Heavyweight kickboxing KO artist and former Ernesto Hoost protégé Tyrone “The King of the Ring” Spong (68-6-1, 42 KO’s) of Amsterdam, Netherlands has signed a multi-fight, two-year exclusive deal with GLORY to compete in the world’s premiere kickboxing league. He is slated to make his GLORY debut at the GLORY World Series mega-event in Tokyo, Japan on a December date to be announced soon.
Spong was last in action back in June as he took out the legendary Peter Aerts via third round TKO. Spong has competed professionally since 2003 and was a finalist in the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix.
Spong commented on signing with GLORY:
“I am very happy to join GLORY and take part in their heavyweight division. It was clear to me that GLORY World Series represents the toughest challenge in kickboxing. The best stand-up fighters in the world are taking part in this league, and I want to prove that I am the best. I will be the king of the Glory ring.”
GLORY is assembling a cast of notable heavyweights and Managing Director Marcus Luer spoke on the news:
“Our roster of heavyweight superstars is beyond anything kickboxing has ever seen and, with the acquisition of Tyrone, it just became that much more outstanding,“
Other heavyweight notables are Remy Bonjasky, Peter Aerts, Semmy Schilt and Jerome Le Banner—all GLORY fighters who, together, boast a collection of over 10 heavyweight World Grand Prix titles from the old K-1 organization– and rising stars such as Errol Zimmerman, Gokhan Saki, Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva and Filip Verlinden.