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.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Ham, Ishioka, Nagano announced for JEWELS Lightweight tournament
JEWELS and SHOOT BOXING held a joint press conference today at the Caesar Gym to announce upcoming tournaments for both companies. JEWELS announced that their 52kg and under tournament will begin at the July 31 show at Shinjuku FACE. The first three participants will be Ham Seo Hee of Korea along with JEWELS regulars Saori Ishioka and Mika Nagano. JEWELS matchmaker Shigeru Saeki said that Nagano underwent a CT scan after her loss on Sunday to make sure that she was OK for the tournament. She passed. Shizuka Sugiyama and HIROKO were also at the press conference. Sugiyama was not on Sunday's show due to a concussion. She will return on July 31. SHOOT BOXING announced their annual Girls S-Cup tournament Aug. 29 at the Crystal Palace in Hotel Akasaka. RENA and Hisae Watanabe were among those in attendance. HIROKO announced that she wanted to try SHOOT BOXING. SHOOT BOXING boss Takeshi Caesar said that HIROKO will be on the Aug. 29 show if he can find an opponent for her. So who else will be in this tournament? Saeki said he hasn't finalized things yet but among the fighters he's looking at are Hiroko Kitamura (Zendokai, 4-0), Ayuka Hamazaki (AACC, 1-0), Sakura Nomura (DEEP, 2-0) and he's also thinking about Celine (Team Hellboy Hansen, 1-4) and Masako Yoshida (FIGHT CHIX, 16-17-5). He also wants to talk to VALKYRIE fighters Kyoko Takabayashi (ALIVE, 11-4) and WINDY Tomomi (Pancraseism, 14-12-1). Other than Celine, he says he's looking at three gaijin fighters. Of course Megumi Fujii won't be in this tournament. She will fight in the Bellator tournament. But Fujii wants to fight the winner of this tournament according to Saeki. The final for the tournament will be on the Dec. 17 Korakuen Hall show, the first really big show in JEWELS history.