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Rajadamnern Birthday Show This Thursday

  • Written by Dave Walsh

A few weeks ago Lumpini held its birthday show, and now its time for Rajadamnern to do the same. It will mark the 66th year of the stadium and they'll be celebrating it by putting together a very good night of fights. 

The Main event will pit two of the better fighters in all of Thailand against each other when Kongsak Sitboonmee takes on 130 pound champion, Jomthong Chuwattana. Kongsak has had a fight or 2 down in Southern Thailand recently where beat Pakon Sakyothin for the 2nd time this year. On the other hand, Pakon has handed Jomthong his last two defeats. Since then he's fought a pair of Japanese opponents in Hiromasa Masuda, and Tetsuya Yamato who we're really nothing more than fodder for him. Jomthong usually wins when his opponents aren't primarily strong clinchers. Kongsak is not a fighter who prefers to clinch, but rather stay on the outside and pound away with kicks, which is good news for Jomthong. However, Kongsak has shown he has little weakness and can fight well against any style. On paper this is a true coin flip.

In the fight prior to the main event the aforementioned Pakon Sakyothin will take on Wanchalerm Aoddonmuang. Most people know Pakon from his brawl in the Lumpini fight of the year from 2010 with Ponsaneh Sitmonchai. However that was not a good representation of him as a fighter. He's actually very strong in the clinch, which is also Wanchalerm's specialty. Wanchalerm will be the bigger fighter, but should be outgunned by Pakon who will have more options. 

Next up long time veteran Singthongnoi Por. Telakoon will take on Saeksan Or. Kwamuang. Saeksan was already involved in this years Rajadamnern fight of the year when he came back from multiple knockdowns to stop Kaimukkaw Chuwattana in the 4th round in an epic fight. Singthongnoi is also known as a tough fighter who isn't afraid to mix things up. This could very well be fight of the night. 

Noppakrit Kor. Kumpanart is back down to a much more suitable weight of 132 pounds. He recently took part in an Isuzu tournament at 145 where he looked rather pedestrian. In 2010 he had a handful of performances where he looked like a world beater. Now he takes on Petek Aikbangzai who is naturally too small for Noppakrit. If Noppakrit can handle the weight cut he should win and look like the fighter he was last year.  

Finally Wanchalong Sitzornong will fight Rataket Tedet99. These two have been scheduled to fight for some time now but the fight has always fallen apart. Rataket's key to victory will definitely be to use his size and wear Wanchalong out in close, but it will be tough as Rataket has questionable stamina himself. Wanchalong will probably look to keep this fight on the outside to land kicks and maybe catch Rataket off guard with an unconventional strike. 

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