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Hawaii-native former sumo grand champion Akebono speaks during an interview in Tokyo. The two-metre (6ft 6.74 in) 210-kg (463 lb) Akebono, the first sumo champion to fight in K-1, will make his debut against American football player, Bob "the Beast" Sapp, in a special event on New Year's Eve, which organisers have dubbed the "fight of the century". Picture taken November 11, 2003. TO MATCH FEATURE STORY SPORT-SUMO-K1 REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama YN