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Glory announces L.A. Live event for January 2017

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Glory — the premier kickboxing organization — will host its first 2017 event in Los Angeles. They’re hosting the event at The Novo by Microsoft, which is part of the L.A. Live complex on Jan. 20th, 2017.

It’ll host Glory 37 Los Angeles and its Glory 37 SuperFight Series. This fight will be hosted on the ESPN networks with it being live on ESPN3 and ESPN2 at a later date.

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“L.A. Live is exactly where GLORY needs to be and The Novo (By Microsoft) is a perfect host for us,” Glory CEO Jon Franklin said. “We’re bringing the world’s best strikers to the most entertaining place on the planet. The best and brightest in basketball are playing across the street at (the) STAPLES Center; our broadcast partner ESPN has their West Coast studio at L.A. LIVE.

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“It’s all happening at this major hub for sports and we’re happy to be a part of that culture.”

The fight card will be made at a later date. Ticketing information should be announced shortly.

Before this event, there will be GLORY: Collision — which is a special event that will take place at the König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany — on Saturday, December 10th. The GLORY World Champion Rico Verhoeven will face Badr Hari.

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Verhoeven last fought on September 9th at GLORY 33 New Jersey at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey. He defeated Anderson “Braddock” Silva in the second round.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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