It’s another busy, busy week in the world of MuayThai here in Bangkok — and this coming Friday night will be no exception, with the final of the 65kg MXMuayXtreme tournament set to take place.
The stage is set: two of Scotland’s favorite MuayThai sons will collide to see who will claim the fame, the glory and the accolades on offer! Jessie J once said ‘It’s not about the money, money, money’ but, on this occasion it very much is so — 400,000 ( roughly £9,000) Baht in cash to be exact, that’s what the winner will walk away with, plus a brand new Mitsubishi Triton 4x4 Jeep, valued at a cool 1 million baht!
MXMuayXtreme has taken the Muay world by storm, ever since its inception earlier this year and its concept and operations are run with extreme professionalism, week in, week out!
This weekend’s final sees two of MX’s biggest fan favorites clash in the showpiece bout, and as if this clash is not mouth watering enough, both boys hail, hail (no pun intended bhoys) from bony Scotland.
First up, is the man who has earned the moniker ‘The comeback King’ aka Andrew Miller. Miller has been steadily earning a plethora of new fans over the past six months with his dogged performances on MX and especially one of his fights where he can came from the edge of oblivion to knock his opponent out cold.
His journey to the final was no easy one, having fought three hard fights, the first two against Thai opponents and his semi-final bout being a scorcher, against the highly formidable Lithuanian fighter, Devidas, a fight that Miller took via a gritty points decision.
The Scotsman has unquestionably earned his spot in Friday night’s finale and in doing so, he has a golden opportunity to take home the huge cash prize and the beautiful MX belt.
Craig Dickson has been blazing a trail at MX ever since he was crowned the first ever tournament winner of the 63.5kg event, a magnificent victory earlier this year which earned him a spot in the 65kg event — and a bye into the semi-finals.
His original semi-final opponent, Sanesak, had to pull out through illness, so Sanesak’s compatriot, Navi Jpowerroof, stepped in to face off against ‘The Scottish warrior’. Navi is no slouch, he is in fact a former champion of the famed Rajadamnern Stadium.
A tank could have gone up against Dickson on that night and I don’t believe it would have mattered, as he deposed of Navi in the opening stanza with ruthless precision and with that, it set up the all Scottish final!
As we already mentioned, the stage is set, who wants it more, Dickson or Miller? — we will find out on Friday night at the GMM Grammy studios here in Bangkok.
Let both boys fight well, stay safe, stay healthy and may the best man win!