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This Week in Muay Thai: Huge Fights

  • Written by Rian Scalia

This week is when the big names and huge cards start to come out all at the same time. Two huge cards from top to bottom are taking place in a span of three days.

Tuesday, February 5
Pentai Sitnumnoi vs. Jomhod Sakami
Muangthai Sor Boonyiam vs. Serkim Sitjetaew
Kaotam Lukprabart vs. Petutong Or Kwanmuang
Wanchalerm Uddonmuang vs. Thongchai Sitthongsak
Wanchalong Sitzornong vs. Yokpet Sompongmataput
Chokpreecha Kor Sakooncher vs. Ponakrit Chor Churnkamol

Wednesday, February 6
Manasak Pinsinchai vs. Phetsinin Suan-Aharkpeakmai
Ongbak Sitsarawatser vs. Thanongsaklek Chuwattana
Jaroensub Phetsirigym vs. Julong Aikbangzai

Thursday, February 7
Pornsaneh Sitmonchai vs. Yokwitaya Petsimean
Tingtong Chor Koiyuhaisuzu vs. Nongbia Choknagarmwang
Thong Puideenaidee vs. Petmorakot Wor Sangprapai
Penek Sitnumnoi vs. Petpanomrung Wor Sangprapai
Sam-A Kaiyanghadaogym vs. Pokaew Fonjaengchonburi
Petboonchu FA Group vs. Mongkolchai Petsupapan
Jomhod Mohbeskamala vs. Somrak Tor Thepsutin
Singdam Kiatmuu9 vs. Yodwicha Por Boonsit

Friday, February 8
Niwlukrak Eksindeekongym vs. Sathanmuanglek Windysport for mini flyweight title of Thailand
Songkom Sakhomsin vs. Ekmongkol Kaiyanghadaogym

Obviously with a lineup like this, where do I start? 

Tuesday's show is super stacked. Though it doesn't have the same big name presence as Thursday's card, it could potentially produce the better fights and possibly fight of the year candidates. The card is filled with action fighters like Chokpreecha, Wanchalong, Thongchai, Pentai and the list goes on. Chokpreecha vs. Ponakrit in particular could produce fireworks. Wanchalerm vs. Thongchai has the potential to be a grueling back and forth clinch battle. 

Thursday is the real mega card. Not only does it have the big names like Singdam, Penek, Yodwicha and Sam-A, it also has the rematch between two legends, Somrak and Jomhod. This time six million baht is on the line between those two.

Singdam vs. Yodwicha is a really interesting match-up. Singdam is in top form and is the bigger fighter. It was quite surprising that Yodwicha managed to move up and beat Petboonchu even with a weight disadvantage, so he's never one to be counted out. Sam-A and Pokaew's rematch should once again be a really good, technical fight to watch. Last time Sam-A really put on a textbook performance of how to beat a clincher. Petpanomrung will get another chance to avenge a controversial loss, against Penek. He lost two controversial ones to Sam-A and Penek respectively, avenging the Sam-A loss in an action packed fight that even forced Sam-A to fight uncharacteristically compared to his usual self. Petboonchu was originally set to fight Kongsak but now faces Mongkolchai, and it could be interesting depending on what Mongkolchai shows up and if Petboonchu is affected by the weight.

Friday's card sees a fight for the miniflyweight title of Thailand between Niwlukrak and Sathanmuanglek. Niwlukrak is definitely a fighter to watch and has some sublime skills. As well, Songkom rematches Ekmongkol from their fight last month which produced some good action. Songkom is another fighter to watch and seems to have settled his newer weight nicely.

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