KICKBOXING: UK professionals ready to do battle in Grantham

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Twenty-four of the UK’s top professional kickboxers are now heading into the final phase of their training camps as they prepare to do battle on the biggest show of its kind in the East Midlands next month.

The Road To Glory at The Meres 1,500-seater stadium on Saturday, March 11, features professionals from some of the leading gyms across the country. And with £5,000 prize money at stake in an eight-man featherweight tournament, together with the opportunity for three of the fighters on the card to secure deals to appear on Glory, the world’s leading kickboxing promotion, they will have everything to compete for on the night.

“The chance to showcase their skills on the Glory stage is the ultimate goal for kickboxers the world over,” said Dean Sugden, head coach of Suggy’s Gym, Newark, and promoter of the Grantham show.

“There have been events like this in the USA and more recently in Brazil but this is the first time Glory has agreed to officially endorse such a show in the UK, so it’s a massive coup for the region and an unmissable opportunity for our home-grown talent.

“With five more professional bouts on the undercard, every one of which would be the headline fight on any other show across the country, it’s guaranteed to be a night both fighters and fans alike will remember for a long time to come.”

Doors open at 6pm, with the first bell at 6.45pm – all gold and silver ringside seats are sold out but unreserved tiered and balcony tickets, priced £35 each, are available from Suggy’s Gym, 49 Castlegate, Newark, or via the ticket hotline on 01636 605708 or 07816 840920.