From Paris to Bangkok with MuayLove: JCS returns to Rajadamnern stadium with his Best of Siam promot
Thursday the 23rd of February sees Jean Charles Skarbowsky bring his French flair to yet again grace the stage of Rajadamnern stadium, but this time it's as a promoter.
Long gone are the days when he graced the ring as a fighter as some of us fondly remember.
This is not the first time he (Skarbowsky) has had the privilege of hosting his successful promotion, Best of Siam at the fabled stadium - this time around it's not on a quite Friday night, rather it's on a hustle and bustle Thursday night regular slotted Rajadamnern calendered show.
There will be lots of gamblers, lots more fans and best of all, Fabio Pinca will have the chance to become Rajadamnern champion at 147lbs.
This is an intriguing fight and also fantastic to see Pinca make a return to the home of MuayThai where he will have the opportunity to challenge Manaowan for his 147lb Raja title.
Pinca has fought a plethora of Thailands best Muaythai fighters over the last decade including, Saenchai, Aegpracha, Saiyok, Kem, Disellek, Attachai and many more - plus he had that truly memorable and thrilling fight against Danthai at Ch7 stadium, back in 2009.
His opponent for this fight and the current Rajadamnern stadium champion is, Manaowan, from Sitsongpeenong gym, formerly known as Manaowan Barcelona gym.
Manaowan was crowned the champion back in May, 2016, when he beat another French fighter, Azize Hlali on points. That victory was on BOS 8 which was Skarbowskys first foray into promoting here in Bangkok.
Can Pinca crown his long storied career in winning a coveted Rajadamnern stadium title - it won't be long until we find out.
The only Thai Vs. Thai bout scheduled for the show sees former Rajadamnern 130lb champion, Kaimookao, who trains out of Petchyindee gym take on Panpayak Sitjaitik for the vacant WBC 135lb world title.
Panpayaks last outing in the ring was back on the 1st of January where he fought Phonaik Mor Puwana. Kaimookao is schedualed to PetUTong Or Kwanmuang only three week before this fight.
In another France versus Thailand affair, Phuket based fighter, Rafi Bohic, who is currently ranked number three at Lumpinee stadium will face off against Singsuriya Sakchaichote.
This fight will see Rafi defend his 140lb WBC world title. Rafi has been busy making a decent name for himself here on the elite circuit in the 147lb division.
Rafi came real close back to being crowned the champion of Lumpinee stadium; where he lost a hard fought batlle with the eventual new champion, Pongsiri. That fight took place back in December 2016.
The next fight sees another Sitsongpeenong gym fighter in action and this time it's the tall and rangy Petchwanlop, who will fight French fighter, Jimmy Vienot, for the vacant WBC 160lb world title.
People may remember Petchwanlop from his fight with the gifted Australian Nak Muay, Toby Smith, who KO'd Petch in their fight on the Songchai TV back in 2015.
In the last twelve months Petchwanlop has had some fantastic battles on the Isuzu cup out at Omnoi stadium.
Mr. Vienot is no stranger to fighting as he has gone too battle with a host of top Thai names including Pakorn, Petchboonchu, Yodwicha to name a few.
His most recent fight was back in December where he scored a beautiful KO victory of Brazilian fighter, Jose Neto here in Bangkok.
In a battle of the big boys, Paris based fighter, Yassine Boughanem, yes he is related to the superstar that is Youseff, his younger brother to be precise will rematch Benz, who is based at RSM academy here in Bangkok.
RSM academy is owned by the managing director of Rajadamnern stadium - Mr. Jit Cheosakul.
These two also met on the BOS show last year, with Benz coming away with the win on that occasion. He (Benz) will be defending his WBC 230lb title - will it be revenge or repeat.
The event will start at 6:30pm and if you are lucky enough to be here in the city of Angels on the 23rd of February come along to catch the sure to be exciting action.
The posters are compliments of Brandon Sivo.