Monday, June 15, 2009

Fight Video/ Fighter Profile: Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke vs Jongsanan Fairtex

Highly regarded as one of the best Muay Thai fights ever: Watch Sakmongkol vs Jongsanan #5

Sakmongkol and Jongsanan were both champions during the most competitive eras of Muay Thai history. They both met in the ring several times, culminating in 8 fights with Jongsanan reportedly winning 5 of them.

This particular fight is one an example of a what I mentioned in the last post: A fast paced-back and forth showcase of technique from the 80's and early 90's. These guys don't waste anytime hitting the crap out of eachother (although this posted version is a songchai broadcast version...which tends to cut the fight to its most exciting parts).

Distance: There's a reason why our class preaches using proper distance...Notice that once either fighter got too close when delivering punches they would switch right to using brutal elbows. Something to think about

Anyways, Enjoy!

Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke:

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 150-165 lbs
Club: Songchai Boxing
Record: 250 fights- 190 Wins

- Two-time Lumpinee Champion
- WMTC World Champion 70kg 1997

Jongsanan "Wooden Man" Fairtex

Height: 5'8"
Weight: 154 lbs
Club: Fairtex
Record: 98-28-0 (23KO's)

- 2x ISKA World Champion
- IKKC Junior Middleweight World Champion
- IKF North American Champion
- 2x Luminee Champion

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