GLORY 7 MILAN TO AIR IN OVER 861 MILLION HOMES ACROSS 162 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE

Apr 21, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- SINGAPORE - The highly-anticipated GLORY 7 Milan kickboxing event headlined by a lightweight (70 kilograms/154 pounds) showdown between world No. 1 ranked Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan (77-1-1, 35 KOs) of Italy and fellow sensation Hafid “The Hyena” El Boustati (67-7-3, 19 KOs) of Morocco, tomorrow, Saturday, April 20 will be televised in 861 households across 162 countries across the world.

The collective television distribution figures for the event include a live telecast of the nine-bout fight card from Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy in 78 countries.

Amongst GLORY’s television partners that will showcase the event live are PPTV in China, GDTV in China, Esporte in Brazil, Poverkhnqst in the Ukraine, Al Jazeera in The Middle East and North Africa, Mediaset in Italy and The Fight Network in Canada.

“We are excited to see the GLORY brand of world-class kickboxing growing aggressively throughout the world and to be able to offer our live event programming to a growing number of avid martial arts fight fans,” said Glory Sports International CEO Andrew Whitaker. “The key to building superstars in a talent-driven business like this is to reach as many television viewers as possible with the product, and GLORY is clearly doing on a greater and greater scale as our fight series progresses.”

GLORY television partners that will offer the telecast on a tape-delayed basis, include CBS Sports Network in the U.S., which will air the event at 1:00 a.m. ET/10:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 21 (Same day delay); Eurosport, which is available in 59 countries throughout Europe, FOX Sports in Japan, Sony Six in India and Setanta Africa.

In the lightweight co-main event, Murthel “The Predator” Groenhart (53-14-3, 29 KOs) of Suriname will face off with fellow superstar Robin “Pokerface” van Roosmalen (28-5, 19 KOs) of The Netherlands.

For more information, visit www.gloryworldseries.com.

COMPLETE GLORY 7 MILAN FIGHT CARD:

Lightweight (70 kilograms/154 pounds) Main Event

Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs. Hafid el Boustati (Morocco)

Lightweight

Murthel Groenhart (Suriname) vs. Robin van Roosmalen (Netherlands)

Lightweight

Yuri Bessmertny (Belarus) vs. Davit Kiria (Georgia)

Heavyweight (Above 95 kilograms/209 pounds)

Jhonata Diniz (Brazil) vs. Rico Verhoeven (Netherlands)

Middleweight (85 kilograms/187 pounds)

Sahak Parparyan (Armenia) vs. Artem Levin (Russia)

Lightweight

Marat Grigorian (Belgium) vs. Chingiz Alazov (Belarus)

Featherweight (65 kilograms/143 pounds)

Sergio Wielzen (Suriname) vs. Kaoponlek (Thailand)

Light Heavyweight (95 kilograms/209 pounds)

Michael Duut (Netherlands) vs. Steve McKinnon (Australia)

Welterweight (77 kilograms/170 pounds)

Karapet Karapetyan (Armenia) vs. Roberto Cocco (Italy)

For more information, visit www.gloryworldseries.com.

About GLORY: GLORY World Series (www.gloryworldseries.com) is the world's premier kickboxing league, producing live events across the globe and offering up to $2 million in prize money to the winners of one-night, 16-man ‘Grand Slam’ tournaments and 8-man ‘Slam’ tournaments, which are open to only the best fighters in each of six different weight classes. The fight series also includes events with traditional, single bouts.

With television deals spanning every continent, online live video streaming of all shows and the world's largest online martial arts library, GLORY is one of the world's most widely distributed sporting organizations.

Owned and operated by Glory Sports International (GSI), the organization has offices in the UK, Netherlands, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the US. Its personnel include an unprecedented mix of accomplished entrepreneurs and senior level executives from the diverse worlds of finance, sports marketing, television and martial arts fighting.

In 2013, GLORY launched the Road To GLORY tournament fight series to identify and develop new kickboxing talent in the United States, Japan and elsewhere around the globe into future champions and superstars of the sport.

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