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Buakaw going to retire!!!!

According to MyMuayThai.com:

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I was hoping it wouldn’t come to this, but it appears this is his only option.   Buakaw and his manager and camp owner Mr. Pramuk Rojanathan, failed to reach an agreement.

The new agreement was for Buakaw to split winning with his camp 60/40 and 75/25 for appearances outside of the ring.  Buakaw’s lawyers argued that he should receive 100% of the earnings outside of the ring, as he doesn’t have that many fights left in him.

Buakaw has done a lot for our sport, and it’s a shame that he had to retire under these circumstances.  I’m certain he’ll land on his feet.  I’m sure there are plenty of people who are lined up to train at his new camp.

Apparently on announcing his retirement, the Mr. Pramuk and his son broke into applause that lasted several mins. Classy…

The Deputy Governor of the SAT said that “it is most regrettable that an agreement could not be reached, & that things had to end this way. He said that it is bad for Thailand’s image that Mr. Pramuk & Mr. Teeraphat had clapped happily when Buakaw said that he would retire & not continue to fight & achieve success for the nation.”


Thanks for the fights, thanks for representing Thailand and Muay Thai!  Best of luck to you!

You can read the full write up on Thairath.com


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D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2012-05-31 at: 02:45
Sad news. Great fighter.
But maybe in the near future, he can come to an agreement with another management ...
stark (1143 posts)
Posted: 2012-06-01 at: 06:14
Fucking assholes! I hate I have to use this kind of language, but I feel so mad right now. Ackting like this means you don't care about muaythai and you only care about yorself. You are the one who should retire
Mitko J. (1210 posts)
Posted: 2012-06-01 at: 06:48
Why is it so hard to change gym or agent? What do they hold him by? It's a huge waste for the sport, as is a shame that he isn't invited by either GG, IS and K-1 anymore. By my standards, he is the greatest person in the sport ever.
... (736 posts)
Posted: 2012-06-01 at: 07:44
he signed a contract, so the other gym should buy out his contract, if that is not possible, you have to give monney untill the contract ends. its just simple business.
sad they trickt him in the first place,
Rishi (1321 posts)
Posted: 2012-06-02 at: 07:36
Shit man.dont wanna beliefe this its givin me the same feeling when jordan stopt playing in the nba. The same feeling as when seedorf. Left ac-milan.

Its fuckd up. We will miss you baukaw. You are a legend !!!
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