"There should be many monsters like Fedor in Russia. And this is the only way we can find someone who can beat World Champion Semmy Schilt", said K-1 producer Tanigawa in a press conference with representatives from Kyoei Boxing Gym in on 6/26 in Tokyo.
Kyoei (a renowned boxing gym in Japan) will set up branches in Russia and Kyrgyz. Kyogei will look for elite fighters in these places. Boxers will be sent to the Kyogei headquarters in Japan, while kickboxers and MMA fighters will be recommended to K-1 (and Hero's).
Producer Tanigawa said that if top fighters in K-1 Max such as Masato and Kohiruimaki went to Russia and Kyrgyz to train with some of the top boxing coaches, they could be even stronger. The suggestion of Tanigawa has open up possibilities for current K-1 Max fighters to conduct special training in new places. Fighters from Russia can also contribute to an expansion in scale of K-1 Max.
Future projects of K-1 in the Russian region may include Russia Tryout or even GP.