🥊 Just a few days ago, the French capital Paris hosted GLORY 88. With its next event, the most popular global kickboxing series will make its first appearance on the Balkan Peninsula—in Bulgaria, with Burgas as the host city. The date is October 7.

If you haven’t got your ticket yet, hurry, as almost everything is already sold out! Many fans of this sport from the Netherlands, Romania, Greece, and Turkey are expected to attend. There’s a great chance that in the “Arena Burgas,” we might witness the presence of the global star of combat sports, Badr Hari, according to the organizers, without specifying whether as a guest or in the ring. He was supposed to fight in Paris but withdrew at the last moment to show his sympathy for those who lost their lives in the earthquake in Morocco, among whom were some of his close relatives.

📌 A briefing on the upcoming event took place at the Burgas Municipality. The event was attended by the vice president of the GLORY series, Bill Borson, Mayor Dimitar Nikolov, matchmaker Robbie Timmers, Bulgarian representatives of the Bulgarian Fight Agency—Renad Mehmendov, Teodor Karastoyanov, Elena Taneva, and the president of the Bulgarian Kickboxing and Muay Thai Confederation, Galin Dimov.

📌 Some of the fighters who will participate in the battles were also present in the hall. The psychological war between Burgas native Stoyan Koprivlenski and his opponent Sorin Calinuc began today. For “The Sniper,” the match against the Romanian is a rematch (he lost the first one by a referee’s decision). The intrigue deepened even more after the Romanian ace announced on social media that he is coming to Burgas to beat him even more.

“I am proud that I will be able to fight in Burgas in front of a home audience. I am preparing well. I want to prove that I am the better fighter,” said Koprivlenski today.

“It is an honor for us to be here. We have been to many countries. We continue to look for opportunities to expand the geography of GLORY. And in Bulgaria, there is love for sports and especially for kickboxing. We chose Burgas because it is the hometown of the star Stoyan Koprivlenski. We were also impressed by your new hall,” said GLORY’s vice president Bill Borson.

He presented Mayor Nikolov with fighting gloves that will be exhibited in the future Hall of Fame at “Arena Burgas.”

“Thank you for choosing Burgas in the competition among several larger and wealthier European cities. This is a chance to show our hospitality and that we can be successful hosts of major international events. The tournament in Burgas will give a chance for talented Bulgarian fighters to showcase their skills in front of a home audience. From now on, I wish them good luck and hope they win convincingly in their fights. Among them is Burgas’s pride, Stoyan Koprivlenski. I can promise him an extremely emotional and noisy support. Burgas always stands behind its people!” said Mayor Nikolov.

📌 At GLORY 89 in Burgas, talented Bulgarian kickboxers Alexander Petrov, Teodor Hristov, Dragomir Petrov, and Edward Alexanyan will face renowned opponents, who were also present in the hall today.

The Highlight of the Evening:

The showdown for the featherweight world championship between the Thai Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao and Spanish star David Mejiawill be the highlight of the evening. Due to his challenging-to-pronounce name, the 28-year-old Thai is actually simply called “Petch” or “Professor Pech.”

In his professional career, he has an impressive 170 victories, 168 of which are in GLORY, with 27 knockouts. The rising Spanish-Colombian star David Mejia has accumulated 61 victories and 19 knockouts, not falling short of his opponent in terms of an attractive aggressive style in the ring.

🔗 Here >> https://www.glorykickboxing.com/events/glory-89:19ad0f85-fd84-4826-bfb4-606db13dfe06 you will find information about all the fights scheduled for the Burgas fight gala.

Translation: Simona Veleva