Six fights in the GLORY Superfight Series opened Saturday night’s event at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Among these fights was Eddie Walker vs. Fancois Ambang.
Walker couldn’t have had a tougher welterweight debut, facing a the man who earned his GLORY contract by knocking out three opponents in one night to win a ‘Road to Glory’ tournament earlier this year.
A runner-up in the middleweight ‘Road to Glory’ tournament, Walker found
himself outsized and outgunned when he debuted at GLORY 5 LONDON against world-ranked #2 Steve Wakeling. That fight ended in TKO via leg-kicks, as Walker’s ‘Road to Glory’ tournament final had against Mike Lemaire.
Tonight’s fight with Ambang went the same way. Walker’s leg-kick defense looked improved but he still
took a lot of damage to the lead leg. Ambang threw hard hand combinations and finished on leg kicks a lot. Often Walker would check the kick but Ambang would power through the shin-on-shin contact like it was nothing.
Walker had some good moments, at one point almost KO’oing Ambang with a hard right hand. But his lead leg took so much damage that towards the end of the fight even light kicks from Ambang were making him fall down. Two low-blows from Ambang did nothing to make Walker’s night any better.
The fight didn’t make it to the end. Just past the midpoint of the third frame Walker’s leg took one too many kicks.
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