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GLORY Teams with Fairtex For New Official Gloves

For a kickboxing promotion the gloves that they use can be incredibly important, with it having a direct impact on the fighters, how hard they hit, how comfortable they feel in a fight and more. Previously, GLORY used Hayabusa for their gloves, with a rather distinctive visual style, but the gloves were lighter, with less padding than traditional gloves. There were also two different sizes, with smaller weight classes using gloves with little-to-no padding and the higher weight classes using more traditionally-padded gloves. A fair number of the fighters at lighter weight classes had opinions on the smaller gloves, most [read more]

Kem Sitsongpeenong Offers To Come Out of Retirement to Fight Buakaw

This weekend muay thai legend Yodsanklai Fairtex had to make the tough decision to retire after returning from a knee injury that left him sideline for over a year, only to find himself not quite in the best condition to be fighting and in constant pain. This left the potential dream fights with fighters like Giorgio Petrosyan and most notably Buakaw Banchamek on the table and unfulfilled. Another muay thai legend had retired this year in Kem Sitsongpeenong, but now in the wake of Yodsanklai’s retirement, he’s willing to come back if the conditions are right. Sitsongpeenong management sent out [read more]

Yodsanklai Fairtex Announces Retirement Via Social Media

This has been a rollercoaster of a day for the world of kickboxing with the craziness that went down at GLORY 42 Paris and now Yodsanklai Fairtex has announced his retirement from the ring. The announcement was made via Yodsanklai’s social media accounts; the statement in Thai on Facebook and English on his Instagram (embedded below). View this post on Instagram "Greeting to all my friends brothers and sisters and my fans. I wanted lets everyone know that i am retiring from fighting. I have been fighting for a long time, I have been suffering from many injuries and most [read more]