GLORY 7 Milan: Giorgio Petrosyan Outscores Hafid El Boustati
By GLORY (via press release)
MILAN, Italy (April 20, 2013) –Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan (78-1-1, 35 KOs) of Italy showed the fight world why he is the planet’s No. 1 ranked lightweight (70 kilograms/154 pounds) kickboxer, scoring at will on superstar Hafid El Boustati (67-8-3, 19 KOs) of Morocco, to earn a unanimous decision victory in the main event of GLORY 7 Milan at Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy on Saturday, April 20, live on GloryWorldSeries.com and on television in 78 countries around the world.
Petrosyan worked from the outside, moving away from El Boustati’s power and firing with crisp punch combinations and round kicks to the body and leg of El Boustati. El Boustati attempted to rally and get inside repeatedly, but it was to no avail as Petrosyan’s tremendous reflexes and athleticism allowed him to circle out of danger every time.
In a thrilling see-saw war, Robin van Roosmalen (29-5-0, 19 KO’s) of The Netherlands rallied brilliantly after sustaining a cut from the relentless knee attacks of Murthel Groenhart (53-15-3, 29 KO’s) of Suriname in the first round of their lightweight co-main event.
Van Roosmalen suddenly unloaded a powerful right hand to the head to stop Groenhart’s momentum and put Groenhart down for a partial count in the first round. From there, van Roosmalen assumed control over the tempo of the fight while Groenhart gradually slowed down, allowing van Roosmalen to walk away with a unanimous decision win.
Complete GLORY 7 Milan Results:
Welterweight (77 kg/170 lbs.): Karapet Karapetyan def. Roberto Cocco via unanimous decision
Light Heavyweight (95 kg/209 lbs.): Michael Duut def. Steve McKinnon via decision
Featherweight (65 kg/143 lbs.): Kaoponlek def. Sergio Wielzen via unanimous decision
Lightweight (70 kg/154 lbs.): Chingiz Allazov draw Marat Grigorian
Middleweight (85 kg/187 lbs.): Artem Levin def. Sahak Parparyan via unanimous decision – following extra round
Heavyweight (above 95 kg/209 lbs.): Rico Verhoeven def. Jhonata Diniz via unanimous decision
Lightweight (70 kg/154 pounds): Davit Kiria def. Yury Bessmertny via unanimous decision
Lightweight (70 kg/154 pounds) Co-Main Event: Robin van Roosmalen def. Murthel Groenhart via unanimous decision
Lightweight (70 kg/154 pounds) Main Event: Giorgio Petrosyan def. Hafid El Boustati via unanimous decision