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Buakaw: Boxer, Legend, Legacy Shows the Human Side of a Legend

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Earlier today I got a chance, thanks to the film's directors, Timo Ruge and Gerrit Staron, to check out the new Buakaw documentary titled "Buakaw: Boxer, Legend, Legacy." The documentary runs about 47 minutes and is available to stream on-demand via Vimeo right now for $6.99 and I absolutely urge you to check it out. We know that the price tag might set you off a bit, but doing so supports the filmmakers, who have funded most of the film themselves and were simply looking to tell the story of one of the most famous Thai Fighters in the world in Sombat "Buakaw" Banchamek.

The documentary is all based upon interview and behind-the-scenes footage of Buakaw and his camp as they train and show you what a day in the life of Buakaw Banchamek is really like. It starts off by following Banchamek in early 2012 in his hometown in his then newly-constructed gym after his very public departure from Por. Pramuk gym with some help from Thai Fight. You get a good inside look at the simplicity of Buakaw's home life and how, to his family and everyone in his home village, he is just Sombat to them, a fun-loving, caring kid that they've known for their whole lives.

Showing Buakaw in this setting really provides a stark contrast from the bright lights that we are accustomed to seeing him under, as we get some details on his back story and what led him into a life as a Thai Boxer. It is interesting to see interviews with his manager and trainer, who have known him for a long time, and to hear how his life changed thanks to Boxing. His good friend and trainer tells about how word got around about Buakaw fighting for K-1 and how it impacted his life to win the K-1 World MAX 2004 tournament for good. It is interesting to hear Buakaw talk about the tournament and then hear his friend talk about how they celebrated; with Buakaw coming home and taking him out bowling.

For many, Buakaw is a larger-than-life icon in the world of Muay Thai and Kickboxing, but this documentary does a great job of humanizing him while showing his personal and professional growth from just another kid who couldn't afford to continue with school to one of the most famous Thais in the world. You also get to hear Buakaw's take on why he has decided to challenge foreigners and what he wants out of the rest of his career as he is now transitioning into training his own pupils, although Buakaw himself admits that he has a lot to learn.

For the relatively short length the documentary is dense with content, although there are some gaps due to some of Buakaw's ongoing legal issues, but they artfully work around them and instead of focusing on some of the negative parts of Buakaw's life and career focus on the positives, which is refreshing. The documentary itself is tastefully done and tells the story of one of the best Kickboxers and Thai Fighters to compete and make a name for himself. Buakaw: Boxer, Legend, Legacy is skillfully directed, contains beautiful imagery and is mixed in surround sound with a pretty fun soundtrack. It is absolutely worth the $7 to learn more about Sombat "Buakaw" Banchamek and to see him in a way that you never have before.

LiverKick highly recommends that you check out the full video here.

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Kick Back and Watch Sagetdao vs. Pakon From Lumpini

There was a big event that went down at Lumpini Stadium today in Thailand, featuring a double header, the first being Penek Sitnumnoi vs Superbank Mor Ratanabandit (highlights here) and the second being Sagetdao Petpayathai vs Pakon Sakyothin. Thanks to Live Muay Thai Guy on YouTube, we have footage of Sagetdao vs. Pakon, which you should probably check out before you do anything else with your day.

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Watch the K-1 MAX Selection Brazil Tournament Here

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While there is a lot of attention being paid to GLORY over the past year or so, as they have been picking up where K-1 left off back in 2010, K-1 Global has been active within 2013 after having a bit of an odd 2012, to say the least. K-1 has been running a few, smaller shows this year in the hopes of finding up and coming talent to help refill their roster since the big GLORY split happened a few years ago.

As we've seen with the K-1 World MAX Final 16 card, they have done a pretty good job of that through their K-1 World Qualifying Tour events so far and will continue to do so with the K-1 World Tour events as well, which will look to crown champions in each country as well as give some of those fighters not ready for the big time yet some developmental contracts.

Last night they posted the video from June 22nd's K-1 World Qualifying Tour MAX Selection Brazil event, which saw Wallace Lopez move on to the K-1 World MAX Final 16. Go ahead and watch the full tournament here.

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Watch Jerome Le Banner vs. Roman Kleibl From This Weekend

If you are really starving for some Jerome Le Banner action, look no further than LiverKick as we have Jerome Le Banner vs. Roman Kleibl from this past weekend. It is interesting to note the irony of JLB stopping someone by kicking and breaking their arm after the same thing happened to him, which negatively impacted his career.

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K-1 World Qualifying Tour Canada Fight Videos

Up until now what has happened at K-1's World Qualifying Tour shows has been a bit of a mystery. They have been happening on a regular basis but not much in the way of footage has made its way to the surface, that is, until now. The recent K-1 World Qualifying Tour in Calgary event featured four professional bouts, two of which were 70kg MAX Qualifying bouts between Mukai Maramo and Joey Pagliuso as well as Shane Campbell and Justin Greskiewicz.

The other two bouts featured Robert Thomas vs. Ali Youssef and Joe George vs. Ben Henry. All four of those fights are now available thanks to K-1, so go ahead and watch them below.

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Road 2 Glory USA Tulsa 2 Highlight

If you were somehow unaware, Road 2 Glory USA Tulsa 2 went down this past weekend, featuring Xavier Vigney, James Wilson, Jack May and Steven Banks. There were a few surprises at the show, like Wilson pulling his Kickboxing Sumo act again, as well as Vigney taking the entire tournament in a clean sweep. You can check out the highlight from the event here and see what you missed.

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Video: Final Fight 6 full event with Hesdy Gerges vs. Pavel Zhuravlev

Final Fight 6 took place on Friday, which was June 14, and had quite a few notable kickboxing names on the card, as has been a recurring case with their events. The main event featured GLORY's Igor Jurkovic fighting Dzevad Poturak, but the real big fight on the card was between Pavel Zhuravlev and Hesdy Gerges. Slovenian slugger Miran Fabjan was back from injury and rising 85kg prospect out of the Netherlands, Ibrahim El Bouni, made his second appearance in Final Fight after the controversial loss to Toni Milanovic last time out. Here's video of the full event, which is worth checking out:

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Watch Riddick Bowe's Disastrous Muay Thai Debut

No one is quite sure why Riddick Bowe chose to fight in Muay Thai, but he did. This video is from his bout this morning where he made his muay thai debut and, well, just watch for yourself (and ignore how weird the video speed gets). His opponent is Levgen Golovgin and while Riddick was bigger than him, not much of that was muscle or apparently ring awareness. Yeah, this is kind of brutal to watch.

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Relive Yodsanklai Fairtex's Lion Fight 8 Win

Lion Fight 10 is coming up this summer, on July 26th and will once again feature Yodsanklai Fairtex, one of the most popular Thai fighters to fight outside of Thailand in the past few years. Lion Fight have released the full video of his fight at Lion Fight 8 against Gregory Choplin for the world to watch again, for free. Yes, for free, which is pretty awesome. All of this is building to July 26's big Lion Fight 10 which will air live on AXS TV.

Enjoy.

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GLORY 7 Milan - Murthel Groenhart and Mike Passenier (Video)

GLORY 7 Milan is quickly approaching, taking place on this comign Saturday, April 20 from Milan, Italy. One of the most interesting match-ups on the card pits LiverKick's #2 middleweight Murthel Groenhart against our #3 middleweight Robin van Roosmalen. GLORY just released this video feature of Murthel Groenhart and Mike Passenier talking about Murthel's career, his upcoming fight against Robin van Roosmalen and a possible future fight against Giorgio Petrosyan.

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