The Mexican city of Guadalajara hosted the invite-only IJF World Judo Masters competition last year and the event was so well-received that a return to the southern half of North America always seemed likely.
Click here to watch the Masters 2016 highlights
An idyllic beach resort situated on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is the latest city to be added as an IJF World Judo Tour host city following February’s announcement of a Grand Prix in The Hague, the Netherlands, this winter.
The new event will follow May’s Yekaterinburg Grand Slam in Russia and take place before June’s Hohhot Grand Prix in China with all three being new cities for 2017.
Watch #JudoCancun2017 live and free from 16 – 18 June at www.ippon.tv
Click here for the IJF World Judo Tour calendar 2017.