HAWAIIAN-BORN FORMER SUMO YOKOZUNA AKEBONO IS DOWN ON MAT IN K-1 FIGHT IN NAGOYA, JAPAN.
Hawaiian-born former sumo yokozuna (grand champion) Akebono is down on the mat as the referee stops his K-1 fight against American former NFL player Bob Sapp in Nagoya, central Japan December 31, 2003. Akebono made his debut in the New Year's Eve match of K-1, a combination of karate, taekwondo, and kickboxing. Sapp won after a technical knockout. REUTERS/Eriko Sugita REUTERS ES/WS