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. Remind us of anyone we’ve seen? 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.
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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:
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.
You can also check out the official website, jwpblessedwithvenom.com.
Thai Fight Extreme held another event in Hong Kong today and featured some of the best in the business. The organization has proven to be a great asset for fighters fighting under full Thai rules, most notably Buakaw Por. Pramuk. It's nice to see Buakaw fighting under Thai rules, utilizing his full arsenal of techniques. Thai Fight Extreme has another event scheduled for August 7 in Tokyo, Japan and you'll be seeing more of Buakaw, Yodsaenklai and Sudsakorn on that card. Check out the videos.Add a comment
K-1 EP Sadaharu Tanikawa and recent -63kg Japan Tournament winner Yuta Kubo sat down to discuss which fighters from the new "Hidden Treasures" program they're interested in having fight for K-1. You can turn subtitles on by clicking the CC (Open the video in new tab/window). If you don't want to watch the whole video, here's a summary of the fighters Tanikawa is interested in:
Nickname: TT (Trank Trishin)
Height: 170 cm
Gym: Captain Gym (Artur Kyshenko)
Country: United States
Height: 177 cm
Gym: Tiger Muay Thai
Christian Ariel Lopez
Nickname: El Relampago
Height: 167 cm
Gym: Relampago Gym
Javier Hernandez (It's Showtime 61MAX World Champion)
Nickname: El Tigre de Villarubia
Height: 166 cm
Record: 39 fights, 36 wins
Gym: RR-TeamAdd a comment