Van Roosmalen to Defend Featherweight Crown Against Adamchuk at Glory 45

By Mike Sloan Jul 21, 2017
Glory, the world’s premiere kickboxing promotion, announced that Robin van Roosmalen will defend his featherweight title against No. 1 contender Serhiy Adamchuk in the main event of Glory 45. The event takes place on Sep. 30 at Sporthallen Zuid in Amsterdam.

In what will be the promotion’s fourth event held in The Netherlands, the local fans will see their hero Van Roosmalen (38-7, 21 KOs) make his first official defense of his featherweight crown. The former Glory lightweight champ dropped down to featherweight and stopped Gabriel Varga at Glory 34 last October to win the belt, but “Pokerface” lost it on the scale when he failed to make weight at Glory 37. The Dutch striker reclaimed his throne by beating Petpanomrung at Glory 41.

Adamchuk (35-8, 14 KOs) was the Glory featherweight champion for nearly a year before losing it to Varga at Glory 32. The Ukrainian has struggled as of late, having lost three of five overall, but he dominated Dylan Salvador at Glory 42 in June to earn a crack at the current champ.

Rounding out the Glory 45: Amsterdam main card is a welterweight showdown between former world champion Nieky Holzken (90-13, 46 KOs) and rival Yoann Kongolo (65-9, 46 KOs) in the co-feature. A four-man same-night light heavyweight contender tournament will bolster the card as Imad Hadar will square off against Manny Mancha in the first semifinal bout while Michael Duut will collide with an opponent to be named later in the other.

The Glory 45 SuperFight Series undercard will see Jason Wilnis lock horns with Yousri Belgaroui at middleweight; Zakaria Zouggary will take on fellow featherweight Massaro Glunder; lightweight Tyjani Beztati will oppose Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai; and welterweights Eyevan Danenberg and Wellington Uega will fight.

Exact details of the live broadcast have yet to be determined.

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