K-1 World MAX 2005 Championship Final

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K-1 World MAX 2005 Championship Final
Promotion K-1
Date July 20, 2005
Venue Yokohama Arena
City Japan Yokohama, Japan
Attendance 17,720
Event chronology
K-1 Challenge 2005 Xplosion X K-1 World MAX 2005 Championship Final K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Hawaii

K-1 World MAX 2005 Championship Final was a kickboxing event promoted by the K-1 organization. It was the fourth K-1 World MAX final for middleweight kickboxers (70 kg/152 lb weight class), involving eight finalists and two reserve fighters, with all bouts fought under K-1 rules. All eight of the finalists had won elimination fights at the K-1 World MAX 2005 World Tournament Open, while the reserve fighters were invited despite suffering defeats. As well as tournament matches there were also three super fights fought under K-1 rules (70 kg/152 lb weight class). In total there were sixteen fighters at the event, representing nine countries.

The tournament winner was shoot boxing standout Andy Souwer who defeated reigning champion and tournament favorite Buakaw Por. Pramuk by split decision in a grueling final that went into two extension rounds. Souwer was helped in his route to the final by the fact that local hero (and one of the favorites) Masato was injured in his quarter final match and replaced by the much less renowned Yasuhiro Kazuya, who had suffered a cut in his reserve match win, something Souwer took full advantage of, winning by technical knockout. In the super fights the most notable result saw legendary Muay Thai champion Ramon Dekkers outclass former K-1 USA winner Duane Ludwig, winning via a wide unanimous decision. The event was held in Yokohama, Japan at the Yokohama Arena on Wednesday, July 20, 2005.[1]

K-1 World MAX 2005 Championship Final Tournament[edit]

K-1 World MAX Open Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
South Korea Chi Bin Lim    
Japan Masato DEC     Japan Masato DEC  
Japan Norifumi Yamamoto       Greece Mike Zambidis    
Greece Mike Zambidis KO       Japan Kazuya Yasuhiro *    
Japan Takayuki Kohiruimaki KO       Netherlands Andy Souwer TKO  
Lithuania Darius Skliaudys       Japan Takayuki Kohiruimaki    
Brazil Marfio Canoletti       Netherlands Andy Souwer DEC  
Netherlands Andy Souwer DEC       Netherlands Andy Souwer DEC
South Africa Virgil Kalakoda         Thailand Buakaw Por.Pramuk  
Netherlands Albert Kraus DEC     Netherlands Albert Kraus DEC  
New Zealand Shane Chapman       Australia John Wayne Parr    
Australia John Wayne Parr KO       Netherlands Albert Kraus    
Mongolia Jadamba Narantungalag DEC       Thailand Buakaw Por.Pramuk DEC  
Japan Yasuhiro Kazuya       Mongolia Jadamba Narantungalag        
Thailand Buakaw Por.Pramuk DEC     Thailand Buakaw Por.Pramuk DEC      
Belarus Vasily Shish    

* Reserve Fight Kazuya Yasuhiro replaced Masato who had to withdraw from the competition due to injury


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Souwer Super at K-1 World MAX Final". K-1 Official Website. 
  2. ^ "Results". K-1 Grand Prix Website. 
  3. ^ "Results". K-1sport.de - Your Source for Everything K-1. 

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