The final instalment of the 2016 series of champions shows at Lumpinee looks set to end the year on a high
Christmas is coming, but here in Thailand there won't be much snow or the red claret of Santa Claus's bright suit, but that won't stop claret of another kind flowing at Lumpinee stadium on Friday the 9th of December.
The stadiums famed champions show takes place that night and the line-up which has been released is a truly scintillating one, one that will keep MuayThai aficionados talking for hours about the intricacy of the match ups.
The great news for fans who are not lucky enough to be physically in the vicinity of the stadium, is that six of the shows main fights will be broadcast live on Thai TV, via Ch5, so get your streams ready boys and girls.
Now back to the line-up:
The main event for the show is a match up made either in heaven or hell, it depends on which way MaungThai's elbows flow! MuangThai will face off against the beast from Jitmuangon gym, aka, Yodpanomrung in a fight for the Thailand 140lb title. Both camps have agreed on a weight of 136lbs for the fight.
The prelude to the main event sees a battle between two of Thailand's biggest promoters, with the jewel in the crown (No pun intended) of Petchyindee promotions being represented by Petmorakot from Petchyindee gym, and Manasak from Sor-Jor-LekJitmaungnon will represent Kiatpetch promotions. This fight is set at 138lbs.
Another incredibly exciting fight added to the card sees the current Lumpinee stadium 126lb champion, current sports writers fighter of the year and possibly the current pound for pound champion, Panpayak, from Jitmaungon gym facing off against the current Ch7 stadium 130lb champion, Rodlek, aka, the man of steel. For this bout, Panpayak will weigh in at 127lbs and Rodlek at 129lbs.
Next up sees the stadiums current 130lb champion, Neungranglek, from Jitmuangon gym defend his title against Saen from Parunchai gym. Saen is a former Lumpinee 126lb champion. Saen will have a 1lb advantage going into this bout.
Ex Kiatpetch gym superstar, Mongkolchai, will make his return to the big time with a daunting bout against PK Saenchai gym star, Prajanchai. This fight is set at 121lbs. Mongkolchai is an ex Lumpinee and Ch7 stadium champion and in recent years has being boxing for the Thai Army team after they paid a substanial amount of money to have him on their team.
The next fight is a battle of the big boys and sees the current Lumpinee stadium 140lb champion, Chamuaktong, who now trains out of PK Saenchai gym defend his title against the formidable Chujaroen, who himself, only 11 months ago was a Lumpinee 135lbs champion.
Parunchai gym star, Singh, never one to shy away from a battle gets an immediate rematch with former Lumpinee champion, Petdam. Petdam made light work of Singh recently at Rajadamnern stadium. This intriguing fight is set at 124lbs.
Current Lumpinee 118lb champion, Gengkart, will fight Petsiri gym warrior and ex Rajadamnern champion, Sprinter. This fight is set at 119lb, so no title defence from Gengkart for this bout.
The first title fight of the nights sees two of Thailand brights young talents in Kiew from Parunchai gym and Petpalin Singbangsan squaring off for the Thailand 112lb title.
The link below has all the details on ticket prices and the location of Lumpinee stadium
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