Shout out to my boys back in the Bay! I wanted to write a quick post to congratulate my friend and former trainer Neungsiam Samphusri for his unanimous decision win against Shinchiro Ohno.
Neungsiam fought last weekend in Southern California. The other fights on the ticket were Kaensak Soh vs. Fabio Pinca, Hector Pena vs. Kongnapa.
Tong Po reports:
“Kungnapa won against a very tough Hector Pena (Hector took a lot of left high kicks to the arms) Kaensak loses unanimously- Fabio Pinca …too damn tough- strong and proficient! Kaensak had nothing that for him!”
A very rare right kick
Anyway I know Neungsiam had to change up his fighting style a bit for this fight. In the US, judges don’t always adhere to strict Muay Thai judging. In the end a fighter who is constantly pushing the action is almost always favored. I wasn’t at Neungsiam last fight, but I heard he was doing a lot of countering. Despite clean counters and superior Muay Thai he lost a close decision. Mark who was is always involved in Neungsiams conditioning said; Neungsiam was going to have to change his fighting style to appeal more to western judges and fans.
I hope somebody out there has footage? Rockintaco? Anyway these pics make me home sick. Many thanks to Doreen aka blackwidow for sharing these great pics with us.
Big Congrats to Neungsiam , Bunkerd, Mark and the fight & fitness crew. Miss you guys.