Thailand: Foreign Fighters in a Thai Land

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Every year hundreds of foreign fighters travel to Thailand to prove themselves as muay thai fighters. Most lose or aren't taken seriously, often the novelty fight, but a few manage to succeed in impressing the die hard thai fans.

Muay Thai boxing is an ancient fighting form developed in Thailand developed by combining various other forms of SE Asian kickboxing. This brutal sport full of ancient traditions only saw the wearing of modern gloves during training and in boxing matches against foreigners less than 100 years ago where previously only rope-binding of hands was used. Thailand has around 60,000 mauy thai fighters and is the lion's den for anyone wanting to be a success in the sport.
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