Kickboxing gala Kunlun Fight 62 is held on June 10 in Bangkok. The event is the first show of a popular Chinese promotion in Thailand in four years. Some of the most notable fighters of today feature on the program. The King of Muay Thai, Buakaw Banchamek headlines the show in the three-round contest against Kong Lingfeng of China.
Alongside Buakaw, another prominent athlete out of Banchamek Gym, Superbon partakes in the event. The 26-year-old Thai fighter is unbeaten in 15 of his latest bouts. His complete record is 98 wins out of 126 bouts in total.
Superbon is the winner of the last year’s Kunlun Fight World Max tournament. Furthermore, he is a three-time IFMA muaythai world champion, winning his most recent Gold earlier this month in Belarus. At Kunlun Fight 62 Superbon Banchamek faces off against Russian Artem Pashporin.
The athlete out of Russia, Artem Pashporin, 24, is hands down a strong opposition for the rising Thai star. He is indeed familiar with taking on the first string athletes. Although facing a defeat he went up against both, arguably the most renowned middleweights, Buakaw Banchamek and Giorgio Petrosyan.
Pashporin is coming out of two victories he earned last month in China. He claimed a decision against Jomthong Chuwattana of Thailand as well as defeated Yuichiro Nagashima of Japan by TKO in Round 2. His challenge against Superbon is a 70 kg three-round encounter.
The fight card at Kunlun Fight 62 also features Thai fighters Singdam Kiatmuu9 and Yodwicha Por Boonsit face off Chinese Gu Hui and Belarusian Dzianis Zuev. In addition, Vitaly Gurkov of Belarus is up against Nurla Mulali of China, among others. The program also comprises the semi-final bouts of the 70 kg tournament.
Kunlun Fight 62 fight card
72kg: Buakaw Banchamek vs. Kong Linfeng
66kg: Singdam Kiatmuu9 vs. Gu Hui
80kg: Artur Kyshenko vs. Gabriele Casella
70kg: Yodwicha Por Boonsit vs. Dzianis Zuev
70kg: Jomthong Chuwattana vs. Gabriel Mazzetti
65kg: Kompetch Fairtex vs. Wei Ninghui (China)
63,5kg: Lin Qiangbang vs. Nobutoshi Kondo
70kg: Superbon Banchamek vs. Artem Pashporin
70kg Qualifying Tournament Group 10
Semi-final A: Victor Nagbe vs. Armen Israelyan
Semi-final B: Tian Xin vs. Sergii Kuliaba
70kg Qualifying Tournament Group 11
Semi-final A: Yohann Drai vs. Yiliyasi
Semi-final A: Wu Xuesong vs. Martin Gano
80kg: Bo Fufan vs. Ramon Kubler
60kg: Han Zihao vs. Shogo Kuriaki
77kg: Nurla Mulali vs. Vitaly Gurkov
61,5kg: Yu Wansheng vs. Denies Puric
72,5kg: Ma Shuo vs. Sorokin Vasily