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Saturday, Jun 06, 2015

Report: Joseph Valtellini Vacated GLORY Title as a Result of Post-Concussion Syndrome Diagnosis

"Bazooka Joe" Valtellini (right) (photo via GLORY World Series.com)

By FCF Staff

Recently GLORY announced that Nieky Holzken will fight Raymond Daniels for the promotion’s welterweight title on August 7th, after Joseph Valtellini announced he’s vacating the title. Now, the Canadian fighter has confirmed he was forced to do so, after being diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome.

The 30 year-old welterweight recently spoke with Bloody Elbow.com about vacating the title, and relayed the following:

“The doctors have diagnosed me with Post-Concussion Syndrome,” Valtellini said. “It was something that occurred from training but I thought it would get better and I didn’t take that time to recover, which just made it worse. As a result neither the doctors nor GLORY will clear me to fight until I am symptom-free.”

Valtellini went on to add that “unfortunately” he doesn’t know when he’ll be symptom free.

“Bazooka Joe” won GLORY’s welterweight title in June, 2014, by working his way to a unanimous decision win over Marc de Bonte.

The only man to defeat Valtellini (12-2) in his last five fights is Holzken, who stopped him December, 2013.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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