The MuayThai Premier League is set to kick off on September 2nd and they've recently released a well done teaser trailer to get the word out. The MPL's roster is already looking stacked and there's more names to be added. The promotion is looking great already without having held an event yet. If all goes well, it'll pit some of the world's best against eachother. Watch the trailer and hopefully you'll get as pumped as I am.
Brent (Cacti) posted not too long ago a list of top fighters in Thailand. Some names have been mainstays of top level Muay Thai for years (or, in the case of Saenchai, decades). Some are new.
Chokprecha Kor Sakooncher is one of the new ones. His name was building slowly as a knockout artist before he challenged for the title. Since beating Neungthep this year for the 115 lb Lumpini Strap, he’s been attracting a lot more attention.
This bout with Werachai is a good showcase of Chokprecha’s style and a stylistic treat to watch. Their games play right into each other.
Werachai takes a lot of risks when he fights, relying on skill and being more relaxed than his opponents. Remindusofanyonewe’veseen? Distance is his best defense and the movement it generates makes for exciting bouts.
Chokprecha wears red in this bout, Werachai blue. Banana821, a legend, posts this fight for us.
A new documentary on the life and career of John Wayne Parr is in the works and it's titled John Wayne Parr: Blessed With Venom. The first trailer has come out and from what we can see, this documentary is a must-watch. It doesn't have a release date yet but it is set to come out this year. If you want, read the full description:
“John Wayne Parr: Blessed With Venom” is a feature length documentary chronicling the life and career of Australian Muay Thai superstar and 7 times World Champion, John Wayne Parr. The film provides an intimate insight into Parr’s early years in Thailand where he endured rigorous training in primitive conditions, to the heights of awe-inspiring accomplishments all over the planet. We also get to see a very personal side to the Gunslinger as a husband and father of two. The true John Wayne Parr is revealed here. Champion, devoted family man and all round nice guy - a genuine hero with infinite courage to his legion of fans, respected by his opponents and dearly loved by his friends and family.
The documentary will also examine seminal fights in Parr’s career. From his bloody contests with Thai marvel Orono, which is considered the making of the Gunslinger’s legend, to his contemporary battles with Mike Zambidis, Lamsongkram and the three, all out wars with superstar Yodsanklai Fairtex. We bear witness as Parr comes back from 2 losses to ultimately defeating Yodsanklai in Melbourne – a blockbuster encounter between two giants of the sport – two modern day gladiators doing what they do best – trading bone crunching blows in the brutal world of Muay Thai Boxing.