There is something to be said for all of the more mainstream attention that is coming to the Muay Thai world this year, and it is something that makes a lot of us a lot more happy. Any sort of kickfighting gaining notoriety and media attention only helps the sport of muay thai, and also helps the sport of Kickboxing as well. Check out this incredible promotional video for the Thailand Vs. Challenger Series 2011.
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.