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Glory kickboxing adds NY promoters

Andrew Ball TKOs James Smith Jr. for the

Andrew Ball TKOs James Smith Jr. for the win during the Glory World Series international kickboxing event at the Hammerstein Ballroom. (June 22, 2013) Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Bellmore's Lou Neglia, a former world champion kickboxer who now runs Ring of Combat, was among the three New York City area promoters to establish official working relationships with Glory, the international kickboxing league announced Thursday.

The other two are Take-On Productions and Friday Night Fights.

They will all help to promote Glory's return to New York City on Nov. 23 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The Glory 12 New York show was originally scheduled for Nov. 9.

"The local promoters provide an engine that as an international promotion, can't be replicated," said Andrew Whitaker, chief executive of Gloryin a statement. "The expertise of these organizations presents a sum greater than the parts to expand the sport of kickboxing globally with promoters who understand the visceral excitement of this martial art.

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