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 www.roguemag.com : 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 www.istreamyoustream.com.

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.