Interview with Nuttadej Vachirarattanawong

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If your a muay thai fan, you should familiarise yourself with Nuttadej aka “Boat”.  He’s a new generation of camp owner and promoter who’ll be shaping and transforming our beloved sport in Thailand, taking it into the future.

It sounds a bit over the top but it’s true.  Muay Thai has gone through loads of changes over the decades.  From it’s heydays in the mid 80’s to it’s new found popularity with the public that’s currently going on.  Where is Muay Thai going? With Lumpini moving, and money being spent on promoting Thai Fight to the masses, where are we going?

It’s this new generation who’ll help steer and direct it’s course for the next 25 years.  As you can see “Boat” is a well spoken and articulate entrepreneur who’s passionate about our sport. As he mentioned he’s a bit of a Muay Thai legacy with his father being the main promoter at (petchyindee) at Lumpini for decades.

I think he’s got our back, Thai Fight is interesting for the masses, but muay thai fans are interested in seeing “real fights…” not fights where you already know the outcome…

I’m heading to Bangkok in a bit so I’ll try to get in an interview with him.  Many thanks to ChampboxingMagazine for the upload!

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    • Hi there yes he did. His whole point, was to not let him fight until the courts and his camp had sorted things out, which was the sensible thing to do.

      However, he made some very valid points. His point was, that for every 20 kids you bring in 1 will become a success. That it’s generally the one fighter who pays for the rest of the fighters. That yes there are shady gym owners, but not to lump all gym owners into that category.

  1. This man really is bringing Muay Thai into the future, for better or for worse, he’s young and he’s gettin it. With this guy and Thai fight soon Muay Thai will be like boxing and MMA. He’s the one who orchestrated the 50 kicks Sam-a call out video. Here’s a sweet press conference for rajadamnern feb 7th superfights, and he’s holding pads too!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7H7aHWGsXM

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