Monday, May 19, 2014

Lumphini Fight Reviews (Video)

Round two pit stop crew
On May 17, 2014 four boys from SitMonchai Gym fought in Lumphini stadium. Tia, Dton, Note and Kay. Tia and Note are both veterans of Lumphini stadium but this night Dton was making his Lumphini debut and SitMonchai's latest addition Kay was also making his SitMonchai Gym and Lumphini Stadium debut. 

Dton's Lumpinee Stadium Debut
Dton's a very active fighter who usually competes about every 3 weeks. However, this was his first time fighting in Lumpinee Stadium. 
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Dton's opponent looked huge! Dton, being the smaller fighter used the signature SitMonchai style. He threw strong hooks to forcefully off balance his opponent. Followed by low kicks that would've made sausage meat out of an elephant.

His opponent,who I'll just call Johnny Appleseed, planted countless amounts of knees to Dton's body. Dton tried his best to neutralize Appleseed's attacks and stall him in the clinch but came out short. The referee seeing enough and wanting to save the fighter, called off the fight. Dton lost by knee to the body but nonetheless a great performance by both men. The following evening Dton admitted to me that he was shitting trees all day.

Tia SitMonchai 
The Mini-Me of SitMonchai's Human Turbine known as Pornsanae. Tia was looking to make it an early night. He came out of the gate hard! Throwing vicious leather to his opponents face as if he was throwing rice at a wedding. Shortly after tattooing him with low kicks. Round 2,3 and 4 were just like the first except the young fighter started to lose some steam. 

Listening to everyone's instructions
Punches and low kicks don't score much in Thailand. If you don't knockout your opponent, chances are you won't win the fight. Tia always fights with tremendous heart and is always in search to make a statement with an early night KO but, his opponent was not going to let that happen on this night. Unfortunately I didn't get to record round 4 or 5 but his opponent landed enough body kicks and knee give Tia the lost by points.

Note SitMonchai
Note, who's still slightly new to SitMonchai's roster, fought a more traditional style of Muay Thai. Utilizing every aspect of the clinch. Sweeps, elbows, knees, OH MY! He docked a few high kicks into his opponent's neck which were short of a KO but seemed to take the sail away from his opponents boat and rock him. Note wins on points.

WangYen SitMonchai
Kay's first fight for SitMonchai as well as his first fight in Lumphini. Impressive young man with alot of experience and potential. I was under the impression he was probably playing it safe since it was his first fight for SitMonchai. 

1st time in new Lumphini Stadium
It was a pain in the ass to get there! I had to take the MRT to Phahon Yothin, then catch a taxi. I had to stop 4 taxis until one of them bite. It took about 15-20 mins and 130THB to get there. The stadium was a hell of alot cleaner than the old one but it didn't have that Lumphini vibe. With the younger Nak Muays paving their ways and fighting their assess off like I witnessed on May 17th, maybe a few years from now it will.

About the author
Danny Millet, is a pro fighter, muay Thai kickboxing trainer at 5 Points Academy (NYC) and when fueled by copious amounts of coffee, a blogger who breaks down and analyses fights. 

Danny decided to aim his life in a different direction and took the plunge by quitting his job of 11 years and donating his belongings. He moved to Thailand where he lived in a Thai boxing gym for 2 years, training full time along side high level fighters like Pornsanae SitMonchai, KongFah Aood DonMuang, Kanongsuk ChuWatthana, JomThong ChuWatthana and fighting in prestigious shows such as Rajadamnern, Lumphini, Petch Buncha, M150, and MBK.

After getting sliced open from elbows in his 1st and 2nd pro fight, Danny took the healing time to do his homework of studying and analyzing the training, tactics & techniques of high profile fighters.  If you're looking to improve your fight game contact Danny Millet to schedule a training session or check out his free training & fighting information on Youtube, and  Facebook.

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