What the doctor ordered: Giorgio Petrosyan wants GLORY lightweight title
Giorgio "The Doctor" Petrosyan (82-2-1, 35 KO) was clinical in his return to GLORY with a vintage win over rising star Josh Jauncey (23-6, 12KOs).
Petrosyan was impressed by the 22-year-old Canadian’s ability but was able to do his thing in front of a raucous crowd at GLORY 25 MILAN.
“It wasn’t easy because Josh Jauncey was moving a lot so it was difficult to find the right distance. I think it was a nice technical fight though, I felt relaxed,” he said afterwards via his manager and interpreter Carlo di Blasi.
“Where would I place him in terms of opponents I have faced? I don’t really like to rate opponents in that way… I think that he is a young fighter and really very talented, but I can’t say where I rank him.”
The crowd was behind the Armenian-Italian legend from the moment he walked into the arena, and they stayed with him through each round of his fight against Jauncey.
“Of course it is always a thrill to walk out in front of a crowd like this but it is also nothing new for me, I always have a large crowd of supporters for my fights in Italy.”
After his win Petrosyan stuck around to watch the GLORY 25 headliner between Robin van Roosmalen and Sittichai Sitsongpeenong. In the end van Roosmalen defended his lightweight title in a controversial decision. “It was a really close fight. It wasn’t a clean victory. But I am not a judge, I am only a fighter. The judges said it was for Robin and that is fine for me,” says Petrosyan.
For "The Doctor" it didn’t matter who won, all that matters to him is that he gets his turn to fight for the GLORY belt.
“I don’t have problems fighting anyone. But also I would say, I want this GLORY world title. Its a belt I already had,” he says.
“And you know I don’t like to talk too much. I prefer to show by my actions what I would like to tell you. So… let me fight.”