Contender Champion Yodsaenklai defends WMC World Title in Singapore

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jurong East Sports & Recreation Center will explode on Wednesday 17th of September with muaythai big wigs such as Yodsaeklai, Madsua, Naruepol, Soren and Zig Zach, all fighting on the super star encrusted fight card. The main fight is Contender and WMC World Champion Yodsaenklai versus WMC-S1 Kings Cup 2007 champions Madsua for the WMC World Title. This will be an all out war as the best 2 Thais battle it out in a 6 by 6 meter ring. If that is not enough, the fight that everyone wanted to see in the Contender house will become a reality at this event with Soren Mongkontong going face to face with Naruepol for the WMC Intercontinental Title. The pride of Singapore Zig Zach will take on the Japanese champion Takeshi. The winner of this fight will be eligible to fight for the WMC Asian Title.

To set the house on fire, there will be 2 female world-class fights with Tiana Tiger Caverley the WMC Intercontinental champion taking on Nam Kang from Thailand, and Natalie Zoukatas the 2006 Swedish Champion taking on Lisa from the United Kingdom for the WMC European Title. The undercard will feature fights Singapore versus Singapore to determine who will fight in the next international WMC event. Please check out or call 6382 2235 for ticket inquiries. Fights will start at 18.00 sharp with the international program kicking off at 20.00. If you have not had the chance to see Yodsaenklai, Soren or Naruepol fighting live, then this is something you definitely DO NOT want to miss! Other entertainment on the night will include the Miss Round Girl competition, lucky draws and VIPs will be given a special VIP goody bag and the chance to mingle with the fighters at the after fight party! Be there!

Yodsanklai in Fairtex 'Fantastic Five"

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Hot Muaythai Property. Over the decades Fairtex has produced some of the greatest Muaythai champions.

Today the top Fairtex fighters are the hottest property in Muaythai and renowned as the elite champions for the new generation of 21 st century Muaythai superstars.

Meet the Fairtex 'Fantastic Five" at the two training camps at Bangpleeyai (near to Bangkok) and at Fairtex Sport Club & Resort in popular Pattaya Beach.

  • "Sugar" Kaew Fairtex (126 pounds) is Thailand's current Feather Weight champion. Known for his sensational elbow strikes and KO punches. He's fighting heart's as strong as his good looks. A superb ring master who always attracts a huge gallery of fans whenever he fights.
  • "Computer Wizard" Yodsaenkrai Fairtex (147 pounds) is so perfect in his fighting technique that the Thai sports newspapers call him the "Computer Wizard". Heading for a world title in the welterweight division. One of the great fighters in the modern era of Muaythai.
  • "Mr Magic" Naruepol Fairtex (140 pounds) is a consistently outstanding contender with superb kicks. Tall and slender he's difficult to fight. He's also regarded as a master technician of the ring.
  • The champion fighter Atachai who has been voted as Thailand's fighter of the year is regarded as one of the most talented fighters at both Rajadamnern and Lumpinee stadiums. He's a fighter that is the epitome of pure class in the ring - a magnificent tactician with stoic heart and great determination.
  • Teelak is a special fighter that gets better with every year in the fighting ring and is at his peak. A ring master of all the weapons and packs an arsenal that makes him a winner.

Yodsanklai Fairtex past fights with Favre

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The fight took place in May, a couple of months after he beat the shit out of Rafik Bakkouri. Watching this fight I can’t help but think this is a new form of tourism? You get dudes who pay big money to go on canned hunts so they can bag some big game, maybe this is the latest craze… get your ass beat by a Muay Thai champion.

Seriously though how heavy is this guy? I heard Rafik paid something like 100,000 baht or about ($3,300) for the privilege of taking one of Yodsanklais knee in his gut. I’m sure this guy had to plunk down a little more. (charge by the lbs) If any of you feel like loosing some loot, just pop down to Pattaya, throw down a side bet of 100K+ and you too can get your ass handed to you!

I don’t know much about Favre… I don’t know what his deal is but I’m not sure what he got out of it? I know there are a lot of people out there who are looking to collect Thai scalps… yeah I was in Thailand…trained and beat a Thai.

Yodsaeklai, Lamsongkram, Both Defend Titles

Monday, June 23, 2008

Thai superstar Lamsongkram Chuwatana won every round against French champion Farid Villaume to easily defend his WBC MUAYTHAI Middleweight crown in Montengo Bay Jamaica last night (20 June)

Lamsongkram broke Farid's right rib cage in the second round with punishing knees. He then extended his advantage to run out easy winner on points.

