In an event to supersede all other muaythai gala events, the recent Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters (MFM) 2014 in Monaco knocked it out of the park with a whopping 7 world titles on the card and for the first time in history, a Royal Cup presented off Thailand soil.
Muaythai legend Buakaw was celebrated as most outstanding fighter in his ferocious battle against Djimé Coulibaly and was presented with HSH Prince Albert II’s Royal Cup.
In an emotional display of national pride and loyalty to his King, Buakaw entered the ring donning his national flag and embracing a picture of Thailand’s Monarch King Bhumipol to kneel before HSH to receive the Royal Cup.
France’s Coulibaly fought the fight of his life, putting in a world class performance in the first 3 rounds after which the fighters were toe to toe. In the fourth round, Buakaw started to open up and showed the enthusiastic crowd just why he is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding fighters in the world. In the fifth and final round, Buakaw unleashed his entire arsenal, bringing the crowd out of their seats and taking the victory on points. Praise and respect to both these exceptional sportsman for giving an incredible performance that will not easily be forgotten by the fans.
Special thanks to HSH for his cherished support and patronage, the Baroness Cecile De Massey, Promoter Claude Pouget and the Organisation for Peace and Sport for a most memorable event in Monte-Carlo.