(Verhoeven, bottom, center, in poster for Glory 11 in NYC)
Kickboxing legend, Peter Aerts (105-31-1) will be retiring from the sport following an upcoming bout with Glory heavyweight champion, Rico Verhoeven (42-7-1) at Glory 13 in Tokyo, Japan.
The fight was announced by Glory’s Managing Director Marcus Luer (@MarcusLuer).
Aerts is three-time K-1 Grand Prix champion and has won multiple titles across various organizations. He is the last man to defeat fellow heavyweight legend, Semmy Schilt marking Schilt only defeat in the almost four years.
His final fight will be perhaps one of his toughest as he battles Glory heavyweight champion, Rico Verhoeven. Verhoeven has been on a tear lately, defeating Gokhan Saki and Daniel Ghita in a single night at Glory 11 to claim the heavyweight championship.
Verhoeven also avenged a bitter loss back in June, when he defatted Errol Zimmerman by unanimous decision.
Glory 13 takes place on Saturday, December 21st at the Ariake Colosseum.
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