How tall is Tarō Akebono

Tarō Akebono's Height

6ft 6 ¾ (200 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 8 (203.2 cm)
American-born Japanese professional wrestler and Sumo Wrestler. He has been billed during his career from 202-204cm. He once said "At 18 I was about Six Foot Five inches, 315 pounds."

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Average Guess (23 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 7.74in (202.5cm)
Current: 6ft 6.28in (198.8cm)
FrankR1 said on 29/Jun/18
In the early 2000s, several MMA magazines listed Akebono’s height as 6’9”, however, in his fight against Royce Gracie at K-1 Premium 2004 Dynamite, he was billed at 203 cm (6’8”). I think he was probably a legit 6’8” (peak). Because very tall, very heavy people tend to lose more height as they age than shorter people do, Akebono might be 6’6” to 6’7” today.
Vexacus said on 9/Mar/18
I think he's 6'6.5 but def . looks 200 cm
Vexacus said on 6/Mar/18
He looks 200cm
5'12 said on 12/Feb/18
Weird that Pride FC actually seems to have listed him accurately. I mean, this is the same organization that had Bob Sapp at 2m, Giant Silva at 2.3m, Sakuraba at 1.85 and Renzo Gracie at 1.80...
star69 said on 2/Feb/18
Danimal said on 31/Jan/18
Redwing said on 29/Jan/18
Hey rob, he said at 18 he was 6'5; did he freakin gain more inches?

Of course he did. He has several inches in the above pic with 6'4"+ Bob Sapp. I think he still looks around 6'7" imo. Could have been the full 6'8" 20 years ago.

Bob has said his actual height is 6'3 3/4"...and Akebono has about 3" on him. Bob's head is tilted down slightly, so it may even be slightly less than 3"
Danimal said on 1/Feb/18
Tall Sam said on 30/Jan/18
Wow, I'm quite sure he must have exceeded 400 pounds, easily, with that bulk at that height (maybe pushing near 500?) Also that height for a Japanese fellow is similar to a seven footer in America I think.

Speaking of massive Japanese men, I've wondered what height that giant actor from the Kurosawa film Yojimbo (who clearly had acromegaly) stood at.

Easily weighed 460-480 pounds at a bare minimum and wouldn't rule out 565 pounds at his heaviest.
Logan said on 1/Feb/18
Looked almost as tall as 6'11" Big Show so I say 6'7" normally but peak 6'8"
Logic said on 1/Feb/18
Akebono standing with wrestlers Rey Mysterio and Naomichi Marufuji.


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Tall Sam said on 1/Feb/18
Good to know, in reference to the actor Tsunagaro Rashomon, I think the 6'8" listing is a IMDb one, which is not always reliable.
Canson said on 1/Feb/18
Everyone has to remember that he’s extremely overweight and willl likely lose at least an inch prob even a bit more in a normal day. He could easily be 6’8” out of bed if he’s the height rob has him listed here
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 31/Jan/18
@Tall Sam

He became a naturalized Japanese citizen but his ethnicity is Hawaiian, not Japanese.
star69 said on 31/Jan/18
Tall Sam said on 30/Jan/18
Wow, I'm quite sure he must have exceeded 400 pounds, easily, with that bulk at that height (maybe pushing near 500?) Also that height for a Japanese fellow is similar to a seven footer in America I think.

Speaking of massive Japanese men, I've wondered what height that giant actor from the Kurosawa film Yojimbo (who clearly had acromegaly) stood at.

His name is Tall Sam said on 30/Jan/18
Wow, I'm quite sure he must have exceeded 400 pounds, easily, with that bulk at that height (maybe pushing near 500?) Also that height for a Japanese fellow is similar to a seven footer in America I think.

Speaking of massive Japanese men, I've wondered what height that giant actor from the Kurosawa film Yojimbo (who clearly had acromegaly) stood at.

His name is Tsunagaro Rashomon, and he's listed at 6'8.
Danimal said on 31/Jan/18
Redwing said on 29/Jan/18
Hey rob, he said at 18 he was 6'5; did he freakin gain more inches?

Of course he did. He has several inches in the above pic with 6'4"+ Bob Sapp. I think he still looks around 6'7" imo. Could have been the full 6'8" 20 years ago.
5'12 said on 30/Jan/18
If Akebono was 6’8” in the early 2000s when he fought Royce Gracie, than I think Royce might be a bit taller than his 6’0” claim. It would make sense, since Royce’s whole brand was built around fighting and defending much larger opponents, so maybe he (Royce) underrepoted his own height a bit.

Just food for though.
Tall Sam said on 30/Jan/18
Wow, I'm quite sure he must have exceeded 400 pounds, easily, with that bulk at that height (maybe pushing near 500?) Also that height for a Japanese fellow is similar to a seven footer in America I think.

Speaking of massive Japanese men, I've wondered what height that giant actor from the Kurosawa film Yojimbo (who clearly had acromegaly) stood at.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 29/Jan/18
Thanks for adding him!

In 2003 definitly had more height on Bob Sapp than he had in 2015. For evening peak I think he wasn´t under 6´7.5", he looks only a solid 6´6" today, maybe 6´6.5".

Looked ~3" shorter than 6´10.5"-6´11" Big Show both barfoot.

He was measured 204cm then 203cm then 204cm then 203.5cm Click Here

I think the sumo measurements were morning measurements, imo he could at peak measure 205cm right out of bed, 204cm early morning, 203cm late morning and 202cm evening.

Definitly a bit taller at peak than guys like Undertaker, Kane, Giant Haystacks...

Giant Baba at peak would have 0.5"-1" on peak Akebono
Redwing said on 29/Jan/18
Hey rob, he said at 18 he was 6'5; did he freakin gain more inches?
Editor Rob
Seems he did gain a few inches.
5'12 said on 29/Jan/18
Rob, I think he should also be included under the mma fighter tag.
Editor Rob
yeah, that will raise the mma average height!

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