainian Serhiy Adamchuk (30-5, 14 KOs).
The two combatants were originally slated to duel in September, but Varga suffered an injury during training that postponed the battle. While Varga healed, Adamchuk stayed busy by toppling muay Thai champion Anvar Boynazarov.
Filling out the Glory 25 main card is a one-night, four-man welterweight contender tournament with championship implications. In the first of two semi-final bouts, Dutch Surinamese striker Murthel Groenhart (56-18-3, 32 KOs) will face off against local Italian fighter Nicola Gallo (22-9-1, 6 KO), followed by Yoann Kongolo (60-5, 45 KO) versus Karim Ghajji (93-10-1, 49 KO). The winner of the tourney will meet Glory welterweight king Nieky Holzken at Glory 26 in Amsterdam on Dec. 4.
There is no official word yet on exactly when Glory 25 will be televised in the U.S.
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