This is a fairly old clip, but it’s nice to see Buakaw in a different setting. This is his 2004 appearance on a Thai variety/game show called Cha Cha Cha. Damn do you think they could have put anymore make up on our boy? I don’t think I need to translate; it’s pretty self-explanatory… it’s a Thai game show after all. Thanks to fan2shogun for the upload.
I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to do 6 & 7. I’d probably pull a hammy, I’d be writhing on the floor clutching my leg!
Watching this I kept thinking to myself Buakaw needs a new manager, or at least marketing support. It would really be nice to see him promoting a major brand, (couldn’t you see Buakaw doing a Thai Pepsi ad?) but then I remember oh yeah, his virtually unknown in Thailand! I bet he could walk around Siam Square for an hour and maybe only be recognized once or twice. It’s really pathetic. Maybe he needs to start doing commercials in Japan?
I’ve mentioned in previous posts, that Muay Thai doesn’t have a wide audience in Thailand. Thai’s are keener to watch the Premier League and FA CUP.
Masato’s is hugely popular because a large demographic of MAX is women. I find that absolutely astounding. Even if Thai promoters made a conscious effort to market Muay Thai to a wider audience, I couldn’t ever see Thai women being interested in Muay Thai. Maybe The Contender Thailand will change that?