GLORY CEO: Plan is to have GLORY 26 on ESPN
GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing promotion, made its ESPN debut on Friday when GLORY 25 MILAN aired live on ESPN3.
News of the deal broke on Thursday after the event was posted on the schedule for the WatchESPN app. After the deal was announced more details came out saying that the arrangement was for GLORY 25 MILAN only.
In an interview at GLORY 25, John Franklin, the promotion’s CEO spoke about the deal with ESPN and what the future holds for the televising of GLORY events.
"Yeah, the plan is to have Amsterdam on ESPN," Franklin explained, "and then looking at ultimately signing a long term deal through 2016. We were working at that direction when they had some management changes over at ESPN and then the goal just became to get this fight on and to bring it to the fans on the best sports network in the world. We’ve done that and now we’ll move forward to hopefully bigger and better things."