Glory 44 returns to Chicago on August 25th. This international kickboxing card broadcasts its event on ESPN. GLORY 44 Chicago will be carried live on ESPN3 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT on Friday, Aug. 25.Their last visit to Chicago was on February 24th, 2017 which was also held at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Glory 38, featured a Heavyweight Championship between Artem Vakhitov and Saulo Cavalari. Vakhitov defeated Brazlian Cavalari in the second round. Glory 44 intended to be a well-rounded card. Dustin Jacoby will return in one of the six scheduled SuperFights and POW! Gym’s Jimmy Do will be cornered by our other Coach Robbie Cole.
POW! is selling tickets at the front desk and hope you can come and support Coach Jimmy Do.
Line-up for complete five-fight card:
GLORY 44 Chicago
Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Murthel Groenhart
Welterweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Welterweight Co-Headline Bout: Richard Abraham vs. Daniel Morales
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Casey Greene vs. Antoine Pinto
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Karim Benmansour vs. Harut Grigorian
GLORY 44 SuperFight Series
Super Bantamweight Title Headline Bout: Tiffany van Soest vs. Funda Alkayiş
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Cătălin Moroșanu vs. Michal Turynski
Middleweight Bout: Dustin Jacoby vs. Sean Choice
Middleweight Bout: Warren Thompson vs. Robert Thomas
Lightweight Bout: Rafal Dudek vs. Nate Richardson
Featherweight Bout: Victor Pinto vs. Adrian Maxim
Who is Jimmy Do?
Jimmy Do is one of POW! core coaches. He teaches both the adult and youth classes. Jimmy has been teaching for POW! for a few years and offers private lessons throughout the day. Jimmy began his martial arts training at the age of 5 after his first encounter with a school bully. His father, a Judo black belt, inspired him. Jimmy and his brothers started training in Tae Kwon Do in 1991. The brothers both won many city forms and sparring titles, quickly earning black belts. Jimmy became an assistant instructor within 3 years. In college, Jimmy gained 50 lbs and realized he needed a healthy lifestyle change. He started training Muay Thai and Kickboxing with Ryan Blackorby in 2007. He moved to Chicago in 2010 for culinary school and slowly lost the weight after immersing himself into nutrition and cooking healthy. Jimmy returned to the Martial Arts after a chance encounter with Robbie Cole. He met Robbie Cole through mutual friends and began competing in Muay Thai in 2012 as part of RCMT. After 3 tournaments, 9 fights, and one title fight Jimmy started working as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor in late 2014. He focuses on blending strength training, mobility, and flexibility in classes and having been out of shape for many years, is empathetic with clients with the same struggle. Jimmy is also dedicated to teaching children and is a youth and birthday party instructor.