Road to Glory was a major turning point for DEF Promotions. Because of the success that they have obtained from their prior events, DEF Promotions was able to hold Road to Glory at the world famous Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. Located in the heart of the city and known to be incredibly selective about the events they hold, the HKCEC is the most expensive convention centre in Hong Kong.
Additionally, they also were able to partner up with British boxing legend Ricky Hatton of Hatton Promotions. This 9-bout event featured boxers from 12 different countries: Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Australia, The United States of America, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, The United Kingdom, China, Japan, and Nepal. Road to Glory was the first DEF Promotions event that used a typical spectator seat arrangement, selling over 1200 seats.
With his fight sanctioned by the World Boxing Council, this event marked the first time Rex “The Wonder Kid” Tso (7-0-0) was able to compete for a title belt, winning the WBC’s Asian Boxing Council Continental Super Flyweight title against the former World Boxing Association Intercontinental Super Flyweight title holder Timur Shailezov (16-5-1). On top of that, this fight event featured two boxers that went on to win World Championships.
Zhanat Zhakiyanov (18-1-0) was able to win the World Boxing Association World Bantamweight title.
Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (13-0-0) was able to win the World Boxing Association World Heavyweight title.