On the same card WBC defending super welterweight champions Yodsaenklai Fairtex proved far too strong for Malaipet Team Diamond.

After three lightening and entertaining rounds that had thousands of Jamaican's cheering, Yodsaenklai work like a precision fighting machine totally eclipse Malaipet who was unable to continue at the beginning of the fourth round after sustaining a serious cut under the eye caused by elbow strikes.

The third WBC MUAYTHAI World Title was won by Super Cruiserweight Australian Steve McKinnon, who showed great courage to triumph over Dutch toughman "bad boy" Ashwin Balrak.

McKinnon started strong and never let up to win the vacant title by a comfortable margin.

Yodsaenklai: The Pride Of Muay Thai

Monday, June 16, 2008

The pride of Muay Thai Yodsaenklai Fairtex has made a huge contribution to promoting Muay Thai worldwide after becoming the first winner of Contender Asia.

Yodsaenklai Fairtex became the first champion of the Contender Asia - the world's first Muay Thai reality show - last week. The victory is a huge boost for both the Thai traiditonal martial art and the fighter himself. The show, which was filmed in Singapore for two months, has helped promote Muay Thai worldwide and made Yodsaenklai famous on the international stage.

"Foreigners know me better now," said the 158-pound Yodsaenklai who took the winner's cheque of 5 million baht. The 22-year-old boxer adds the Contender Asia trophy to his collection of titles which include three Lumpini championship belts in 105, 147 and 154 pounds and WBC Muay Thai 154 pound belt. "Joining the Contender Asia was a great experience for me. I can now speak English a bit after staying there for two months," said the fighter who normally speaks Northeastern dialect as he is a native of Nong Bua Lam Phu's Nonsang district.

It was his older brother Yodkangwan, a former Muay Thai fighter, who inspired him to take. Because of his big physique compared to Thai standards, he stands 171cm and weighs 72kg - it is difficult for Yodsaenklai to find a Thai opponent.

"I have not fought a Thai opponent for about one year," he said. "There are few Thais at my weight."But he has turned this obstacle into opportunity. He has fought abroad and also tried K-1. "Taking on foreigners is not that tough, but can be difficult. up the sport. Because their family was so poor, Yodsaenklai had no choice but follow in the footstep of his brother to make a living.

"I took up Muay Thai when I was eight because of my brother and poverty," he said. Yodsaenklai has fought for four camps - Saknipaporn, Sith-Khru-Od, Petchyindee and now Fairtex. His technique is second to none with his powerful hands and elbows his most dangerous weapons. "I can fight them but sometimes the referee does not understand Muay Thai rules,"he said. He says K-1 is difficult for him because the knee and elbow are not allowed. However, the sport is much more lucrative than Muay Thai. He also earns more when he takes on a foreigner in Muay Thai.

The Pattaya-based boxer receives around 85,000 baht per fight against a Thai opponent but gets in the region of US$10,000 (about 320,000 baht) against a foreigner.

With the Contender Asia title under his belt, he believes his handlers can ask for higher fees. His promoter Banjong Busarakamwong agrees. He says his boxer could get up to US$15,000 from his next fight against a Russian opponent in a World Muay Thai Boxing Council (WMC) championship in Sweden.

A fee is split 50-50 between Yodsaenklai and the Fairtex camp (50% goes to Yodsaenklai, 20% to his camp, 20% to his promoter and 10% to his trainer), and the boxer himself is satisfied with the share. "It is not a problem for me because I stay at the camp for free," he said. After all, each fight fee is huge compared to a mere 20 baht he received from his first fight at a temple fair in Ban Na Dee in his hometown.

Yodsaenklai has fought 213 fights with a record of 163-44-6 (45KOs). He plans to box for another seven years. By that time, he will be 29 which may be too old for the sport.

Understandably, he feels grateful to Muay Thai which has given him and his family a better life. He has given most of his prize money to his mother who has lived in Bangkok since she divorced his father many years ago. With the Contender Asia crown, his life will certainly become better.

Yodsaenklai on WBC Muaythai Titles in Jamica

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Three WBC MUAYTHAI World Titles head a super card spectacular scheduled for Kingston, Jamaica on 20 June

The event is one of the biggest professional Muaythai events ever staged outside of Thailand and features the top WBC defending champions Yodsaenkklai Fairtex and Lamsongkram Chuwattna.

