Well it’s be confirmed that he is in fact taking parting the the 8 man tournament and that brackets have been set.
Buakaw will face Hiroki Shishido in the first round of the tournament. For those of you who are K-1 fans will know this isn’t the first time these two have met. Shishido is a decorated Shootboxing fighter who’s held various titles in his decade of competition.
Buakaw and Shishido met 4 years ago at K1 MAX Champions Challenge, where he was embarrassed badly. I’ve included the clip, be sure not to turn away, or you’ll miss the fight.
I’m sure you don’t walk away from an experience like without learning something about yourself. Fast forward 4 long years… what are you going to do differently this time around?
Personally I think Buakaw will still wreck him… yes its Shootboxing rules but I’m hopeful that white lotus can still put the hurt on him.
The second match up is Andy Souwer and Bovy Sor. Udomsorn… Souwer who’s one of the worlds best fighters and current S-Cup champion will be going up against MuayThai’s brawler. As much as I like Bovy, he’s got a giant mountain to climb. Souwer may be one the smartest fighters out there… he’s not going to get caught up in a toe to toe battle with Bovy. Bovy will march forward with everything he’s got eating lots of Souwers counter attacks.
I don’t know a lot about the other fighters, but I wouldn’t be surprised saw Buakaw vs. Souwer IV. Souwer is leading that one 2-1…