Tiffany “Time Bomb” van Soest travelled to Chicago to make her first defence of the women’s super-bantamweight title belt that she won at GLORY COLLISION in December.
GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced a replacement for Turkish fighter Funda Alkayiş in the headline bout of GLORY 44 SuperFight Series. Alkayiş was forced to withdraw from the bout for personal reasons.
Striking stalwarts Tiffany Van Soest and Christine Ferea put on a show in their strawweight affair. Van Soest was crisp with her kicks in the opening stanza as both fighters gauged their range.
I threw my head back; eyes closed tight with a tautly clenched smile, my legs nearly wilted from numbness as I was engulfed by the sensation of sand rushing through my veins.
Having gone from debutante to world champion in the space of three fights, it is no wonder that fans have voted Tiffany van Soest the GLORY Newcomer of the Year 2016.
Walking back to her dressing room from the ring, where she had just realized her childhood dream of becoming the undisputed champion of the world, Tiffany van Soest was overcome with emotion.
I’m about 3 hours from touching down in London to catch my final connecting flight to Germany. It’s fight week. I’m on my way to GLORY : COLLISION. Arguably the biggest event in kickboxing to date and history will be made! Along with Badr Hari, Rico Verhoeven and Neiky Holzken – we are here…the women! […]
Training-camp for fighters or any other athlete or person relentlessly pursuing a goal, can become very lonely. Focus trumps every other feeling or emotion until the fight is over or the goal is reached.
“Disappointed? Yes. End of the world? No. Just a bump in the road. Time to keep moving on. Thank you to Invicta FC, thank you to my team, sponsors, fans for the support and congratulations to Kal Holliday.” – Tiffany van Soest
Fighting is crazy. As a career, it is a choice. No one has to be a professional fighter. It’s brutal and not an easy life by any means.