Fresh was winning the Asian Contenders TV series against WBC Australian rival John Wayne Parr, Yodsaenglai will take on USA-based Thailand superstar Malaipet Team Diamond.

While the undefeated and undisputed WBC champion Yodsaengklai is heavily favored to retain his super welterweight crown, Malaipet has been training hard for his one shot at the prestigious title.

Yodsaenklai is also booked to fight Dutchman Marco Pique in he huge Holland V Thailand WBC MUAYTHAI World Championships to be staged in Holland on 30 November. The SLAMM WBC promotion includes several world titles with the match-ups featuring the best Thais and Dutch Muaythai fighters. But this month the eyes of all Muaythai fans are focused on he big Jamaica event that has fight fans in the Caribbean buzzing.

Promoter Dennis Warner said the build-up in Jamaica had been sensational. ?There?s a lot expectation with the big names like Lamsongkram and Yodsaenklai certain to draw a big crowd?

Middleweight champ Lamsongkram will have to be at is best against French superstar Farid Villaume, who is known for his lightening KO punches. Lamsongkram is famous for his strong grappling and is the master of the elbow weapon.

The Super Cruiserweight WBC World Championship also holds a lot of interest with top ranked Dutchman Ashwin Balrak matched against Australian Steve McKinnon for the vacant title.

McKinnon has taken the WBC limelight from fellow countryman Natham Corbett who has been unable to defend his WBC cruiserweight belt.

Yodseanklai: Contender Asia Talks The "Diamond" Challenge

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Yodseanklai Fairtex is officially the nicest guy and friendliest champion in Muay Thai. He can easily replace Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state any day. In a sport usually highlighted by boil over rivalries you couldn’t find a friendlier approach talking about your opponent. Rumour has it the Thai diplomatic service has earmarked him for life after Muay Thai.

However don’t let the boyish good looks and soft spoken words fool you- Yod is looking to save something special for his “Diamond” assignment. It’s been a while since this international super star of Muay Thai has fought a fellow countryman.

In his own admission, Malaipet who he considers a “very good” friend will receive special treatment when the WBC super welterweight world title goes up for grabs. The Jamaican extravaganza packed with world title fights, will feature the Yod V Malaipet fight as the headline act. Underlining this will be John Wayne Parr and Marco Pique!

It’s like when Metallica opened for Guns N’ Roses at Joe Robbie stadium back in 1992. It won’t get any better than this!

Malaipet in his interview about Yod and his preparation spoke of respect for each other ability and being the humble Thai he is, Yod is of same thinking. Best of mates, he promises something “special” on the night. After all this is a “Diamond” assignment- not any old fight.

He will be taking wing to Sweden next Saturday for a WMC world title fight and then fly to Jamaica to face Malaipet. As usual he took a few minutes off whilst on a heavy pad session to speak to ROGUE insider.

Without further talk let's get right into the walk....

Q. You have Malaipet for the title coming up; who has promised a “memorable” fight- do you think you can KO him?
A. If I have the opportunity it will happen. Yeah we will see, if it happens it happens. I like that- he has promised a memorable fight, I can say the same.

Q. Are there any weaknesses you see in Malaipet you can exploit- if so what are they?
A. To be honest hardly any, Malaipet is a good fighter I like his kicks. He’s a great fighter- so not many weaknesses

Q. In the past, after Andy Souwer you said you didn’t have any particular game plan- is it the same or anything different for this fight? Have you got a “special” game plan?
A. Same, I just train hard and plan to win. If I do what have trained for and execute the plan—don’t want to give too much away but I am very confident of winning.

Q. Some people argue that you depend too much on your left kick and hard punches, anything different this time? Will we see Yod throw any elbows?
A. I will be fighting a Thai not foreign fighter so I am sure you will see something different. It will be exciting, watch the fight and you will see what will happen!

Q. Will you fight anymore Thai "top-guns" anytime soon, more action at home?
A. There could be more fights with Thai fighters in the future but see how i go first, yeah i think i have more fights to come soon.

Q. How as the whole experience of “Contender- Asia”? Did you enjoy it and tell us about the victory against John Wayne Parr?
A. I had good time and good experience. The victory was amazing for me, it was a dream come true to me. John is a good fighter and good friend. The whole show was great and I will remember it forever. I loved every minute of it!

