When Buakaw had his fall out from Por. Pramuk in 2013 he was not allowed to fight for a while. To get around this he participated in some exhibition matches.
One of these exhibition matches took place at Max Muay Thai’s first event in 2013. American Malik Watson was the fighter pegged to compete Buakaw in the exhibition. Apparently either Buakaw doesn’t know what exhibition means or Watson pissed him off, because the exhibition bout quickly turned into a real fight.
Everything seemed to start off fine as the fighters engaged in some pre-fight showmanship kicking pads and giving the fans in attendance a show. The first round seemed to be going as expected, Watson taunted Buakaw a bit, but everything looked like it was in good fun. Buakaw seemed to be having a good time, but when the second round started it didn’t seem like he was playing anymore.
(Click next to watch Buakaw lay out his opponent in what is supposed to be an exhibition match)