July 5th, Friday night the action at the U.S. Open takes a short break as the world’s premiere Kickboxing organization comes to Silver Spurs Arena for GLORY 67 – Orlando.
The night’s card will feature a full card of both local and international talent including a world championship title fight between GLORY Champion Petchpanumrung Kiatmookao, of Bangkok Thailand, and challenger Anvar ‘The Uzbek’ Boynazarov from the central Asian steppes of Uzbekistan.
Featured GLORY fighters include local Florida phenom Asa Ten Pow, who is seeking his 5th undefeated victory in GLORY, former champion Kevin Vannostrand of Syracuse, NY, the undefeated lightweight Elvis Gashi, and 18 year old prodigy Bekah Irwin.
Very notably, two fighters very familiar to the ISKA community Ross Levine and Taylor Krahl (Bios Below) will take their shot at GLORY when they compete at the GLORY 67 Prelims. Come out and show them your support, and be sure to use promo code ISKA for a deal on tickets.
Ross ‘Turbo’ Levine was born in Brooklyn, New York to a martial arts family: his father was a former kickboxing and his older brother had a passion for Taekwondo . Levine followed in their footsteps by taking up karate and TKD at the age of seven. By the age of 15 he was a black belt and by 16 he started making a name for himself as a sport karate competitor.
In the years that followed Levine won multiple titles and championships with organizations such as the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA), World Karate Commission (WKC) World Champion, the World Association of Kickboxing Organization (WAKO) World Championships and the Irish Open. These successes prompted him to turn his passion into a professional career. A win in his pro debut by knockout made Levine certain he had taken the right step and when he subsequently received a call-up from GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up fighting league, he knew for sure.
Levine is no stranger to GLORY talent – his long-time rival Raymond Daniels previously competed for the GLORY World Welterweight Championship. With his sights set high, that is the goal Levine strives to accomplish. He steps into the ring to face Justin Greskiewicz at GLORY 67 Orlando on Friday, July 5.
Born and raised in Sunrise, Florida, welterweight Muay Thai specialist Taylor Krahl is the son of Roger Krahl, a pioneer member of the legendary American Top Team outfit.
Practically raised on the mats, Taylor trained under his father from an early age. Despite eventually choosing Muay Thai as his core art, his foundation years included instruction in techniques from boxing, Kenpo karate, Shaolin kung-fu and other arts his father had studied.
Krahl Sr heads the Sunrise branch of American Top Team. In his competition days he was the training partner of such luminaries as Ricardo Liborio and Conan Silveira before transitioning into coaching. He is head striking coach to UFC two-division champion Amanda Nunes, among many others.
Taylor has lived and fought in Thailand, where one of his knockout wins – by way of flying kick – became a viral video shared by fight fans the world over. He has boxed professionally and is also well-versed in the ground-fighting arts, but the striking game remains his first love. He steps into the ring to face Paul Banasiak at GLORY 67 Orlando on Friday July 5th.