New Opponent for Buakaw Saturday
Danish fighter Niclas Larsen announced he will be unable to face Thai legend Buakaw Banchamek at the All Star 3 event Saturday night in Bangkok. Larsen felt his skin burning on April 15, and went to the hospital. He went to the hospital, and was diagnosed with staph and given antibiotics for 5 days. The wounds didn’t heal, and Larsen was given more antibiotics. Larsen withdrew from the fight after he found out the wounds would not heal in time for the match with Buakaw.
The good news for Buakaw fans is the Thai superstar will still compete. Portugese fighter Luis Passos was announced as Buakaw’s new opponent Monday.
All Star Muay Thai 3 will be held at the Workpoint TV studios in Bangkok.
Bolshakov Convicted of Drug and Weapon Trafficking
RASPI reports that Alexander Bolshakov, a former kickboxer and onetime member of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) was found guilty by a jury for drug and weapon offenses. Bolshakov is described in the RASPI report as a 2 time European kickboxing champion, and various websites list his ring record at an impressive 22-0-1. He served in the FSKN from 2006-2010, and later became involved in drug smuggling. When Bolshakov was arrested for organizing a cocaine trafficking plot in the summer of 2014, weapons and ammunition were found at his residence. The former fighter could be facing a lengthy prison stint.
DSF Kickboxing Challenge News
Polish promotion DSF Kickboxing Challenge has had a busy year. DSF has already promoted three shows, including the big Rozalski-Graham 2 event earlier this month in Warsaw. Now, the promotion is heading to Ukraine for DSF Ukraine on May 5.
DSF will return to Poland on Friday May 18 for DSF Kickboxing Challenge: Bastion of Glory. One bout was announced: Jan Lodzik of Poland will face Yuri Zhukovsky in a 65kg title bout.
One Super Series Results
In case you missed it, the ONE Super Series started last weekend in Manila, Phillipines. The ONE Super Series consists of kickboxing, Muay Thai, and hybrid rules bouts that take place on the ONE Fighting Championship MMA cards.
Here are the results from the four bouts that took place last Friday. Giorgio Petrosyan is scheduled to face Chingiz Allazov at the Bellator Kickboxing 10 event on July 14 in Rome.
Giorgio Petrosyan UD3 Jo Wattachut
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao UD3 Fabio Pinca
Cosmo Alexandre KO2 Elliot Compton (Knee to the Body)
Regian Eersel UD3 Brad Riddell