Korean press was always in favor of Akiyama. However, Kamipro reported that Korean Newspaper now criticizes his action.
" Akiyama has fought fighters who were obviously weaker than him since the last NYE event. In fact, he refused to fight competitive fighters DREAM offered. Now he wants to fight Yoshida. He knows it's apparently impossible, but he said that to grab an attention. Now many fans are disappointed at seeing his action. He is just afraid of getting damaged his reputation by losing"