Toyota Cup Tournament July 2, 2010

By Mike LNg

Toyota Cup Line Up

Coming July 2nd, 2010 it looks like the Toyota Tournament is going to be a one day event with 8 fighters. The M-1 Tournament comes July 2nd, 2010 at Nakorn Patom and Live via television broadcast as well.

Promoted by Virat Paianun from Petchyindee Promotions brings Fighters from Thailand, UK, Spain, Japan, Iran, Turkey, Japan and the USA. Some of you may recognize Virat’s name from Lumpinee Stadium promotional activities.

From the photo above it looks like represented will be Arturo Lin, Imran Khan (due to rematch Kieran Keddle from the MSA show), Valdet Gashi , Saenchai Sor Kingstar  Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, Masood Izadi, Piki-nic Peter and, Kevin Ross. The United States’ Kevin Ross looks especially busy these days having fought quite a bit in Thailand since training out of the Sitsongpeenong camp in Thailand.  Kevin is also slated tentatively to participate in the Thai Fight reality TV show and international Thaiboxing tournament along with 15 other confirmed international nak muay.

It’s also been speculated that Pongsaklek Wongjamakm will be fighting Valdet Gashi in international boxing.  Pongsaklel notably recaptured his flyweight title in a fight against Japan’s infamous Koki Kameda. Pongsaklek  first had broad international notice when he first defended his flyweight title against Daisuke Naito with a crushing 34 second knock out.

Saenchai Sor Kingstar of course has been at the top  of most Thailand Muay Thai pound for pound lists in Muay Thai.  Saenchai is best known for fighting and beating international competition relatively easily despite giving up weight in most of those bouts. Petchmankong Petchfergus recently defeated Saenchai so this will be an opportunity for Saenchai to return to form of sorts in Thailand via an 8-man tournament.

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~ by fatsoking on June 29, 2010.

6 Responses to “Toyota Cup Tournament July 2, 2010”

  1. Isn’t that Liam Harrison on the left of the belt (holding the belt)?

  2. Oh that Is valdet!

  3. A few weeks ago during my annual trip to Thailand, I stopped by Muay Thai Plaza and happened to meet Arturo Lin. He was training pretty hard, having fights in Cambodia and Malaysia while awaiting this big tournament.

    He’s a very lanky fighter, Spanish-born but living and training in Bangkok. Good knees, very dangerous with those.

  4. im SUPER excited for this. im rooting for kevin ross 100%. i love that america is being well represented with this one, kevin is a solid tactician with some power – chok dee kevin.

    so gashi is fight pongsalek under international boxing rules? that should be interesting for gashi to say the least.

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