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Battle of the Rising Prospects: Chingiz Allazov vs. Alessandro Campagna On Saturday

Both Chingiz Allazov and Alessandro Campagna are seen as some of the fastest rising prospects in kickfighting and on this Saturday, May 5, they'll be facing each other under Muay Thai rules at "La Notte Dei Campioni" in Seregno, Italy.

Despite Campagna recently fighting at 66kg and Allazov usually fighting around that weight, this fight is at 69kg, a weight where Campagna has more experience at. Allazov has moved up a bit in weight recently though, getting ever closer to the money weight of 70kg.

Both fighters have experience under Muay Thai rules and they both fight under K-1 and Muay Thai rules. Most recently, they've both fought in kickboxing, with Allazov defeating Dmitry Rudenko on April 14 at Fight Code and Campagna winning a Wako Pro world title under K-1 rules at 66.8kg against Luciano Lopes in Brazil. Before those fights, they both fought in Muay Thai, where Allazov defeated Erkan Varol on February 25 and Campagna defeated Corrado Zanchi on January 21 at Yokkao Extreme.

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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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