The number seven reflects perfect equilibrium, just what was held last night in Pattaya at Muay Thai Combat Mania Yokkao 7.
The seventh event by YOKKAO promoted by Stefania Picelli gave the public a extremely balanced fighter matchmaking series, along with all star Thai fighters, fighters representing everywhere: France, USA, Italy, England, Australi and Uganda.
The evening began with the victory of Kamen Picken (England) vs Kom Kop Pechthroungrang of Thailand. Kom Kop is out of the Yokkao circuit due to 3 consecutive defeats. It’s not to blame the strict regulations adopted by Yokkao Boxing: all events by Yokkao host top fights and the best fighters.
“Hats off” to Gery Bavetta, who faced off against a fighter with more than 200 match experience, maybe if he had not read the Yokkao records on Runmai Mo Tammachat, Gery would have entered the ring less “biased” and believed more ‘in victory’. A strong head and belief to win, play a fundamental role in the ring.
In the match up, Thai vs Thai: Silapeth Sor Suradet (Thailand) addressed for the second time Teerawa Sor Surat, two fight schools at war with one another for generations, a match igniting the those gamblers both Thai and farang – Silapeth won again on points.
It’s the time for Lommanee Sor Hirun nicknamed “Killer Elbow”, who literally opened the forehead of American Sylvie Von
Duuglas-Ittu with two powerful elbows in the first round. Sylvie masked in blood decided to continue on fighting. Into the second round, the wound too large the match was stopped with Lommanee winning by TKO. Sylvie brought home two wounds totaling 28 stitches (see photo on right taken by Sylvie’s Instagram Sylvie she writes “I look like an old movie Frankenstein”).
It’s been months since Yokkao Boxing eyes rested on Lommanee who in this event’s case of victory by KO or TKO would introduce her into becoming apart of the Yokkao Fight Team: “Killer Elbow” is the latest addition to the Yokkao Fight Team. On Saturday, February 22 Yokkao Boxing recorded the first ever video introducing to you the strongest female fighter today, in the world of Muay Thai.
Imwiset Pornnarai, fought a hard fight against the lethal Umar Semata taking home another win on points: Pornnarai is now 6 wins in 7 events with Yokkao.
Now time for Ekapop Sor Klinmee who in the pre-fight press conference promised to put down French fighter Geoffrey Rivière by KO, tempers flared the day before the fight. The two entered the ring like two ticking time bombs set on winning the cash bonus by KO. Ekapop tried and failed to to score his third consecutive knockout, Geoffrey fought real well, but the experience of Ekapop predicting the shots led him to win by points
Apidej Sitsongpeenong vs Samuel Andoche has been the center of controversy with an audience who did not agree with the fight’s verdict and Apidej’s victory. Some say Samuel had scored the first and third rounds, others only the third. The judges gave the first and second round to Apidej with the third going to Samuel Andoche .
It was a really exciting match, expect the fight’s video to be released soon. See it first by subscribing to Yokkao Boxing Youtube Channel www.youtube.com/yokkaoboxing
In the co-main event, Suedam Kuanjai fought for entry into the Yokkao Fight Team through his victory. The match with a cash bonus for KO was much sought after in the match with both sides giving everything for the win, with spectacular elbows by Naimjon’s who was a Toyota Marathon finalist .. Suedam came through and won by “clean points”, as the judges say, taking home the win.
Suedam Kauanjai, 18 years of age and a Lumpini regular, joins the Yokkao Fight Team with training details shaping up in the coming months to forge his skills.
Now, the Main Event with KO Bonus: Saenchai, the living legend of Muay Thai and Top Yokkao Team fighter entered the ring to a roaring audience who all stood applauding him in disbelief to see him fight live. YOKKAO 7 crowned the event with a spectacular match: even the most inexperience spectators noticed the difference in weight between the two, Victor who is heavy and unbalanced Saenchai on several occasions with low leg kick forward, but whose technical superiority to Saenchai is hands down his.
Saenchai who sought to win by knockout removed at the end of the second round his ankle supports to make the strongest possible impact on his high kick. Not many people understood this move, Stefania mentioned it and the end of the fight to Saechai who responded with a smile, “I want KO”, something confirmed in the post-fight press conference.
Saenchai won his victory now with 272 wins and 324 matches to his name, the numbers need no further comment standing for themselves.
Yokkao 7 has been a full-blown success, with three spectacular events in three months at Pattaya World Boxing Stadium, with each better than the other.
There is no exception to the thrill and joy the audience found while sitting ringside along the authorities of Muay Thai. For more action to you the adrenaline junkies, Yokkao is bringing the best with final preparations going into the next event Supershowdown presents Muay Thai Combat Mania #Yokkao8 in less than two weeks on March 8th, 2014 in Bolton (England).
*** MUAY THAI COMBAT MANIA #Yokkao7 Results ***
Saenchai PK SaenchaiMuayThaiGym (Thailand) won by points vs Victor Nagbe (Australia)
Suedam Kauanjai (Thailand) won by points vs Naimjon Tuhktoboev (Uzbekistan)
Apidej Sitsongpeenong (Thailand) won by points vs Samuel Andoche (France 974)
Ekapop Sor Klinmee (Thailand) won by points vs Geoffrey Riviere (France 974)
Imwiset Pornnarai (Thailand) won by points vs Umar Semata (Uganda)
Lommanee Sor Hirun (Thailand) won by TKO (elbow cut) in Round 2 vs Sylvie Von Duuglas-ittu (USA)
Silapeth Sor Suradet (Thailand) won by points vs Teerawa Sor Surat
Gery Bavetta (Italy) lost by points vs Runmai Mo Tammachat (Thailand)
Kom Kop Pechthroungrang (Thailand) lost by point vs Kamen Picken (England)