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Sunday, June 23, 2013
Keisha Morrisey and "The Fight Professor" Stephen Quadros.
We were all at the Glory 9 kickboxing card, which took place Saturday, June 22, at the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center in New York.
Keisha Morrisey also shuttled between this event and the boxing card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, headlined by the Adrien Broner-Paulie Malignaggi fight. This provided her an unparalleled opportunity to compare both live shows.
Right after the fights, we had a short discussion with Stephen Quadros, who was a TV commentator for Glory 9, about the highs and lows of this card, including the three victories by Tyrone Spong to win the eight-man, light heavyweight tournament.
We spoke with Keisha Morrisey Sunday by phone about how she evaluated these two events.
"Just in walking into the Glory event, you automatically felt the illumination in the room, the energy of the fans. The music was beautiful, the ambiance, everything about the setting was right on point," she said in this interview.
As far as the boxing at the Barclays Center, she added, "It's unreal the energy that you do not have at a boxing event there."
We discussed why Glory 9 was by far the better event, the future of boxing and kickboxing in the combat sports world, and much more.
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