Top King World Series: TK4 took place today in Hong Kong, China and it lived up to expectations. The Top King 154 lb title was on the line and the semi-final match ups did not disappoint. Reece McAllister punched his ticket to the tournament final by taking a decision over Dmytro Konstantynov.
In the other semi-final bout all eyes were on Buakaw Banchamek, who was expected by many to win the tournament. Khayal Dzhaniev was not one of those people as he went toe to toe with the Thai for three rounds. He opened up a cut on the left side of Buakaw’s head which bled throughout the fight. Both men delivered powerful strikes throughout the bout, using their entire arsenal. When it was all over the judges awarded Dzhaniev the decision victory to advance to the finals.
Reece McAllister was declared the Top King World Series 154 lb Champion when Khayal Dzhaniev was not able to fight in the tournament final due to injuries sustained in his semi-final bout.
In the night’s super fights Rungravee Sasiprapa scored a decision win over Wei Ning Hui. Pakorn P.K. Saenchai Muaythai Gym defeated Varats Dzmitry by decision. Canadian Matt Embree scored a first round (T)KO over Sittisak Petchapayathai. Embree dropped Sittisak with a right hook, and after he was back on his feet applied pressure until the bout was stopped.