KICKBOXING TOURNAMENT TO AIR IN USA
Press Release: Fight Now TV will air the "Glory 3 Rome Final 8" kickboxing tournament live in the United States on November 3rd starting at 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT. The network will also run a kickboxing marathon, starting Nov. 1st with "Stockholm 2012," followed by "Glory 2 Brussels" on Nov. 2nd, culminating with the Nov. 3rd "Glory 3 Rome: Final 8" event live from Rome.
Fight Now TV will be offering kickboxing fans two ways to catch all the kicks, punches and knockouts as follows:
Cablevision subscribers can watch live on Fight Now TV, channel 464 as part of their iO Sports & Entertainment Pak. Other cable subscribers and satellite customers will be able to see the event live on pay per view via iN Demand, DirectTv, Dish Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of only $19.95
"Glory has the top kick-boxers and kickboxing fights in the world," said Mike Garrow, co-founder and GM of Fight Now TV. "We're excited to bring this action-packed tournament to American fans. For those fans who are unable to watch on Fight Now TV, we've made it available to watch as a pay-per-view event through our partners at Integrated Sports Media."
The eight kick-boxers scheduled to fight in the Final 8 tournament are as follows:
Giorgio 'The Doctor' Petrosyan (71-1-2, 33 KOs), Gorizia, Italy
Albert "The Hurricane" Kraus (66-16-3, 39 KOs), Netherlands
Robin "Poker Face" van Roosmalen (35-13-3, 10 KOs), Netherlands
Shemsi Beqiri (71-7-0, 31 KOs), Basel, Switzerland
Ky Hollenbeck (34-7-0, 21 KOs), San Francisco, California
Tim Thomas (60-1-9, 35 KOs), London, England
Davit Kiria (18-7-0, 10 KOs), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sanny Dahlbeck (24-4-0, 14 KOs), Stockholm, Sweden.
Two 'Superfight' bouts, as well as two tournament 'reserve bouts,' have also been announced. In the event that one or more of the tournament fighters is unable to compete in the next tournament stage, after winning a fight, a reserve bout winner will take the injured fighter's place.
Jordan Watson (29-5-1), England vs. Mustapha Haida (18-1-1), Morocco
Marco Re (20-4-0), Italy vs. Alka Matewa (45-5-1), Belgium
Tournament Reserve Fights:
Dzhabar Askerov (72-2-1), Russia/Sweden vs. Yoshihiro Sato (49-18-0), Japan
Fabio Pinca (94-17-4), Francevs. Alessandro Campagna (29-14-5), Italy
*All fights and fighters are subject to change.
The matchups for the quarterfinal round of the tournament will be determined in a random draw, the details of which will be announced soon.
The winner of the tournament will have fought three times that night, earning a grand prize of $300,000, at the arena where Muhammad Ali won his Olympic boxing gold medal in 1960. It will test the competitors' skill, strength and fitness, requiring them to dig into the deepest parts of their spirit to endure pain, fear and exhaustion.
Go online to www.fightnow.com or www.integratedsportsmedia.com for more information about the "GLORY 3 ROME" PPV.