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25 Mar Posted by in Blog, Documentaries, Videos | Comments

The Decline of Muay Thai by Samart Payakaroon.

The Decline of Muay Thai by Samart Payakaroon.

I stumbled on this fascinating interview off another great Muay Thai website called mymuaythai. The interview is with Muay Thai legend Samart Payakaroon as he goes in to how gambling is slowly killing the sport of Muay Thai in Thailand and the effect it’s having on the smaller camps. It’s interesting to see someone with such […]

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14 Feb Posted by in Blog | Comments

Pornsaneh vs Phet: Omnoi Stadium Title Defence 14.02.15

Pornsaneh vs Phet: Omnoi Stadium Title Defence 14.02.15

Pornsaneh is back to winning ways as he defends his Omnoi Stadium title belt….enjoy Pornsaneh: Red Shorts Phet: Blue Shorts

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13 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments

Ever get the impression you wasn’t meant to do something? Pt Two

Ever get the impression you wasn’t meant to do something? Pt Two

I woke up the following morning with that same feeling of not wanting to go. Instead I just dragged myself out of bed and thought “I’ll deal with it”. Got to the airport with no problems, checked in, boarded the plane and off we went to Japan. 20 hours later and we arrived in Japan’s […]

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21 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments

Ever get the impression you wasn’t meant to do something? Pt One

Ever get the impression you wasn’t meant to do something? Pt One

It’s been a long time since I sat down and wrote a personal blog about my experiences within the fight game. I’ve just been so busy with seminars, running the gym, getting my first few fighters out and of course the birth of my son Cole. It’s safe to say things have been pretty hectic […]

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09 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments

Interview with Golden Era Superstar Paluhadlek Sitchunthong

Interview with Golden Era Superstar Paluhadlek Sitchunthong

Those of you who have followed my site on a regular basis will know that I am a huge fan of the golden era of Muay Thai. The golden era occurred during the early 90s when the stadiums were filled to the rafters and the fighters fought using all aspects of Muay Thai from start […]

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16 May Posted by in Blog, Golden Era, Videos | 1 comment

Muay Thai vs Kickboxing

Muay Thai vs Kickboxing

I bet at some point one of your friends has asked “how’s your kickboxing going?” and you’ve got slightly annoyed and corrected them. I’m actually at a stage now where I can’t be bothered and I just accept that they forge the two together. However, there are huge differences between the two. The obvious ones […]

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23 Mar Posted by in Blog | Comments

A Controversial Ending. Pt Two

A Controversial Ending. Pt Two

Ding, Ding. The first round saw me finding my range while Tawatchai was doing all manner of crazy things to impress the crowd. He threw side kicks, superman punches and even a Jean Claude Van Damme style jumping spinning back kick! luckily they all missed. Then towards the end of the round we went back […]

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16 Mar Posted by in Blog | Comments

A Controversial Ending. Pt One

A Controversial Ending. Pt One

One of my most talked about fights is where I took on Tawatchai Budsadee from Thailand. The reason why people talk about this fight so much is because of the controversial ending that took place. I was sitting with my trainer Steve Logan at Star Hall in Hong Kong rehearsing for the I-1 events opening […]

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02 Feb Posted by in Blog, News | Comments

Lumpinee Stadium’s farewell Event

Lumpinee Stadium’s farewell Event

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 […]

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What are your top 10 fights?

What are your top 10 fights?

People appreciate these fights for different reasons; it may be the shear intensity that the bout is fought at or the clinical calculation in which one boxer picks his opponent apart. For what ever reason, these fights have become eternal and will inspire the younger generation for years. Here are 10 fights which I have […]

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