Vs: Re: 27.5.2012 Slamm VII “Holland vs Thailand”
Announcement: Main program: SLAMM!! VII “Holland vs Thailand”
A while ago it was announced that SLAMM!! would return to Dutch soil and as it can be expected from the organisation, they will return once again with the best that Thailand has to offer. On Sunday the 27th of May 2012 a quota of four Dutch fighters may once again try to prove themselves against the top of Thailand, on full Thai rules, five rounds of three minutes, “Knees and elbows, all the good stuff”. Six times already the audience has had the opportunity to enjoy the biggest heroes, such as Buakaw por Pramuk, Saenchai Sor Kingstar, Koaklai Kaennorasing, Saiyok Pumphangmuang, Yodsaenklai Fairtex, Anuwat Kaewsamrit, Bovy sor Udomsorn and Samranchai 96Penang. For the seventh time SLAMM!! will come out with a top line-up.
FMT 5×3 – 61 Kg Ilias el Hajoui (Team Gunyar) vs Pornsane Sitmonchai
A fight which was received very well internationally was the comeback to Europe of the absolute legend Pornsane Sitmonchai. This fighter is very popular in Thailand, spectacular and an absolute must see fighter. The opponent of Pornsane will be the talented Ilias el Hajoui from Team Gunyar who has caught some experience in fighting full Muay Thai fights in the recent past. This happened through ups and downs, a loss in England against the new sensation of Sansiprapa, but in Emmen he surprised both friend and foe by being victorious over Paowarit, who is also part of the Sansiprapa camp. SLAMM!! Now gives el Hajoui the opportunity to prove himself against a top fighter and we all have big expectations about this. Young and upcoming against the established rank.
FMT 5×3 -70 Kg Faldir Chabari (Team Beast of the East) vs Bovy Sor Udomsorn
One of the best and underestimated fighters in the Netherlands: “Fast” Faldir Chabari will fight against the Thai tank Bovy! Chabari is a multiple Dutch, European and World champion at the W.F.C.A. and has defeated many top fighters. The list is just too long: Orono, Albert Kraus, Chris van Venrooij, Omar Amrani, Anthony Kane, William Diender, Gago Drago, Kieran Keddle, Ali Gunyar and Rayen Simson just to mention a few of the names. Because of his style he is not welcome in Japan, but still an enormously good fighter. Technical wise very complete and opposite to that BOVY! “The New Rambo”, S-1 and Rajadamnern champion, with a number of 130 fights and a “stitch count” of around 250, still one of the hardest fighters of Thailand. This man simply steps forward to destroy. Nevertheless his fight against Fabio Pinca in Paris is on the SLAMM!! all-time favorite list. Although Bovy is now a bit older and also had a few losses during Shoot boxing last year, it is always a spectacle to watch him.
FMT 5×3 -72,5 Kg Nieky Holzken (Golden Glory Helmond) vs Nonsai Sor Sanyakorn
In the past four years, he fought 16 fights of which only three ended in a loss: Nieky “the Natural” Holzken! Often boring and superannuated during interviews, but he simply comes to fight and to destroy his opponent as he states himself, but he is actually a pure fighter. Holtzen has absolute KO power and has been successful in several disciplines. Also when it comes to Full Muay Thai he knows how to defend himself, Marco Pique and Ky Hollenbeck got to experience this. His opponent on the 27th of May will be the strong Thai Nonsai Sor Sanyakorn. A bit heavier for a Thai fighter than his compatriots and although he is still young, he is very experienced. Earlier he had already fought in the Netherlands against Mohamed Medhar, whom he knocked out in the fifth round. Especially in the last year he has been very active in Asia and fought against fighters such as Dzabar Askerov and Wayne “JWP” Parr.
FMT 5×3 -67 Kg Mohamed Khamal (Vos Gym/Real Fighters) vs Saiyok Pumphangmuang
The last fight of the night, the absolute hit and possibly already the Muay Thai fight of the year in the Netherlands: Mohamed Khamal vs Saiyok Pumphangmuang. What is left to say about this fight? Saiyok Pumphangmuang is the only Thai fighter who remains undefeated outside Thailand. With a number of 240 fights on his record, the current Lumpini and former Rajadamnern champion, we are speaking of one of the best Thai boxers in his weight category at this moment. This man is simply the real deal in Muay Thai”! During SLAMM!! V he made his debut on Dutch soil and defeated Fikri Tjari, who had made his comeback. Due to circumstances he had fought in the Netherlands more often, but not against the original authorized opponents. It is a public secret that some managers thought that this man was too strong, and therefore they saw substitutes such as Harry Lodewijks and Edgar N’Zunga losing without any chance of winning. During SLAMM!! VI Saiyok Pumphangmuang fought against Warren Stevelmans, but also this explosive fighter wasn’t successful in winning. During SLAMM!! VII however he will have to fight against Mohamed Khamal, who was previously known as “Mootje” Khamal, however it is stated that now he wants to go by the full name of Mohamed Khamal. The little boy has now grown into a man and his improvements are unbelievable. Whereas in 2007 we witnessed him fighting a B-fight in Osdorp, in 2009 he made a complete break-through by being victorious over Anuwat Kaewsamrit. This former fighter of the year lost on points from the upcoming Amsterdam-native, who was able to call himself the “King of Amsterdam” one year later after his memorable fight against Mosab Amrani. In that year he also became the K-1 MAX West European champion. By the end of 2011 he showed that he definitely belongs in the Muay Thai scene by defeating both the English top fighter Liam “the Hitman” Harrison from the Bad Company Gym and Michael Dicks. Supported by Ivan Hippolyte and the gentlemen of Vos Gym he will get the opportunity on the 3rd of March to fight against Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong for the Lumpini title, where after he will face the biggest challenge of his career: Saiyok Pumphangmuang!