Kickbokser Rico Verhoeven hopes this year against Badr Hari fight. The world champion in the heavyweight finds that Glory is obligated rematch against his fellow countryman as soon as possible to organize and threaten his contract with the profbond otherwise not to renew.
“I like to have my first fight at Badr is,” says Verhoeven Tuesday against the AD. “As I uitreken, you can do that in december. There are for Glory is no reason to wait any longer for. My last fight was in september. So in december, I have been a year and three months without fighting.”
Verhoeven and Hari took it in december 2016 in Oberhausen for the last time against each other. When victory Verhoeven, after Hari had to give up because of an arm injury. Since then, a rematch is already frequently discussed, but 2.5 years later, is not yet to come.
The 34-year-old Hari sat months in prison because of violent crimes and at the end of last month, he was for nineteen months suspended because of a positive doping test after his fight against Hesdy Gerges in march 2018. That suspension went to 7 may 2018, making it in december of this year again in action would be allowed.
Summary battle Verhoeven against Innocente
“Glory must fight with Hari deliver’
The final battle of Verhoeven dates, so to speak, of september, when he successfully his world title in the heavyweight defended by the Brazilian Guto Innocente to defeat in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
The thirty years ‘ kickbokser hopes against Hari his comeback, otherwise he’s threatening in december of last year of last contract with Glory not to renew. “Everyone wants to be that second fight is between us, and I have the just credit of Glory. This is what I need to deliver,” says Verhoeven.
“In the meantime, however, my contract is over. Only if the fight is scheduled, I spoke to Glory about renewal of my commitment. As simple as that. I want to be first at Badr to fight, and then others come on the turn.”
Hari extended last week his contract with Glory in three years, making a fight with Verhoeven still possible. The two are seen as the two best heavyweights of the time.
Badr Hari and Rico Verhoeven. ()