I did a post on Antuan about 2 years ago… for those new to MuayThai, Antuan is a French national who’s been living and training in Thailand since he was about 11. He’s currently 19, and according the Thailand vs. Challenger website his current record stands at 71W and 20 L, impressive considering nearly all of his fights have been in Thailand.
This bout was part of the Thailand vs. Challenger series; although looks to have been part of the Queens birthday celebration fights last week.
Looking at the size difference, I was actually expecting a little more out of Antuan. I know it’s preposterous for me to make comments like that from the safety of my keyboard… but I felt like with the height and reach and advantage Antuan should have been all elbows and knees.
It is Saiyok afterall, and I guess getting decked by one of his big uppercuts or leg kicks would keep you fairly occupied and off your game. What I was a bit surprised by his hands… they seemed a bit loose. If he’s going to continue to fight in Holland he’ll probably have to work on that.
Anyway, looking forward to more of these Challenger fights. Many thanks to the siangboxing camp for the uploads.