Michael Mananquil Interview


Michael has been around the Muay Thai scene for a while. As one of World Team USA‘s most notable fighters he’s racked up a list of decent opponents, Ra Karma, and Malapet being two. Michael has recently joined the K-1 league and had a hard bout with Scotty Leffler. With World Team USA just a short hop across the bay I decided to see how Michael has been doing.


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. Interesting to hear that he runs 2x week, I feel a lot of people use hyperbole when talking about their roadwork and Michaels cardio is one of his big strengths. I was also wondering why his signature lateral movement wasn’t used in the Leffler fight, that mention of the rule explained a lot. Great interview.

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