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Buakaw speaks out.

12 Mar Posted by in News | Comments

The two times k-1 Max champion came out into the open to give the media and his fans an explanation as to why he felt the need to disappear for a while.

Buakaw appeared on a television talk show in Thailand on Monday afternoon and gave his first interview since leaving the Por.Pramuk camp on March 1st.

He began by apologising to his fans and then went on to discuss some of the issues that he is currently dealing with. The Muay Thai star’s main concern was with the change of ownership of the gym from Mr Pramuk Rojanaton to his son Theerapt.

Buakaw claims he was annoyed at a remark made by someone of importance in the camp after they reportedly said they were having a “serious headache and heavy heart because of Buakaw.” He has always been loyal and upfront with the Por.Pramuk camp and this remark has left him feeling betrayed and hurt.

During the interview he also revealed that he wanted to go out and enjoy himself more and had been thinking of retiring since 2009 but the camp would not allow it.

It has been alleged that Buakaw was in dispute with his manager over money issues and rumours have previously circulated suggesting the Por.Pramuk camp takes the lions share of the purse when Buakaw fights. One such rumour stated that after winning 10 million yen in the K-1 World MAX he only received 20,000 of it and the rest went directly to Por.Pramuk who “bought four houses”.

When asked about any financial disputes Buakaw quietly avoided the questions and continued to talk about how he has had to deal with reoccurring injuries during training for some time.

Without any confirmation from the star or  camp we can not know the full truth of the matter but generally a camp will take 50% of the purse from the boxer.

Below is the video of the interview. Fingers crossed there will be one put up with subtitles soon so we can fully understand what was said.

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