GLORY CEO Jon Franklin announces new deal with ESPN
GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing promotion, has a new home.
Promotion officials have announced today, that GLORY and ESPN have agreed to a deal that will see the worldwide leader broadcast GLORY cards live on their network.
The deal will commence with GLORY 25 MILAN tomorrow. It will air live on ESPN3 beginning at 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST and will be replayed on ESPN 2 at 1:30 a.m. EST.
The timing for both the network and GLORY couldn’t be better as GLORY 25 is a great card to kick things off. Not only does it feature a lightweight title fight between Robin van Roosmalen and Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong as the main event, but it also marks the return of kickboxing icon Giorgio ‘The Doctor’ Petrosyan.
News of a new deal being close had been buzzing around the FIGHT SPORTS community for a while now, culminating in this morning when GLORY 25 was listed on the schedule for the WatchESPN app:
Glory must have signed a deal with ESPN. They are listing a stream for Glory 25 Milan on the watchespn app. pic.twitter.com/0zfm0NNSI7
— Fight_Ghost (@Fight_Ghost) November 5, 2015
Here is the official release from GLORY:
Last week, GLORY’s CEO John Franklin guaranteed that their next card and every one thereafter would air on US television and today he not only made good on his promise to GLORY’s growing fanbase, but also positioned the promotion in a spot that will introduce it to a whole new audience.
It’s a huge day for, not only GLORY, but for kickboxing itself to be linked up with the Worldwide Leader.
Earlier today the promotion held weigh-ins for GLORY 25, here are the results:
GLORY 25 WEIGH-IN RESULTS
Lightweight Title Headline Bout:
GLORY SUPERFIGHT SERIES MILAN WEIGH-IN RESULTS
Featherweight Title Headline Bout: