Yet another weekend where the Kickboxing world gives us something of note to digest. This weekend was the K-1 World Grand Prix Final 16 in Tokyo, and there was a lot to talk about. On top of that, we talk about Lion Fight 7 and more. Join Rian Scalia (@rianscalia) and myself (@LiverKickdotcom / @dvewlsh) as we run through the K-1 World Grand Prix Final 16, a look at the field moving forward and other stuff.
You know that you are doing something right when you get emails and tweets asking you do to more of something. Especially in the age of the internet where just about everything sucks according to somebody and comments sections on just about every site turns into armchair grammarians, historians and experts of all kinds decide to dig their heels into the sand and prove their internet superiority. So you asked for more of the LiverKick podcast and we are more than happy than to bring it directly to you.
This week Rian (@rianscalia) and myself (@liverkickdotcom / @locuststar) talk about It's Showtime 55, looking through the card and giving analysis on the future for these fighters and some of the divisions. We take a long, hard look at how these fights affect the rest of 2012 in the Kickboxing world, especially at Heavyweight. The retirement of Badr Hari and rising of Daniel Ghita and Errol Zimmerman really paints a new picture at Heavyweight.
It has been too long, hasn't it? The LiverKick Podcast makes its return after a few weeks of absence with all of the latest news from the Kickboxing world. This week we take a look at the Final Fight card that went down in Croatia, including the bout between Mirko Cro Cop and Ray Sefo, Daniel Ghita taking on Sergei Lascenko and more. Rian Scalia (@rianscalia) and myself (@liverkickdotcom / @locuststar) give our thoughts on the card, from the good to the bad to the downright ugly.
Then we turn our attention to some of the bigger news, including a possible date for the first K-1 show of 2012, Remy Bonjasky making a return to Kickboxing and a whole hell of a lot more.
The next GLORY World Series event will go down this Saturday, October 6th live from Brussels, Belgium starting at 1PM Eastern time. The event will be streaming live on the GLORY home page for $15.00 USD, but why purchase the event from them when you can watch it live on LiverKick.com? You can stay right here on LiverKick to watch this event, just like the last one. The entire event will be streamed in full HD quality and purchasing the event through LiverKick helps keep your favorite Kickboxing news source online and bringing you the latest and greatest from the world of Kickboxing.
Click through for the video player and to watch an awesome preview of the event. Check out the entire fight card here.
Boyd from PTT is nothing if not enterprising. Muay Thai documentaries are always anticipated and appreciated; remember the mild furore when the Lumpinee one was announced and its trailers released? A fantastic way of promoting oneself whilst managing to entertain a legion of Muay Thai doco hungry fight fans.
This documentary is somewhat different from the norm, being released in multiple parts. It will follow several fighters, namely "Lucky", a former Rajadamnern and Lumpinee stadium fighter who suffered a nasty arm break one year ago and suffered a subsequent forced exile from the ring; Yoduman, a young boy of 13, with less than three months Muay Thai training but who has already fought three times - twice in Bangla Stadium - and has looked like a composed veteran in the process; Malik, a cocky 19yr old American Nak Muay with a Bangla Stadium title to his name, among other featured stars of the show.
Within the first year of existence, PTT has built up a large online presence through twitter and youtube videos, and has attracted top notch fighters to train there such as Roger Huerta, Mike Swick, Jorge Masvidal, Andrew Leone, and a handful of notable Muay Thai fighters and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts. Now, the latest video trend is not an instructional, a seminar or even one of the boy's fights from Bangla Stadium... it is a documentary about Muay Thai from the perspective of several fighters from the camp, entitled "8 Limbs: Life of a Nak Muay".
Here is episode 2:
Stay tuned to liverkick for the next episode of this ongoing documentary series, and follow @PhuketTopTeam on twitter.
Episode IV of the well received Muay Thai documentary series, 8 Limbs: Life of a Nak Muay!
Presented by liverkick.com, Life of a Nak Muay has followed former national stadiums fighter Lucky, and 13yr old penniless Thai kid Yoduman who chose the sport over schooling. Then, a look at the culture behind watching live Muay Thai in the boxing stadiums, from the sights, the sounds, the gambling, the preparation, the mongkol...
Here is episode IV, focusing on foreigners or "farang" fighters - 9yr old Jon Vetle who came from Norway (where combat sports are banned) for his first Muay Thai fight (full pro-rules) and a cocky 19yr old American kid who came to live as a professional fighter in Thailand, with a degree of talent and ego in equal measure.
Trivia; the guy in red shorts with lacklustr... ahem, awesome padwork is me. Mum, I'm famous!
Episode five will focus on the fighters featured here, as they are both in fight preparations, much like Lucky and Yoduman in the first two episodes. Stay tuned!
An oft overused phrase in fightsports, but in this case it is undoubtedly true. As Liam himself puts it in this video interview, regarding the fight later today with Saenchai, it is a meeting between "the p4p best thai-boxer in England, against the p4p best in the world in the last 20yrs, from Thailand".