“I Accepted Islam and My Name is Muhammad Hussain” – Antonio Inoki

By Fawad Khan

InokiAntonio Inoki, the legendary wrestler from Japan arrived in Pakistan on Friday eve to participate in the international peace wrestling competition in Islamabad.

Speaking to the media on Benazir International airport,  Inoki said that he has come to Pakistan to celebrate the 60 years of relationship between Japan and Pakistan.
He also stated that he had accepted Islam a while ago and his new Muslim name is, Muhammad Hussain.

Inoki was known for his arm lock in the world of wrestling, he is remembered for the epic battle between him and Pakistani wrestler Akram. He said he would be visiting the former Pakistani wrestler’s grave to pay his respect.

The Japanese wrestler arrive in Pakistan along with his cavalry of 11 wrestlers and a two-tonne wrestling ring which he will use to train some young wrestlers.


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