I kinda have the same feeling, as much as I'm impressed by Masato steppin up his boxing game, it was more of Buakaw's losing then Masato winning. Didn't see the snappy front kicks from hell that he uses to unbalace opponents, and when he used them, you saw Masato in a world of pain. It was a classical case of bad strategy...Buakaw wanting to trade with someone who showed up with improved boxing.
Originally Posted by fatherdog
Japanese referees in K1 should be shot!
Sower rocks...he's a slow starter, but when he starts with the fireworks, it's a thing of beauty!
buakaw LOST?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *kills himself
OP, please edit your goddamn post. I sure am pissed about scrolling down and bumping into that spoiler. When you post tournament videos, DON'T POST THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE IN THE FINAL.
I guess this is what I get for clicking on a k-1 max thread on bullshido.
No kidding, I stayed away from this, though expecting people to post spoilers.
Kyshenko was his name? He really used his longer range well. Against Zambidis he controlled that fight with excellent punch-round kick combos. I expected the experienced heavy hitter to get the KO but he never seriously threatened.
I also expected Buakaw to finally win a 20+ round decision after beating on Masato with front kicks, but those were strangely absent.
Did you see Kraus fighting with his mouth wide open for both his fights?!?
Tourney final: I thought Masato won the first round, and was expecting him to continue that effort but he came back to the corner slumped over. Souwer then stepped it out and got the TKO. So much respect for these guys, that go through many wars a night.
Another epic night. :5moon:
Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
When the fought in 2004, I didn't know who to feel sorry for, Buakaw getting cheated with an absurd extra round, or Masato for having to live through another round.
Originally Posted by PizDoff
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