Head to Head: Vannonstrand and Boynazarov debate their upcoming fight at GLORY 48
Thursday, Nov 30 2017 by John O'Regan
Anvar Boynazarov and Kevin Vannonstrand go head to head at Madison Square Garden on Friday night with the interim world featherweight championship on the line.
Vannonstrand won the GLORY 43 NEW YORK Featherweight Contender Tournament in the same venue to put himself into title contention. Boynazarov came runner-up in last month’s featherweight tournament at GLORY 47.
Boynazarov stopped Fabio Pinca in Lyon, a finish which is sure to find itself in the ‘Knockout of the Year’ contender lists at the end of 2017. He’s promising to do the same to Vannostrand, but the Syracuse, New York fighter just laughs his threat off.
Vannonstrand and Boynazarov headline GLORY 48 NEW YORK on Friday, December 1 at Madison Square Garden in downtown New York City. The event airs live in the US on ESPN 3 and will re-air on ESPN 2 over the weekend.
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.
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