Q. Does that mean you have edge over Malaipet and better prepared for the fight than him?
A. Malaipet is a great fighter I will find out in Jamaica I guess…

Q. How has your training gone so far, also you fight in Sweden soon- will that help in your build up for Jamaica?
A. I am always training hard and fighting every month. I am looking forward to Jamaica it has been a long time since I fought a Thai fighter, so I am very happy to have this fight in Jamaica.

Q. Lot of people and fans speak of Jamie Ong- you are good friends with her, do you think she will make a good ring card girl? What outfit will she look best in?
A. Ah yes.. He He Yes, she is a beautiful girl and would look good in anything. Very beautiful girl and like i said before to you we are very good friends also...

Q. Do you think she will be good in the ring under full Thai rules- maybe against….?
A. I don’t know- we might have to find out I guess, why don’t you set up a fight, I can be referee! He He He

Q. What are your prediction and any message for Malaipet- who will be reading this for sure…?
A. He is a good friend and I wish him the best. This fight will be one to remember, please everybody- watch this fight we want to have a great fight and may the best man win!

Q. Thank you very much for your time and any final thoughts?
A. To all the fans, please watch the fight and thanks for supporting me, please read : I love it, try and have a look when I am not training at Fairtex. If you can get some nice pics of Jaimee on the website..He He He...Thank You!

Yodsaenklai Fairtex, Defends His Title in Jamaica

Saturday, May 24, 2008

200 Million Viewers world-wide recently tuned in to witness the #1 Muay Thai fighter Yodsaenklai Fairtex take the title on The Contender Asia, Muay Thai’s first reality-based television series on AXN Asia.

Facing off against the legendary John Wayne Parr from Australia, who is also on the Jamaica Fight Card, Yodsaenklai had the crowd in the arena and at home whipped to a frenzy as he dominated the match using his renowned roundhouse kicks, precise timing, and accurate boxing. This explosive and exciting fighter will now defend his WBC Muay Thai Super Welterweight Title in one night of fist fighting fury and action as one of 9-Title bouts, on Friday June 20th at Jamaica’s Trelawny Stadium. RISARC, Dennis Warner, and InSync Productions will play host to this highly anticipated Weigh-In Conference and Muay Thai Champion of Champions Fight and Expo during this year’s stellar 4th Annual CCGI Celebrity Golf Tournament and Muay Thai World Championship Fight Night.

Muay Thai Boxing, The Art of the Eight Limbs is the Thai name for a form of hard martial arts practiced in several Southeast Asian countries, and is the national sport of Thailand. Since the 1990s, Muay Thai has quickly become a global phenom and has been featured in numerous films and television programs. Featuring graceful and aesthetic rituals, the sport also utilizes punching, kicking, clinching and elbow techniques that are not allowed in western boxing matches. It is not uncommon to see a knock-out during a Muay Thai fight.

Yodsaenklai Fairtex is the current World Muay Thai Super Welterweight Champion and the winner of the prestigious Lumpinee Stadium title in Thailand. He will be one of 18 professional Muay Thai fighters, representing 9 countries including USA, Thailand, UK, France, Canada, Australia, Japan, Holland, and China, through a grueling full rules battle to win a title. According to the buzz already generated, the fight card is possibly “the greatest fight card in 15 years outside of Thailand”. The fight will be streamed live via online pay per view on

The 9-Title bout Muay Thai Champion of Champions Fight Night on Friday June 20th at Jamaica’s Trelawny Stadium, includes some of the top ranking contenders: WBC Muay Thai World Super Welterweight Title: Yodsanklai Fairtex-Champion (Thailand) vs Malaipet Team Diamond (USA-Thailand); WBC Muay Thai World Middleweight Title: Lamsongkram Chuwattana-Champion (Thailand) vs. Farid Villaume (France); WBC Muay Thai World Super Cruiserweight Title: Aswin Balark-#1 ranked (Holland) vs. Steve McKinnon #7 ranked (Australia); IKKC Muay Thai World Cruiserweight Title: Clifton Brown-Champion (Canada) vs Kaoklai Kannorasingh (Thailand); IKKC Muay Thai Women’s World Lightweight Title: Germaine de Randamie-Champion (Holland) vs. Julie Kitchen (England); IKKC Muay Thai World Light Heavyweight Title: Manu N’toh-Champion (USA) vs .Vicente Vielvoye (Holland); IMTC World Super Welterweight Title: Baxter Humby-Champion (USA-Canada) vs. Jiangtao Dong (China); IKF Muay Thai World Middleweight Title:John Wayne Parr (Australia) vs. Marco Pique (Holland) and IKF Muay Thai World Super Heavyweight Title: Rick Cheek (USA) vs. Patrice Quarttron (France).

