Buakaw Banchamek next fight
Buakaw Banchamek / Pic: Facebook

Buakaw Banchamek: Kunlun Fight 69, Enfusion Abu Dhabi

Muay Thai celebrity Buakaw Banchamek starts a new season early next month. He is expected to partake in the Chinese kickboxing promotion Kunlun Fight 69 held on February 4 in Guiyang.

The appearance of Buakaw has not yet been formally announced by the promotion. However according to the event poster shared on Twitter by Laetitia Madjene, who faces Wang Kehan in the women’s 63 kg super fight at this event, the King of Muay Thai Buakaw battles out on the night shoulder to shoulder with his team mate Superbon Banchamek. The name of his opponent is expected to be determined in the near future.

Up next, is the “Enfusion” event in Abu Dhabi held on Friday March 9. Challenging for the belt, Buakaw Banchamek faces the defending 70 kg champion Spanish Jonay Risco.

In 2017 Buakaw Banchamek added five victories to his resume. Two of the wins he claimed by way of KO/TKO, while three others were taken via a unanimous decision.

At end of the year he was also expected to take on French star Fabio Pinca, but the bout fell off after the latter suffered a defeat by knockout in his previous bout. The Buakaw vs. Pinca bout has been rescheduled for 2018. The date of the event is not yet announced. We will have more information as soon as it becomes available.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former National champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. Iskenderov is also the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) international coordinator for Australia.

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