Buakaw Banchamek (Thailand) was recently in action against Lee Sung-Hyun (Korea) for the semi final K-1 world max final 4 tournament. He looked really sharp in the fight. Even though Buakaw wasn’t able to use elbows or clinch his opponent, he still overwhelmed Lee with his overall experience. Lee Sung-Hyun put up a good fight against the K-1 champ, but was no match for Buakaw’s many years of experience.
The other semi-final event on the card saw Enriko Kehl (Germany) defeat Shane Campbell (Canada) with a unanimous decision. Enriko dictated the pace throughout most of the fight and was able to land the shots he needed to take the fight on points.
These results mean that Buakaw Banchamek and Enriko Kehl will be in the K-1 World Max tournament final. Buakaw is expected to win the tournament with relative ease considering he easily took care of Enriko in a Max Muay Thai event that took place in Khon Kaen Thailand. Expect to see the same result, even though Buakaw isn’t able to use elbows and clinch in this fight.
Here is a full list of the results from the K-1 Event:Ruslan Kobzev def. Dennis Ippema via DecisionZakaria Zougarry def. Amil Shakhmarzade via TKO in Rd. 2Miodrag Olar def. Babek Rustamov via DecisionCedric Manhoef def. Ismat Agazade via DecisionAlim Nabiev def. Chad Sugden via Split DecisionZiya Bayramov def. Omar El Amrani via TKO in Rd. 3Tural Bayramov def. Marco Groh via Unanimous DecisionSamet Keser def. Daniel Lazar via DecisionGeorge Colin def. Samir Kazimov via TKO
Here is Buakaw’s fight video vs Lee Sung-Hyun: