Glory 13: Nieky Holzken vs. Karapet Karapetyan

  • Season 2013
  • Aired 12/21/2013
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The welterweight semifinals bring together Dutch sensation Nielky Holzken and Karapet Karapetyan from Armenia.

>> WE ARE SET FOR THE FIRST OF

OUR TWO SEMI-FINALS IN THE GLORY

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT, THE

NUMBER ONE RANKED NIEKY "THE

NATURAL" HOLZKEN FACING THE

NUMBER FOUR RANKED KARAPET

KARAPETYAN.

>> ALL THE PHYSICAL STATS ARE

ALMOST THE SAME.

WHAT WE DON'T SEE HERE IS THE

EXPERIENCE LEVEL.

THE GUY WITH THE MOST EXPERIENCE

IS HOLZKEN, WE'LL SEE WHO WANT

ITS THE MOST AND WANTS TO GO TO

THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND.

>> BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE MAKERS

OF FIVE-HOUR ENERGY.

>> AND THE JUDGES SCORE EACH

BOUT COMPRISED OF THREE

THREE-MINUTE ROUND.

THE WINNER OF EACH ROUND

RECEIVES 10 POINTS, HIS OPPONENT

NINE OR LESS.

THE SCORING IS BASED ON

PRIORITIZED CRITERIA, LED BY

NUMBER OF KNOCKDOWNS SCORED AT

THE TOP OF THE LIST.

>> HERE IS THE OFFICIAL

INTRODUCTIONS, THE INTERNATIONAL

VOICE OF GLORY, RING ANNOUNCER,

TIM HUGHES.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE

FIRST OF TWO WELTERWEIGHT

SEMI-FINAL MATCHUPS SCHEDULED

FOR THREE THREE-MINUTE ROUNDS.

INTRODUCING FIRST OUT OF THE

BLACK CORNER, UNDEFEATED IN TWO

PRIOR GLORY APPEARANCES.

HIS RECORD 42 WINS WITH 8

LOSSES, 2 BOUTS SCORED EVEN.

6-1, 1.85 METERS, WEIGHING IN

168 POUNDS, 76.3 KILOS, FIGHTING

TONIGHT OUT OF ARMENIA, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN, INTRODUCING

KARAPET KARAPETYAN!

>> HIS OPPONENT OUT OF THE WHITE

CORNER, WITH A PROFESSIONAL

RECORD OF 82 WINS, 11 LOSSES, 43

BIG WINS BY KNOCKOUT.

STANDING 6-FEET EVEN, 1.83

METERS, WEIGHING IN 169 POUNDS,

77 KILOGRAMS, HE FIGHTS TONIGHT

OUT OF THE NETHERLANDS AND

RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, NIEKY "THE

NATURAL" HOLZKEN!

>> YOUR REFER IS AL WICKERS.

>> BACK UP TO THE CORNERS.

YOU GUYS READY?

YOU GUYS READY?

[BELL RINGING]

>> GLORY 13 TOKYO FROM THE

ARIAKE COLISEUM IS UNDERWAY WITH

FIRST OF TWO SEMI-FINAL MATCHUPS

IN THE ONE-NIGHT FOUR-MAN GLORY

WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP.

THE NUMBER ONE RANKED NIEKY "THE

NATURAL" HOLZKEN AND THE NUMBER

FOUR RANKED KARAPET KARAPETYAN

IN THE BLACK GLOVES.

>> THIS IS GOING TO BE AN

INTERESTING FIGHT.

THEY HAVE FOUGHT BEFORE.

HOLZKEN WON THE LAST AFFAIR.

WE'RE IN THE TOURNAMENT FORMAT

AND WE'LL SEE IS HOLZKEN GOING

TO BE AGGRESSIVE OR TRY TO TAKE

POINTS AND GO TO THE FINALS?

>> HOLZKEN WON THE FIRST MEET

NOTHING FEBRUARY OF 2012, FIVE

ROUND, NAN MUS DECISION.

KARAPET KARAPETYAN'S FIRST FIGHT

AFTER A LONG LAYOUT, WHERE HE

WAS CONCENTRATE OG HIS STUDY.

HE'S A LAWYER, SPEAKS MANY

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, BUT NOW

LOOKING TO UPSET THE NUMBER ONE

RANKED HOLZKEN AND GO TO THE

FINALS LATER TONIGHT FOR THE

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP BELT AND

$100,000 UP FOR GRABS.

A MINUTE GONE IN THE OPENING

ROUND.

>> INSIDE BY KARAPETYAN.

HOLZKEN COMING FORWARD.

RIGHT HAND BLOCKED BY

KARAPETYAN, WHO RESPONDS WITH

THE TEETH.

>> LEFT HOOK BY HOLZKEN DROPS

KARAPETYAN.

>> FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN,

EIGHT.

>> TOURNAMENT RULES DICTATE TWO

KNOCKDOWNS IN A ROUND OR TOTAL

OF THREE KNOCKDOWNS IN THE FIGHT

AND THE BOUT IS OVER AND HOLZKEN

IN ON THE ATTACK.

AGAIN, THE LEFT HOOK AND NICE

ONE-TWO COMBINATION SPLITTING

THE JAW OF KARAPETYAN.

>> HOLZKEN IS KNOWN FOR

ONE-PUNCH KNOCKOUT POWER.

HIS TRAINING PARTNERS SAY HE

HITS LIKE A HEAVYWEIGHT.

RUTHLESS IN THE RING.

>> MORE THAN HALF HIS 82

VICTORIES HAVE COME VIA

KNOCKOUT.

ROUND ONE WITH 60 SECONDS LEFT.

RIGHT HAND AND SAVAGE BODY

PUNCHER.

YOU SAW THERE, IT IS NIEKY "THE

NATURAL" HOLZKEN HERE IN THE

FIRST OF OUR TWO SEMI-FINAL

BOUTS.

>> DOING GREAT JOB OF PUNCHING

KARAPETYAN.

KARAPETYAN LOOKS TO RECOVER, BUT

THERE IS THE LEFT HOOK.

GOOD PRECISION, GOOD BODY WITH

UPPER CUT AND GOING FOR BROKE.

>> ONE OF THE BEST BOXERS IN

KICKBOXING SWITCHING HIS STANCE

MOMENTARILY.

SUPERB SENSE OF DISTANCE AND

TIMING, PICKS HIS OPPONENTS

APART WITH PRECISION.

USING SET TLT UP AND COUNTER

ATTACK TO TAKE THEM APART.

>> HIS CONFIDENCE RIGHT NOW IS

INSANE.

NICE JUMP AND SWITCH MOVE.

GOT TO STAY ON HIM, THOUGH, IF

HE WANTS TO FINISH EARLY.

>> ANOTHER LEFT HOOK TO THE HEAD

BY HOLZKEN, WHO CONTINUES TO TEE

OFF ON KARAPETYAN.

IT'S BEEN A BLIZZARD OF BLOWS,

COURTESY OF THE NATURAL

>> ROUND TWO.

>> THE BELL AND ROUND TWO.

KARAPETYAN IN THE BLACK GLOVES

AND HOLZKEN IN THE WHITE GLOVES.

KARAPETYAN TAKING THE POWER OF

THE NATURAL AND HE WAS HIT BY A

LEFT HOOK BY HOLZKEN AND

COUNTERED BY PUSH KICK BY

KARAPETYAN.

AND THERE IS THE JAB.

>> RIGHT HAND BEHIND THE GUARD

BY HOLZKEN.

>> HOLZKEN STARTED THE ROUND

WITH HIS STANCE AND SWITCHED

BACK TO RIGHT HAND.

HE'S VERY GOOD AT THAT.

SUCH A GREAT FIGHTER, HE CAN

FIGHT AND PUNCH FROM EITHER

STANCE.

>> OUTSIDE OF KICKBOXES HOLZKEN

HAS DEFEATED IN BOTH POINTS AND

PROFESSIONAL BOXING.

>> RANKING TO BE SURE.

>> KARAPETYAN NOW FACING HIM

WITH HEAD MOVEMENT.

HOLZKEN MORE THAN DOUBLING

KARAPETYAN IN TOTAL STRIKES

LANDED.

RIGHT HAND LANDS BY THE NATURAL

AND ONE MINUTE GONE IN ROUND TWO

AND RIGHT BODY KICK BY HOLZKEN

AND LEFT HOOK AGAIN DROPS

KARAPETYAN FOR THE SECOND TIME

IN THE FIGHT.

THAT LEFT HOOK IS LETHAL.

>> SEVEN, EIGHT, ALL RIGHT.

HERE WE GO.

>> LEFT HOOK.

>> ONE MORE KNOCKDOWN BY HOLZKEN

AND THIS FIGHT IS OVER, THE

RIGHT UPPER CUT JACKING THE JAW

OF KARAPETYAN.

