Headliner for GLORY 43 Announced
On Wednesday, GLORY Kickboxing announced the headliners for the upcoming GLORY 43 card. The event will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on July 14 and will be headlined by a light-heavyweight fight between Saulo Cavalari and Pavel Zhuravlev.
Read the full press release from GLORY below:
DENVER – Former light heavyweight champion Saulo “Cassius Clay” Cavalari (60-5, 49 KO, fighting out of Brazil) is set to headline GLORY 43 Super Fight Series from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday, July 14.
His opponent will be No. 2-ranked powerhouse Pavel “The Caiman” Zhuravlev (70-11, 26 KO, fighting out of Ukraine), returning to the GLORY ring following a first round knockout of Zinedine Hameur-Lain at GLORY 35 Nice in November.
Cavalari is currently ranked No. 4 in the division and challenged for the light heavyweight title in his last outing. Zhuravlev holds a victory over Cavalari, earning a unanimous decision victory against the Brazilian knockout artist in 2012.
An injury to featherweight Chris Mauceri has forced him from the bout with 19-year-old Road to GLORY UK tournament runner-up Bailey “Bad Boy” Sugden (8-1, 2 KO, fighting out of the United Kingdom). Stepping in to replace Mauceri is Liberian-born Arthur “Blackdragon” Sorsor, who now trains out of nearby Connecticut.
The complete six-fight card for GLORY 43 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 43 SuperFight Series
Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Saulo Cavalari vs. Zhuravlev
Featherweight Bout: Bailey Sugden vs. Arthur Sorsor
Middleweight Bout: Ariel Sepulveda vs. Joe Taylor
Featherweight Bout: Mo Abdurahman vs. Chenchen Li
Lightweight Bout: Itay Gershon vs. Rafal Dudek
Super Bantamweight Bout: Anissa Meksen vs. Jady Menezes