Kickboxing

The Glory kickboxing league will return to the UK for the first time in five years with an event in the English city of Birmingham this June.

The One Championship Asia-focused mixed martial arts series has confirmed it will launch a professional kickboxing league.

Yao Capital, a private equity firm founded by former basketball star Yao Ming, has acquired a significant stake in Glory Sports International, which operates the Glory kickboxing series.

SportAccord has suffered a fresh blow with the Peruvian Olympic Committee (COP) withdrawing its hosting rights to the 2017 World Combat Games in the wake of the fallout created by president Marius Vizer’s controversial comments about the International Olympic Committee (IOC).