Heavyweight fighter Anthony “The Joker” McDonald injured his shoulder and is a late scratch from the GLORY 71 event taking place this Friday in Chicago, Illinois.
The U.S. Army veteran, fighting out of Eugene, Oregon, was scheduled to face Polish contender Arkadiusz “Hightower” Wrzosek as part of the GLORY 71 Superfight Series. Wrzosek is now scheduled to meet Oklahoma’s Demoreo Dennis.
“I injured my left shoulder a few weeks ago and my coach decided to pull me off the card,” McDonald told Kickboxing Z.
“Glory said to let them know when I’m healed up, and they will have me on a card in 2020. I was disappointed, but to be told I’m fighting on a card in 2020 is a great feeling,” he said.
The Wrzosek bout was to be McDonald’s first for the organization since his loss to Junior Tafa in July 2018. McDonald recently picked up a victory and added the WAR Heavyweight Kickboxing Title to his trophy case.
McDonald said he’d like to thank his family and friends for sticking by his side.
“Thank you to Glory Kickboxing for believing and putting on the first ever back to back card in Glory history, and thanks to my friends and family for believing in me and I will be back stronger than ever in 2020.”
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