Artem Vakhitov Defends Light Heavyweight Championship Against Danyo Ilunga at GLORY 56 Denver this August

K1 / BoxingHIGHLIGHTED 18.06.2018 12:17h Author:

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This summer, the world’s premier stand-up combat league returns to the Mile High City, according to

On Friday, Aug. 10, 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. – the second stop during the promotion’s five-city Summer of GLORY 2018 campaign – plays host to GLORY 56 Denver and light heavyweight champion Artem Vakhitov (19-5, 8 KO, fighting out of Russia), who returns to defend his title against No. 4-ranked challenger Danyo “Dibuba” Ilunga (60-13, 45 KO, fighting out of Germany) in the night’s headline bout.

Vakhitov enters the championship tilt seeking his fourth consecutive title defense, while the reinvigorated Ilunga looks to collect his third straight victory and his first GLORY belt. In their 2015 meeting at GLORY 25 Milan, Vakhitov earned a unanimous decision and began his current six-fight winning streak.

Additional fight card details for GLORY 56 Denver, as well as GLORY 56 SuperFight Series and the GLORY 56 prelims, will be announced in the coming weeks.