Discussion in 'Muay Thai and Kickboxing' started by Shadess, Apr 24, 2016.
Ask Tetsuya Yamato and Genji Umeno. LOL
Ask the hundreds of old Thai fighter tuk tuk drivers taking dives against drunk Europeans. Theirs litterally a whole industry of taking dives.
Are you talking about the foreign muay thai fighters or karate/kickboxing/k-1 fighters ?
The word "European muay thai fighters" means Fabio Pinca , Jordan Watson , Andrei Kulebin , Enriko Kehl ,etc.
Don't know who Fukashi is but he looks like the villain in a 90s martial arts movie.
good to see that NidNoi took an english course while he was gone. much better already.
His reading comprehension is still horrendous however...
It is really interesting to see how differently Japanese fans look at TenshinVSMayweather fight compared to how international fans look at it.
There are no cry of robbery from the Japanese side and about half of the comments on social media are actually anti-Tenshin due to the way he conducted himself after the fight, saying Mayweather was 100% serious from the beginning and acting giddily when reporter finally asked him the question about size difference.
Interesting that Tenshin chose to be cocky in front of Japanese fans like before, while he portrayed a very different persona of Sage Northcutt-lite politeness to the Western fans. Good job to his PR manager I suppose.
Japanese fans also seem to turn into Mayweather's fans after the fight. From "this boring ass fighter is disrespecting out country" to "This is the greatest of this era and what a great gentleman for praising Tenshin's efforts"
I wouldn't be shocked to see Mayweather having big investment plans in Japan. Using this exposure to introduce himself to the Japanese public. I know it was a quick 9 mill cash grab for him but their has to be a deeper story this whole thing has been so strange.
he's the Super Lightweight KNOCK OUT champion. really fun fighter.
Knock Out seems to deliver a lot of exciting fights. What is the ruleset?
Since the Koya loss taiga is looking terrible to watch.
a young guy who once was known for bringing the heat against tough opponents, amazing boxing skills( wide footwork, could get in and out against his opponents and had his attacks in angles such as his upper body movement)
Fun, Fluid fighter who became hesitant, looks lazy on his fights, isnt seeking to inflict damage on his opponents and maintance the close distance to unleash his punch combos + his former dominance on walking bigger opponents down.
Taiga is probably the biggest let down elite KB of the last years, its a torture to see him fighting like this and especially losing to guys he would beat the shit up if he performed like he used to in 2015-2016
His Brother Hiroya, a Fighter who was a very big let down back in max days peak, pointed by masato himself as his successor, didnt lived even a fraction of the hype being supressed by the others of the koshien generation, but he ALWAYS fought hard in his fights, with will to win, his efforts and desire who were bigger than his fighting skills, and even with the much more downs than ups in his career he always fought with the same intention.
In Summary: Taiga deserves a slap and haves a lot to hear from his brother,hopefully Hiroya does it because a 22yo guy fighting with near to no interest deserves it.
I with somehow Taiga reads something like this, he haves too much talent and is too young to be performing like on the last 2 years
He looked shockingly bad against Kento Haraguchi, just lunging in with big sloppy punches from the outside
I am still pissed that Rizin/Rise did not make Taiga VS Tenshin fight before he started looking bad.
I mean come on Rise, and now you are doing two tournaments? seriously.
" japanese kickboxing" i.e. full thai rules with different scoring and more clinch breaks.
I believe they also do no-elbow matches as well.
KO is an awesome promotion with tremendous ring card girls.
yeah they don't seem to throw many elbows but iirc I specifically searched for them one time and kept watching a reply of Wanchalong in one of his fights there and spotted a couple elbows.
More importantly, those ring girls are awesome indeed. I still remember that cakewalk-style video they had.
Taiga's fight in China a few days ago
I had him winning
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