Tony will ditch Rihanna after Prizefighter glory
Frenchmen Gregory Tony says he will quit working on the doors at St Tropez celebrity nightspot if he wins Prizefighter International Heavyweights this weekend.
Tony, who is used to rubbing shoulders with beautiful international stars, will mix it with seven international heavyweights on Saturday night at Alexandra Palace, in Matchroom Sport’s first global edition of the hit tournament.
Having lost only once in 15 fights, a European title clash against Robert Helenius, Tony has vowed not to add any more digits in the ‘L’ column on his record.
And with victory for the title-winning kickboxer meaning a departure from his other profession working the doors at the exclusive Les Caves du Roy nightclub in St Tropez, Tony has his eyes fully transfixed on the main prize.
‘There are many people like Paris Hilton, Rihanna, Denis Rodman, Alicia Keys, P-Diddy who go there – there are so many stars and I see all of them,’ said Tony.
‘I want to be able to train more and work less as a bodyguard – I also look after my children so winning Prizefighter would be massive for me. As I've won many tournaments, I think Prizefighter suits my style – I have no amateur background but I had a good K-1 and Thai boxing record.’
Tony will face Russian giant Evgeny Orlov in the second quarter-final, the 6ft 9in man brought in to replace Kevin Johnson, who pulled out of the tournament after he was refused exit from the States through non-payment of child maintenance.