Pattaya Boxing World has opened

An announcement was made at the recently opened Pattaya Boxing World about a number of upcoming Thai Boxing programmes to be held at this enormous venue located next to Mini Siam on Sukhumvit Road. The aim of Boxing World is to help promote and conserve Muay Thai boxing for generations to come. The exciting new programme will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm.

More information: http://www.pattayapeople.com/default.asp?Folder=16&IdArticle=30321

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Buakhao ready for defence

Muaythai star Buakhao Porpramook confirmed he will defend his ThaiFight title next month but will not return to Porpramook gym.

The former K1 champion, who left his training camp earlier this month, said he would take part in the ThaiFight programme in Pattaya on April 17.

“I am confident I will be fit for the event,” said the 29-year-old.

He is now training at the newly-built Banchamek gym, which is named after his surname in his hometown province of Surin.

“I don’t know how much I will get from the fight. But I know I will not box for Porpramook gym anymore.”

Buakhao, who was reported to receive at least 1.2 million baht per fight, won the title in the 70kg division last year. According to the schedule, he will face Mickae Cornubet of France.

Source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/285408/buakhao-ready-for-defence

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Superstar Buakaw goes missing

Muay Thai superstar Buakaw Por Pramuk has gone missing, leading to his two upcoming fights being cancelled.

Buakaw, arguably the best known Muay Thai fighter in the international arena, has been absent from his training camp since Monday, his manager Pramuk Rochanatan said yesterday.

Pramuk said he might have disappeared because of a “personal problem” and not financial troubles.

Pramuk, who has been unable to contact the boxer, said he did not know his whereabouts.

“But I am quite sure that it is not about money,” said the manager.

“He should not have financial problems because he has earned quite large sums. This might have something to do with women.”

The Surin native’s fee is about 1.2 million baht a fight which, according to Pramuk, is split 50:50 between the fighter and his handlers.

Buakaw had been due to travel to Japan with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra this week for an exhibition bout but he could not be reached just before the trip.

His scheduled fight in France next week and an exhibition match in England have been cancelled, said Pramuk.

“It’s a pity because he stood to get about 2 million baht from the two fights,” Pramuk said.

For further information, read: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/283693/superstar-buakaw-goes-missing

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Muay Thai Kru Injured In Road Accident

According to reports on Monday, the Sattahip Police Investigating Inspector Pol. Lt. Saijai Kamjunla were summoned to investigate an accident on Sukhumvit Road.

The mishap occurred on the inbound to Rayong side of Sukhumvit, opposite the Navy Sports Field in Sattahip. The Sawang-rojana Rescue Team was also called for assistance, and at the scene, Mr. Prapart Palee, aged 50, who is a Muay Thai Coach in the area, was found injured, with scratches and scrapes all around his body. Nearby was his blue-black Honda Wave 100 motorcycle, which was slightly damaged.

A green Toyota pickup driven by Navy Sgt. Chanchai Tongtip, aged 29, was parked on the side of the road. The Sergeant stated that he was driving out of the soi, and about to enter Sukhumvit Road, when the Muay Thai Coach tried to take a short cut by driving his motorcycle on the side of the road against the traffic flow. The coach came up on the left hand side of the pickup, and started to turn into the same soi the pickup was leaving, and as the bike was moving too fast to stop, it hit the side of the pickup. The biker was obviously in the wrong, but there was a chance for negotiations, so the police allowed the 2 parties to settle and finished with a police report.

Further information available at: http://www.pattayapeople.com/default.asp?Folder=16&IdArticle=30142

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Pattaya Fight Tournament – April 17, 2012

Pattaya will play host to some of the world’s toughest Muay Thai warriors when the Thai Fight tournament takes place on April 17th 2012.

The competition will be held at Bali Hai Pier and is set to be broadcast live on national TV in Thailand as competitors from around the globe engage in fierce yet skilled combat bouts.

Launched in 2010, Thai Fight is a sports entertainment event that is designed to raise the international profile of the renowned martial art, while demonstrating the important role it plays in Thai culture.

Consisting of 16 competitors, past tournaments have featured fighters from Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia as well as Thailand, including the likes of Frankie Giorgi, Jose Barradas, Fabio Pinca, Dongsu Kim and Kem Sitsongpeenong.

Welterweight and junior middleweight fighters are both invited to take part, with each of the two classes involving eight competitors representing their country.

