GLORY 51: Badr Hari vs. Hesdy Gerges
Famed heavyweights Badr Hari and Hesdy Gerges squared off for the second time on March 3 at Rotterdam Ahoy. The pair battled out in the main event of GLORY 51 Rotterdam, which was a sold out kickboxing event held in the country known as the “European capital of Kickboxing”.
The bout was their second encounter, following the 2010 clash at the It’s Showtime event, which resulted in a controversial ending. Hari was disqualified after he kicked Gerges, who was still on the canvas. As a result the latter was pronounced as the winner.
The second bout between Hari and Gerges at GLORY 51 went the distance. After three rounds of action the “Golden Boy” earned a unanimous decision.
Post event, the promotion released a highlight video of the fight show. Late this week the full fight video of the Hari vs. Gerges fight hit the stream.
In his next outing Badr Hari is expected to take on the reigning heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven, also in a rematch. The latter headlines an upcoming GLORY 54 Birmingham taking on Mladen Brestovac on Saturday June 2.