About Author

Born in upstate New York Matt Lucas moved to California in 2004. He eventually settled in the Bay Area and began training at Pacific Ring Sports under Mike Regnier and Ganyao Arunleung where he stayed until 2015. He currently lives in Bangkok, Thailand and recently published his first novel, The Boxer’s Soliloquy.


  1. Nice! Good on Kevin Ross, seems like a nice bloke and is willing to step in with anyone. Doing great things for American Muaythai.

    *The Thai interpreting needs a little work though ;)

  2. kevin ross is a great fighter, but sometimes I think he rushes his career to much. Why not first beat some internationally known names and THEN fight a top-level Thai fighter. This way he can build a repuation for himself, which would help getting fights.

    Joe “what I earned in my last fight was a louzy” Schilling should fight a worthy opponent from Europe to prove himself. Beating Kaoklai was in my eyes not really an acclompishment as he was one head taller, and probably around fifteen kilos heavier.

    • I deffinitley understand where you are coming from Surin, it was never really about rushing my career, from day one it was always jsut about taking the fights that come my way and always looking to fight people better then me, is it the smartest or safest way? Of course not, but I wouldn’t be where I’m at today if I was looking for the safe, career buliding, fights all the time. But yes I deffinitley agree with you, thanks!

      • Nice to get a response from the man himself! I really think you can be up there with the best of European fighters (and Thai fighters as well). I think people would want to know you here if they have seen you fight. I guess your a loyal guy, but did you never think about joining a bigger gym (in Holland for instance)? You would get fights very often I think, and you could also stay loyal to FTR.

      • Im waiting to see you on,”Its Showtime” fights sometime soon.With your punching ability I could see you demolishing some faces over there.

        I think those dancing girls might distract you a little though.

  3. I am thinking probably because his is maximizing his window of opportunity. Not like these guys are springchickens like we accustomed to seeing in BKK, i think Kevin even started MT in mid-twenties. Window opens..take it..wont come again in life…win or lose its a chance to learn and improve. PLus now the hope is he can get fights with some of these international guys on a regular basis after the exposure.
    Hey its filling seats now and we all revved up; I think the next generation of fighters coming up the ranks may have the luxury of planning their career, though, Surin

    • You are right. I just have the feeling he’s not getting the maximum out of his career, since he is a great fighter. Hope he will fight Liam Harrison. that will surely open windows. Any plans for that?

      • yes there’s been talks of it for a few years now, just a matter of it getting set, I know that we are both up for it so hopefully it will come together

    • Don`t knock the guy too badly, its just one event. I don`t agree with certain things that transpired, but he is passionate about what he does, and works hard for it and sometimes that`s how it shakes out.

        • Exactly, he says dumb stuff all the time.

          “Nobody can argue that those are the best Thai’s in there weight class, they are.” Just 1 of his many overstatements based on ignorance.

          Maybe Kaoklai is the best at his weight, but that’s not saying much. He made it sound like he just beat an elite Thai. Langsuanlek on the other hand isn’t top 30 or 40 at his weight. He was only there because the Sasiprapa guy had some pull.

          • Well Saketdao and Saenchai are definitely two of the top boxers from Thailand. Funniest part about that statement to me is that they fight in the same weight class, so they can’t BOTH be the best lol. Anyway it was a good show with good fights. I’ve watched Kevin’s fight with Saketdao several times just out of appreciation for the contrasting styles. There’s no top Thais at Schilling’s weight but it would be nice to see him fight Levin or have a rematch with Marcus, like I said I think he is a good fighter. Langsuanlek is not close to the best at his weight but he is a good fighter and was winning that fight until Romie found that uppercut. Was a good match regardless.

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