Glory 41 Holland: Kickboxing veteran Tomas Hron replaces Chi Lewis-Parry
Kickboxing promotion Glory 41 Holland is held this Saturday in Den Bosch. The program is the 11-fight bill live on ESPN3 and UFC Fight Pass. The event marks the return to action of the current heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven who is up against Ismael Lazaar in the headliner of the super fight series.
The main bout of the televised card suffers the last minute change. The heavyweight encounter between Hesdy Gerges and Chi Lewis-Parry fell through. According to the press release the latter tore three ligaments in his hand and wrist during final preparations, consequently was forced to pull out. Tomas “Rattle Snake” Hron (84-17-3, 30 KOs) of Czech is a replacement who takes the challenge against Herges on short notice.
This is the second time when Gerges vs. Lewis-Parry is off. They were originally scheduled for Glory 39 Brussels. The fight was cancelled while both fighters were backstage, with illness cited as the cause.
Czech fighter Hron is a known name in kickboxing circuits. Fighting for over a decade, a former partner of Mirco “CroCop” recorded victories against such competitors as Errol Zimmerman, Andrei Stoica, Catalin Morosanu and Jahfar Wilnis.
The updated Glory 41 Holland fight card looks as the following:
GLORY 41 Holland live on ESPN3
Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Hesdy Gerges vs. Tomas Hron
Featherweight Bout: Chenglong Zhang vs. Wilson Sanches Mendes
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: D’Angelo Marshall vs. Mohamed Abdallah
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Anderson Silva vs. Giannis Stoforidis
GLORY 41 SuperFight Series live on UFC Fight Pass
Heavyweight Superfight Headline Bout: Rico Verhoeven vs. Ismael Lazaar
Featherweight World Title Bout: Robin van Roosmalen vs. Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao
Welterweight Bout: Murthel Groenhart vs. Alan Scheinson
Light Heavyweight Bout: Michael Duut vs. Mourad Bouzidi
Lightweight Bout: Tyjani Beztati vs. Youssef Assouik
Featherweight Bout: Zakaria Zouggary vs. Yetkin Ozkul