Originally Posted by learner
Watched a fight which featured Rungrawee (vs Seeoy Sor Soonuntachai) on Youtube last night which a friend had reccomended.
Rungrawee looks the business to my untrained eye but I couldn't help but feel he would last 10 seconds with an aggressive boxer like Barrera in his prime. Thai boxers at the elite level seem very deliberate in their techniques and I appreciate that an elbow or knee could suddenly come from any angle but a Barrera or Tszyu type fighter who is coiled on the back foot with fast hands, great sense of range and distance pushing forward with a truly aggressive mindset would surely school Rungrawee.
Respect to the Muay Thai fighters. Great sense of tradition and pride.
2-3 leg kicks and any boxer who is not also a thai boxer/kickboxer in their spare time would quit, probably wouldn't even get a punch off. those things are like getting hit with a baseball bat. thai fighters spend a lot of time killing the nerves in their legs. that as well as having to worry about getting caught in a plum and fed elbows and knees changes things up a lot.
i agree though, a most of them have bad hands. bad enough to make me cringe and stop watching sometimes.