This was one of the fights I was most interested in seeing.. Singmanee has just recently come off his Isuzu tournament victory… I was expecting quite a bit more.
He’s a former Raja stadium champ, spent some time, with Chuwattana, then ran into some issues.. I heard he did a stint in prison, but it wasn’t a question i was going to push him on. Then he gave it all up and went to do what seems like all ronin nak muay do, go work for Tiger Muay Thai. When I spoke to him he said he was done, and then he got a call from Kaewsamrit and decided to give it another go…
Which leads us to this fight… pretty lackluster performance. Most of the fighters I spoke with quietly admitted they thought he had lost the bout, that Benoui had done enough. I asked Singmanee what had happened ? He said he thought he had slept too much that day, and felt really sluggish, and dull.