AMSTERDAM AND MOSCOW, Jan. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Golden Glory has partnered with Total Sports Asia to form a powerful team to revive Kickboxing and resuscitate the K-1 rules scene.
The new partnership backed by a group of investors is planning for new tournaments with total prize money of US$ 1 million. This would include a 70Kg and 85kg category (USD 300K each) and a Heavyweight Category which would fight for USD 400K.
Putting up one million dollars for these three tournaments as Prize money will spring new life into the sport of Kickboxing. The partnership believes that 2012 will be the rebirth for stand up striking combat and the sport will take its deserved position alongside the ever growing sport of MMA.
The partnership recently signed and paid the outstanding money to key fighters including Gokhan Saki, Semmy Schilt, Erroll Zimmermann, Sergei Kharitonov and several others. As expected many other fighters have shown interest to sign exclusive deals in hopes to get reimbursed for their FEG outstanding payments as well as having future fights with this new powerhouse Promotion.
Bas Boon, MD of Golden Glory said: "I'm sure Aerts, Petrosyan, Buakaw Por Muak, Jaideep, Texiera and others will soon follow and sign agreements so that Kickboxing can become an international force again and resurrect the history and glory of K-1." (http://www.goldenglory.com)
The upcoming March 23rd Glory World Series event in Moscow will be televised in over 80 countries and is already shaping up to be a classic, with the return of 4 time K-1 Champion Schilt in action for the first time in over a year. Also Zimmerman taking on legend Jerome Le Banner and a battle of Iron fists is on the card when USA's Mark Miller takes on Russia's Sergei Kharitonov. Also in action are Robin van Roosmalen, Igor Jurkovic and MMA bouts involving feature fighters from many different countries including Dennis Stojnic (Bosnia), Dion Staring (Holland), Tommy Depret (Belgium).
Please see trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PGJdzBH9FVE
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