Kyokoshin Karate is a notoriously hard discipline, with a strong emphasis on toughness and physical condition. Stylists train bare-knuckle and, as they progress through the ranks, are required to undergo increasingly severe tests of strength and spirit in their training and sparring.
Kengo Shimuzu holds a black belt in the discipline and won several regional championships in his native Japan before moving into professional kickboxing. Once he made the transition he continued to embody the principles which had been drilled into him: relentless attack and resistance to pain.
Shimzu has spent most of his career at heavyweight, where his victories included GLORY veteran Raoumaru. He recently dropped a weight-class and will join GLORY’s light-heavyweight division, where he will face opponents who will test his mental and physical abilities to their limit.
We take you inside #GLORY19 for an exclusive look at the two men fighting for kickboxing's Heavyweight World Title on February 6th
Rico Verhoeven is the Champion of the Heavyweight division of GLORY, and a proud father providing for his family. His rival, Errol Zimmerman, is one of the heaviest hitters in the game - and he's gunning for Rico's belt. The two fighters stand 1-1 in their careers, and on February 6th, they'll settle the trilogy on Spike
Get to know them both, and let us know - who's your pick to win?
WIN a pair of authentic Leone GLORY 10oz Kickboxing gloves, signed by EVERY GLORY FIGHTER on the GLORY 19 card airing on Spike.
YOU are the sports journalist. Using the comments section, you must ask any of the GLORY 19 fighters a creative question – it can be about their background, their fighting style, their friends and family, or anything you think would make for a good story. The Glory team will run your questions to interview the four tournament fighters, and the best question wins the signed GLORY Gloves! Good luck…and the best question may be read live, during the broadcast on Spike, on February 6th!
AND, just in case one KO is not enough, here is another incredible move from Raymond Daniels. Will he do it again on Friday, February 6 ? One way to find out. WATCH IT on your TV or on our online stream on www.gloryworldseries.com Jon J Franklin Cornelius Hemmers Pierre Glory GLORY Sports International Michael Stets Steczkowski Joe Rogan
We're happy GLORY Sports International is back and that Joe Schilling is back in Glory. Some pretty amazing fights lined up for both Glory 19 and Glory 20. "Same shot, different day". Vicious right hook! We love Joe's grit! No matter if he's knocked down or bloodied up...he will never stop, he will never quit, and he will always be looking to knock you the f@#$ out! Nice little highlight promo by Glory. You guys excited to see Joe back in the Glory ring?
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Whether in the GLORY ring or the Bellator MMA cage, Los Angeles' own Joe schilling is the fighter you can't afford to miss. Catch him on Spike TV on Friday, Feb. 6th, at #GLORY19 from the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia!
Kimurawear fighter, Robert "White Dragon" Thomas, is only 22 years old and already climbing the rankings in GLORY Sports International. I guess when you take your first fight at 14 years old (with 1 month of training) against a 25 year old champion in Mexico, you know you're meant to do this for a living. And that's just ONE of the crazy stories he shares in our interview.
Listen to hear his thoughts on his upcoming fight again Joe schilling at GLORY 19 on February 6th.
GLORY 19 on Spike: http://bit.ly/1JIScH5
"Now why would Mike Tyson be choosing apples? I hate apples..."
Enjoy outtakes from Mike Tyson's introduction of GLORY 19 Kickboxing on February 6th in Hampton, VA
I could watch Petrosyan fights on 24 hour stream and never get bored. It's SO exciting to see him back in the ring! Can't wait to see him back fighting on GLORY Sports International soon.
Are you a fan of his fighting style as much as I am? Or do you prefer a different type?
Human highlight reel Raymond "Real Deal" Daniels preps for the upcoming Welterweight Contender Tournament at #GLORY19
One-night, four welterweight fighters, and only one earns a shot at the Title. Check out one of Raymond's highlight KOs here: http://on.fb.me/1JqrnsX
Photos courtesy of Scott Hirano Photography
Coming soon to Spike in addition to Bellator MMA and GLORY Sports International - Live boxing!
Watch #GLORY19 on Friday, February 6th at 9/8c, on Spike TV!
Heavyweight Champ Rico Verhoeven defends his title for the first time, while rival Errol Zimmerman hopes to topple the king of the division
The #1 ranked Middlweight contender in the world, Los Angeles' own Joe schilling, returns to the GLORY ring after a massive career victory in the Bellator MMA cage, facing one of Canada's fastest rising stars in Robert "White Dragon" Thomas
The one-night, four-man Welterweight Contender Tournament semi-finals feature Nieky Holzken vs. Alexander Stetsurenko, and Raymond daniels vs. Jonatan Oliveira - Maloqueiro
Which fight is your 'must watch' matchup on February 6th?
GLORY Sports International commented on their own video.
Watch #GLORY19 on Spike TV, Friday, February 6th, at 9/8c
Nieky Holzken spent a year on the sidelines of GLORY recovering from a shoulder injury - but now "The Natural" is back, he's healthy, and he's ready to push through the Welterweight Contender Tournament to secure his World Title shot versus Champion Joseph "Bazooka Joe" Valtellini. Who's YOUR pick to win the one-night, four-man tournament on February 6th?
Spike TV President Kevin Kay: Network's Friday Nights to become combat sports hub. Whether it's Bellator MMA, GLORY Sports International or Premier Boxing Champions, some sort of combat sports are going to be on Spike on Fridays. #MMA #BellatorMMA #Boxing Boxing News
GLORY Sports International renews 2 European contracts that will bring their brand to more than 170 territories.