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Takinawa’s Illness Stalls Commencement of Japanese Grand Prix Freestyle Fighting Tournament

PhilBoxing.com


It has been released to the media earlier today that the prolonging of the highly anticipated Japanese Grand Prix Freestyle Fighting Tournament as of recent is due to the ongoing illness suffered by the President of the Tournament, Sadahura Takinawa.

The Committee released the following via newswire this morning:


“We have kept President Takinawa’s illness under the radar over the past several weeks as we did not want to draw away from the attention we have been receiving regarding the tournament, from competitors and fans around the world. We have discussed in lengths how best we could proceed; Takinawa advised that we appoint an interim President to allow the Tournament to get underway, but we rejected that idea. This is not like any other fighting competition in the world. We pride ourselves on the honor of our people, the sportsmanship of our competitors, and the unrelenting loyalty and respect of our fans. Takinawa founded this Tournament, and to host it while he is bedridden and ill would be an injustice to the Tournament and to martial arts in general. So we thank our competitors and fans for their continued patience as we work to getting the Japanese Grand Prix Freestyle Fighting Tournament underway, and will provide additional information as it becomes available.”

Since last summer the Committee has been anxious to get the tournament underway, but has been forced to acknowledge various problems surrounding the fighters involved.

The annual Japanese Grand Prix freestyle fighting tournament contains the top fighters in their discipline across the world. Competing this year are Japan’s acclaimed sumo champion Harumafuji, America’s Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion Gunn, Muay Thai specialist Aaron Seamans and Argentina’s Bosch, amongst several other top combatants.

This unique tournament is one of a kind, as it encompasses all of the diversified martial arts and boxing disciplines across the world, and brings the most elite fighters in each discipline together to compete in a winner take all, single elimination tournament with the grand prize being the purse of $1 million and eligibility to fight in any tournament worldwide.



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