Born May 8, 1982, Surin, Thailand, Sombat Banchamek is a Thai fighter who competes in Thai boxing, kickboxing and kickboxing, is a multiple time world champion and the first ever two-time winner of the K-1 World MAH Grand Prix. Buackhow won the title in 2004 and 2006.
Buackhow opened his own club, Banchamek GYM, in 2012, which led to a name change from Po. Pramuk, he began using his real last name: Banchamek. This caused legal proceedings with the Por. Pramuk, the suspension of his fighting license and several months of downtime. Eventually Buackhow lost the case, continuing to perform as Po. Pramuk.
Buakahau Po. Pramuk (then Sombat Banchamek) was born in the small town of Surin, northeast Thailand. He started his fighting career at the age of 8, and at the age of 15 he moved to the Por. Pramuk, under the auspices of which he competed until 2012. According to Thai tradition he took a new name Buakav Por.Pramuk ("White Lotus of Club Por.Pramuk", and his very first fight name was Damtamin Kiat-anan) to perform in the ring.
There are reports that Buakkhau is currently studying jiu-jitsu, possibly with the goal of starting an MMA career.