Sadaharu Tanikawa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sadaharu Tanikawa (谷川貞治, Tanikawa Sadaharu) (27 September 1961 in Nagoya - ) is a Japanese combat sports promoter and the president of Fighting and Entertainment Group.

Tanikawa graduated from Nihon University College of Law[1] and worked as a journalist and executive at various sports media, most notably puroresu.[2] After K-1 founder Kazuyoshi Ishii's resignation, Tanikawa became the president of the newly founded Fighting and Entertainment Group that was established in September 2003 to encompass K-1 as well as subsidiary mixed martial arts and puroresu promotions.[3]

In January 2011, Tanikawa told that current conditions indicate Fighting and Entertainment Group was likely to end.[4] On April 5, 2012, Tanikawa announced that he resigned from his position in K-1,[5] which was for the most part sold to the real estate firm Barbizon Co. Ltd. on July 28, 2011.[6] On May 16, 2012, Tanikawa officially declared the bankruptcy of FEG.[7]

See also[edit]