A two-time WMF Muay Thai World Champion and five-time Bangla Stadium Champion Uzbekistan’s MMA fighter, Anvar “The Uzbek” Boynazarov squares off in the Glory 47 Kickboxing Tournament in NYC on December 1.
The Uzbek will face American Kevin van Nostrand after he knocked-out Frenchman Fabio Pinca (102-26-3 42KOs) in the second round of the semi-finals at the Featherweight at the Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon.
Kevin Van Nostrand was born and raised in Liverpool, NY & started martial arts at the age of 8. He earned a 3rd degree Kenpo Karate black belt under Shihan Jim Andrello and quickly began to get recognized for his athleticism and electrifying performances.
Seeking competition, he entered the amateur Muay Thai circuit and quickly found success, going on a 14-fight streak of knockout victories. He claimed the World Kickboxing Association’s North-East, US and World titles all in the matter of 24 months.
As a professional, he continued that form and beat some good names on the US circuit before being signed to GLORY. The only loss of his professional career thus far has been in GLORY, to Giga Chikadze. He avenged that loss at GLORY 43 NEW YORK in the final of the Featherweight Contender Tournament.
Van Nostrand has a high KO rate and yet his demeanor outside of the ring - polite, soft-spoken - gives no indication of his ferocity inside it.