Yodsaenklai on WBC Announces World Title Events Dubai - Jamaica - Holland

Monday, May 12, 2008

World WBC MUAYTHAI Super Welterweight Champion Yodsaenklai Fairtex? the winner of the Asian Contenders - will defend his WBC title against USA-based Thailand superstar Malaipet Team Diamond in Kingston, Jamaica on 20 June.

Yodsaenklai won the Asian Contenders final in Singapore beating Australian John Wayne Parr on points is a rematch of their WBC world title contest on the Gold Coast in Australia.

Yodsaenklai is also scheduled to meet with Dutchman Marco Pique (Holland) in Almere Holland on 30 November in a SLAMM WBC championship promotion.

The Jamaica event will be one of the biggest Muaythai championships to be staged anywhere in the world, according to WBC promoter Dennis Warner, who is also scheduling major WBC MUAYTHAI events in Nevada and California.

On the big Jamaica card WBC Middleweight champion Lamsongkram Chuwattana will defend his title against French superstar Farid Villaume (ranked #5).

As well, the Super Cruiserweight WBC Interim World title will be contested between Ashwin Balrak (ranked #1) and Australia?s Steve McKinnon (#7 ranked). McKinnon impressed with his non-championship challenge to fellow countryman and current WBC Cruiserweight belt holder Natham Corbett.

In Macao on 30 May International Top Star Promotions will stage the World Super heavyweight title featuring Europeans Alexei Ignashov (Belarus) and Tomas Hron (Czech) for the vacant title. On the same card the World Super Middleweight Championship will be fought between Prince Hamed (NZ) and Srdjan Spirk (Croatia) for the vacant title.

The WBC will hold its first Muaythai world championships in Dubai in the World Trade Centre on 13 June .

Russia?s outstanding Muaythai combatant Ramazan Ramazanov will fight for the WBC Interim Super Cruiserweight title against Holland?s Rodney Faverus. The winner will fight the winner of McKinnon and Balrak Interim title contest in Jamaica to unify the division.

The Genius Promotions event in Dubai will also feature the WBC Lightweight World Title in an all-Thai championship showdown between Kongpipop King Boxing and Saenchainoy Toyota Rayong. The card also features Big Ben (Thailand) againsts Kieran Keddle (UK) in a 67kg international match-up.

Rumble Of The Kings - Yodsaenklai Wins

Thursday, March 6, 2008

K-1 Scandinavia / Rumble of the kings 2008 Rumle of the kings / K-1 Scandinavia is probably the second largest K-1 event in Europé. It's been held in about 5 consecutive years and usually serves as a qualification tournament to either the K-1 Max or WGP events.

Superfight: Yodsaenklai Fairtex vs. Levin Artem Being a WMC world title fight, the fight is introduced with both nationalities national anthem. WMC is the biggest and most acknowledged thai boxing organization in the world. Before the fight both fighters dance the traditional Kru Muay.

Round 1
There's a big height difference between the fighters, almost 20 cm. Levin begins pretty hard and lands several techniques, Yodsaenklai seem totally unaffected though. It's impressive to see how Yodsaenklai can take hits without it showing in any way in his face. Levin is most active in the round, but Yodsaenklai still seem fully in control.

Round 2
In the second round Yodsaenklai begins more active, and suddenly Yodsaenklai KO:s Levin with a right hook. It takes a long time before Levin is unaffected.

Also presented was the Beautiful Boxer, Nong Tum Fairtex Nong vs Pernilla Johansson

Weigh -in video can be viewed at:

Results of the Quarerfinals and other fights are as follows:

Elias Daniel vs. Joakim Carlsson
Winner Joakim Carlsson

Mattias Karlsson vs. Marcus Öberg
Winner Marcus Öberg

Dzhabar Askerov vs. Jordan Tai Winner Dzhabar Askerov

Marco Pique vs. Bruce Mcfie
Winner Marco Pique

Semifinal: Joakim Karlsson vs. Marcus Öberg

Round 1
Both fighters are really focused in the beginning of the round. They throw hard and well aimed techniques at each other. The tempo is mid pace and it's hard to see a clear winner of the round.

