Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Thai Fight Fights April 2012! and Buakaw's Heart (videos)
All the fight can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/DuangAesthetic/videos?query=Thai+Fight
It's made waves in today Muay Thai news, and I'm compelled to share it here:
Thai Fight, a big tournament promotion, took place today in Pattaya, Thailand. Many of the biggest Thai names competed, including Buakaw.
However, Buakaw recently left Por Pramuk gym as he felt mistreated by his management. As such, when he stated he was still going to fight on the Thai Fight card despite the issue with his former gym, some legal issues arose. Por Pramuk found him in violation of their contract, as well as a rumour that Buakaw's new (self owned) gym was not yet approved by the Sports Authority of Thailand. It was therefore speculated that Buakaw would not fight on Thai Fight, as it could lead to his arrest.
Buakaw said "eff it" (not literally), and fought anyway. After the fight, he brought his father into the ring and told the crowd exactly why he was still in the ring. Chief among his reasons were his family, the King and the people of his country. He made it clear that whether or not he would be arrested for his actions, he was proud he fought.
There you go ladies and gentlemen. Say what you will about him, but today was definitely Buakaw's day.
Let's hope he doesn't get arrested.