Thursday, July 9, 2015

A NIGHT AT THE FIGHTS! Joining Toru Ibuki for a Night of Boxing!

Yours truly, seated next to former Toho actor Toru Ibuki, at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

A few days ago, I was invited to join Toru Ibuki (Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster, Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster) for a night of boxing at Tokyo's legendary Korakuen Hall. Korakuen Hall is located next to the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo Dome City, and it is an excellent venue in which to host a boxing card.

Two heavyweight boxers give it their all in the ring. Photo by Brett Homenick.

It was my first live sporting event in Tokyo, and I couldn't have had a better time. Our seats were ringside, which only enhanced the excitement. While I'm much more of a pro wrestling fan (at least of pre-2001 pro wrestling), I had no trouble getting into the action. All the fighters brought their A-game and deserve the highest accolades for their efforts in the squared circle.

It's always great to see Ibuki-san, but it was that much cooler to take in an evening of boxing seated next to him. He is always a gracious host. Thank you very much, Ibuki-san!

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