Round 2
In the second round Joakim increase the tempo and Marcus adapts. Both fighters have a really tight game and are hard to hit. In the middle of the round the tempo falls back to mid pace, and the fighters begin to look tired. In my opinion Marcus seem to be somewhat better, but Joakim has shaken Marcus a couple of times.

In between rounds Marcus is bleeding from the nose.

Round 3
The tempo in the fight has dropped somewhat, but every technique is delivered hard and precise. This is a very nice technical fight. In the middle of the round Marcus is beginning to take the lead, I don't think Joakim can win the fight. Joakim gets a standing count, and after a few more punches the fight is over.

Both fighters seem really happy and tired after the fight. They're obviously still good friends. The decision must be hard for the judges, as it takes some time to present it. The result is announced as a draw and one more round will separate the fighters.

Round 4
The tempo is back up and Joakim begin to take command with some hard punches in the beginning of the round. Marcus seem shaken, but gets back in the game. After a minute the tempo goes down, the fighters are tired! These are good fighters, but no matter how the fight ends, the fighter going to the final will have a lot of recovery to do. In the middle of the round Marcus seem to be getting the upper hand again.

As the round ends both fighters are super tired and Joakim ends up on the floor. Marcus Öberg is announced as the winner.

Semifinal: Dzhabar Askerov vs. Marco Pique Entering the ring Marco seem relaxed and self assured, Dzhabar seem focused.

Round 1
Both fighters come out focused delivering hard techniques. Marco is longer and has a better reach. In the middle of the round Dzhabar is beginning to get a bit mad for some techniques thtat Marco delivers good. Dzhabar catches Marcos front kick and sends him flying for the floor. At the end of the round Dzhabar seem to be a bit more in control of the fight.

Round 2
Both fighters have increased the tempo, delivering a good fight. This is also an even fight between two skilled fighters exchanging hard techniques. It's a good round, but it's hard to say so much about it.

Round 3
The third round looks much like the other rounds. Towards the middle of the round both fighters increase the tempo, knowing the need to assure a win. A time out gives the fighters some room to breath while Dzhabar is being patched somewhere around the eye. The last minute must become explosive!

Now it's a frenzy, Dzhabar almost pushes Mrco out of the ring, he's stressed about his bleeding eye and wants to end the fight. It will be another fight hard to judge. It's draw and a fourth round will take place.
Dzhabar may have a problem with his cut around the eye.

Round 4
Both fighters are tired but give all that they can. Aftera a sweep that sends both fighters to the floor the fight almost continues MMA-style. Dzhabars eye is being wiped again. Towards the end of the round Dzhabar lands a hard spinning punch, possibly giving him the win.

Dzhabar is announced the winner, the cut above his eye might strongly affect him in the final though. But as Dzhabar says after the fight "I don't care, I'm not a girl!".

Superfight: Virgil Kalakoda vs. Ole Laursen The South African boxer Virgil enters the ring really relaxed, singing and dancing, taking his time. Ole from Denmark seem more focused when he enters and almost looks like he's a thai, all oiled up. It's funny to see the different types of bodies the fighters have, compared to Oles extremely ripped body Virgil amost seem to have the body of a young boy.

Round 1
Virgil look real easy on the feet, dancing and boxing. Delivering many techniques while Ole seem passive. There's not so much energy in the fight so far. I'm not sure what Ole is up to, he's usually a much better fighter than this. Ole has a bandaged knee, maybe it's an explanation to why he's passive.

Round 2
In the second round the fight is becoming somewhat more interesting when Ole begins delivering more. Virgil doesn't hardly look affected by the fight, while Ole begins looking tired. At the end of the round Ole gets a standing count for just taking punches, Ole thinks it's bull shit though.

Round 3
This is another fight. Ole is suddenly in the fight giving Virgil a hard time. Ole seems to be boxing to much though, considering he's facing an experienced boxer. In the middle of the round it's harder to see who will win this fight.

This also becomes a draw, on to round four!

Round 4
Ole comes out hard, but suddenly backs in pain. He must be having problems with his knee. It's a rather even round, with both fighters landing punches and Ole some knees and kicks. At one point Ole goes down on one knee, due to his knee problem. Later Ole jumps away on one foot, no longer able to stand on one leg. He gets a standing count that ends the round. Virgil obviously wins the fight.

