|Heavyweight (Per 1/20)|
|6.||Mirko Cro Cop
|Light HW (per 1/20)|
|Middleweight (per 1/20)|
|Welterweight (per 1/20)|
|4.||Marc de Bonte|
|70kg (Per 1/20)|
|2.||Robin van Roosmalen|
|65kg (per 1/20)|
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Badr Hari's legal troubles have been the talk of the last few years, turning what was the most promising Kickboxing...Read more
Today is the day, with that day being the one in which we find out what the K-1 World MAX Finals will look like. The Final Four is Buakaw Banchamek vs. Sung-Hyun Lee and Shane Campbell vs. Enriko Kehl in a winner takes all environment. The event kicks off at 11am Eastern time/8am Pacific and can be watched here on LiverKick entirely for free. So join me in waking up extremely early to watch some K-1 action on this fine Sunday morning (afternoon or evening to those of you beyond the Western hemisphere).
Ruslan Kobzev (R3 - Decision) Dennis Ippema
Zakaria Zougarry (R2 - TKO) Amil Shakhmarzade
Miodrag Olar (R3 - Decision) Babek Rustamov
Cedric Manhoef (R3 - Decision) Ismat Agazade
Alim Nabiev (R3 - Split Decision) Chad Sugden
Ziya Bayramov (R3 - TKO) Omar el Amrani
K-1 World MAX Final Four: Buakaw Banchamek (R3 - Unanimous Decision) Sung-Hyun Lee
K-1 World MAX Final Four: Enriko Kehl (R3 - Unanimous Decision) Shane Campbell
Tural Bayramov (R3 - Unanimous Decision) Marco Groh
Samet Keser (R3 - Decision) Daniel Lazar
George Colin (R1 - TKO) Samir KazimovAdd a comment
Badr Hari's legal troubles have been the talk of the last few years, turning what was the most promising Kickboxing career into a circus sideshow. Badr Hari was just seconds away from being the best Heavyweight Kickboxer in the world multiple times, but something was brewing inside of him that would ensure that his Kickboxing career would get derailed in a big way; his temper. Badr Hari and assault were not uncommon, but the latest case about an assault on Koen Everink was enough to finally get everyone's attention.
Badr Hari spent seven months in prison already due to the case and it has plagued his last few years, making his career the means to pay for his legal fees, being very secondary to his courtroom worries. Today was Badr Hari's sentencing in the Netherlands and it looks like, at least in part, justice was served in the case as Badr Hari was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison, six suspended. Due to him already serving seven months in the lead up to the case this means that Badr Hari will have to serve at least five months of this sentence.
As for if he'll serve the sentence, that is another thing. There are already talks of appeals in the process and that Badr Hari won't serve his prison sentence just yet due to the immediate appeal being filed. So Badr will have his day in court yet again in the near future.Add a comment
This Sunday, February 23rd, K-1 will host the K-1 World MAX Final Four in Azerbaijan event. This event will feature the Final Four for the 2013 K-1 World MAX tournament, with the winners moving onto the Finals in May. The event will be streamed for free, live on http://www.k-1.tv on Sunday starting at 16:00 GMT time (we'll let you guys do your own time conversion, we usually mess it up). In the top two fights we'll see two-time K-1 World MAX Champion Buakaw Banchamek vie for a spot in the Finals against tough-as-nails Korean Lee Sung-Hyun and two up-and-comers in Enriko Kehl and Shane Campbell battle for the other spot.
On top of that there are a bunch of tremendous bouts between some of the top future stars in the sport.
Yokkao 7 went down yesterday in Pattaya, Thailand in what looks to be an exciting card from top to bottom in one of the bigger cards this February. In the main event Saenchai battled Victor Ngabe to a decision victory, rebounding from a loss earlier this month to Petboonchu at Lumpinee Stadium. The co-main saw Suedam in a tough battle with Uzbekistan's Naimjon Tuhktoboev. Hopefully video footage will be available soon!
This weekend Buakaw Banchamek will square off against Korea's Sung-Hyun Lee in the K-1 World MAX Final Four event. This event is scheduled for February 23rd and will air on http://www.k-1.tv via a free stream. No doubt that this is a huge fight for Sung-Hyun Lee, who was competing at 65kg previously before deciding to move up to 70kg in 2013 and enter the K-1 World MAX tournament. Now he has reached the coveted Final Four and will fight the legendary Buakaw Banchamek, but don't color him scared, because he's not. [source]
"In a lot of ways Buakaw is a fighter with basic patterns. He has a lot of power but his combinations are easy to predict. He does not have the technical ability or combination punching of European fighters like Andy Souwer. I feel my style matches up better with Buakaw than those fighters.
I am not that worried about his power. In 2009 I fought a Thai fighter named Ping Poongkwa. I remember his body kicks felt like being hit by a steel pipe. I fought a lot of other Thais but none of them had that kind of serious power. I feel people are just afraid of Buakaw because of his “name”."Add a comment