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Sunday, Dec 22, 2013

GLORY 13 Results and Quotes: Ghita KO’s Zimmerman, Holzken Takes Welterweight Tourney

Nieky Holzken

By FCF Staff

Here are the results from last night’s GLORY 13 card in Tokyo, which saw Nieky Holzken win the promotion’s welterweight tournament. The event also featured several other established kickboxing stars, and saw Daniel Ghita knockout Errol Zimmerman.

Below are a series of quotes from the competitors that GLORY released following the event.

Errol Zimmerman

On facing Daniel Ghita and the future:

“This time Daniel knocked me out, next time I’ll knock somebody else out.”

On whether he suffered any injuries:

“I have no damage. I hope to fight soon and I hope to fight again in Japan with a different result.”

Daniel Ghita

On the Japanese crowd:

“The public was magnificent. It’s a big pleasure to fight in Japan. I feel like I’m at home.”

On his plans for 2014:

“I finished the year in a good way and I’m looking forward to Christmas, but next year I don’t give a chance to anybody.”

Ghita (left) punching Zimmerman

Joseph Valtellini

On his performance against Nieky Holzken:

“I feel good. You prepare for these fights thinking you’ll come out the champion, but at the end of the day, I don’t have anything to look down on.”

On his kickboxing record:

“That was my thirteenth professional fight and fighting someone with one hundred, that’s a big difference in experience. That’s not something that’s going to turn me away.”

On remaining motivated after suffering defeat:

“I like to rise to the occasion and I think I did so tonight. It doesn’t do anything for me but make me go back to Toronto and train even harder. I’ll be back next year even stronger and I’ll have my opportunity again.”

“My time is coming and before you know it, I’ll be the champion.”

Nieky Holzken

On defeating Karapet Karapetyan and Joseph Valtellini:

“I feel very good. I won the tournament and won by way of knockout. They were all strong guys, Karapet and Valtellini, but I said that this would be my year.”

On his winning streak:

“I came from a 7-win streak, all knockouts. I’ve never felt so strong.”

On his tribute to Ramon Dekkers:

“I did it also for Ramon Dekkers, because he was also in my heart. I said I was going to win because he was going to look from the stars above and give me the power, and give me the left hook and the liver shot to make everybody go down.”

Holzken (right) punching Valtellini

Rico Verhoeven

On facing Peter Aerts:

“It was a strong fight. He never comes for an easy fight. He comes 100% and tries to make it as difficult for me as possible and that’s what he did.”

On his performance against Peter Aerts:

“I’m not really satisfied. I was a little bit stuck. I wasn’t as loose as I was when I won the championship, but I won this fight, so I’m happy. I hope I gave Peter a respectful retirement.”

On Peter Aerts’ power:

“The power is definitely there. That’s heavyweight fighting. It can be over in a split second. When you get hit, you go down. That’s the heavyweight game.”

On Peter Aerts’ conditioning:

“I saw Peter go down a little bit in the second round, but he still goes on with his fighting heart; it’s amazing. I have a lot of respect for Peter for being 43 years old and still having that crazy good conditioning and being in such good shape.”

Peter Aerts

On his post-retirement plans:

“I will start my gym. I hope to bring people to Japan and to GLORY.  There’s a new life for me now. I want to teach my knowledge to the young people.”

“I don’t come to pick up my money. I come to fight.”


Super Fight Series

Mosab Amrani def. Yuta Kubo via unanimous decision

Artur Kyshenko def. Masayuki Kenmun via unanimous decision

Aleksandr Stetcurenko def. Karim Ghaiji via unanimous decision

Anderson Silva def. Remy Bonjasky via unanimous decision

Hesdy Gerges def. Ewerton Teixeira via unanimous decision

Sergei Kharitonov def. Jerome LeBanner via unanimous decision

Main Card and Welterweight Tournament

Nieky Holzken def. Joseph Valtellini via TKO

Rico Verhoeven def. Peter Aerts via split decision

Daniel Ghita def. Errol Zimmerman via KO

Makoto Uehara def. Dustin Jacoby via split decision

Joseph Valtellini def. Raymond Daniels via KO

Nieky Holzken def. Karapet Karapetyan via unanimous decision




posted by FCF Staff @ 11:26 am
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