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, Ceasars, 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 Glorys 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 worlds biggest Stand Up
Fighting stage that is home to the best martial arts fighters on the planet.
Glory, operated by GSI (Glory Sports International), will appear on
CBS Sports Network, to air by tape delay, Road to Glory USA.
Highlights of Road to Glory USA will be distributed to over 90 countries by
GSIs media partner Total Sport Asia (http://www.totalsportsasia.com/).
The Glory World Series (www.gloryworldseries.com) is the world’s premier
kickboxing, or stand-up, fighting league, staging events across the
globe and offering up to $1,000,000 in prize money to the winners of 16-
man Grand Prix tournaments, which are open to only the best fighters in
each weight class. The fight series also includes eight-man tournaments
and events with traditional, single bouts.
With television deals spanning every continent, plus a groundbreaking
online video streaming system, and the world’s largest online martial
arts library, Glory is one of the world’s most widely-broadcast sporting
Owned and operated by Glory Sports International (GSI), the organization
has offices in Holland, the UK, Tokyo, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Its personnel includes a diverse mix of award-winning hedge-fund and
private equity investors; principals from pioneering sports marketing
agency Total Sport Asia; and senior level executives from several leading
sports franchises, including WWE, FIFA, Golden Glory, Champions
League and It’s Showtime.
Neglia is very excited about running the Road to Glory fights on the
East Coast. The Road to Glory will be giving the fighters a considerable
purse for their training efforts while gathering together some of the
best kickboxers on the East Coast. Kickboxing is the most exciting
and competitive stand-up fighting style known today. These events will
be bringing together some of the best kickboxers of present day in a
tournament style competition to determine the best of the best.
The first event will be taking place on March 22, 2013 at the lavish
Capitale in New York City, located at 130 Bowery New York, NY 11013
(212-334-5500). The weigh in will be on March 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm at
Lombardis, the very first pizzeria in the United States, which is located at
32 Spring St. New York, NY 10012.
The competitors of this event will be Anthony Nieves, Eric Utsch, Marcus
Fisher, Brett Hlavacek, Tarek Rached, Francois Ambang, Jeremy
Carper, Ryan Parker, Chris Clodfelter (alternate), and Cyrus Washington