On Sunday October 14 Ryogoku Kokugikan (Tokyo, Japan) will host K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 Final 16 with some of the World’s best heavyweights. Badr Hari is also announced as a participant.

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LIST OF THE FIGHTERS TO FIGHT TO COMPETE AT THE SHOW

  • Badr Hari
  • Mirko Crocop
  • Daniel Ghita
  • Paul Slowinski
  • Zabit Samedov
  • Pavel Zhuravleov
  • Ben Edwards
  • Sergii Lashchenko
  • Hesdy Gerges
  • Raul Catinas
  • Arnold Oborotov
  • Makoto Uehara
  • Hiromi Amada

* Concerning Badr Hari’s participation at the show, BadrHariBoxer.com published the following –

Mike Kim Claims Badr Hari Will Still Compete In The K1 Tournament

“The new owner of K1, Mike Kim, claims that Badr Hari, will still be part of the Final 16. Personally, I believe that Mike Kim very well knows that Hari’s kickboxing career is the least of his worries right now. I highly doubt Badr Hari will be competing in the K1 tournament. I believe Kim is only saying this, because he doesn’t want to squash any momentum K1 has going for them in staging this legendary tournament.

Still, it’s interesting to note that it appears that Badr still has Kim and K1?s support – at least for now.”

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Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor of Fightmag. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) coordinator for Australia.