In fighting, wins and losses are part of the game. But in Thailand, wins and losses aren’t measured like they are in the West.
In the West, a four-fight losing streak means a fighter is a has been. Washed up, as they say.
In Thailand, if a fighter has the heart—not just the wins—a trainer will invest in them no matter how many times he or she loses.
But there comes a time when a fighter shows so much heart that you have to rally behind him, especially when he’s entering the ring with four consecutive losses.
Enter Messi Sor. Tor. Hieowbangsaen.
Messi has been on a streak of bad luck lately, that up until last night, everyone was hoping he would shake off.
And it looked like he was about to do just that. Messi was holding his own in round one, landing clean punches and kicks when out of nowhere—Bang!
His opponent, Xing Yudi from China, kicked Messi in the groin.
Messi was unable to get back to his feet and was counted out.
Talk about a "Messi" situation.