Liverpool Native Becomes Kickboxing World Champion

Syracuse can boast being the home of the only current American kickboxing world champion when Liverpool native Kevin VanNostrand captured the title of Glory Interim Featherweight Champion this past December after beating long time fighter Anvar Boynazarov in front of a sold out Madison Square Garden crowd

Celebrate Kevin VanNostrand Day Every December 16!

Interim world featherweight champion Kevin VanNostrand will be forever remembered in his home city of Syracuse, New York. This week the legislative council of Onondaga County, New York voted to declare December 16 to be ‘Kevin VanNostrand Day’ in recognition of his achievements in the sport of kickboxing.

Thomas and VanNostrand Win GLORY 48 Bonus Awards

Kevin VanNostrand (17-1, 12 KO’s) was a bonus award winner at GLORY 48 NEW YORK this past weekend. His standout performances was voted by an internal GLORY panel to be the most impressive of the evening and have earned him a bonus payment of $5,000.

VanNostrand Secures Interim Title with Potential ‘Knockout of the Year’

Last time Kevin Vannonstrand was in Madison Square Garden he stormed a four-man Featherweight Contender Tournament, winning back-to-back fights in one night to put his name into the title contender mix. He would have been challenging featherweight champion Robin van Roosmalen in the GLORY 48 NEW YORK main event but the champion suffered an eye injury which pulled him out of the bout. An interim featherweight championship bout was thus scheduled in its stead.

Growing the ‘Circle of Love’

Amer Abdallah frequently travels to faraway places like Las Vegas and Dubai. As far as the professional kickboxer and sports promoter is concerned, Lockport will always be home. That’s one of the reasons why Abdallah, through his company, Lace Up Promotions, made a pre-Thanksgiving donation this week to help out the food pantry at the Salvation Army.