Mike Tyson’s Countdown to GLORY 19 on February 6th

Mike Tyson joins the GLORY team to interview and preview the heavyweight championship main event of GLORY 19. The fight between GLORY heavyweight champ Rico Verhoeven (44-10-1) and challenger Errol Zimmerman (103-11-1) takes place this Friday, February 6th. The event will air live at 9pm EST on Spike TV, but the fights will be broadcast on the web starting at 6:30pm EST.

The former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, previewed the upcoming fight and sat down with both men leading up to this championship fight. Dutch kickboxer and GLORY HW champ Rico Verhoeven (44-10-1) carries a 7-1 record into GLORY 19, having won the 2013 GLORY Heavyweight Tournament and the GLORY Heavyweight Title against Daniel Ghita this past June.  Rico’s lone defeat under the GLORY banner came in 2012 when he lost a decision to one of the greatest heavyweight kickboxers of all-time, Semmy Schilt.  With notable wins including Gokhan Saki, Peter Aerts, Daniel Ghita twice and his upcoming foe, Errol Zimmerman, Rico Verhoeven is well deserving of his #1 ranking on most observers list of heavyweight kickboxers.  Rico Verhoeven lands his strikes at a 48% success rate, this includes landing 64% of his kicks.

Errol Zimmerman (103-11-1) won the Heavyweight Contendership Tournament at GLORY 16 with knockout wins over Ben Edwards and Anderson “Braddock” Silva.  The tournament wins coming off of a knockout loss at the hands of Daniel Ghita.  Zimmerman has been a name in the sport for a long period of time, from his K1 Grand Prix win in Amsterdam and 3rd place finish in 2008.  Zimmerman fought for the heavyweight title at GLORY 1 in 2012, but lost to Semmy Schilt.  With a 4-4 record in GLORY, Zimmerman lands 40% of his strikes.  Tune in on Friday for a strong card from GLORY.


Friday, February 6th
Live Stream at 18:300 EST

GLORY Heavyweight Championship
Rico Verhoeven vs Errol Zimmerman

Welterweight Contenders Tournament
77kg: Nieky Holzken vs Alexander Stetsurenko
77kg: Raymond Daniels vs Jonatan Oliveira
Tournament Final

85kg: Joe Schilling vs Robert Thomas
70kg: Josh Jauncey vs Germany Max Baumert
70kg: Andy Ristie vs Steve Moxon
77kg: Francois Ambang vs Stephen Richards
95kg: Brian Collette vs Myron Dennis
Heavyweight: Xavier Vigney vs Everett Sims
90kg Special Operation: A. Mitch (U.S. Navy) vs S. Cedric (U.S. Air Force)


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