Loukman the latest Champion tournament winner
Loukman Muengpayalaewittaya schoolbecame the latest 'Champion' four-man tournament winner on Saturday the 8th of June, after beating Petchsornchai TR Insulation inthe final. Loukman instantly became favourite to take the tournament after he demolished Payaktamin Sitkrupian in the opening round of his semi-final fight, almost cutting Payaktamin in half with a vicious body kick to score an 8 count, before finishing him off with a barrage of shots as soon as the action was restarted. Petchsornchai had a tougher route to the final, having beaten Petchprakaew Nonglakkungpao in a gruelling 3 round battle. Loukman also had the edge psychologically with a previous points win over Petchsornchai and with the quickness of his semi-final fight compared to Petchsornchai's it was expected he would be a little too fresh for his opponent. Petchsornchai had other ideas though and looked strong in the first round as he landed with some heavy kicks and used his superior height to control the ring well. Petchsornchai looked strong at the start of the second round two, but it was as the round went on that the fans started to see the effects of his early fight seem to take their toll. Loukman started to look strong in the clinch and finished the round strong. In the final round Loukman looked strong from the off as he dominated the clinch and scored with strong knees. Petchsornchai dug deep towards the end of the round and came back at Loukman with some sharp punches and kicks, but it wasn't enough and Loukman took the decision and the 50,000 baht prize.
Sun. Jun 9th, 2019
Kriangkrai Sor. Kantasee: Two Fights, Two Wins, in Two Minutes
On Tuesday night, Kriangkrai Sor. Kantasee returned to the Max Muay Thai ring for the second time at the Max Muay Thai Fighter show. The 36-year-old fighter-turned-trainer took on the formidable Chokplangrit Sor. Tianchai. It was to be a step up in competition from Kriangkrai's last fight, which he won by elbow knockout within two minutes. Chokplangrit is a monster in the clinch, usually. But Kriangkrai was able to keep the fight on the outside and punish the body of Chokplangrit with punches and kicks. From the start of the fight to the very end--just two minutes, again--Kriangkrai looked dominant. By the end of the fight he had Chokplangrit curled up in a ball in the corner of the ring, and the referee had to step in to stop the fight. Kriangkrai might've been out of the ring for a while, but there's no doubt he belongs at the top of the heap here at Max. We'd love to see Kriangkrai against the very best in a four-man Saturday night showdown.
Tue. Jun 4th, 2019
Laostar Puyfourman No Longer in the Shadows of His Older Brother
Laostar Puyfourman is the younger brother of Mueanglaos Puyfourman, the Laotian superstar that has been in some of the most memorable fights at the Max Muay Thai Stadium and Max Muay Thai Mega shows. For a few years, Laostar shadowed his older brother. He'd been in a few good scraps himself, but he'd always been know as Mueanglaos' little brother. This past Sunday, all of this might have changed. Laostar stepped in the ring against Kaka Por. Pluemgym and had an epic three-round war. It was one of those back-and-forth fights that leaves everyone on the edge of their seats and thirsty for more. It was one of the first times Laostar stepped outside of his older brother's shadow, and it could be first fight in the rise of another Laos superstar.
Sun. Jun 2nd, 2019