Hemmers: GLORY Agreement “Suspended”
Legendary Dutch trainer and longtime GLORY matchmaking boss Cor Hemmers issued a statement today regarding recent reports of GLORY Kickboxing having financial difficulties and entering into receivership.
Yesterday, it was reported by Dutch media that Hemmers had been fired by GLORY and the Amsterdam office closed. It’s also been reported GLORY Sports International, the parent company of the GLORY Kickboxing brand, has entered into receivership in Singapore.
Today, Hemmers clarified matters in a statement on his Facebook page. He was not fired, although his employment agreement has been suspended.
GLORY Kickboxing’s future, at this juncture, is uncertain.
“After the rumor flow of last days, I would like to clarify.
I have an agreement with GLORY as an independent consultant for my services. I have been informed that the agreement has been suspended. In my case, as an external consultant, there is no question,” Hemmers wrote.
“It is now no secret that GLORY, like other events organizations, ended up in heavy weather during the covid-19.”
“Recently GLORY Chairman Pierre Andurand asked me to submit a ′ corona test′ plan in collaboration with a number of executives to guarantee the future of GLORY.”
“A final decision regarding this plan now submitted has not yet been taken. So it is not yet clear at the moment when, where, in what form and with which staff GLORY continues.”