KickboxingZ was informed Thursday GLORY heavyweight contender Guto Inocente is under disqualification for doping by the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO).
Inocente (given name Carlos Augusto Inocente Filho) is currently the third-ranked heavyweight in the GLORY rankings, and challenged for the organization’s title last September. He lost by unanimous decision to reigning champion Rico Verhoeven.
In December, he competed in the eight-man heavyweight tournament at GLORY 62, where he lost to tournament winner Jamal Ben Saddik in the semifinals.
WAKO records indicate Inocente was disqualified from competition beginning on 27 July, 2017, with the suspension to run until 26 July, 2021. This means the fighter has competed four times for GLORY since WAKO disqualified him from competing in its competitions.
Inocente was suspended because testing indicated the “presence of a prohibited substance.”
According to WAKO, the prohibited substances found in the test were “Stanozolol (and metabolites), Anastrazole, Tamoxifen (and metabolites), Cannabinoids.”
Inocente is a former WAKO Pan American champion. He competed for Brazilian promotion WGP Kickboxing until 2016-the same year he began competing regularly for GLORY.
It should be pointed out WAKO is a sanctioning body for kickboxing events like the ISKA and WKN, and not a national doping control agency such as UKAD. GLORY is not obligated to recognize the WAKO disqualification, and may also have been unaware Inocente tested positive for banned substances.
KickboxingZ reached out to the GLORY organization and asked if they recognize suspensions by other organizations such as WAKO, and also whether GLORY was aware Inocente is on the WAKO disqualification list.
We haven’t received a reply yet, but will post the organization’s response if and when they do.
Photo Courtesy of James Law/GLORY Sports International