The official K1 & general kickboxing thread

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  1. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    Amazing fight. Thank me later
     
  2. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

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    :verysad Date night.

    You could, though?
     
  3. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    Might do.. Wonder how many kickboxing heads are on here?
     
  4. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

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    Could be more than we might think...a RBR thread for a solid card might get them crawling outta the woodwork. :good
     
  5. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    @ IB - Thoughts on Masato in his prime?
     
  6. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

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    Not the GOAT like some believe(d), although he is definitely a top p4p h2h ATG.

    Two-thirds of his career losses (including all of his prime losses) were to clear-cut all-time-greats in Kraus, Souwer, and Buakaw - and he also posted a win over all three of them. (in the case of Kraus, two wins and one draw)

    He is among the smoothest practitioners ever of the Muay Thai style under K-1 (or non-MT in general) rules.

    His defense, his feints, his fluidity, his footwork, and his vicious leg kicks are legendary.
     
  7. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

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    ...though he is probably in all those categories still Buakaw's inferior (not an insult)
     
  8. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Agreed.

    What did you think of his Boxing? I thought he had brilliant Boxing for a KB'er.
     
  9. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

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    Yeah.

    His boxing coach was actually very successful in the 90's, going 3-2-1 in WBA 115lb title bouts including a victory over Hiroki Ioka (uncle of Kazuto and 2-division champ)
     
  10. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I was unaware of that! Thanks for the info. ;):good

    Did Masato and Petrosyan ever get it on? If they never, who do you think would have won on their best day?
     
  11. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

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    Real shame Iida never coached too many actual pro boxers. :think

    He worked for a bit with Kazumi Izaki (4x unsuccessful Japanese women's flyweight title challenger) but that might've been it. :conf
     
  12. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

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    Oh man!! Dream match there.

    Unfortunately, no, they never did - but they were supposed to on New Year's Eve 2009.

    Petrosyan had a hand injury and in stepped Andy Souwer - allowing Masato to finally best his nemesis, and in his retirement match, so even though we got deprived of Masato vs. Petrosyan things still kind of worked out with a storybook ending.

    It would've been two completely different styles (even though both were Muay Thai crossovers who integrated facets of the disparate MT/European/Oriental disciplines of kickboxing, and were both highly technical and sharp) and really fascinating to see the battle of will imposition and to whom the momentum swung as it wore on.
     
  13. Brixton Bomber

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    Oh man, no way!?

    How good was Petro in 2009? In his prime? Entering it or just before it?
     
  14. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

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    Smack in the middle of it.
     
  15. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ooooh! Damn shame it never happened then!

    Was there any rivalry/needle between them or not?

    Would you say that was to KB, what Manny/Floyd is to Boxing?

    And how do you rate Petro today? Still in his prime or past it?