As in any sport and probably more so in Muaythai due to the rigorous demands on the body and spartan training regimes, the guys at the top rarely stay put for a long length of time. There is constant change in names vying for the top and many don’t last the course.
So who are some of the names to watch out for now, with the potential to be the Anuwat’s, Saenchai’s, Buakao’s of tomorrow? Bearing in mind that there is never any certainties in the sport and fighters can lose their form or motivation long before they have reached their full potential. Here is a list of a few of the potential stars of tomorrow, currently making waves on the Bangkok fight circuit.
Petpanomrung Sor Thamarangsi
Hailing from the renowned Kiatmuu9 camp in Buriram Province, Petpanomrung has a classic, stylish, technical style that has seen him already start to amass a solid collection of titles, while still in his teens.
Petmorakot Wor Sangprapai
This young Ubon Ratchathani native has already drawn comparisons with one of the earlier greats of the sport Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn, due to his freakish height and strong clinch and knee game.
Ekmongkol Gaiyanghaadao gym
Ekmongkol has shown a steady, strong development in the sport, beating most that are put in front of him and showing a strong fighting spirit in every performance.
Chokpreecha Kor Sakunsua
Every era has it’s great punchers, the kind of fighter that has the ability to end a fight in one shot, that can turn what looks like a sure defeat into a win with a single crushing blow. Chokpreecha, has shown already he has the power to be the next big hitting star and is already seeing big crowds drawn into Lumpini stadium to see if he can get the K.O or not.
Petsakon FA Group
Petsakon looks to be following in his famous stablemate Petboonchu’s footsteps with two title wins in his last two fights, but he is doing it his own way, with a silky, sharp, technical style.
Superbank is one of the hottest young names in uberpromoter Songchai’s stable of fighters. His performances in the previous year that saw him take the Ratchadamnern Mini-flyweight belt, were instrumental in his gym winning the gym of the year award for 2010
Superbank’s stablemate Lamnamoon has been another of the talented young fighters on Onesongchai promotions that has shone in the last year, showing some sublime technical skills and a heart of a lion.
Prajantchai Por Petnamthong
Prajantchai is another of the shining young talents showcased by Songchai Ratanasuban, that has been making big waves on the scene in the last year. Known for his sharp technical skills and solid clinch and knee game and the ability to be able to take the action up a notch or two, whenever it is needed to get the win.
Thongchai is a fighter that has come to prominence in the last year, known for his height and strength in the clinch and solid knees that have seen him beat off the challenge of many other young up and comers.
Yodwicha Por Boonsit
Yodwicha is another strong young talnet that has shone through in recent months, like Thongchai using his height well with a strong clinch and knee game.
Pompurn has come on strong in recent months with some solid wins against some big names and taking the Thailand title in the process.
The-lek Wor Sangprapai
The-lek has caught the attention of the fans from a young age, with his relentless action packed style that sees him go on the attack right from round 1 and has seen him nicknamed Samson 2, after the legendary Samson Isarn ‘Sanmuangnoi Lukjaophomehesak’
Detkart Por Pongsawang
Detart has made big waves since exploding on the scene last year. The 18 year old Udon Thani native has beaten pretty much everyone put in front of him and picked up two Ratchadamnern titles in the process.
Following on from this, don’t forget to check back on mymuaythai, to see each fighters profiles in more detail.