Boxing Vs. Kickboxing! No Kicks Allowed For Nishijima
Yosuke Nishijima wants to wear shoes, as he always does, in his fight tomorrow against Peter Aerts. His request has been granted by the officials but the fight will be fought under special rules where Nishijima cannot kick Aerts or stomp on him in some way.
Tomorrow’s event probably includes many fighters who are not know to people who mostly watch K-1 as far as Kickboxing/Muay Thai goes but it is a very solid card and some new K-1 mainstays should come out of it. The video of today’s press conference of the event is up on K-1’s YouTube channel.
Last weeks Asia GP was won by Singh Heart Jaideep from India. At the event the last man to knockout KID, Jae Hee Cheon, got his second K-1 win as he defeated Kim Tae Han by decision after turning up the heat in the second and third rounds.
K-1 World GP 2009 In Tokyo -FINAL16 Qualifying GP-
Date: August 11th, 2009
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium 2nd Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan
Superfights (3×3, 2×3 Ext.):
9. Peter Aerts vs. Yosuke Nishijima
8. Keijiro Maeda vs. Jan Soukup
World’s Last Preliminary GP (3×3, 1×3 Ext.):
5. Rico Verhoeven vs. Brice Guidon
4. Sergei Lascenko vs. Sebastian Ciobau
3. Daniel Ghita vs. John Love
2. Melvin Manhoef vs. Ramazan Ramazanov
World’s Last Preliminary GP Reserve Fight (3×3, 1×3 Ext.):
1. Yuki Nimura vs. Prince Ali
Opening Fights (3×3):
-1. Yuto Watanabe vs. Nobuhiro Ko
-2. Kengo Shimizu vs. Shinkyu Kawano
-3. Katsuharu Ebisawa vs. Kazuo Doi