2008 Rumle of the kings: Semifinal: Joakim Karlsson vs. Marcus Öberg

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

K-1 Scandinavia is probably the second largest K-1 event in Europé. It's been held in about 5 consecutive years and usually serves as a qualification tournament to either the K-1 Max or WGP events.

Superfight: Yodsaenklai Fairtex vs. Levin Artem Being a WMC world title fight, the fight is introduced with both nationalities national anthem. WMC is the biggest and most acknowledged thai boxing organization in the world. Before the fight both fighters dance the traditional Kru Muay.

Also presented was the Beautiful Boxer, Nong Tum Fairtex Nong vs Pernilla Johansson.

Results of the Quarerfinals and other fights are as follows:

Elias Daniel vs. Joakim Carlsson
Winner Joakim Carlsson

Mattias Karlsson vs. Marcus Öberg
Winner Marcus Öberg

Dzhabar Askerov vs. Jordan Tai Winner Dzhabar Askerov

Marco Pique vs. Bruce Mcfie
Winner Marco Pique

Semifinal: Joakim Karlsson vs. Marcus Öberg

Round 1
Both fighters are really focused in the beginning of the round. They throw hard and well aimed techniques at each other. The tempo is mid pace and it's hard to see a clear winner of the round.

Round 2
In the second round Joakim increase the tempo and Marcus adapts. Both fighters have a really tight game and are hard to hit. In the middle of the round the tempo falls back to mid pace, and the fighters begin to look tired. In my opinion Marcus seem to be somewhat better, but Joakim has shaken Marcus a couple of times.

In between rounds Marcus is bleeding from the nose.

Round 3
The tempo in the fight has dropped somewhat, but every technique is delivered hard and precise. This is a very nice technical fight. In the middle of the round Marcus is beginning to take the lead, I don't think Joakim can win the fight. Joakim gets a standing count, and after a few more punches the fight is over.

Both fighters seem really happy and tired after the fight. They're obviously still good friends. The decision must be hard for the judges, as it takes some time to present it. The result is announced as a draw and one more round will separate the fighters.

Round 4
The tempo is back up and Joakim begin to take command with some hard punches in the beginning of the round. Marcus seem shaken, but gets back in the game. After a minute the tempo goes down, the fighters are tired! These are good fighters, but no matter how the fight ends, the fighter going to the final will have a lot of recovery to do. In the middle of the round Marcus seem to be getting the upper hand again.

As the round ends both fighters are super tired and Joakim ends up on the floor. Marcus Öberg is announced as the winner.

Joakim Karlsson

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Joakim Karlsson from Sweden is one of the most unconventional fighters in this series. His professsional fight record lists 13 wins, 6 losses and one draw from 20 fights, including 5 KOs .Karlson is no stranger to knockout competittion as he come second in the IFMA World Muaythai Championship in 2006 in which boxers from 82 countries participated .He is no stranger of fighting at big events as he won WMC his Swedish Title in front of 12000 spectators at the WMC Rumble of the Kings event in Stockholm. This is one fighter that deserves respect for having the courage to put his troubled past behind him by embracing the strict discipline of Muay Thai, and he has the full backing of his manager and the owner of the Vallentuna Boxing Camp which he represents.

Personal Information

  • Name: Joakim Karlsson
  • Member: Vallentuna Boxing Camp
  • Age: 30 Years Old


  • fought in muay thai tournaments and K-1 Max

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16 fighters of the Contender Asia 2008 including Joakim Karlsson

Sunday, December 2, 2007

16 fighters of the Contender Asia 2008. 16 fighters from 12 countries. The more detail about each fighters will be available soon. Here we go:

  1. Alain Sylvestre from Canada
  2. Bruce Macfie from Australia
  3. David Pacquette from England
  4. Dzhabar Askerov from United Arab Emirates
  5. James Martinez from USA
  6. John Wayne Parr from Australia
  7. Naruepol Fairtex from Thailand
  8. Jose Pitu Sans from Spain
  9. Rafik Bakkouri from France
  10. Sean Wright from Scotland
  11. Soren Mongkontong from Australia
  12. Trevor Smandych from Canada
  13. Yodsaenklai from Thailand
  14. “Yukay” Joakim Karlsson from Sweden
  15. Zig Zach from Singapore
  16. Zidov Dominik from Switzerland

Joakim Karlsson on Contender Qualifier Starts in Style

Monday, May 28, 2007

Sweden had the honor of hosting the first contender qualifier sanctioned by the WMC and organized by the Swedish Muaythai Federation. Previous contender superstars squared up against the challengers who had to beat them to be considered for the next Contender Asia series. The opening fight saw Elias Daniel taking on Contender quarter finalist Joakim Karlsson from Sweden. Elias Daniel with no doubt was a serious contender as he went toe to toe with Karlsson, but Karlsson again showed his world class skill with a stunning punch combination winning in the 3rd round by TKO. Next up was Matthias Karlsson versus Marcus Oberg, another great display of Muaythai which had to go to the judges score sheet and Oberg won by point decision.

Next up was Contender semi-finalist, Dzhabar Askerov challenged by Jordan Tai from New Zealand. This was the punch of the big hitters and mid way through the second round, Dzhabar landed a big right hand which started immense swelling on Jordan’s eye which left the referee no choice but to stop the fight leading Askerov to a TKO victory.

Next up was Aussie Bruce Macfie against Dutch super star Marco Pique. This was yet another world class performance with both boys showing no mercy in an all out war. Marco Pique mid third round unleashed a stunning hand combination knocking out Bruce Macfie. The semi final was set between Joakim Karlsson and Marcus Oberg and Dzhabar Askerov and Marco Pique. The first semi- final fight saw Karlsson and Oberg going to war in sensational style. After 3 rounds of non-stop action the judges could not separate the boys and so an extra round had to be called in, in which Oberg got the edge, and was with no doubt survival of the fittest. Oberg advanced for a spot in the final.

The second semi-final was the one the world wanted to see. European superstar Marco Pique against Contender semi-finalist Dzhabar Askerov, and the people got their money’s worth. Punch by punch, kick by kick, knee by knee, Askerov got a large cut mid-round 3 and the fight was so close the judges could not separate them again calling for an extra round. Askerov took the round and advanced to the finals, but the questioned remained whether the doctor would let him continue with such a deep cut.

Final – Contender Qualifier. After consulting with the doctor, Askerov got the green light from the doctor to continue on in the final.