Final: Marcus Öberg vs. Dzhabar Askerov Swedens hope to be in the international K-1 circus 2009 stands and falls with Marcus Öberg. Dzhabar seemed really strong in the earlier fights, but the cut above his eye migh pose a problem.

Round 1
1 minute in to the fight Dzhabar is bleeding a bit, but Dzhabar has already showed that he's not to play with. Both fighters deliver a good fight and keep calm. The fight is stopped so Dzhabars cut can be taken care of. Towards the end of the round Dzhabar seem to get tired, and Marcus probably won the round.

Round 2
In the beginning of the round the Swedish crowd yells Dzhabar, somewhat surprisingly. Marcus holds a tight guard against Dzhabars punches, and lands some god knees and kicks. Marcus probably won this round too.

Round 3
Both fightes come out hard but a minute into the fight the match is stopped, Dzhabar is bleeding to much. None of the fighters seem happy about it, but Dzhabar is crying and throws Marcus off him when Marcus tries to comfort him.

Swedish Marcus Öberg (Mamas boy for you who saw the pre fight interviews) is in the K-1 Max Final 16 and the Contender Muay Thai!

Phon's Gym Fighters & Yodsaenklai Fairtex

Friday, February 29, 2008

In 2007 Aaron Marshall, Coquessa Jones and Pamorn Martdee ventured to Fairtex in Pattaya whilst staying in Thailand; Invited by the World Famous ‘Beautiful Boxer’ Nong Toom a good friend of Pamorn; the trio were to spend a rare 2 days and night tasting what Fairtex training and luxury was all about.

Upon arrival to the bustling busy streets of Pattaya it was jaw dropping when the huge building came into view…An almighty resort with the label that is ever growing and rapidly making a name for itself throughout the world of sports today-Fairtex.

This place is probably one of the best places in the world if you want to indulge in 5 star luxury accommodation, tennis, basketball, fitness facilities, swimming pools and of course Muay Thai all in the one time! It is absolutely complete and houses some of the greatest fighters today including Steve Wakeling, Nareupol, Kaew, Nong Toom, Attachai and newest Contender Asia and WBC Muay Thai World Champion Yodsaenklai Fairtex.

Training was a nerve wracking experience; to start off with the three began their training,
Unfortunately all other stars had already finished for the day… Nong Toom watched over them carefully lending a helping hand here and there.

It was only until the next day that the three got to first meet Yodsaenklai and Co.

Having the opportunity to train alongside them in the ring and watch the ‘Computer Wizard’ and his golden left kick and left hook in action.

Pamorn took on both Nareupol and Attachai in grappling and learnt a few new tricks in doing so! All were very friendly and at the same time very amusing…Especially Yodsaenklai! -The funniest thing about him was that he had never ever seen himself on the internet (namely Youtube) in his whole lifetime; even though there were thousands of fan made highlights of him kicking ass!

Pamorn took him into the internet café and typed in the search bar and played some videos away. Yod was absolutely awestruck and at the same time couldn’t believe his eyes at what he was seeing!

The time came to say goodbye and the experience of making new friends with the Fairtex trainers, Yodsaenklai, Attachai, Yodvisanu and Nareupol was all the part rewarding.
All had such a bright, charming and caring nature and taught the three some excellent new tricks of the trade that would sure come in handy…

Phon’s Thai Martial Arts would especially like to thank Nong Toom, Mr. Bunjong, Mr Anthony Lin and all at Fairtex for providing our trio with such a professional and pleasurable experience.

16 Fighters of the Contender Asia including Yodsaenklai from Thailand

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

16 fighters of the Contender Asia 2008. 16 fighters from 12 countries. The more detail about each fighters will be available soon. Here we go:

  1. Alain Sylvestre from Canada
  2. Bruce Macfie from Australia
  3. David Pacquette from England
  4. Dzhabar Askerov from United Arab Emirates
  5. James Martinez from USA
  6. John Wayne Parr from Australia
  7. Naruepol Fairtex from Thailand
  8. Jose Pitu Sans from Spain
  9. Rafik Bakkouri from France
  10. Sean Wright from Scotland
  11. Soren Mongkontong from Australia
  12. Trevor Smandych from Canada
  13. Yodsaenklai from Thailand
  14. “Yukay” Joakim Karlsson from Sweden
  15. Zig Zach from Singapore
  16. Zidov Dominik from Switzerland