GLORY 25 Odds: Sitthichai, Petrosyan expected to cruise
The bookmakers expect there to be a new GLORY lightweight titlist after tonight’s GLORY 25 MILAN card is finished.
According to Oddschecker, Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong is listed at -275 to beat current lightweight champion Robin van Roosmalen, who is currently priced at +200.
The Dutch title holder is riding a three-fight win streak under the GLORY banner, most recently defeating rival Andy Ristie at GLORY 20 Dubai in April.
“I’m going to pressure [Sitthichai]. He doesn’t like being put under pressure and pushed backwards,” said van Roosmalen. “It will be a great fight and I look forward to keeping hold of this belt for a long time.”
The challenger from Thailand stormed onto the scene in his promotional debut at GLORY 22 Lille in June, knocking out former lightweight champion Davit Kiria and notching a dominant unanimous decision victory over young contender Josh Jauncey in the same night to earn his No. 1 ranking and title shot.
“It is very difficult for an orthodox stance fighter to withstand the the damage from my powerful left kicks,” said Sitthichai. “[Van Roosmalen] is tough and has good heart; he will be harder to hurt than my past opponents. He is also dangerous, a heavy puncher.”
The bookies also are into Giorgio Petrosyan, who is making his long awaited return to GLORY, to beat Josh Jauncey in the co-headliner. Petrosyan is currently priced at -900, while Jauncey is a big dog at +600.
GLORY 25 airs live at 4 p.m. EST on ESPN3. It will replay on ESPN2 at 1:30 a.m. EST.