Monday, December 19, 2022: It’s been a long road for American MuayThai fighter Paul Banasiak who has based himself in Thailand for the past few years looking to improve his tradecraft — it has worked a treat — this past weekend he returned to home soil to challenge WBC MuayThai North American cruiserweight champion Elijah Clarke for his crown as the headline contest on The Warriors Cup Full Rules Muaythai Championship in New York City.

The Phuket-based rising star scored a sensational KO victory over the formidable, highly respected then reigning champion to become the WBC North American champ, putting the rest of the global cruiserweight division on notice; Banasiak is here to challenge the world elite!

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