Which Thais do you see replicating Sittichai's succes under K-1 rules?

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  1. TonyK

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    Not counting Kaew, even though he, despite his win over Kubo, doesn't seem to be at Sittichai's level in kickboxing.

    I'll use Kongsak, Nong-O, Pakorn, Thepnimit as examples, even though Thepnimit's style isn't as aesthetic and surgical as the other ones'.

    It's too bad that K-1 doesn't have 110-120 categories, I could see someone like Pichitchai doing quite well with his style.
     
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  2. StopDucking

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    k1 is doing a 55 kg tournament coming up! I would not mind seeing someone like peteng kiaphontip give it a try
     
  4. Kanka

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    sangmanee
     
  5. Kanka

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    maybe jomthong
     
  6. TonyK

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    Can't believe I forgot Jomthong, one of a kind fighter with great boxing and kicking skills.
     
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  7. Julius_Caesar

    Julius_Caesar Brown Belt

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    We know that 2 Thai styles work really well in K1 (not saying there aren't others). The first is the Buakaw style and the second is the Petrosyan/sittichai style. I know Petrosyan is not Thai but his style is excluding his boxing of course.

    Buakaw has the orthodox style where he uses both kicks really well, very explosive and aggressive. I see fighters like Diesellek Uddonmuang and Nong O with the same style! Fast explosive kicks!

    Petrosyan and sittichai have a southpaw style which is used a lot in MuayThai. Their constantly in a southpaw stance at an angle and can be tricky to deal with. I can name a load of fighters with this style but for K1 Jomthong, Yodsanklai, Petpanomrung and sangmanee would do well.

    So overall: Yodsanklai, Buakaw, sittichai, Diesellek (either 65 or 70kg), Jomthong, Nong O, Petpanomrung, Sangmanee, Rolex Sitsongpeenong (when he gets older) and a few others. But with Jomthong's boxing experience added with his MuayThai experience is in my opinion the ULTIMATE K1 fighter if he ever considers fighting in K1!

    I also feel like wild aggressive fighters like Aikpracha, Seksan, most of the sitmonchai team and even pakorn will not do well in K1 even thou their aggressive sometimes you cant fight good boxing aggression with wild aggression. Things like what happened to Aikpracha in Kunlun or what happened to Pornsaneh in Top King World Series will happen now and then. They will always come in and give everyone a show with a win and KO here and there but I dont see those type of fighters being at the top.
     
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  8. Snubnoze707

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    I'm more interested in seeing Sittichai continue in Kickboxing rather than worry about other guys that will probably never get a shot at it.

    TonyK thread x 500000
     
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    True. Sittichai's done really well so far!
     
  10. Cocakillbana

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    Most good fighters who aren't clinch reliant or punch reliant. Especially someone who can keep space with good kicks and mix in straight punches. Kongsak, Mondam and Prajantchai come to mind.
     
  11. Kanka

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    I feel like many thai fighters lack footwork and head movement because stadium fights encourage being stationary and not slipping punches.... derp.

    If they switch up their training routines many could probably do well though.
     
  12. Snubnoze707

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    It's not really encouraged to stand stationary, it's more of a byproduct of a particular style of offence and defense that requires it.
     
  13. TonyK

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    From what I've seen from Prajantchai, he does seem a bit clinch reliant. I feel like some of the old time Thais, like Den Muangsurin, Coban and even Samart had a style that was suited better for kickboxing than most of today's stadium circuit.
     
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  14. Julius_Caesar

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    As much as I love Kongsak I couldn't see him doing as well as other southpaws like jomthong or sittichai. Hes quite slow paced, cool and calm for K1.

    I think it doesn't have to be fighters who don't clinch that would do well. I think its much deeper then that. Some fighters clinch because they know that's how they will win nothing to do with them not being good at anything else.
     
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    +1, Petboonchus striking for example is awesome. But he doesn't need to, since he is the shiat at the clinch
     
  16. Kanka

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    but if you see fights from the 90's they move around a lot more
     
  17. Cocakillbana

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    He's good everywhere



     
  18. Cocakillbana

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    He fights depending on the opponent. Against aggressive fighters like Pornsaneh and Singthongnoi he kicked the shit out of them. Against clinch guys like Petmorakot and Petboonchu he moves more and picks his spots.

    I think he'd do great. He'd have space for days in kickboxing. When he has space he's one of the hardest kickers I've ever seen. Samkor was a good kicker, but he made his reputation as a kicking god by western fans when he fought non-Thais. He had space to do whatever the fuck he wanted and his kicks came off like dynamite. Who is going to stop Kongsak from doing that? Also, Kongsak has way better hands than people give him credit for. Don't forget he dropped your boy Jomthong.
     
  19. Julius_Caesar

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    Not saying he wouldn't do well. I just think there are a few better options. He would have to touch on a few things like speed, movement and how to generally deal with springy bounce around K1 fighters.
     
  20. Julius_Caesar

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    Like this for example. I know its a MuayThai fight and Yetkin Ozkul may not be the best example but just observe the way Jomthong fights. His movement, kicks, punching and etc. Just like what Pakorn said himself, Jomthong is one of the most complete fighters out there. He may not be the best MT fighter in the big stadiums but I think he has the best style for K1 and Glory.

     

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