Sakmongkol vs. James Martinez


Sorry no Muay Thai Minute today… instead you get a small treat.  For those of you new to our sport this is Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke.  Sakmongkol was the last generation of fighters who fought during muay thai’s golden era.  He’s most well know for this legendary battles with Jongsanan Fairtex.  Their 3rd fight is widely regarded as the Muay Thai fight of the decade. Here is the first round

Sakmongkol has recently moved to the states and is living and teaching in Broomfield Co. at the Zingano Bjj gym. The legend stepped back into the ring last week against contender participant James Martinez.

I’ve pulled the clip off of Sakmongkol’s facebook page.  Be sure to head over to his page and “like it“, the video was originally posted by John Larson.  Many Thanks to John for filming and sharing this. If the person responsible for sharing this clips uploads it to youtube, please send it to me and I’ll be happy to replace this version.

As you can see, he still has it.  For those of you new to Muay Thai… this is traditionally what we call “Cracking the shell”.  Great to see the legend back in action.  He’s going to be fighting Cosmo in the next few months.  I’ll be sure to keep you posted.



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  1. how absolutly demorolising.Who on earth decided that that was a good match between those 2, and why did they even agree to it in the first place??!!! Not even very nice to watch, aside form seeing good techinique cleanly delivered, but delivered against someone who never ever should have been in there with Sakmonkol in the first place

  2. This was not even remotely sporting for Sakmongkol. What weight is he fighting now? I remember years back he fought JWP, so is he in the 150’s now?

    I believe he fought Dekker and Num below 140, correct? Good to see he carried his power to the higher weights.

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