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Rick Roufus vs Changpuek Kiatsongrit


#1

I recently did a bit of online research about kickboxing and how it has changed since Muay Thai became more popular.

I love watching old school kickboxing - the footwork, the dancing back and forth... Seeing this contrasted with the more static stance of Changpuek made for a pretty entertaining fight. I just thought some people would enjoy this.


#2

The amount of bias towards Roufus, and the lack of knowledge by the announcers is pretty incredible. Extremely entertaining fight though. Both are definitely great fighters, and considering the rules the fight went fairly smoothly.


#3

[quote]Tattoo85 wrote:
The amount of bias towards Roufus, and the lack of knowledge by the announcers is pretty incredible.[/quote]

I agree. A lot of comments in this video are anti MT. Which is amazing - I mean, this happened less than 30 years ago! I think the most hilarious bit is Duke Roufus shitting on the Thai by saying “it doesn’t take much talent to kick someone in the legs”. We all know he ate those words later.