Category Archives: Road to Glory USA

Duke Roufus returning to his kickboxing roots with GLORY

MILWAUKEE’S DUKE ROUFUS RETURNS TO HIS KICKBOXING ROOTS IN A GLORIOUS WAY Historic Eagles Club Grand Ballroom Hosts NAFC “Knockout Kings” ROAD TO GLORY April 11, 2013 (Milwaukee, WI, USA) Few names are as synonymous with professional Kickboxing than Milwaukeean Duke Roufus. As well, even fewer Americans are as well-versed in the Thai art of kickboxing, or Muay Thai, as Duke Roufus. So it came as no surprise when representatives of international kickboxing promotions powerhouse Glory Sports International contacted Duke in early 2013 looking for his assistance in helping Glory establish itself in the United States. What was surprising, however, was the fact that one of the cities targeted in Glory’s plans was Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and they wanted Duke to promote their ROAD TO GLORY 8-Man Kickboxing tournament in his hometown. It was Glory’s understanding that Milwaukee was regarded as a true hotbed for combat sports in the U.S., and Duke Roufus...

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Lou Neglia, former World Kickboxing Champion and Martial Arts Hall of Famer, has been appointed to promote Road to Glory USA on the East Coast of America.

Lou Neglia, former World Kickboxing Champion and Martial Arts Hall of Famer, has been appointed to promote Road to Glory USA on the East Coast of America. Neglia is one of the top fight promoters, having promoted events at Madison Square Garden, the Tropicana, the Taj Mahal, Ceasar’s, and Mohegan Sun casinos. Road to Glory USA will kick off with six events in America over the first five months of 2013. Each Road to Glory USA event will be comprised of a one-night, single-elimination, eight-man tournament in one of Glory’s six weight divisions. Fighters hail from all over the USA and will be awarded a total purse of $42,000. The champion of each Road to Glory USA tournament will also be offered a one-year contract to fight in Glory, the world’s biggest Stand Up Fighting stage that is home to the best martial arts fighters...

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ROAD TO GLORY USA Middleweight Tournament Results and Pics

ROAD TO GLORY USA Middleweight Tournament Results and Pics UNDEFEATED MIKE LEMAIRE CAPTURES ROAD TO GLORY USA MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP IN LOS ANGELES SPLENDID RUN EARNS 26-YEAR-OLD RISING STAR A $20,000 GRAND PRIZE AND ONE-YEAR GLORY CONTRACT LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2013) – Before a roaring crowd at Hollywood Park Casino, a superbly fit and undefeated Mike Lemaire(9-0, 3 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. ran to three consecutive victories, including a third round (2:26) KO of Eddie “Showtime” Walker (11-2-1, 9 KOs) of Atlanta, G! a. in the championship round of the ROAD TO GLORY USA eight-man middleweight (187 pounds/85 kilograms) tournament on Saturday, Feb. 9.   For his efforts, Lemaire was awarded a tournament grand prize of $20,000 and a one-year development contract with GLORY, the world’s new premiere kickboxing league. “For me, this tournament was all about the contract with GLORY; Money is just money, but...

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DUSTIN JACOBY PULLS OFF MIRACLE TOURNAMENT WIN, AFTER ACCEPTING ENTRY ON 48 HOURS NOTICE, IN FIRST-EVER ROAD TO GLORY USA EVENT

DUSTIN JACOBY PULLS OFF MIRACLE TOURNAMENT WIN, AFTER ACCEPTING ENTRY ON 48 HOURS NOTICE, IN FIRST-EVER ROAD TO GLORY USA EVENT TULSA, Okla. (Feb. 2, 2013) – After accepting the opportunity to fight just one day before the event, 24-year-old Dustin Jacoby (9-3) of Arenzville, Illin. rose to the occasion, defeating three consecutive opponents, all by way of (T)KO, in one night to capture the inaugural ROAD TO GLORY USA light heavyweight (209 pounds/95 kilograms) tournament championship at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on Friday, Feb. 1.   Jacoby was called on to compete just 4! 8 hours in advance of the event and drove to Tulsa from Arenzville, after Manuel Quezada, one of the original eight entrants, suddenly withdrew from the tournament for unknown reasons.   In the tournament’s quarterfinal stage, reigning ISKA world champion Randy “Boom Boom” Blake (25-2, 17 KOs) of Tulsa, a local superstar and favorite...

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