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Who Are Pornsaneh & Yodkhoonpon Sitmonchi?

28 Feb Posted by in Blog | Comments

This was written by  Michael Galvin who will be making the documentary on these two.

Pornsaneh and Yodkhoonpn are both Muay Thai (literally ‘Thai boxing’)’ fighters who train and fight out of Sitmonchai Gym in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. Well known in Thailand and around the world for his devastating fighting style, Porsnaneh has been raised in the Sitmonchai family gym since he was a young teenager. Unlike the traditional style of Muay Thai, Pornsaneh uses hand combinations and powerful leg kicks, often achieving leg shattering TKOs. From the start of the bell until the end of each round, you’ll find him shooting off a barrage of punches and these signature low kicks which have allowed him to accumulate half the wins on his record by KO.

A highly decorated fighter, he has won numerous titles such as

126 lb Lumpinee Champion 2010

126 lb Thailand Champion 2010

126 lb WMC World Champion 2010

118 lb Rajadamnern Champion 118lb

DELO-Cup Champion 118lb

Toyota 8-Man Tournament Champion

Fight of the Year 2010 (Versus Pakorn Sakyotin)

Lumpinee Favourite Fighter 2010

Pornsaneh is considered old by Muay Thai standards in Thailand. It becomes increasingly difficult for fighters his age to stand toe to toe with Thailand’s younger and stronger fighters – most of whom start training and fighting at around 10 years old. Having just turned 30 in 2011, Pornsaneh is now looking for a new experience in the ring and as the international Muay Thai community grows, so has his interest in fighting abroad.

Yodkhoonpon, in contrast, is a fresh young fighter in his prime, and in the past year has quickly climbed the ranks at the top two stadiums at Bangkok. Fighting for the Lumpinee title near the end of 2011 against rising prospect Eakmongkol Gaiyang 5 Daow Gym, Yodkhoonpon lost the fight, only to win a rematch later that year.

Having grown up together in the gym, the two fighters are like brothers and support each other whole-heartedly in their careers. Their relationship will also be explored in the film as Porsnaneh is a natural born mentor to Yodkhoonporn, now on the brink of becoming an adult.

There are numerous videos of Pornsaneh on this site so please take the time to check them out and enjoy.

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