If you like Muay Thai or Kickboxing there is one name that everyone is familiar with, Buakaw. It doesn’t matter if Buakaw if followed by Por. Pramuk or Banchamek because his first name is enough for everyone to know who is being talked about.
Buakaw is easily the most popular fighter in Muay Thai and Kickboxing. The Thai super star has left his mark on both sports and is a fan favorite. His arrival during the K-1 Max days not only gave us some great fights, but helped his popularity sky rocket.
As time, has passed Buakaw has become more of a commodity, you don’t often see him fight the best of the best anymore. It seems that now promoters are happy to feed him fighters he should beat easily so that fans can be entertained. When he has faced some decent competition or up and coming fighter he has still looked great.
We figured we would look at Buakaw’s top 10 fights. To come up with this list we looked at a little bit of everything like importance of fight, his performance, how dominant he was and we got a nice little mix of everything on this list.
Make sure to let us know which of Buakaw’s fights is your favorite.
We kick things off with number ten on our list below.
10. Buakaw vs. Kultar Gill
Buakaw vs. Kultar Gill was the reserve fight for the K-1 World 2008 Final. Buakaw was in the reserve fight because he had been eliminated from the tournament three months earlier when he was knocked out by Yoshihiro Sato. How was Buakaw going to look after returning from a knockout was the big question and it didn’t take long for it to be answered. He knocked out Gill in the first round in a dominating performance.