Originally Posted by IntentionalButt
OK, everyone and their sister needs to see this fight between Yoshimichi Matsumoto and 36-year-old Haruaki Otsuki from the recent K1 inaugural 63kg (lightweight) WorldMax tournament:
The rest of the card was pretty good, but this one stood out. Mostly it was younger fighters being paired against the old guard, probably in an effort to raise their profile and fix this problem:
Really entertaining fight!
Apparently a big upset as well. Otsuki was one of the tournament favourites at the beginnning along with Ishikawa and Yamamoto (who also lost incidentally). I'm quite liking their 63kg tounrnament. It was a decent card with some exciting fights and great KOs.
Who do you think will win it?
I'll be the first to admit that I know relatively little about these guys, and it's the first time I've seen most of them. But personally, I'm backing Tetsuya Yamato. He's a powerful striker and in the last round beat one of the tournament favourites in Yamamoto,which was a good fight itself with a great extension round. I'm looking forward to the Final at the next MAX event.