Former heavyweight teammates set to collide at GLORY 67

Former Heavyweight teammates set to collide at GLORY 67

Monday, Jun 03 2019 by JJ O'Regan

Two of the heaviest hitters in the sport are on deck for GLORY 67 ORLANDO. 

Bout agreements are in place for Jahfarr Wilnis (32-11-1, 8 KO’s), a two-time Heavyweight Contender Tournament finalist, to meet D’Angelo Marshall (19-4, 11 KO’s), who has scored three of his five GLORY wins inside the distance.

The two are former training partners and have sparred full-contact numerous times, but This will be the first time they have encountered each other in a professional fight setting. 

Marshall, ranked #4, goes into the fight off the back of a stoppage win over Daniel Skvor at GLORY 64 earlier this year, while Wilnis is returning for the first time since a loss to Benjamin Adegbuyi in the semi-finals of the GLORY 62 eight-man Heavyweight tournament in December.

Ranked #3 in the Heavyweight division, Wilnis is 2-2 in his last four GLORY fights. That run includes a win over Jamal Ben Saddik, currently ranked #1 in the contender lists.

Wilnis is 2-0 over Ben Saddik in GLORY, having also beaten him at GLORY 2 back in 2012, and has made clear his intention to chase a third fight with ‘The Goliath’ if that’s what it takes to secure a title shot.

GLORY 67 ORLANDO takes place Friday, July 5 at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Orlando Metropolitan Area, Florida.

The main event sees Petchpanomrung make his second journey to the USA this year to make a defense of his world Featherweight championship. 

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