IJF World Judo Masters 2016 Guadalajara Preview

The winding road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be defined this weekend as the final qualification event, the invite-only World Judo Masters takes place in Guadalajara, Mexico from Friday 27 – Sunday 29 May.

Shamil Gamzatov vs. Louis Taylor Completes WSOF 32 Main Card on July 30 LIVE on Fight Network

World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today the completion of the live Fight Network (10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT) televised portion of its WSOF32 world championship doubleheader, with the addition of a middleweight (185 pounds) contest between undefeated sensation Shamil Gamzatov (10-0) and red-hot finisher Louis “Put The Guns Down” Taylor (12-3).

WBC to IOC: No Professionals Allowed in Rio 2016

The World Boxing Council, voicing the opinion of thousands from the boxing community from around the world, once again confirms absolute rejection to the proposal of having professional fighters compete in the Olympic Games of Rio 2016.

Lucian Bute Tests Positive for Banned Substance; Statements From WBC & Bute

The D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission states that Lucian Bute failed his post-fight drug test for the banned substance, ostarine, which is listed as a “selective androgen receptor modulator.” SARMs are known to have similar effects as anabolic steroids with lesser side effects. SARMs are also used to treat osteoporosis and other bone density issues.

KSW 35: Khalidov vs. Karaoglu LIVE Friday at 2 p.m. ET on Fight Network

Fight Network presents an exciting live mixed martial arts telecast from Gdansk, Poland this Friday, May 27 at 2 p.m. ET, as KSW 35: Khalidov vs. Karaoglu emanates from Ergo Arena, headlined by an explosive showdown for the KSW middleweight championship between red-hot champion Mamed Khalidov (31-4-2) and streaking knockout artist Aziz Karaoglu (9-6).

Ruslan Provodnikov Crushes Jesus Rodriguez – Full Fight

On November 7, 2015, former world champion Ruslan Provodnikov defeated Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez by way of TKO in a welterweight bout in Monte Carlo, Monaco. As part of an international telecast, SHOWTIME SPORTS gives fans a look into “The Siberian Rocky” who is preparing to fight former world titlist John Molina Jr. – live Saturday, June 11

WBC Lightweight Champ Jorge Linares Signs New Multi-Year Deal with Golden Boy Promotions

Unbeaten since 2012 and recognized as one the top lightweight fighters in the world, WBC Lightweight World Champion Jorge “El Niño De Oro” Linares (40-3, 27 KOs) will continue to cement his legacy as a member of the Golden Boy Promotions roster, retaining the Los Angeles-based company founded by Oscar De La Hoya as his United States promoter.

Golden Boy Promotions Hosting Fight Night Fundraiser for CharityVision on June 11

harityVision, a Utah-based non-profit providing medical equipment, clinics, vision screenings, eye surgeries, and training to doctors in poverty-stricken areas across the globe, is partnering with Golden Boy Promotions to host its second annual Fight Night fundraising event on Saturday, June 11 at 6:30pm at the Rail Event Center in Salt Lake City.

Canada Brings Three Medals Home From Spain

Sunday was an excellent day for Canadian judokas at La Coruna’s European Judo Cup, with three of them stepping onto the podium. Mina Coulombe led the Maple Leafers with a gold in the Under 78 kg class, while Adriana Portuondo-Isasi and Kevin Gauthier each walked away with a bronze medal, in the Under 70 kg and Over 100 kg respectively