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LiverKick and Phuket Top Team Present - 8 Limbs: Life of a Nak Muay Pt 1

I'm very pleased to present this first installment of a series called "8 Limbs: Life of a Nak Muay" which is a production done in conjunction with Phuket Top Team. This series is meant to show what a nak muay (fighter) goes through on a daily basis to pursue their passion for fighting and just how grueling and unforgiving it can be. Look for some of the subtle nuances in this first part of the series, such as the contrasts between the serenity of training in beautiful Phuket, Thailand right by the ocean to the grueling training and how the surrounding areas are not as wealthy as a lot of the first world is.

It is quite simply a different world with a different values system. This time around we are following 13 year old Yoduman who is just beginning his journey as well as Kru Lucky, who has a wealth of experience, but is still putting in insane amounts of work. Of course, you can also see the fantastic facilities offered by Phuket Top Team, as well as their great crew. It is crazy to think that I remember talking to Boyd when this was just a "what if" and then when the gym was in its infancy.

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Buakaw and Thai Fight Being Sued for 100 Million Baht by Por Pramuk Camp

BuakawIt seemed inevitable that sooner or later the trigger would be pulled on the impending lawsuit between Por Pramuk, former Por Pramuk fighter, Buakaw, and the Thai Fight organization. Thai Fight ends up completely stuck in the middle between the two parties after they allowed Buakaw to fight on the April 17th event without consent from Buakaw's former management camp and doing so without paying them. There was talk of government involvement, including an ultimatum, but apparently the Por Pramuk camp has decided to move forward with a lawsuit.

The Bangkok Post has a story up detailing the suit, which has Por Pramuk suing for 100 million baht, or approximately $3.24 million USD. Por Pramuk's lawyer is motioning for Buakaw to settle this matter outside of court. The SAT is asking Buakaw and Por Pramuk to attend a meeting on May 10th to attempt to settle this as well, but if nothing is settled shortly a preliminary hearing is set for July 16th.

It seems like it will be quite a while before we get to see Buakaw fight again, sadly.

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John Wayne Parr To Retire After June 23 Fight

John Wayne Parr is a legend of kickfighting, and at almost 36 years of age he's signifying his retirement once again. JWP posted a message today saying that he would retire after his fight on June 23 at the Boonchu Cup - Cage Muay Thai Series:

"To everyone that has supported me over the years I would like to announce that June 23 on the Boonchu Cup will be my last fight. I will be 36yo in a few weeks, as much as I would like to continue fighting my body is at the point now where it is telling me to retire while I still have my health.I am looking forward to retiring with a bang though, inside the cage with Jordan Tai. For anyone that would like to come along you can book tickets through the link, or for tables please inbox me."

JWP will be fighting Jordan Tai, a fellow veteran under Muay Thai rules but the fight will take place in a cage with MMA gloves. 

John Wayne Parr has done so much for the sport both in and out of the ring. He's one of the most likeable fighters in all of fighting, and just one of the most likeable athletes in general. You can buy tickets for his Boonchu Cup - Cage Muay Thai Series event here.

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Yodsanklai Fairtex Returns On May 26 Against Vladimir Moravcik

It's been a while since Yodsanklai Fairtex last fought in November, losing a decision to Artur Kyshenko. Yod has showed some visible decline in his recent fights. He surprisingly lost three fights last year, which is very rare of him for the last six years.

Yod has fought all over the world but on May 26 he's headed to Slovakia. He'll face Vladimir Moravcik, a very solid 72.5-75kg fighter and the fight will be at 72.5kg. Moravcik hasn't lost since 2009 when he lost to the last man Yod lost to, Artur Kyshenko. Since then, he's reeled off a 12 fight unbeaten streak. 

There's also some other good fights on the card, including a few match-ups around 85kg that Glory should keep an eye on if they want names for their tournament. Miroslav Cingel of Slovakia takes on Stanislaw Zaniewski of Poland at 86kg. Both guys are solid fighters and a win could send one to the upper echelon of the divison. Marcel Jager fights Lukas Wolf at -82.55kg. Tomas Hron is also on the card against a to be announced opponent.

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More on Buakaw's Troubles, Government Intervention and an Ultimatum

Buakaw

The world continues to turn and Buakaw Banchamek continues to fight his battles against his former gym of Por Pramuk. The Banchamek Gym Facebook page has been an incredible hub of information over the past few days, including Buakaw's public plea and demands from Por Pramuk and government intervention to attempt to settle the issues. It looks like Por Pramuk has to pay Buakaw 3 million baht (about $97,849) in back wages, they can waive that payment and release him from his contract, or continue to have him fight under the Por Pramuk banner until his five year contract with them expires and only take 40% of his fight purse.

Part of Buakaw's statement runs down all of the money which is owed to him, and it is a bit troubling. His K-1 pay in 2004 was 10 million yen/3.63 million baht and he received 1 million baht, which works out to $32,000 of about $118,000 which he was owed. 2005 was 2.5 million yen, he was paid $485 of $16,000. For 2006 he earned 20 million yen and only received $64,000 of $245,000. There is more if you follow that link, but it gives you an idea of the money being witheld from Buakaw and where part of his grievances lie.

As mentioned, the government is looking to step in with their ultimatum, looking to work out a deal between Buakaw, Thai Fight and Pro Pramuk gym to minimize the damages and how incredibly public this has become. Buakaw is a national celebrity and all of this cannot be good publicity. Government statement follows.

