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Badr Hari Out! Tanigawa Not Happy

Akebono training for marathon. - Kamipro.com

FEG president Sadaharu Tanigawa announced today that Badr Hari has cancelled his participation at the K-1 Yokohama event on the 28th due to poor health/bad shape. Tanigawa was not happy with this at the press conference. Instead, Peter Aerts will take Hari’s place against Errol Zimmerman.

It was also revealed that Ruslan Karaev will not participate either. He was supposed to fight in the 4-man K-1 Heavyweight title tournament but is out with a back injury. The awesome Tyrone Spong will take his place and in turn, J-NETWORK Heavyweight champion Singh Heart Jaideep will take Spong’s place in the tournament reserve fight against Keijiro Maeda.

In other FEG related news, Akebono will not be able to participate in the Tokyo Marathon on the 22nd. He was training for it (as you can see on the picture above) but a final medical check on the 12th showed that as he is now it is unreasonable for him to exercise for such a long period of time.

Date: March 28th, 2009
Place: Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan

Superfights (3×3, 2×3 Ext.):
Alistair Overeem vs. Remy Bonjasky
Peter Aerts vs. Errol Zimmerman
Ewerton Teixeira vs. Jerome Le Banner
Junichi Sawayashiki vs. Glaube Feitosa

K-1 Heavyweight Title Tournament Fights (3×3, 1×3 Ext.):
Manhoef/Chalid vs. Spong/Saki
Melvin Manhoef vs. Chalid “Die Faust”
Tyrone Spong vs. Gokhan Saki

K-1 Heavyweight Title Tournament Reserve Fight (3×3, 1×3 Ext.):
Keijiro Maeda vs. Singh Heart Jaideep

(Photo By: Kamipro)

  1. Tony
    April 19, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Can someone please explain to us why Peter Graham has not been able to be on any shows. He has had some great match ups and with some great vicotries. he has fought Bada Hari, Alexi Ignashoc, Sam Greco as well as Semmy Shillts who he fought with 4 days notice… He can mic it up with the best of the best and is always willing to fight anyone anytime – WHAT IS THE STORY HERE


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