Another slow news day… anyway I was watching this the other day, despite being a few years old it’s still worth sharing. As always many thanks to our community member bsfbkhdj for uploading and sharing these clips.
I would have actually liked to have seen Somrak in his prime. I know Somrak is the shit, but just once I’d like to see him fight someone who seems up to the tasks. I know that’s a ridiculous statement, but I’ve never seen him fight someone who’s on the level. I know Keddle is a good nak muay but I’m looking for someone a whole step better.
Watching Somrak fight is like watching the Harlem GlobeTrotters, you can appreciate it but you’ll almost feel like they fed him this fighter so he could clown him. It’s a shame most of you don’t understand Thai, but the announcer is kind of funny. The expression on Somraks face is classic when the fire works go off, sort of like it was out of one of the rocky movies.
It’s got to be the most frustrating thing to fight him. It’s worth noting Somrak won Thailand’s first ever olympic gold medal in olympic boxing, he’s very much a national hero. The guy can box though… so if he doesn’t want to get hit, you’re not going to… I think I read somewhere Somrak got his skills from his pop… used to train Mae Mai Muay Thai, and fought at all the local fairs.
I’m curious, but who do you think would win student or teacher? If it was a Somrak vs. Sanchai match up?