Badr Hari: Golden Boy returns to kickboxing

Badr Hari headlines GLORY 51 Rotterdam on March 3

The 33-year-old Moroccan-Dutch Badr Hari (106-13, 92 KO) returns to kickboxing action on March 3. “The Golden Boy” headlines GLORY 51 Rotterdam facing off an opponent yet to be named.

“Hari has signed an exclusive multi-fight agreement with GLORY and is scheduled to headline GLORY 51 Rotterdam, broadcast live from Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Saturday, March 3,” the promotion announced over this past weekend, ahead of its 49th event also held in Rotterdam. “His opponent and additional match-ups for GLORY 51 Rotterdam will be announced shortly,” stated in the press release.

“[It’s] a new year. Expect great things in GLORY…” said Hari. “For the sake of the public and the sport, we are on the way.”

Badr Hari is arguably the last man standing, out of the original K-1 division. The internationally renowned fighter is the former K-1 and It’s Showtime champion His resume includes 92 knockouts, as well as the victories over such notable kickboxers as Peter Aerts, Gokhan Saki, Semi Schilt, Alistair Overeem.

In his most recent bout last December, Hari faced the reigning heavyweight champion Dutch Rico Verhoeven. The bout ended in favor of the latter, who was proclaimed as the winner by TKO, due to arm injury of his opponent in the second round.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai 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. Iskenderov is also the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) international coordinator for Australia.


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