Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
HIROKO vs Emoto added to May 23 JEWELS show
Atsuko Emoto, HIROKO
JEWELS held a press conference today at the Master Japan gym to announce that HIROKO vs Atsuko Emoto has been added to the May 23 Shin-kiba 1st Ring show. This is an Open Weight match scheduled for two five minute rounds. Why Master Japan? HIROKO trains there. Her record is 8-1-1 and her most recent match was a win over Hitomi Akano on the Mar. 19 JEWELS show. Emoto is a freelance pro wrestler best known for her masked Bullfight Sora gimmick. But a lot of fans may not be aware that along with Emi Tomimatsu, Emoto works at the DEEP dojo as a trainer. Her MMA record is 2-3 and her latest fight was a loss to Megumi Yabushita at the Sept. 13 JEWELS show. Last time around, HIROKO had to cut a lot of weight to fight Akano. Emoto's normal fighting weight is about 165lbs so that won't be necessary this time. HIROKO has been yakking a lot about coming to America to fight Cris Cyborg. Eventually she will get that opportunity. She said she was disappointed that she didn't KO Akano but she had to be cautious with her because of Akano's submission skills. She's going for the KO this time. She sees Emoto as a stepping stone to Strikeforce. Emoto said she has wanted to fight HIROKO for a long time and thinks she can put her to sleep. Very doubtful. HIROKO should knock out Emoto. There simply aren't many opponents left for HIROKO in Japan.