TOKYO, Japan (July 23, 2012) –The world’s best heavyweights are set to return to Tokyo at last.
GLORY Sports International (GSI) today announced ‘GLORY Grand Slam – Heavyweight,’ which will take place in the Japanese capital this December.
The event will feature GLORY’s top fighters battling in a new and exciting format and promises the Japanese fans something they have been missing for a long time – a truly world-class kickboxing event featuring the sport’s most decorated superstars.
Additional details concerning ‘GLORY Grand Slam – Heavyweight’ – including the date and venue plus invited fighters and match-ups – will be announced soon.
The event is being staged with the assistance of local partners G-Entertainment, a brand new agency focused on fighting sports, formed by some of the most experienced people in Japan’s fight event production industry.
“This is a very exciting time for us. Bringing GLORY to the home of the martial arts, and taking our top fighters who are idolised by the Japanese fans, is a crucial moment for us,” commented Marcus Luer, Managing Director of GSI.
“We are delighted by the partnership with G-Entertainment. They have a team of top professionals behind them and we have no doubt that, together, we will produce a world-class spectacle.”
The GLORY World Series (www.gloryworldseries.com) is the world’s premier stand-up fighting league, staging events across the globe and offering up to $1,000,000 in prize money to successful fighters in 16-man grand prix tournaments which are open to only the very best fighters in each weight class.
With television deals spanning every continent plus a groundbreaking online video streaming system, GLORY is one of the world’s most widely-broadcast sporting organizations already.
Owned and operated by Glory Sports International (GSI), the organization has offices in Holland, the UK, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Its personnel include prominent hedge-fund investors, the pioneering sports marketing agency Total Sport Asia and several executives from the Golden Glory and It’s Showtime team.
G Entertainment Inc is a newly formed sports event producer specialized in hosting and operating Fighting events. Although, it is a newly formed company, all the key management and staff are industry veterans involved in various fighting sports and tournaments in the past in Japan.