Yohan Lidon wants Glory welterweight kickboxing title
Yohan Lidon (r) with his trainer Nasser Kacem at Dubai Fight on May 4, 2017 / Pic: Eric Favre Sport

Yohan Lidon makes debut at Glory Kickboxing

On Saturday June 10, French star Yohan Lidon (92-35-1, 55 KO) enters the “Champion’s League” Glory Kickboxing. The current WKN World super middleweight champion faces off Yoann Kongolo of Switzerland. The pair headlines Glory 42 Super Fight Series. The event held in Paris is streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.

“Kongolo’s fighting style is one that I like a lot. He is aggressive and he puts on a good show for the public too. Kongolo is a good boxer and a cool, respectful kind of guy, which I like,” described Lidon his next vis-a-vis.

In Glory Lidon aspires to break the welterweight rankings. Moreover he is looking forward to become the king in the division. The current title holder is his country-fellow Cedric Doumbe.

“Doumbe’s place should have been mine. That’s why I am coming into Glory to go all the way [and take the welterweight title].”

“I always wanted to be part of Glory since for me it’s the ‘Champion’s League’ of kickboxing. People like Cor Hemmers are iconic figures of our sport.”

“It’s a big family, my place is here. These are all very talented and hard-working fighters. I’m excited to participate with them for the pleasure of combat and for the public’s enjoyment.”

Doumbe also partakes in the upcoming promotion in Paris. He battles out against Dutch Nikey Holzken in attempt to make the second defense of the belt. The latter is a former champion, who highly anticipates to take a revenge and regain the title.

In addition, Doumbe is victorious against Lidon’s next opponent. He earned a decision against Kongolo in March in Brussels.

Furthermore, Lidon and Doumbe have fought in 2014. “The Lumberjack” earned a decision.

“Cedric Doumbe is a child. I gave him a lesson in real kickboxing once already, since he comes from full contact but it wasn’t strong enough.”

“It’s difficult to teach somebody a real kickboxing lesson in only three rounds. Give me five rounds and the public will be enchanted with the lesson I give him, because his trash-talk games will not work with me.”

When asked an opinion on the upcoming rematch between Doumbe and Holzken, Lidon said that “it’s difficult to predict this rematch. Nieky is very strong, I like his boxing style.”

“He made an error before and he needs to fix that now. But Cedric will not give him the belt just like that.”

“Everyone needs to make sure they are watching this one closely. Even I will be watching this one.”

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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