It’s commonly known as the coliseum of MuayThai, a correlated reference to the famous original coliseum in Rome, where gladiators fought with hand held weapons in order to entertain the Roman masses.
Those days of the Roman Empire are long gone but the hallowed walls of Bangkok’s modern day coliseum of MuayThai, aka Rajadamnern Stadium are alive and kicking (pun very much intended) — the gladiators who enter into combat in this arena utilize the science of eight limbs as their weapons of choice.
This coming Thursday night, the 21st of December to be exact, the stadium will celebrate its 72nd anniversary. Yes, incredible, right! 72 years of gloved up warriors climbing over the ropes and stepping into Muay war.
The promoters for the night’s event have amassed a plethora of the sports elite modern day fighters to compete for a multitude of coveted titles.
Two Rajadamnern Stadium belts, two International Boxing Federation MuayThai belts, one WBC MuayThai belt and one Omnoi stadium strap will be up for grabs on Thursday evening — that’s right fight fans, a fantastic array of coveted MuayThai accolades will be available on the night.
The main event sees one of MuayThai’s most exciting fighters, Seksan Or Kwanmaung clash with the current WBC lightweight world champion, Panpayak Sitjaitik — a title that Panpayak will defend in this bout.
To add more spice to this fight: the inaugural IBF MuayThai lightweight world title will be up for grabs on this bout!
Can Seksan overcome Panpayak and take home the WBC and IBF titles, or will Panpayak reign supreme?
The co-main event sees current Rajadamnern super-featherweight champion, Petutong Or Kwanmaung, defend his belt against former two-time Lumpinee stadium Gaonar, from PK Saenchai gym. To add more flames to this potential Muay fire the inaugural IBF MuayThai super-featherweight world title awaits the winner.
The current super-featherweight champion of Omnoi stadium, Rottang from Jitmuangnon will defend his title against Sor Sommai gym fighter, Mongkolkaew. Omnoi stadium have given Rajadamnern special permission to allow his title to be defended outside of Omnoi.
The newly crowned Rajadamnern Stadium ‘fighter of the year’ for 2017, Petwason from Aunsukhumvit gym will take on the mighty Petnangnarm Or Kwanmuang in a fight that will have huge significance in the destination of the coveted ‘sports writers fighter of the year’ award.
Also on the card Matee Sor-Jor Toypadriew will face off against Yodkunsuk Mor ChombuengRajabhat for the vacant Rajadamnern super-bantamweight championship.
If you are lucky enough to be here in the amazing city of Bangkok do not hesitate to come help celebrate this show, which promises to take all in attendance on a thrill ride of exhilarating elite MuayThai action.
To book tickets for the show: Rajadamnern Stadium Tickets
Getting to the stadium: Getting to Rajadamnern Stadium