Badr Hari Out! Tanigawa Not Happy
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.
FieLDS K-1 WORLD GP 2009 in YOKOHAMA
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)