Stage set for Buakaw-Yodsaenklai showdown

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

All eyes were on the Thailand’s Muaythai glamour fighters Yodsaenklai Fairtex and Buakaw Por Pramuk at the fifth K-1 Max held at the Yokohama Arena, Japan.

Buakaw (24) - the winner of the tournament championship in 2004 - won the event for the second time and became the first-ever fighter to win the title twice.

Yodsaenklai - the WBC Muaythai world champion - made his first appearance on a K-1 Max card in a separate contest that saw him outclass Germany’s Kamal El Amrani. The win sets the stage for a titanic match-up between Yodsaenklai and Buakaw, the two Thai Muaythai superstars.

K1-Max rules don’t allow clinching, grappling or elbow strikes and sets a maximum weight limit of 70 (154lbs). Buakaw defeated K1-1 Max Champion Andy Souwer (26) of Holland in the tournament final winning $175,000.

The first ever K-1 Max champion Albert Kraus of Holland lost to Armenia’s Drago who went down to Buakaw in the second semi.

Get Ready for Yodsaenklai-John Wayne Parr 11

Friday, June 23, 2006

Two WBC MUAYTHAI World Titles will be staged in Las Vegas at Stardust Casino on 19 August. USA superstars Clifton Brown and Marvin "The Beastman" Eastman will fight for the WBC Muaythai World Heavyweight Title and on the same card, Thailand 's undefeated WBC World Super Welterweight champion Yodsaenklai will defend his title against Australia 's legend warrior John Wayne Parr.

The Las Vegas WBC MUAYTHAI extravaganza is a focus event for the thousands of Thais who are celebrating the 60 th anniversary of HM the King's accession to the throne. Both world championships will be broadcast by ESPN through USA and Latin America as well as live to Thailand.

The match-up between Yodsaenklai and John Wayne Parr is the second time these fighters will contest a WBC world title.

Yodsaenklai scored a one point victory over JWP on Australia's Gold Coast to take the title. Parr then went up a weight division to fight Steve Wakeling for the world Middleweight title which Wakeling won in a split decision.

I'm a better fighter as a Super Welterweight. I can make weight without any problem. I am ready to fight Yodsaenklai. It will be a war for sure."