If you have five (5) minutes, check out the video below of a 2008 K1 World Cup fight. The clip provides a great perspective of K1 Fighting in relation to the way we run boxing, wrestling, and ultimate fighting events here in the United States.
There are a few main things to look for:
- Introductions - Very similar (boxer even uses Eminem music and the announcer speaks English, despite the event taking place in Taipei)
- Sponsorships - The ring is very cluttered (The event's mat signage is something unique to the sport). I counted at least eight (8) different sponsors within the ring - the most prominent being Tokyo Tires, Black & Black, Castrol, and Hi Mo)
- The first round knockout... The Russian Fighter easily knocks out the 7-foot Korean fighter...