So, yesterday the Daily Star published an interview with GLORY Kickboxing’s heavyweight world champion, Rico Verhoeven, in which, a potential match-up with world heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua was discussed.
“Me facing Anthony Joshua would be a fascinating event – champion v champion. I’m a natural heavyweight, I have good footwork, I’m big and I hit hard so Joshua would definitely know he’d been hit. So who knows? It would be an interesting challenge.”
However, GLORY’s new CEO, Marshall Zelaznik seemed to be in more defiant mood in the same article, adding:
“Pound for pound, our heavyweights would put the likes of the world’s best boxers – yes, that includes Anthony Joshua – on the canvas inside the GLORY ring. That’s a fact. Frankly, if you matched any of the best MMA champions against GLORY champions, there is not a single one that could stand with a top GLORY athlete.”
Kickboxing fans reacted on Twitter and head of operations for MTK MMA (and Double K Gym head coach), Kieran Keddle, weighed-up a potential fight between, Rico Verhoeven and Anthony Joshua, under both kickboxing and boxing rules and more.