Akebono gestures before fighting at K-1 World Grand Prix in Honolulu.
Akebono (C), a native of Waimanalo, Hawaii and former Sumo Grand Champion in Japan, gestures before fighting at the K-1 World Grand Prix in Honolulu July 29, 2005. Akebono was defeated by Choi Hong-man (not pictured) of South Korea. Picture taken July 29, 2005. REUTERS/Lucy Pemoni LP/KI