Duut details insane training camp for GLORY 45 tournament
Friday, Sep 29 2017 by John O'Regan
Michael Duut is one of four fighters taking part in the GLORY 45 AMSTERDAM Light-Heavyweight Contender Tournament.
He says it is the most important competition of his career and he has prepared accordingly, putting himself through a torturous training camp under his coach Melvin Manhoef.
One unique feature of tournament competition is that a fighter who wins in the early stages must go back to his dressing room, cool down and wait for his next fight, then get back into competition mode and get out there and do it again.
Duut and Manhoef factored this into their training regimen by having Duut spar hard, then cool off completely, sit down for some time and then get back in the ring with a fresh sparring partner. Duut says the camp was so intense that it was “really not normal” for a person to put themselves through something like that.
The world's premier kickboxing league, GLORY World Series maintains six different weight classes. Fights take place both as single matches between two fighters known as 'superfights') and as part of tournaments.
Four-man tournaments are the standard, with eight-man tournaments also staged on occasion. The tournaments take one of two forms: either they are World Championship Tournaments, with the division's world title on the line, or they are 'Contender' tournaments, with the winner earning a spot in the next upcoming World Championship Tournaments.
All Glory World Series matches and events are organized under the auspices of and with the consent of the Glory Sports International and are subjects to the GLORY World Series regulations.
1.1.2 Match license
To organize matches and events under the auspices of GSI, the written permission of the management og GSI is required, known as the match license.