Bodybuilder and competitive eater Furious Pete tries Sumo in Japan
Canadian bodybuilder and competitive eater, Furious Pete, is quite well-known on YouTube for his videos on fitness/bodybuilding as well as various eating challenges, but in this video, we see something a little different from Pete.
In the video below, we see Furious Pete travel to Japan where he does some Sumo wrestling and even competes against a well-known, elite-level wrestler.
According to the video description,
This was a very unique experience for me to try Sumo. Sumo actually means Wrestling, so I didn’t say Sumo Wrestling as a result. It wasn’t easy to get permission to film here but it was well worth it overall. I fought against Okinoumi in this match.
While Furious Pete’s bodybuilding and strength definitely help him out a little bit here, the size difference and the technique disparity when he goes up against Okinoumi is far too much.
Okunoumi is reportedly 360lbs while Furious Pete is probably around 230lbs. That’s a huge size difference!
At first, Okunoumi lets Pete kind of push him around a little to just get the hang of it. But when he starts to fight back offensively as well, it really becomes apparent just how much better and high-level he is compared to Pete.
You’ve got to give Pete some credit for the attempt, though, and like he says in the video description, it must not have been easy to get permission to film in there as there is a lot of tradition and respect involved at Sumo ‘heya’ (stables or training rooms). Much like the wrestlers tell him, though, if he wants to become successful, he would have to put on some weight.
So check out the below video to see how the bodybuilder does against the Sumo wrestlers.
In true Furious Pete form, he also does a Sumo-themed eating challenge at the end of the video which you can see above.