The 12th of August in Thailand marks a very important day for the nation, it is the Queen’s Birthday and the Thai Mother’s day. To celebrate, Bangla Boxing Stadium in Phuket arranged a special fight night in conjunction with the WMC with a focus on Women’s Muay Thai. Gyms from all around Phuket and Thailand were invited to take part and many were fighting for WMC titles. Sumalee Boxing Gym were invited to submit two of our best fighters to the competition, Marcela ‘Baitong’ Sumalee and Craig Dickson (Craig Sumalee).
Craig from Scotland has recently joined our gym as a sponsored fighter. When Craig was asked become a professional fighter for the Scottish Muay Thai Council (at their main gym in Glasgow) he left his studies as a physiotherapist at Edinburgh University to grasp this opportunity. After fighting for SMC for 2 years, the PR arm of a Scottish telecoms company sponsored his training at Sasiprapa Gym in Bangkok. Whilst he significantly benefited from his time at Sasiprapa Gym, he wanted to find a gym which could support him more as a foreign fighter. After a brief period at Koh Lanta Gym he joined Sumalee Boxing Gym at the start of August and will be with us for at least 6 months.
This was Craig’s debut fight for Sumalee Boxing Gym and was one of the last fights of the evening. His knockout in the first round adds to his impressive record. Watch his fight video below!
Our veteran female fighter, Marcela ‘Baitong’ Sumalee was asked to fight against Nongoil Petlatda of Thailand to accompany the WMC fights of the evening. After training very hard for this event her hard work payed off with a win on points, accompanied by some immpresive displays of technique.
Helen Wilson and Jordan Coe, from Carnage Muay Thai in Grangemouth, Scotland in the UK, came to Sumalee Boxing Gym on the very strong recommendation of the owner of another gym in Scotland. Helen is a fitness instructor and has two children. When he arrived with us, Jordan was only 15 years old and celebrated his 16th birthday whilst he was at the camp.
They have both practiced Muay Thai for several years, have several fights to their name and both hold Scottish Championship titles.
Both Helen and Jordan take their Muay Thai training very seriously and came to us in very good condition. They were our first Platinum Package guests and therefore benefitted from a full Body Composition Analaysis and Fitness Test on arrival at the camp. This provided the control measurement against which to assess change.
At the end of their two week stay with us, the same tests were performed and the remarkable differences achieved can be seen below. They went from being in good condition to having the form of a true athelete, demonstrating the effectiveness of the Muay Thai training at Sumalee Boxing gym.
- 2.4 kg
+ 2.8 kg
1 km Run
- 20 secs
Sit-ups (1 min)
Push-ups (1 min)
Kicks (30 secs)
To see how Helen’s training went watch the video below!
To see how Jordan’s training went watch the video below!
During Jordan’s time in Thailand, he decided to have his first full contact fight at Bangla Boxing Stadium in Phuket. He adopted Oron ‘Deachkalon’ Sumalee’s traditional Issan pre-fight dance and even uses his own Kaen (musical instrument), this showed a large amount of respect for his trainer and the gym. He hopes to take this back to Scotland and perform it before every fight! Jordan showed great fortitude during his fight against a much taller French opponent and achieved an impressive TKO in the second round.