FORMER SUMO AND NFL PLAYER ANNOUNCE FIGHT IN TOKYO.
Former Hawaiian-born sumo wrestler Taro Akebono (R) poses with former
NFL player Bob Sapp, now a popular martial arts hero, during a news
conference in Tokyo November 6, 2003. Akebono, the first foreign-born
sumo grand champion, said on Thursday that he had turned his sights to
the combat sport K-1. Akebono will fight against Sapp in a
money-spinning first fight on New Years Eve, organisers said.