boxing

  • Thailand News

    Thailand hosts first-ever ‘Cops Combat’ martial arts contest

    Thailand is set to host its first-ever mixed martial arts event for police officers only, targetted for May 28 at Rajadamnern Stadium, the appropriately titles Cops Combat event will see police officers from various parts of the country competing in a combat sports tournament. The competition is open to both male and female officers of all ranks and ages, divided…

  • Thailand News

    Boxing camp owner murdered in Buriram

    A boxing camp owner known by many as Sia Dam was brutally murdered at a religious celebration in Buriram. Sia Dam, whose real name is being withheld, was a 56 year old boxing camp owner from Surin Province. The incident occurred yesterday when an unknown assailant shot him in the head and neck, leading to his death in his Hyundai…

  • Thailand News

    From hardship to billionaire: Rise of martial arts star Chatri Sityodtong

    Chatri Sityodtong, a Thai-Japanese entrepreneur, became a global household name as the founder of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest sports media property in history. His journey to success, however, is filled with trials and triumphs that many are unaware of. At over 50 years old, Chatri’s past is a testament to his resilience, having overcome the economic crisis in Thailand during…

  • Thailand News

    Ring of legends: Buakaw and Saenchai to face off in unique BKFC Thai boxing match

    Legendary Thai boxers and best friends Sombat “Buakaw” Banchamek and Supachai “Saenchai” Saepong are set to step into the ring under a special rule for the 5th Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) Thailand – Legend of Siam. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 4, at Royal Cliff Hotel Group in Pattaya. BKFC ASIA officially announced that…

  • Thailand News

    Panphet’s mother ‘does not blame’ French Muay Thai fighter for her son’s death

    The mother of Muay Thai fighter Panphet Phadungchai says she “does not blame” French Muay Thai fighter Anthony Durand for her son’s death and wants him to keep fighting. Anthony Durand announced his resignation from Muay Thai on Sunday, following the death of his opponent Panphet Phadungchai on Saturday. Panphet was knocked out by Anthony in the fifth round of…

  • Thailand News

    Muay Thai fighter declared ‘brain dead’ after boxing match with Frenchman

    A Muay Thai boxer named Phanphet Phadungchai has been in a state of brain death for three days after being knocked out by a French boxer during a match on Friday. His family reported that he is no longer being treated with stimulant medication but is still using a ventilator to breathe, contrary to reports online which stated that his…

  • Thailand News

    Muay Thai gym opens som tum shop for income during the pandemic

    Headshot kick knock-out som tum. That’s what happens when Muay Thai boxers put away the gloves and get out a mortar and pestle to smash chillis for the spicy papaya salad. With fewer students participating in close-contact sports due to Covid fears, a Muay Thai boxing gym in the central province of Ratchaburi adapted by opening a weekend restaurant selling…

  • Thailand News

    Professional Muay Thai fighter trains Thai and US troops

    As a special instructor, Thailand’s internationally known Muay Thai boxer, Buakaw Banchamek, has been coaching Muay Thai to Thai and US soldiers participating in the joint exercise Hanuman Guardian 2022, which is taking place in Thailand’s central province of Lop Buri. Buakaw, who is currently an army officer, taught theoretical and practical techniques on Monday in the 31st Infantry Regiment’s…

  • Bangkok News

    Lumpini boxing stadium re-opens tomorrow for online and TV spectators only

    Lumpini boxing stadium in Bangkok is set to re-open tomorrow for its first fight in 12 months, but fans will be unable to see it in person. The stadium, which is owned by the Thai Army, will broadcast the event online and to television audiences as restrictions on mass gatherings continue. Tickets will not go on sale to the public…

  • Covid-19 News

    Officials consider easing Bangkok restrictions, may allow alcohol in restaurants, re-opening of boxing venues

    The government’s Covid-19 task force is set to meet on Sunday to discuss the easing of restrictions in Bangkok, a move which may include allowing alcohol in restaurants and re-opening boxing stadiums. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration will review current restrictions and if any are lifted, that is expected to take effect immediately or early next week. According to…

  • Bangkok News

    Muay Thai trainer opens restaurant to make up for losses during pandemic

    A Muay Thai trainer opened up a restaurant in Bangkok after his Thai boxing camp lost more than 80% of its revenue, adding to business downfalls brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. The trainer, Charoenthong Khunmanee, says the number of trainees also drastically dropped. The gym went from an average of 20 to 30 trainees to only 5 or 6.…

  • Events

    Thai sports minister optimistic about Olympic boxing gold

    Thailand’s minister of tourism and sports says he’s optimistic that Thai boxers will win a gold medal at next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games (if the Games are held at all). Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn visited the national team’s training camp at the National Sports Training Centre in Saraburi province, northeast of Bangkok. He was accompanied by the governor of the Sports Authority…

  • Việt Nam

    Võ sỹ boxing thừa nhận “tự xử” 7 lần một ngày trước trận đấu

    Vào ngày 22/2/2020 tới tại Nevada (Mỹ) sẽ diễn ra trận đấu boxing hạng nặng giữa Tyson Fury (Anh) với võ sĩ chủ nhà Deontay Wilder. Ở cuộc đụng độ trước đó vào 1/12/2018, hai tay đấm đã cùng có số điểm bằng nhau sau 12 hiệp đấu và bất phân thắng bại. Trận đấu hứa hẹn sẽ trở nên…

  • Thailand News

    “The worst type of child abuse” – Doctors call on ban for underage boxing

    PHOTOS: The Nation by Pratch Rujivanarom International paediatricians say getting children to box professionally is “the worst type of child abuse”, and is calling on Thai lawmakers to pass a law banning children under the age of 12 from the boxing ring in order to prevent them from suffering long-lasting brain injuries. The 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and…