Petch faces featherweight division's most proven finisher in Orlando

Petch faces Featherweight division's most proven finisher in Orlando

Friday, May 31 2019 by JJ O'Regan

World featherweight champion Petchpanomrung (162-36-2, 27 KO’s) heads to the USA in July for his second title defense of 2019.

The Thai standout faces power-puncher Anvar ‘The Uzbek’ Boynazarov (95-26-2, 53 KO’s) in the main event of GLORY 67 ORLANDO on Friday, July 5.

‘Petch’, now 24 years old, took the title from Robin van Roosmalen at GLORY 59 last year by dominating five rounds of fighting and earning a one-sided unanimous decision.

He defended the title against former champion Serhii Adamchuk at GLORY 63 HOUSTON in January and now rides a six-fight win streak into this title defense. 

Boynazarov,  who hails from the ancient city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan, owns the distinction of having more knockout victories on his record that any other fighter in the division.

His GLORY 47 stoppage of Fabio Pinca made him a fan favorite and serves as an eternal testament to the destructive power of his left hand. 

‘Petch’ is widely considered one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the sport at present and, should he continue to dominate the division the way he has been, will be squarely on the path to greatness.

Boynazarov is aiming to place a road-block in that path and in the process claim the world title for himself. 

‘The Uzbek’ is the hardest-hitting opponent Petch has yet faced - the question of how he handles that power will be answered July 5. 

The fight headlines GLORY 67 ORLANDO at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Orlando Metropolitan Area, Florida.