Today I was making my way through Sanam Luang and caught a few monks and about five labourers, sitting, crouching and intently waving their arms at a tiny TV set perched on a dirty folding chair. I stopped behind them to check out what was going on. Ah….the weekly fights on Channel 7….
As I’m getting ready to leave Bangkok to start training in Isaan, I realize I’ve been taking a lot for granted. One such thing is the amount of high quality fights there are in this City of Angels. Free ones included.
For those of you who are planning to hit Bangkok, I suggest checking out the free fights Channel 7 hosts in the north end of the city. I suspect they won’t disappoint; they’re broadcasted live weekly.
The energy is good – the studio/stadium/whatever-it-is is packed with loads of shouting Thais and some Falang. If you’re Falang, you’ll be ushered towards a ground level seating area – it’s your choice if you want to hang there or get crushed on the bleachers. Either way, it’s a good time.
Channel 7 Stadium – Bangkok
Behind the old Northern Bus Terminal (Morchit), opposite Chatuchak Park
Tel: (662) 272-0201
Fight Schedule: Sundays, from 1.45 p.m., third Wednesday of each month starting at noon.
For those of you who can’t make it to this end of the planet, there are a number of sites that stream Channel 7 live. These are the best ones I’ve found. Enjoy…
channel 7 website: