Buakaw Sued

Written by mlucas. Posted in Muay Thai News

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Published on May 01, 2012 with 12 Comments

In the ongoing legal saga of it was recently announced that the Por Pramuk camp would sue their cash cow for 100 million baht (about (correction) $3,400,000). Along with , four others are mentioned in the suit including the  organiser Sport Art Co, boxing promoter Visanu Am-anan, Buakaw’s personal manager Theerawat Yiewyim and the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT).

Por Pramuk is also seeking an injunction to stop Buakaw from fighting on Thai Fight or any other card.

An initial date of July 16th is set for a court hearing but Por Pramuk’s lawyer is seeking to settle with Buakaw outside of court.

Negotiations look strained considering Buakaw has vowed never to fight for Por Pramuk again after exposing the massive amount of purses withheld from him for previous bouts.

According to the Bangkok Post “Earlier yesterday, Attapong Am-anan, a promoter of the Pattaya event, told the Senate committee on sports that Buakaw signed a contract in October 2010 to fight in the April 17 bout with Por Pramuk camp boss Theerapat also signing the paper as a witness.

He admitted he knew that Buakaw’s participation in the Pattaya fight violated the law but he had to ask him to fight because the organisers could face legal action from the sponsors.

SAT deputy governor Sakol Wannapong said he had asked all concerned parties to talk on April 30.

Committee chairwoman Naruemol Siriwat said she would ask Buakaw and representatives from the Por Pramuk camp to attend a meeting on May 10.”

About mlucas

Born to a working class family in rural New York I grew up working like a dog and drinking Natural light in the woods. After a brief stint attempting to escape the poverty of employment via university I gave up on escaping the grind and moved to sunny California where the burritos are as generous as the weather. I work in the service industry slinging booze and food. I got into Muay Thai as a recreational activity. I saw an interclub fight and decided to try it out, everyone has to test their mettle somehow. A few fights and a year later I was in Thailand training, and fighting. I haven’t quit stepping into the ring since. I currently live in West Oakland and balance my time blocking punches with my head with attempting to prevent brain deterioration through writing, studying Thai; language, culture and history, and going to wild dance parties with my friends.

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  1. 100 million baht = 3.2 million usd

    • Hah.. pure dr. evil moment..Why make billions when we can make..millions?

  2. Confirmed that the amount mentioned is 100 Million Baht:
    http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/290642/buakaw-thai-fight-organisers-sued-for-b100-million

    “Camp owner Theerapat Rojanatan is seeking 100 million baht in damage from the five parties. He also asks the court to issue an injunction to prohibit Buakaw from taking part in the Thai Fight and other events.”

    And as Ryukyu Damashi mentioned, that’s $3.2m (crazy!)

  3. usd is worth more than thb,

    matt’s conversion is correct/closer, depending on a day’s any given exchange rate.

    on average, 30-32 thb = 1 USD

  4. The Thai Fight people must have deep pockets… Clearly the Thai Fight people have dealt with Mr. Pramuk in the past and know how he conducts his business…

    I can’t believe they didn’t see this one coming. Unfortunately Mr. Pramuk has a leg to stand on, this is a fairly cut and dry. Could this be the end of Thai Fight?

    LDF remind me to not let you negotiate exchange rates for me!

    • If they end up paying out that amount $100m baht, I don’t see how this promotion can survive! I could see both sides wanting to settle out of court though. A trial wouldn’t look good for either side as I see it.

    • hahahaha! i read it as 1 million baht.

  5. So was all that stuff from the general/government the other week just a friendly suggestion as to how they should resolve the situation and not something that was binding in any way for either party?

  6. I’ll make a correction as I forgot to add a couple zeroes.

  7. via fb stream it says that groups of ‘strange’ men have been harassing buakaws fam for info on his whereabouts.

    thtas fucked up

    • if they jumped on fbook they would have their answer in about 30 seconds

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