FORMER SUMO WRESTLER AKEBONO BLEEDS AFTER PRACTICE BOUT IN TOKYO.
Hawaiian-born former sumo wrestler Taro Akebono, who has turned his
sights to the combat sport K-1, bleeds after a sparring session in
Tokyo November 27, 2003. Akebono, the first foreign-born sumo grand
champion, will fight former NFL player Bob Sapp, now a popular martial
arts hero, on New Years Eve. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao