As big of a Joey Chestnut fan as I am, I can’t pass up a chance to scream “Kobayashi!!!!” every time he downs a food item. This weekend it was pizza and the Japanese superstar showed Chesnut who the true competitive eating champ is.
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — In a chewy chow-lenge, Takeru Kobayashi outlasted Joey Chestnut when the eating titans faced off to see who could devour the most pizzas.
Kobayashi, a six-time world hot dog eating champion from Japan, consumed 5 3/4 P’zones in a six-minute span of chaotic consumption Saturday to edge Chestnut. The 25-year-old from San Jose, Calif., wolfed down 5 1/2 P’zones on Stage 15 at Sony Studios.
“I’m a little bummed,” Chestnut said. “There’s nobody I like beating more than him, he pushes me harder than anybody.” [READ MORE]