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ONE Championship star Yoshihiro Akiyama invites BTS member Jungkook for sparring

LockerRoom Team
17 April 2022

ONE Championship star Yoshihiro Akiyama also known as Sexyama, has extended an invitation to BTS member Jungkook. Akiyama invited the K Popstar for a sparring session after Jungkook posted a video on Instagram which showed off his hand speed.

“Please tell him for me that we should have a sparring session next time. ^__^” Akiyama noted.

Interestingly, Akiyama has Korean ties as well and is known as Choo Sung Hoon to the Korean Fans. He is a fourth-generation Japanese of Korean Descent. In fact, he has represented Korea in the Asian Games for Judo and even won a gold medal for the country in 2001. After this, Akiyama represented Japan in the year that followed and secured another Gold medal, this time, defeating Ahn Dong-Jin of South Korea in the finals.

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Meanwhile, Jungkook is the youngest member and vocalist for BTS and was the 2019’s most-searched male K-Pop Idol in Google as per the company’s mid-year chart. He was also on top of the chart in 2020 and was the most searched K-Pop Idol on YouTube in 2019 and 2020. He reportedly has a net worth of more than US $20 Million and had the most retweeted tweet on Twitter in 2019 and the second most retweeted tweet in 2020 underlining his popularity.

With celebrities crossing across for exhibition boxing matches, do you think we would see one of the BTS members in an exhibition boxing match? Let us know in the comments below.


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