I was hoping it wouldn’t come to this, but it appears this is his only option. Buakaw and his manager and camp owner Mr. Pramuk Rojanathan, failed to reach an agreement.
The new agreement was for Buakaw to split winning with his camp 60/40 and 75/25 for appearances outside of the ring. Buakaw’s lawyers argued that he should receive 100% of the earnings outside of the ring, as he doesn’t have that many fights left in him.
Buakaw has done a lot for our sport, and it’s a shame that he had to retire under these circumstances. I’m certain he’ll land on his feet. I’m sure there are plenty of people who are lined up to train at his new camp.
Apparently on announcing his retirement, the Mr. Pramuk and his son broke into applause that lasted several mins. Classy…
Quote from the Banchmek gym Facebook page
The Deputy Governor of the SAT said that “it is most regrettable that an agreement could not be reached, & that things had to end this way. He said that it is bad for Thailand’s image that Mr. Pramuk & Mr. Teeraphat had clapped happily when Buakaw said that he would retire & not continue to fight & achieve success for the nation.”
Thanks for the fights, thanks for representing Thailand and Muay Thai! Best of luck to you!
You can read the full write up on Thairath.com