In the final of the junior middleweight (70kg), Buakaw found it easy to beat his opponent from Belarus in the three-round fight to the excitement of the crowd.
Despite his physical disadvantage, the 30-year-old Buakaw made a full use of his skills to give the less experienced Hurkou a Muay Thai lesson, controlling the fight from its beginning.
Winning the title seemed to be a great reward for Buakaw in a year in which he had struggled.
Buakaw announced his retirement from the sport in May over a conflict with his Por Pramuk training camp.
But two months later, the two-time K1 champion Buakaw returned to the ring, after his dispute with the camp had been solved.
Since then, Buakaw has worked hard in an attempt to retain the Thai Fight title.
He started his 2012 campaign with a knockout win over Mauro Serra of Italy in the third round on October 24 before securing a final spot following his victory over Nishkawa Tomoyuki of Japan in the semi-final on November 26.