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Buakaw: Pay me what I’m owed or release me from my contract.

19 Apr Posted by in News | Comments

Here is the latest update on the Buakaw vs Por.Pramuk saga taken directly from the Banchamek gym page so please excuse the grammar.

To All Thai Muay Thai fans,

From the conflict between Buakaw, the champion of Thai Fight 2011, and his previous camp, Por Pramuk, and Thai Sport Authority. I, Mr. Intarat Yodbangtoey, had received the order from General Jongsak Panishakul, the Secretary of Priminister of Thai Government to help solve the issue between Buakaw and everyone involved. Buakaw is a boxer who represents Thailand as one of the best muay thai boxers. He is also a cultural symbol for our country as well. With many experienced years in Muay Thai which he showed to the world by obtaining a two time K-1 champion in Thai Fight in 2011. I would like to step in and conceal the problem in a fair manner to everyone involved.

I spoke to Buakaw personally, and the correct information that I received is that Buakaw had been treated unfairly in way of pay-cuts and an unfair contract that was not clearly explained.

With proof in the form of documents, I , in the name of The office of National Identity, assign this project with the lead, and ordered from Big General Yoodthasak Sasriprapa, believes that Por Pramuk camp, Thai Fight event personals and Thai Sport Authority all represent Thai culture and need to discuss to help solve this issue as soon as possible.

On April 18, 2012 at 19:30-21:30pm Thailand time, I, Second General Intarat Yodbangtoey, received the order from Head General Jongsak Panishakul to help solve the problem that occured between these personals. By doing this, I repeatedly and continually report my actions for acknowledgement to Mr. Sakol Wannapong, the second commander of Thai Sport Authority. 

These are the results from information which I received from Buakaw:

1. Por Pramuk Camp must agree to pay 3 million Bahts for profit that are owed to Buakaw.

2. The 3 million Bahts can be substituted by letting Buakaw free from contract with Por Pramuk Camp.

3. If neither above are agreed from Por Pramuk Camp, Buakaw would continue to use his surname as Por Pramuk for entering the fight, but the profit would be 40:60. Buakaw would received 60%, and Por Pramuk 40% until the 3 millions bahts are paid within this split profit. The money that Por Pramuk owed to Buakaw would be taken as 20% from each fight both in and out of the country of Thailand. Until the debt is paid and the five year contract has ended, Buakaw will continue to use surname as Por Pramuk and train at his own facility. But all this would not involve the profit from the promoter both from commercial, pictures, movies etc.

And, as fair judgement to both sides, I will discuss this issue with Mr. Pramuk Rotejanaton before the final decision to solve this problem is to be made. 

Mr. Intarat Yodbangtoey.


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  • Jon Pearce says:

    Be intresting to see which way this one goes, but Buakaw's camp seem confident they have a case, unless paperwork shows otherwise of course, then he's screwed!

  • I once heard he was feeling sick one day and they forced him to train, that's physical abuse man, give the guy his due, it's bad publicity for Muay Thai

    • and no matter what paperwork they have they have taken advantage of that man and should not profit anymore from it

    • and no matter what paperwork they have they have taken advantage of that man and should not profit anymore from it

    • It's terrible man, the guys a human being & the owner of the Por.Pramuk gym seem to think it's alright to treat him like a caged animal… Here's statement I read that was released from Buakaw's sponsors Yokkao about a fortnight ago; On 26 April 2012, the owner of Por Pramuk camp, Mr. Teeraphat Rojanathan (Au), filed a lawsuit against Sport Art Co., (the organiser of Thai Fight), Mr. Teerawat Yioyim (Buakaw's current manager), Mr. Sombat Banchamek (Buakaw), & the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT). He is suing them for 100 million baht in damages plus 7.5% interest because Buakaw fought in the Thai Fight event on 17 April 2012…. He also wants the court to issue a temporary injunction to forbid Buakaw from fighting in any other events organised by Sport Art Co. till the end of 2012, as well as to stop Mr. Teerawat from acting as Buakaw's manager. The hearing for this lawsuit is scheduled for 16 July 2012.

      Por Pramuk's lawyer said that they arrived at the 100 million baht figure based on the following: 26 million baht in lost earnings for the camp, 68 million baht that the camp would have gained from live telecasts of fights in more than 170 countries, as well as other damages. As for SAT not preventing Buakaw from fighting on 17 April 2012, Por Pramuk will file a complaint with the police next week to accuse them of failing to perform their duty.

      Por Pramuk's lawyer said that the camp is resorting to civil action in order to protect their rights, & not because they are angry with anyone. They are still not seeking criminal action against Buakaw; at the moment, Buakaw still has a chance to clear his problems with the camp, but he must meet with & talk to the camp. As for the temporary injunction to block Buakaw from fighting, they have requested for a court hearing on 2 July 2012; if the court does not issue this order, the camp will continue to pursue legal action each time they find out that Buakaw is going to fight.

    • Now would I be right in thinking that 100 million thai baht is around 2 million pound Alex? Outrageous if so & where on earth does this Teeraphat Rojanathan cowboy get his figures from?!

    • We will head in there and sort this out, Buakaw and prank gym will have a Muay thai match. Invitations will be sent via messenger and hand delivered by scroll. The match will take place with hands bound with rope and Buakaw will have his revenge yet :/) I predict damage and years of oppression being unleashed on pramuk and there cronies

    • I'm glad the government has stepped in tho because alot if the gyms are linked with mafia etc. my fingers are crossed for him. Can't wait to get back to full fitness il get over to his new camp for a good ass whooping 🙂 imagine doing a few rounds sparring with Buakaw. That would be fun and probably sore 🙂

    • Sports Authority has banned Buakaw from the ring for 6 Months as he did not attend the hearing, he probably glad to have a break 😉

  • I once heard he was feeling sick one day and they forced him to train, that's physical abuse man, give the guy his due, it's bad publicity for Muay Thai

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