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Badr Hari vs. James McSweeney to headline GLORY 88 in Paris

  • News
  • May 26, 2023

Kickboxing legend Badr Hari (106-17-2, 92 KO) is officially back. The superstar will face-off against the experienced James McSweeney (46-6, 28 KO) in the main event of GLORY 88 in Paris, France, on September 9.

Hari was last seen in action last October in his mega fight with Alistair Overeem. The 38-year-old returns now and he has his eyes set on the GLORY Heavyweight Grand Prix this December. His fight against McSweeney is confirmed to be an official qualifier for the grand prix where the winner will walk away with a cool $500,000 purse.

McSweeney, who fought valiantly against Gokhan Saki at GLORY COLLISION 3, enters this bout with confidence having defeated world & European Muay Thai champion Buğra Erdoğan this past December. The well-travelled Brit has fought all over the world, against some of the biggest names in combat sports, and is relishing the opportunity to step in the ring with Badr Hari.

This event also marks GLORY kickboxing’s first return to France since 2019 and will take place at the Dome De Paris in the heart of the city. More exciting fights will be announced in the coming weeks and promises to be an unmissable event.

Tickets will go on sale very soon and fight fans can already register for the presale by clicking here.