 

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Buakaw's Legal Problems with Por Pramuk Continue

BUakaw

There were a lot of question marks going into this week's Thai Fight event featuring Buakaw Banchamek and if he'd be allowed to fight. Buakaw not only fought, but he brutalized his opponent with a massive second round stoppage before giving an emotional appeal to the crowd. An interesting note from the show was that he was still being called "Buakaw Por. Pramuk," especially with Buakaw taking a lot of time to distance himself from the Por Pramuk camp, where all of the problems are coming from. There were a lot of reports coming from Thailand that Buakaw might be barred from competing, but fought he did. It turns out that Buakaw stepping into the ring might have opened himself and possibly Thai Fight up for some problems in the future.

The Bangkok Post is reporting that Pramuk Rojanatan and his son were preparing documents for a possible lawsuit and that there will be a press conference soon to discuss the issues. The Sports Authority of Thailand is threatening to suspend Buakaw as well as the Thai Fight organization for up to six months for violating the rules of the Boxing Act by not receiving clearance from Buakaw's camp of record.

No action will be taken until Por Pramuk files a grievance against Buakaw and Thai Fight.

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Want to Know Who Longern Superpro Samui Is? We Have You Covered

Since the announcement sent out by K-1 with their line-up so far for the K-1 World MAX Final 16 tournament, there has been some confusion as to who Longern Superpro Samui is and why he is included in the K-1 World MAX tournament. Well, Longern has not always been known as Longern. Before he was at Superpro Samui, he was known as Loh-ngern Pitakkruchaiden. If that name sounds familiar, it could be because he was set to face Kevin Ross for Lion Fights last year before having to pull out due to injury.

We've confirmed his identity with the Superpro Samui gym and have gone digging, so here are a few fights from Longern.

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Buakaw Banchamek Cleared to Fight on April 17th

Buakaw

The artist formerly known as Buakaw Por Pramuk, now known as Buakaw Banchamek but is really Sombat Banchamek has been cleared for his upcoming fight on April 17th at Thai Fight in Pattaya, Thailand. At a press conference yesterday in Thailand confirmed that he would indeed participate in Thai Fight in Pattaya, that he would be doing so as Buakaw Banchamek. There was also talk of him possibly fighting under his real name of Sombat Banchamek in the future, but for now he will keep the name "Buakaw" to help promote his upcoming fight.

Buakaw confirmed that he will be staying in Surin, Thailand with his family and that he is content for the time being. For a fighter of his international profile and talent, this is important and one of the best case scenario endings for this whole ordeal. [source]

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Buakaw To File Grievance with Por Pramuk, Possibly Off Thai Fight Card

Buakaw

The artist formerly known as Buakaw Por. Pramuk has had a tough time of late, finding himself finally unable to cope with the purported abuse he was facing from his management and training team, he took off. There was speculation as to what had happened to him, if he was in danger or if he was ducking an upcoming fight. He finally broke his silence, detailing the abuses that he faced at his gym, how little he was paid or appreciated and the world saw one of Thailand's national heroes in a new light. With the help of his sponsor, Yokkao, a new gym was being built for him to train at, at least temporarily, and he had his first fight booked under his new name for April 17th in Thai Fight.

Sadly for Buakaw Banchamek, he has some legal hurdles to jump over before he can go ahead with that fight.

The Sports Authority of Thailand has gone on record with the Bangkok Post that Buakaw will need to register his new camp with the SAT before he can fight under the banner. He will also need to file a complaint against Por Pramuk, which will then be investigated by the SAT. [source]

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SLAMM VII Adds "Best of Holland" Matches To May 27 Card

SLAMM VII had already announced their "Holland vs. Thailand" matches a while ago and now they've added some "Best of Holland" match-ups to the card. It's SLAMM's return to the "Holland vs. Thailand" series of Muay Thai events in the Netherlands. This one will be in Almere on May 27.

Most notably, Ismael Londt will be featured. He doesn't have an opponent yet but it will be Londt's second fight of 2012. He was scheduled to fight Dzevad Poturak on March 10, but the fight was cancelled.

Errol Koning will rematch Omar Amrani at -80kg. They fought at the Tatneft Cup in January and Koning was the winner after Amrani broke his nose. Two fighters who have fought for It's Showtime before, Giga Chikadze and Willian Diender will fight at 70kg. Up and comer Miles Simson takes on Matthias Ibssa at -75kg.

As previously announced, the "Holland vs. Thailand match-ups feature Mohamed Khamal vs. Saiyok Pumphanmuang, Ilias El Hajoui vs. Pornsaneh Sitmonchai, Faldir Chahbari vs. Bovy Sor Udomson and Nieky Holzken vs. Nonsai. Full fight card:

Holland vs. Thailand (5x3):

61kg: Ilias El Hajoui vs. Pornsaneh Sitmonchai

70kg: Mohamed Khamal vs. Saiyok Pumphanmuang

70kg: Faldir Chahbari vs. Bovy Sor Udomson

72.5kg: Nieky Holzken vs. Nonsai

Best of Holland (3x3):

57kg: Denise Kielholtz vs. Katerina Svobodova

70kg: Robbie Hageman vs. Ajay Balgobind

70kg: William Diender vs. Giga Chikadze

75kg: Miles Simson vs. Matthias Ibssa

80kg: Errol Koning vs. Omar Amrani

100+kg: Ismael Londt vs. TBA

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