Remy Bonjasky returns to take on Braddock Silva
Kickboxing great returns.
GLORY Sports International presents “GLORY 2 Brussels” A GLORY World Series event
BONJASKY IS BACK!
Dynamic kickboxing legend returns after three-year hiatus to take on rising star Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva in GLORY main event Brussels, Belgium on October 6, 2012
Superstars Gokhan Saki, Nieky Holzken and rising stars Filip Verlinden and Andy Ristie all slated for action
Tickets go on sale Monday August 20, 2012
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Aug. 17, 2012) – It has been three years since heavyweight kickboxing legend Remy Bonjasky (75-14, 40 KO’s) entered the ring.
But on Saturday, October 6, 2012 his hiatus will come to an end and ‘The Flying Gentleman’ will climb between the ropes and square off with one of the sport’s brightest rising stars, Brazilian standout Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva (32-7, 22 KO’s).
The bout headlines ‘GLORY 2 Brussels’ at Vorst National Arena, the biggest kickboxing event in Brussels history.
Superstars Gokhan Saki (76-15, 53 KO’s) of Breda, Netherlands; Nieky Holzken (77-10, 33 KO’s) of Breda as well as rising stars Filip Verlinden (38-6,17 KO’s) of Berlaar, Belgium and Andy Ristie (34-2, 26 KO’s) of Surinam, are all slated for action and will face opponents to be announced soon.
“We are thrilled to bring world-class GLORY kickboxing action to fight fans in the city of Brussels and to welcome Remy Bonjasky back to the ring where he has accomplished so many incredible feats,” said Marcus Luer, Managing Director of GLORY Sports International.
“I think that his thirst for competition and the strength of the heavyweight division that GLORY has assembled is what ultimately tempted Remy to come out of retirement. Over his period of recluse he has watched others, like his opponent Anderson Silva, ascend in the rankings and grab the spotlight.
“It’s clear that he wants to remind the competition of his elite skill level and attempt to once again rule the division.”
Bonjasky was forced onto the sidelines in 2009 after a nagging eye injury affected his fighting and training. He focused his efforts on his students and academy near Amsterdam, but continued to keep a close eye on the heavyweight scene.