K-1 WORLD GRAND PRIX 2005 - 28/11/05

By John Hearn

Yeah, it’s that time to once again in my usual fashion to complain about the aforementioned event.


First up is the time old, “Can’t do anything about it so why mention it problem of over-protected Japanese fighters” so there is only one question. How did Ruslan lose to Musashi?? Simple, Musashi’s Japanese and they still look forward to the day when a Japanese guy is actually going to win the GP. Absolutely farcical decision. Even my Japanese friends in the bar couldn’t believe it.


Aerts also. Again pulling out with the same injury that stopped him in a previous match he also suffered in this one....and the injury that took a 5+ minute stoppage to fix in the preliminary round to even get in this final. What a waste of time. Also, vs. Le Banner. I had it 2 to Le Banner and 1 even. Admittedly Le Banner really ran out of steam in the extra but it shouldn’t have even got that far. He’s becoming the gaijin Musashi, too looked after!!!

Sefo?? We only had 2 rounds of it on TV, but what was going on there? He turned into Ali vs. Foreman, Rumble in the Jungle style but without the same result. In all fairness to Schilt, it was a very good performance throughout on his behalf and he really deserved to win.

On the plus side, a few fantastic k.o.s. Musashi floored, that’s pretty rare as he is a durable guy. That k.o will be a replayer for a while. So glad he went down. Mate, if he’d been on his feet at the end he probably would’ve got the decision. And against Ruslan, what’s happening?? Don’t you score a knockdown for excellent front kicks?? Ruslan’s reverse spinning kick in the last 20 seconds was so quick, just a shame he connected with the sole of his foot and not the heel. That would’ve ended it right there. Felt sorry for the man.

Before the final even started, it was a foregone conclusion. I watched Schilt from ringside absolutely destroy Feitosa in the preliminary, there was no way that Schilt could lose. Ironic that Feitosa gets knocked out in almost the same way as he k.o.d Musashi.

That was the first time I’ve seen Bonjasky that hurt also so Schilt is the man to watch in future...a match up against the giant Korean would be great. Schilt’s nearly as big with a heap more techniques. If it happens get ready to shout TIIIIIIMBER!!! when pumpkin head eats canvas.

And to finish...Korean dude surprised at the decision against him in the Bonjasky match also was amusing. He has to learn that being so big and strong that it’s almost impossible for a guy to k.o you is not the basis for winning a fight (he should’ve lost to Kaoklai in Seoul) I don’t think he actually landed one clean technique over the whole 3 rounds and wonders why he loses. Size wise, Schilt might be the guy for the job, and I’m waiting for it.

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