In the crass world of international Kickboxing, the language barrier is an important one and can sometimes be a deciding factor between amazing news and just good news. I'm giving this preamble as a precautionary measure for people who are excitable or might even be a bit lackluster in English.
Earlier today Golden Glory put out a video hyping the return of the "K-1 Final 2012." In a lot of cases when it comes to promoters, they will use the K-1 name to promote their own Kickboxing product as K-1 is a recognizable name. Glory has always used the K-1 name to promote their Kickboxing fights on their cards, so with a recent announcement on their part of three huge kickboxing tournaments, realistically you could make the assumption that is what they are talking about. What doesn't add up is the fact that they say there will be more news later, when they have already announced their tournaments.
This comes after heavy talk of Golden Glory and TSA looking to partner up to purchase the K-1 brand or at least to work with the K-1 brand as an official promoter of the K-1 name, working with Kazuyoshii Ishii. It is a bold statement to say "K-1 is coming back" in this day and age. LiverKick has reached out to a few different sources to see how the negotiations are going, so expect more as it is available.
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
His second novel, Terminus Cycle, launches on March 24th.