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Buakaw – Boxer, Legend, Legacy has finally arrived.

28 Jun Posted by in Blog, News, Videos | Comments

legendAfter months of negotiations, filming, editing and re-editing to keep everyone happy Champ Boxing Magazines highly anticipated documentary on Buakaw Benchamek is finally here.

I have been in regular contact with Timo Ruge, one of the main guys behind this project, throughout the production of this documentary and I know it is a sigh of relief that it is now out for release. For several reasons there were times when Timo and his associate Gerrit Staron weren’t sure if any of this was going to be possible and their hard work would have been in vain.

I had the honour of watching this over a week ago and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a side of Buakaw that many will not have seen before. He talks a little about his past, how he got involved in Muay Thai and how his life changed dramatically when he won the K-1 World Max title in 2004.

He also touches on where he sees his future going. Towards the end he does give a great speech which I think will inspire a lot of fighters out there, I won’t go into it too much but it’s worth a listen.

For those who are interested in seeing this you can watch it on the Vimeo on demand link below. The cost is a mere $6.99 which is about £4.50 and I would highly recommend that any Buakaw fan checks this out.

To Timo Ruge and Gerrit Staron, thank you for allowing me to be one of the first few outside of your circle to view your project and i’m very pleased that your months of hard work can now be viewed by everyone.

Here is what you’ve all been waiting for Buakaw – Boxer,Legend,Legacy

Below is taken from Champ Boxing Magazines description of the documentary.

“I really did not expect to become the Champion. I just wanted to represent my country, Thailand, with honour.”
These are the words Sombat Banchamek, better known as “Buakaw”, uses to describe the day, that changed his life.

As a young boy he started to practice Thailand’s national sport “Muay Thai”, he won his first fight, stayed with the sport, battled his way through and finally shocked the world in July 2004, by winning the finale of the “K1 Max World Tournament”. Two years later he even repeated this success.
He started as one of many – today he is the most famous Muay Thai fighter of his country. The documentary “Buakaw – Boxer,Legend,Legacy” brings you closer than ever to Thailand’s national hero. It takes the audience on a fascinating journey: Painstaking training, opponents knocked out in the ring – mixed with the rice harvest in his rural home-village. A look back to his past victories. A look to the present. Buakaw as boxer, trainer, camp owner and family person. An outlook to the future. What happens after the last battle has been fought?


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