We’re just under two weeks away from Sombat’s aka Buakaw Por Pramuk last K1 performance. It’s kind of hard to believe this is it. I really credit Buakaw for reinvigorating my love of MuayThai. I had been training sporadically and things were getting stale for me, I was i between gyms… I remember getting a copy of the 2004 finals, this was before youtube blew up and getting fights was a bit of a bitch. I remember watching in absolute awe as Buakaw just tore through the competition.
I had always watched MuayThai, while I was back home, and K1 GP whenever it was re-run on ESPN2… but this was unlike anything I had seen. I have to admit, I felt a sense of Thai pride watch Buakaw school Masato in the finals. It’s a bit ironic that it took a K1 MAX fight to get me interested in MuayThai again.
I will always be a Buakaw fan, but the hill that little brother’s got to climb is steep and tall. This year the Finals are going to be on the 26th in Yokohama. As you can see from the bracket it’s Buakaw and Andy. I’m going to be pulling all the way… I hope he comes with a plan because you know Souwer will.
I think Petrosyan will WALK through Yuya, I know Yuya’s got some skills but not enough to step up to Petrosyan… Petrosyan is just too hot right now. I don’t see Buakaw or Souwer getting by one another without sustaining some serious damage. I think 2009 is going to be Georgio’s year.
I’ll try to update the blog on the 27th, but I’m going to be flying to Bangkok that day, I’ll do my best.