Buakaw highlight – your latest installment of muay Thai videos.
Buakaw is the most well-known fighter of all time, having shot to fame in 2004 after winning the K1 World Max tournament.
Of course, Buakaw had been fighting muay Thai in Thailand since he was a child and won the Omnoi stadium belt and the Toyota Marathon but was largely unknown outside of the Thai scene. His K1 fights were the fights that really grabbed everyone’s attention and inspired so many to take up the sport of Muay Thai.
His kickboxing career was extremely successful and his wins in K1 are some of the most exciting fights ever. However, Buakaw has since received criticism for not competing with the best Thais in the muay Thai scene. In my opinion, this is unfair; he simply changed direction and, in doing so, he brought the sport of muay Thai to a whole new audience and became a great ambassador in the process.
Although this is probably the hundredth Buakaw highlight you’ve seen, I tried to include some old and new footage, although I mainly focused on the old stuff because I think that was the time when Buakaw was most exciting.
Regardless of whether you’re a muay Thai purist, martial artist or fight fan, I think that everyone can appreciate the way Buakaw approaches fights; his aggressiveness, his athleticism, his relentless pace, and his toughness – these all make him one of the most entertaining fighters of all time.
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