Buakaw Por Pramuk

Friday, June 8, 2012

Buakaw, camp end conflict with new deal

Happy ending for both sides at last

Muay Thai superstar Buakaw Por Pramuk agreed a new contract with his camp yesterday to finally bring their protracted dispute to an end.

Buakaw Por Pramuk offers his apologies to Pramuk Rojanatan.

The fighter met Por Pramuk camp owner Pramuk Rojanatan for the first time since leaving the camp in March and they agreed on a new set of financial terms during discussions at the Sports Authority of Thailand headquarters, organised by the SAT and Maj Gen Intarat Yodbangtoey.
The new contract, which will expire in 2017, will be signed on May 31.
Under the new deal, the former K1 champion will get a bigger share of fight fees and other income.
Fight fees and prize money will be split 60-40 while the boxer will get 75 percent of income from other sources such as TV appearances and product endorsements. The camp will receive the remaining 25 percent.
Buakaw, who receives around 1.2 million baht per bout, seemed to be the bigger winner after receiving more than he had previously demanded.In a previous contract, fight fees were split 50-50.
SAT deputy governer Sakol Wannapong said Pramuk also agreed to withdraw his lawsuits against Buakaw and the SAT.Pramuk had sued Buakaw for taking part in a Thai Fight event in Pattaya last month without his camp's permission while also attempting to sue the SAT for not preventing Buakaw's involvement.
Under the agreement, Buakaw will continue using the camp's name but he will not train at the camp and he must seek approval before any fight."I am happy the conflict has ended," said the 29-year-old, who left monkhood a few days ago."When I left the camp, I didn't think this would become such a big story and I'm still grateful to the camp."The Surin native said he did not know when he would be ready for his next fight as he needs time to return to fitness and recover from an injury.He added: "I don't know how long I will fight. If I feel I can't fight, then I will quit. I also don't know if I will take part in Thai Fight again."Buakaw is a reigning Thai Fight champion and Pramuk is taking legal action against the organisers of the event.Pramuk, who took Buakaw into his boxing camp when he was nine years old, looked frustrated with the new contract which he said still required further detailed talks.
"I has nothing to say because other people have already talked about everything," he said.



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