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Old 10-25-2013, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default how were some muay thai fighters able to transition into boxing so well?

some muay thai fighters looked like seasoned veterans literally 3 matches into their career. sahaprom and payakaroon come to mind. do muay thai techniques really translate that well into boxing?
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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Yes. They're cousins.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:11 PM   #3
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I work with someone with the last name of Macadangdang. It's pronounced just like it reads and I always enjoy hearing from her, so I can think of her name again and again, muttering to myself as I work.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #4
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There's quite a bit of close quarter training in Muay Thai that translates pretty well into boxing; plus the training needed to become elite in that sport ensures that combatants tend to be pretty freaking tough and durable when they compete in boxing.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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Yes. They're cousins.
... Sahaprom and Payakaroo, or Muay Thai and pugilism?
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #6
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I work with someone with the last name of Macadangdang. It's pronounced just like it reads and I always enjoy hearing from her, so I can think of her name again and again, muttering to myself as I work.
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... Sahaprom and Payakaroo, or Muay Thai and pugilism?
If flea was herez be could elucidate...
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I work with someone with the last name of Macadangdang. It's pronounced just like it reads and I always enjoy hearing from her, so I can think of her name again and again, muttering to myself as I work.
Ever make a bang-bang with Macadangdang?
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:46 AM   #8
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Years and years of pro ring experience as well as almost non stop fight conditioning since the age of 8. They're also masters at cutting weight.

By time they make the switch to boxing most are hardened ring veterans with over 200 gruelling pro MT bouts. A good example of this is a famous MT fighter called Sangmanee Sor Tienpo whose pretty much done it all in the Thai MT world 2 days ago announced he's quit MT to join the Thai amateur Olympic team. He's basically an elite level pro fighter before he'd even put the red or blue vest on.....

What most people don't realise although the footwork and science is different the heavy contact sparring MT fighters do is with only fists due them fighting so often they can't risk injury as it would mess up there livelihood. The sparring with feet is very light with an emphasis on speed and technique as they do there power work on the bags and pads. The clinch work which is some if the most exhausting sparring you'll ever do is also only semi contact & very technical to avoid injury. So they've sparred hundred and thousands of heavy rounds with just fists, so are no stranger to the concept. By time they make the switch most are harden ring veterans with over 200 gruelling pro MT bouts.
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