Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Somrak Khamsing, and his fight with Boonlai (video)

Many of you aren't familiar with lots of Thai fighters, so I'm going to keep throwing them at you. I may as well start with the most popular

This is Somrak Khamsing, Thai boxer legend and also the man who trained Saenchai!

Some times his name is spelled "Somluck"

I will be honest and say that I do not know if Somrak had any big titles. I think he was Thailand champion at one point but I cannot be sure. However, he competed often in Lumpini stadium and fought many of the greatest fighters.

Just like Saenchai, Somrak is unorthodox for a Thai fighter, and often throws in Muay Boran techniques when he knows he's got a fight in the bag.

He also had a stint in Olympic boxing, bringing home the gold medal.

Nowadays Somrak has been appearing in movies, releasing music (seriously, he is a recording artist), and taking fights against foreigners who generally can't touch him.

Somrak is way past his prime now, having his glory days over a decade ago. As you can see in the picture, he's not in the best of shape...but he still mops the floor with the foreigners he is matched up with.

The latest rumour is that he will be fighting Jean Claude Van Damme (REALLY: http://muaymag.com/somluck-kamsing-to-fight-jean-claude-van-damme-next-year.html)

Anyways, here is his fight with Boonlai Sor Thanikul (another great fighter who deserves his own post)

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vECE43SAw1E

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