This Fridays event at Lumpinee stadium will be the last ever at this historical building.
Lumpinee Stadium first opened its doors in 1956 and is known as the Mecca of Muay Thai even though it was built more than a decade after its rival Rajadamnern stadium. These two stadiums have hosted and created some of the most exciting Muay Thai fighters in history.
Some of those fighters are;
Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn
Buakaw Por. Pramuk
Saenchai Sor Kingstar
Orono Wor Petchpun
All is not lost though as the brand new state of the art Lumpinee stadium has now been completed and is due to open on the 11th February. It’s slightly away from the original location so could hinder attendance by the average tourists, but the significant modernisation certainly adds a touch of glamour to fight night and the hardcore fight fans won’t be deterred.
I myself will miss the old place, yes it was dirty and yes it fell behind with the times but the atmosphere and the feel of the place on a packed fight night was something that cannot be replaced.
Here is the lineup of the very last event at the original Lumpinee stadium and a sneak preview of the new building before it opens it’s doors in a little over a week.
Wanchai Rambo Isann vs Rungsak Sitniwat
Jaroensap Kiatbanchong vs Grandprixnoi Or Pimolsri
Thong PuiD9D vs Detsakda Sitsongpeenong Muaythai Camp
Mondam Sor Werapon vs Lamnampong Numjeanstawana
Petmorakot Wor Sungprapai vs Singtongnoi Por Telakun
(This fight is for the Lumpinee 130lb title)
Singdam Kiatmoo 9 vs Pakorn PK Saenchai gym
(This fight is for the Thailand 135lb title)
Yodwicha Por Boonsit vs Chamuaktong Sor Yupinda
(This fight is for the “Lumpinee” 140lb and the “Thailand” 140lb title)
Petchboonchu Borplaboonchu Vs Saenchai SaenchaiMuaythaiGym
(This fight is for the Lumpinee 135lb title)
New Lumpinee Stadium