Josh Jauncey is the winner of the Performance of the Night award for GLORY 52 LOS ANGELES.
The UK-born, Canada-based lightweight fought Bulgaria’s Stoyan Koprivlenski for three rounds on the main card.
Plaudits for the contest were immediate on social media, with their high technical level being credited for creating “a beautiful fight”.
Both fighters impressed but Jauncey took things to a higher level in the latter half of the fight, his catlike reflexes and millimeter-perfect movements bringing the crowd to its feet several times.
It was a perfect return to form for Jauncey following his upset loss to Elvis Gashi in New York last summer.
In New York he allowed himself to be drawn into a brawl and paid the price; in Los Angeles he reminded everyone who the real Josh Jauncey is and why he has been marked as a prospect from such a young age.
Now occupying the #5 slot in the rankings, Jauncey has his eye on fighting some rematches, with a view to setting some scores straight. He disagrees with decision losses to Chris Baya and Anatoly Moiseev and would like an opportunity to redress them in 2018.
Winning the ‘Performance of the Night’ award for GLORY 52 adds $5,000 to Jauncey’s purse.