Originally Posted by donnie
So whats your guys opinion of the British Muay Thai Scene and our fighters??
Ronnie Green is easily the best fighter we have produced, but dont rate the current lot of liam harrison, dicks, wakeling in the slightest. They try and replicate the thai style to much and become boring. Much prefer the Dutch style to watch then the UK and even the Thai style to be honest
My opinion is all scenes whether British, French, Dutch, Japanese, Cambodian etc. etc. are all inferior or kindergarten in level compared to the Thai scene and always will be.
I felt like you’re trolling but can tell you’re actually not and are serious. I presume you’re a boxing fan not an MT guy so I’ll forgive you’re horrendous blasphemy.
Saying the Thai style of MT is boring is like saying Brazilian football is boring! Muay Thai is and always will be all about Thailand. Each other scene around the world with its fighters can build itself up and compete against each other on the international stage, but the benchmark will always be Thailand and whether an individual fighter can compete on equal levels with a Thai of the same weight.
The UK has actually produced many good MT fighters, Ronnie Green as you already mentioned, the Walker brothers, Peter Crooke, Timmy Izli, Floyd Brown, Kash the Flash, The Harrison brothers, Damien Trainor to name a few from the past and in the current crop standouts are Jordan Watson, and although I don’t like his style too much Liam Harrison between those two which top Thais haven’t they fought….Buakaw, Saiyok, Yodsanklai, Seanchai etc etc. On the last K1 Rising bill I saw a young Brit prospect , things look OK to me. Any country would be proud to call them their own, only a Brit wouldn’t rate them and talk them down. There has always been a constant stream of quality Brits making their way to Thailand even form before the Sandy Holt days. Many famous and not so famous Brits have fought and held their own against quality Thais in Bangkok and in the provinces over the years, some you’ve heard of some are anonymous but most have showed skill, quality and above all true bulldog spirit.
If you want to talk about a MT scene that lacks quality look no further than the USA. I don’t know why but except for a very few standouts the scene is just always well under par. And as for the “Dutch” style I suggest you watch some Kongtranee and Coban fights as they were showing the “Dutch” style long before anyone started using that stupid term. All styles are tiny steams of the great Thai Muay Thai river.
As for boring Thais I suggest you watch the clip below between two top ATGs Sakmongkol and Jongsanan and then go back page by page over this thread where you’ll discover some pretty top draw fights recent and old.
Go make a cup of tea, get comfortable and enjoy:
Recent fight at Omnoi, Phetchartchay vs Hongtonglek:
A great fight from 2010 Pornsanae(red) vs Pakon(blue) (Don’t cut it short watch til the end!)
Two top ATGs going to war in the 90s Sakmongkol (blue) vs Jongsanan (red):
If you find the above “boring” you really are wasting your time watching MT, you should try snuff movies!