Glory 19 Results
Glory 19 took place on February 6th, 2015 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. The event featured the Glory Heavyweight Championship fight between Rico Verhoeven and Errol Zimmerman as the headliner. A middleweight fight between Joe Schilling and Robert Thomas served as the co-headliner. Also, the event featured 4-Man Welterweight Contender Tournament to earn a title shot for the Glory Welterweight Championship.
Glory 19 Results
- Heavyweight Title: Rico Verhoeven defeats Errol Zimmerman, via Knockout, Round 2 (leg injury) (2:17)
- Welterweight Final: Nieky Holzken defeats Raymond Daniels via Knockout, Round 3 (1:25)
- Joe Schilling defeats Robert Thomas via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
- Cedric Smith defeats James Hurley via Knockout, Round 2 (0:56)
- Welterweight Semifinal: Nieky Holzken defeats Alexander Stetcurenko via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Welterweight Semifinal: Raymond Daniels defeats Jonatan Oliveira via Knockout, Round 2 (2:15)
Superfight Series Results
- Andy Ristie defeats Steve Moxon via Knockout, Round 1 (2:43)
- Xavier Vigney defeats Everett Sims via Knockout, Round 1 (1:44)
- Josh Jauncey defeats Max Baumert via Knockout, Round 3 (Doctor Stoppage) (:37)
- Brian Collette defeats Myron Dennis via Unanimous Decision
- Francois Ambang defeats Stephen Richards via Knockout, Round 1 (2:14)
Glory 19 Post-Event Quotes From Fighters
Nieky Holzken, GLORY Welterweight Contender Tournament Winner:
“I consider the welterweight title belt to be mine. I beat Valtellini and then I had to take 2014 off because I got injured in a car accident in January. So he’s got the belt right now but I am coming for it. Valtellini is good and it is going to be a good fight but the belt belongs to me and it will be coming home with me.”
Raymond Daniels, GLORY Welterweight Contender Tournament Runner-Up:
“It was a tough tournament and Nieky is a really tough opponent. I have now fought the division’s champion and the division’s number one contender so I think I’m right up there and that I’ve proved a point. But at the same time the fight with Nieky has showed me that there are a lot of things I need to work on so it’s a case of get back to the gym and get to working on those things. I am always looking to improve and become the best I can be. I’ll be back.”
“I’m not entirely satisfied with my performance because I wanted to put him away but Robert Thomas is a really tough kid and I think he’s got a bright future in the sport. He took some big shots from me and kept coming. I was surprised he was able to beat the count after that knockdown in the third round.
It’s no secret that me and Artem Levin are rivals. He actually recently moved to California and we’re friendly, but inside the ring it’s all business. He’s got the middleweight title belt and I think I can take it from him.
GLORY has put a Middleweight Contender Tournament together for Dubai in April but I am ranked above all those guys and I’m not in the tournament. So I think either I should get a title shot or maybe Filip Verlinden, who is ranked #2 and also not in that tournament, could fight me and the winner fights Levin. I don’t know; we’ll see what happens.”
“I really got carried away in the first round because there was just so much emotion behind the fight. When I hurt Errol early and got him in trouble I just wanted to finish him. But my corner were going crazy and shouting for me to stick to the gameplan because when you rush in on someone you open yourself up and make it into a 50-50 fight when there is no need to.”
I would have liked to get the KO because it would have nice, both to answer critics who say I don’t knock people out enough and also because it would have been good to knock Errol out with the same combination he knocked me out with in our first fight.
That wasn’t the way that I wanted the fight to end and even though me and Errol are professional rivals you never want to see anyone get an injury like that. So I hope that he recovers well from it and gets back to competition. But certainly I think that if the injury didn’t happen he wouldn’t have made it to the fifth round. The fight wouldn’t have gone to the fifth, absolutely not, I am sure of that. I would have finished it.
Next, I don’t know. I think Benjamin Adegbuyi is emerging as a contender but he didn’t fight any really top-level guys yet so I don’t know if we could call him a contender right now. First things first I am going back home to the Netherlands to see my family and relax for a few days, then we will see what comes next.”