There are many Muay Thai schools around the United States. But as a professional sport, it had never reached the kind of media celebrity that MMA and boxing has. Even newer combat sports such as bare knuckle boxing are starting to garner more media attention than both Muay Thai and kickboxing.
Historical Moment for Muay Thai – Lumpinee Finally Has Its First-Ever Women’s Fight [Full Fight Video Included]
Many thought they would never live to see the moment, but on September 18, 2021, it finally happened. Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, infamous for its signs around the ring forbidding women to touch the stage, hosted its first female bout.
Muay Thai in the Olympics? What does provisional recognition even mean? When will you get to see the sport in the Games? All these questions answered and more.
Women are FINALLY allowed to fight at Lumpinee, but the current wave of COVID keeps pushing back their debut. Meet the first women scheduled to fight at the legendary Muay Thai stadium, the history-makers.
Just a few months after the second wave of COVID-19 that prompted closures in Bangkok and surrounding provinces in January, infections are on the rise again. Except for this time, it’s been detected that it’s the UK variant of the strain – so far, it’s spread more quickly and resulted in more deaths than the last wave. There is currently a shortage of hospital beds in Bangkok. People are being turned away due to this.
Starting today, April 26, 31 types of venues in Bangkok are mandated to close for the next two weeks (or until further notice). These venues include Muay Thai camps, boxing stadiums, fitness gyms, and parks.
PAT (Thailand) title fights. All-women card. Televised. Every Sunday. Lady Fighter is the latest promotion in the country to host all-female cards every week. It’s hosted by Colonol Boonsong Phromnil in collaboration with the Nakhon Ratchasima Muay Thai Club. Lady Fighter is sanctioned by PAT (Professional Boxing Association of Thailand), hence why PAT title fights are taking place. PAT Champions So far, four title fights have taken place. Here are the following Thailand champions from those fights:102 lb: Phayahong Rongriangilakorat (won via decision vs Fahchiangrai Sor. Saenchai)105 lb: Saenjan Sit. Tichabi (won via decision vs Mongkutpetch Rawaimuaythai)100 lb: Chabakaew Por. Muangpetch (won via decision vs Pornthip Por. Ampa)126 lb: Kwankhao Por. Muangpetch (won via decision vs Petchnaree Wor. Maniwan) Fights take place at CentralPlaza every Sunday and are streamed live via Channel 5 HD. We will be posting the individual fights on our YouTube channel 1-3 days after each event takes place. The Changing Landscape Women fighters are getting more and more opportunities to fight on bigger televised shows in Thailand. Before COVID, there weren’t too many options for women – the occasional women’s bout on Channel 8, the annual WPMF shows were not enough in terms of opportunity and […]
Potion Fight Night held its debut event on February 6 in Bangkok. The event boasted a multi-sport card, containing both boxing and MMA bouts, all but one under amateur rules. There were two women’s matchups on the card, both under amateur boxing rules. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was held in a location that was given only to people who needed to attend the event as a fighter, coach, venue staff, or media personnel.