Muay Thai Legend: Buakaw Por Pramuk
My Favorite Thai Kickboxer is champion Baukaw Por Pramuk. His born name is Sombat Banchamek from in Surin, Thailand. He fights out of the Por Pramuk Muay Thai Gym, located in the heart of Bangkok.
(click below to see highlights of his muay thai fights!)
Baukaw is the absolute best Thai fighter in history in K-1 kickboxing history. He is also the best Thai fighter to have made it out of Thailand to fight in the prestigious K-1 arena.
His fighting style is unique, and deadly His best attribute is his switch left kick, which he throws with vicious speed and power.
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Buakaw has been the World Champion in 2006. He is still an active fighter and has fought 5 times in 2011. Buakaw is on an 11 fight winning streak, winning fourteen of last 15. The only person to beat Buakaw twice is the legendary Andy Souwer.
Many people think that the only reason Souwer (and other dutch kickboxers) are able to beat Buakaw is because only Dutch Kickboxing has a heavy hands emphasis, wheras Muay Thai kickboxing has far less rules, and places more emphasis on elbows and knees to the head. Muay Thai is not for the faint of heart by any means.
Buakaw is a strong kicker, and has usually relies heavily on his kicks to win his fights. One of his best fights ever occurred in K-1 two years ago when he destroyed a very tough Brazilian named Andre Dida. During the first round, Dida came out and stunned Buakaw early, catching him with many brutal hooks to the head, but the fight would not end with a Dida win.
Buakaw absorbed the punches and survived the round. Rounds 2 and 3 were quite different, as Dida had punched himself out in the first round, seeing Buakaw hurt and trying to finish him, but gassing himself out in the process.
Buakaw is an amazing fighting and consistently puts on a winning performance. Once of the best in history, Buakaw is truly a legend of Muay Thai.
If you live in Thailand, you should try Muay Thai.
More Highlight Clips
This is one of my favorite clips on youtube, also has a really great song to go along with it. Pretty Cool Stuff.
Buakaw, like most Thai kickboxers, assumes his school’s name when he fights – as well as a nickname.
Buakaw (his nickname) Por Pamuk (from the Por Pramuk gym)