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Ruslan Karaev vs. Gokhan Saki K-1 WGP Final 2008

December 06, 2008 Quarterfinal  


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Daniel, Sweden reporter (2501 posts)
Posted: 2008-12-06 at: 08:44
Extremly well executed technic by Saki and that spinningbackfist changed the whole fight. Ruslan still hasent learnt to protect him self and was once agin close to get brutaly KO`d.
ironkasaev (7 posts)
Posted: 2008-12-06 at: 10:28
Ruslan Is Best !!!
Chrzan_ko, Video editor (749 posts)
Posted: 2008-12-06 at: 11:19
Very good fight. Beautiful backfist! But IMHO 10-9, 10-9, 8-10 = DRAW. Judges too often forget that the fight consists of three rounds not only the last one.
Rob, Holland reporter (1964 posts)
Posted: 2008-12-07 at: 02:06
True, but a lot of Karaev's punches landed on Saki's solid defence. But an extra round would have been fun to watch, considering this was one pf the best fights.
Good fight by both of them. Hope Karaev finally learnes to keep his arms up.
Kim, Editor (1548 posts)
Posted: 2008-12-07 at: 11:54
I love Ruslans style, but when loosing his guard I always get the hick ups. Nice fight!
(539 posts)
Posted: 2008-12-08 at: 11:07
Ruslan is a fantastic entertainer, and has that give-it-all attitude. But I am so impressed by Gokhan Saki. He`s in there with the best, even though he is much smaller, and he goes toe to toe; not afraid to box, exchanging punches, countering cleverly, and all the time those lightning fast low kicks annoing his opponents, making them loose rythm. It`s just so incredebly cool. One of the best fights, yes.
Pablo (795 posts)
Posted: 2008-12-10 at: 02:18
Karaev is a major 'attraction to the box office', he's bold, enterprising, agressive, sometimes rude, defiant, often possessing just the right kind of attitude everybody should step onto a ring, BUT a great disadvantage about his style is his disregard for personal safety, his contempt (or little talent) for defensive techniques, and a tendency to over-embroidering things which doesn't help him (let's stay sharp and simple, I would tell him, maybe he will learn something from this Saki defeat)
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2008-12-10 at: 03:50
I just love the comments you post, Pablo. Most of the times, I agree with what you say. But what I admire is the way you put it in words so eloquently, and English isn't even your native language.

Respect, man.
Chrzan_ko, Video editor (749 posts)
Posted: 2008-12-11 at: 01:23
Refined and florid style of Pablo's commnents stands out, that's for sure. True scholar:)
Ali (322 posts)
Posted: 2008-12-11 at: 03:33
this was a great fight but I have to say that when saki fought bonjasky he was intimidated a bit. i was saying this to myself then Mr. perfect chimed in and reinforced what I said, "saki seems impressed by bonjasky"

back to the point, Saki was impressive against Karaev, even though it seemed Karaev was more busy, Saki landed more efficiently with nice short punches.
Pablo (795 posts)
Posted: 2008-12-11 at: 05:28
Oh my! D-rop, Chrzan_ko, I've just read your comments... believe it or not, you made me blush! :-) Sometimes I feel I too have a tendency to over-embroider things - with words, that is ;-) If you could hear me you wouldn't think much of my English, it's just an artificial contraption, I fear I got it almost entirely out of books and maybe most than once from books earlier to the 18th century :-)
Besides that, glad you share my opinion, D-rop. I always eagerly read whatever you and Chrzan_ko write (as well as many others), here I'm no longer the scholar, but have rather much to learn and all of you help me doing it ;-)

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