Organisers are hoping that these tournaments will help audiences appreciate the beauty and power of the fighting style, as well as the need to preserve it in its original state.

Martial arts enthusiasts can choose from a comprehensive selection of Pattaya hotels at AsiaRooms.com, such as the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort.

Full event details can be found at www.thaifight.tv.

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Pattaya Kombat Village


Description
Pattaya Kombat Village is more than just a Muay Thai gym. It is a fully functioning MMA centre offering Muay Thai, Western Boxing, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, MMA, Kickboxing and Krav Maga.
Kombat Village caters for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced/Professionals. First timers are completely welcome.
In terms of facilities, Pattaya Kombat Village has 3 standard size Boxing Rings, an MMA Cage and a fully equipped Bag Area.

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Furthermore, they have a weights gym, a sports massage centre, a sauna, rooms and accomodation, a restaurant, and a healthy bar. Plus – free wifi!
They also have a sports shop so you can buy all your boxing and MMA equipment including gloves, customised shorts etc, as well as protein and dietary supplements.

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Pattaya Kombat Village is a true professional grade, all-in-one Muay Thai/boxing/MMA club that caters for people of all abilities, whether you’re a first timer looking to improve your fitness and have fun, or a professional looking to sharpen up your technique.

Prices:
1 hour private lessons cost 1000 baht. View their website for further pricing information.
Location:
Pattaya Kombat Village is located at Darapan 3 Kaotalo Soi 8 – 93/123 Moo 11
This means it is on the ‘other’ side of Sukhumvit Rd, known as the ‘darkside’.
Below is a Google May of Pattaya Kombat Village (“B”), in relation to Walking Street (“A”)

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Website:
http://www.kombatgroup.com
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Golden Glory Muay Thai in Pattaya

Formerly known as Scorpion Gym, Golden Glory Pattaya is centrally located, has two rings and the difference between it and many other gyms is it’s focus on one-on-one sessions rather than group classes.

There is also a shop onsite that sells Twins and Windy clothing and equipment.

Golden Glory Pattaya are a branch of the world famous kickboxing gym from Holland, Golden Glory.

History

Scorpion Gym opened in Pattaya in 2004. The camp was created by Dutch champion Rosalie Berghuis (Champion WMC, Champion Theprasit Stadium, 26 fights) and her husband Somphot Thotla (Lumpinee Champion, 300 fights). In 2007, Scorpion Gym was rebuilt with two big boxing rings, six punch bags and rooms. The main trainers were Somphot Thotla, Ekapon Junk (366 fights, World champion) and Jaroenwit (250 fights).

Professionals fighting out of Scorpion Gym were Yodchatpol (Champion Stadium Theprasit), Yodsankeang (Lumpinee Champion in Boxing), Numeechai (Radja champion) and Yodsenchai (Lumpinee Champion, World Champion). But what made Scorpion Gym famous was it’s owner, Rosalie Berguis, who gained many victories in Thailand.

However Rosalie Berguis is now a young mum and subsequently has decided to put her career on hold.

In March 2010, Bas Boon, the founder and one of the managers of Golden Glory in Holland, puchased Scorpion Gym and renamed it “Golden Glory Thailand”.

Pattaya represents an excellent location for Golden Gym fighters because they often fight K-1 tournaments in Japan, only a few hours away from Pattaya.

Heavyweight wrecking machine “The Demolition Man” Alistair Overeem trains at Golden Glory Pattaya often, so too does Errol Zimmerman and Gokhan Saki. Expect to see Semmy Schilt, Nicky Holtzken, Chalib Arrab, Ashwin Balrak and the rest of the Golden Glory team there too!

Long time trainer Jaroenwit continues to work the pads at Golden Glory, so too does Changpuek Kiatsongrit (9 times World Champion).

Golden Glory Gym is sure to gather alot of attention in the months and years ahead as it mixes Muay Thai technique with Dutch kickboxing talent and financial backing. Now Fairtex is not the only place in Pattaya where you can train with champions!

Location

Thappraya road, Soi 15, 308/45 (Pattaya)
Nongprue, Banglamung,
20150 Chonburi Thailand

Below is location of Golden Glory Pattaya (B) in relation to world famous Walking Street (A)

External Reviews
http://fightpassport.com/muay-thai-training-journals/scorpion-muay-thai-gym-review
http://muaythailand.com/camps/scorpiongym/index.php


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