>> KARAPETYAN WITH AN AGGRESSIVE

COUNTER ATTACK.

THEY ARE BOTH TEEING OFF ON EACH

OTHER.

A MINUTE AND A HALF REMAINING IN

ROUND TWO.

>> I THINK HE CAN FINISH HIM

HERE.

NIGHT BLITZ.

>> AGAIN, THE WINNER HAS TO

FIGHT TWICE IN ONE NIGHT.

HOLZKEN WOULD LOVE TO BANK WITH

KARAPETYAN AS QUICKLY AS

POSSIBLE, BUT KARAPETYAN SHOWS

HIS HEART AND RESOLVE WITH A

PUSH KICK.

>> HOLZKEN DOING SOMETHING

IMPRESSIVE, BLOCKING WITH ONE

HAND AND BACK WITH THE OTHER.

HE IS DOING SOMETHING THAT FLOYD

MAYWEATHER IS GOOD AT.

>> RIGHT UPPER CUT BY HOLZKEN

AND SWITCHES HIS STANCE AGAIN.

FINAL MINUTE OF THE ROUND.

IT'S BEEN ALL NIEKY "THE

NATURAL" HOLZKEN, NUMBER ONE

RANKED WELTERWEIGHT IN GLORY,

PERFECT 4-0 UNDER THE GLORY

BANNER.

INSIDE LOW KICK BY HOLZKEN.

ANOTHER INSIDE KICK TO THE LEAD

LEG, WHICH OF COURSE WANTING TO

HIT THE POWER OF KARAPETYAN.

>> HIS PRECISION, YES, EVEN MORE

THAN PETROSIAN.

I THINK HE'S OUR MAYWEATHER OF

GLORY.

NOT WASTING ANY ENERGY.

>> KICK TO THE FACE BY

KARAPETYAN.

15 SECONDS LEFT IN THE ROUND.

>> SPINNING KICK TO THE LIVER

THERE BY HOLZKEN.

ANOTHER STRONG ROUND FOR "THE

NATURAL."

[BELL SOUNDING]

>> THIS KID IS SOMETHING ELSE.

THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY OF

TURNING IT UP AND GOT THE

KNOCKDOWN, WENT FOR IT AT THE

END, YOU KNOW.

HERE IS TWO LOOKS AT THE

KNOCKDOWN.

AGAIN, OFF THE BLOCK, HE GOES

WITH THE PRECISION, LEFT HOOK

AND ACROSS THE JAW WITH IT.

SHORT AND SWEET RIGHT THERE.

SEE THE CHIN POP UP AND DOES

JUST WHAT HE SHOULD DO, BOUNCE

THE HOOK.

DON'T OVERSWING.

WHEN YOU BOUNCE IT, THAT GIVES

YOU GREAT KNOCKDOWN.

>> THE LATE INJECTOR, HUGE

INFLUENCE ON THE NATURAL NIEKY

HOLZKEN DEDICATE THANKSGIVING

FIGHT TO THE FALLEN DIAMOND AS

WE TAKE A LOOK AT ELLE, ANOTHER

LOVELY GLORY GIRL.

MAY RECOGNIZE HER FROM THE

BLURRED LINES VIDEO.

>> IT WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE

VIDEOS OF THE YEAR.

>> SURE.

>> AGAIN NIEKY "THE NATURAL"

HOLZKEN DEDICATING THIS FIGHT TO

THE LEGEND, DECKER, WHO HE LOST

EARLIER THIS YEAR 8-43 AND NOW

AGGRESSIVE START BY KARAPETYAN

KNOWING HE'S BEHIND THE

EIGHT-BALL HERE, BEING KNOCKED

DOWN TWICE, COURTESY OF THE LEFT

HOOK OF NIEKY HOLZKEN.

>> COMING IN, I WATCHED A LOT OF

FIGHTS AND I GOT TO TELL YOU,

THE FAVORITE WAS HOLZKEN, BUT

I'M SO IMPRESSED BY HOW MUCH

HE'S IMPROVED FROM THE LAST

FIGHT I'VE WATCHED OF HIM.

THIS GOES TO SHOW, HE COULD WIN

THIS TOURNAMENT.

GREAT LOW KICK, JUST SO SHARP.

>> AND KARAPETYAN WITH THE KICK

INSIDE.

LOW KICK AND FORCING KARAPETYAN

TO SWITCH.

