Muay Thai Legends - Sitmonchai
In a new series from Fightstorepro "Muay Thai Legends" looks at some of the fighters who have made international impact in the world of Thai boxing. We happened upon an excellent video from Muay Thai Journal on Youtube featuring a fighter who will need little introduction from us. Check that out here but the footage taken at his gym by Scott Marr the owner of famous Boxing brand Boonsport really shows the power of this 60kg fighter! With over 260 fights and multiple titles this Muay Thai legend is one of the greats in the sport and has inspired new generations of fighters all over the globe. Wiki says this about him; Pornsanae began training at his home at age 11 and started fighting shortly after. At age 13 he began training at the Sitmonchai gym.<1> He gained popularity in the early 2000s at both Lumpinee Stadium and Rajadamnern Stadium because of his walk forward fighting style. Some of his most famous fights are against Sam-A Kaiyanghadaogym. Despite losing 4 straight to Sam-A, Pornsaneh got a 5th chance to beat him and he did so by winning a split decision.<2> After losing a decision to Kongsak Sitboonmee in December 2010 Pornsaneh took a break from fighting and spent time at a Buddhist temple and at his farm.<3> In August 2011 he returned to the ring and was KO'd by Palangtip Nor Sripuang. In May 2012 he fought for the first time outside of Thailand when he traveled to the Netherlands to face Ilias El Hajoui.<4> On October 13 he once again left Thailand this time to fight in Australia with Michael Thompson. The fight was a modified Thai rules fight with 4 ounce gloves and was contested in an MMA cage.<5> As UK Distributors of Boon Muay Thai Gear we find this legendary fighter even more interesting due to his obvious love of the Famous Thai Boxing brand thats shows as little compromise as he does!