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Takeda Announces Retirement! Final Opponent Is Albert Kraus

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Legendary Japanese kickboxer Kozo Takeda announced his retirement at a K-1 MAX press conference today. His last opponent will be Albert Kraus in a superfight on the October 26th K-1 MAX Final card.

Also announced for the card were MAX superfights between Taishin Kohiruimaki and Drago, Hinata and Mike Zambidis, and cosplayer Nagashima and Chinese Xu Yan.

In a 60 kg superfight, former bad boy Japanese Boxing champion Kazuhisa Watanabe will take on Korean “KID Killer” Jae Hee Cheon.

Update: A fight with Artur Kyshenko is also planned to be added to the card, making it 14 fights (including 4 koshien fights).

Update #2: Nagashima has started training in the Silver Wolf Gym (the gym Masato belongs to) since August and he spars with Masato once a week. He got a lot of advice from Masato but what seems to have stuck most is when Masato said: “You want to become stronger, right?”. Nagashima also mentioned that he has started weight training.

FieLDS K-1 WORLD MAX 2009 World Championship Tournament -FINAL-
Date: October 26th, 2009
Place: Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan

K-1 World MAX 2009 FINAL Fights (3×3, 1×3 Ext.):
Souwer/Pramuk vs. Petrosyan/Yamamoto
Andy Souwer vs. Buakaw Por. Pramuk
Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Yuya Yamamoto

K-1 World MAX 2009 FINAL Reserve Fight (3×3, 1×3 Ext.):
Yoshihiro Sato vs. Yasuhiro Kido

Superfights (3×3, 1×3 Ext.):
MAX: Kozo Takeda vs. Albert Kraus
MAX: Taishin Kohiruimaki vs. Drago
MAX: Hinata vs. Mike Zambidis
MAX: Yuichiro “Jienotsu” Nagashima vs. Xu Yan
60kg: Kazuhisa Watanabe vs. Jae Hee Cheon

  1. whomever
    September 15, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Yes! Watanabe is awesome.

    Kraus is going to destroy Takeda.

  2. kawa's boy toy
    September 16, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Nagashima looks so hawt!!! >.>

  3. kawa's boy toy
    September 16, 2009 at 4:10 am

    BTW, is it just me or does Watanabe look like Nick Bruiser from Super Punchout!!?

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