>> I DON'T KNOW, KARAPETYAN IS

NOT GOING FOR IT, HE'S GOT TO GO

FOR BROKE, MAN, IT'S THE TITLE.

HE NEEDS POWER.

>> KARAPETYAN 17-1 IN TOTAL

POWER STRIKES LANDED, COURTESY

OF NIEKY "THE NATURAL" HOLZKEN.

UNDER TWO MINUTES LEFT IN THE

FIGHT.

HOLZKEN SWITCHING MOMENTARILY

AND SWITCHING THE LOW KICK INTO

THE LEG AND ANOTHER BASEBALL

KICK BY HOLZKEN.

HE IS PUTTING IT ON IN THE FIRST

SEMI-FINAL.

GLORY 13 TOKYO.

>> KARAPETYAN COMING FORWARD,

MESSING WITH THE RIGHT HAND AND

HOLZKEN DOING A GOOD JOB AND

EXECUTING ANOTHER INSIDE LOW

KICK BEFORE STICKING THE JAB.

>> ONE THING WITH THIS

GENERATION OF KICKBOXERS IS

THEIR BOXING.

YOU CAN TELL THEY ARE SHOWING

THE SIGNS, MUCH BETTER AT BOXING

THAN THE GUYS FROM MY ERA.

>> AMAZING YEAR FOR THE SWEET

SIGNS AND FOR KICKBOXES.

WE ARE JUST GETTING UNDERWAY AT

THE ARIAKE COLISEUM IN TOKYO.

AND UNDER A MINUTE REMAINING IN

THE SEMI-FINAL BOUT.

NICE RIGHT HAND LOW KICK

COMBINATION BY HOLZKEN.

>> AND PUNCH BY KARAPETYAN.

>> KARAPETYAN COMING FORWARD,

BUT NOT DOING A LOT WITH THOSE

STRIKES.

HOLZKEN VERY MUCH IN CONTROL.

>> NOT ONLY IS HIS OFFENSE

GREAT, GREAT DEFENSE AND

INCREDIBLE GUARD.

>> FINAL 20 SECONDS IN THIS

SEMI-FINAL MATCHUP.

ONE BEING CONTROLLED BY THE

NUMBER ONE RANKED NIEKY "THE

NATURAL" HOLZKEN WITH TWO

KNOCKOUTS, WE ARE IN THE HOME

STRETCH.

AND FIRST SEMI-FINAL MATCHUP IS

IN THE BOOKS.

WE'LL GET THE OFFICIAL DECISION

IN JUST A MOMENT.

>> TIME!

>> ARIAKE COLISEUM, TOKYO JAPAN,

THE SITE OF GLORY 13, TOKYO, THE

FIRST SEMI-FINAL IS IN THE

BOOKS.

GREAT KNOCKOUT THERE.

AGAIN, THE LEFT HOOK THIS, KID

HAS A MONEY LEFT HOOK.

GREAT JUMPING KNEE, JUST SPLIT

THE GUARD WITH IT AND POPPED IT

INTO THE NOSE AND FOLLOWED IT

WITH A GREAT LOW KICK AND RIGHT

BACK TO THE SAME SPOT, PRECISION

STRIKING.

>> YOU CAN SEE THE STATS, JUST A

LANDSLIDE, NIEKY HOLZKEN, THE

NUMBERS DON'T LIE, HE DOMINATED

THIS FIGHT.

AGAIN, THE POWER RATIO, THAT IS

THE KEY WITH HOLZKEN, HIS POWER

OUTPUT IS WHY HE WON THIS FIGHT.

>> LET'S SEE IF THE NUMBERS DO

INDEED ADD UP, TWO KNOCKOUTS FOR

HOLZKEN, HERE IS OFFICIAL

VERDICT FROM TIM HUGHES.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AFTER

THREE ROUNDS, WE SEND IT TO THE

JUDGES SCORECARD AND THEY SCORE

THIS BOUT 30-25, 30-25, AND

29-26, UNANIMOUS DECISION FOR

YOUR WINNER, WHO NOW ADVANCES TO

THE TOURNAMENT FINAL, NIEKY

HOLZKEN!

>> NIEKY "THE NATURAL" HOLZKEN

CELEBRATING HIS BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

STYLE WITH A DOMINANT UNANIMOUS

DECISION WIN OVER KARAPET

KARAPETYAN AND HE ADVANCES TO

THE FINAL LATER TONIGHT IN

PURSUIT OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP BELT

AND THE $100,000 IN CASH.

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