Malaipet Returns to Action

By Mike LNg

Malaipet Returns

When I first got notified by this coming event via David Huey I was not certain what to think.  But apparently this event is really called WMC Full Rules Muay Thai.  It took me  a while to even process who was on the card with WMC and the promoter name  being so prominently displayed on the poster above and beyond even the fighters.  Name marketing apparently is becoming increasingly important to the WMC . The WMC Full Rules Muay Thai event will take place July 18th at Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California.

Malaipet will be returning to action after his April 3rd, 2010 close split decision loss to Christoph Provust.  Malaipet rose to international prominence by handily beating many big name opponents in Europe before settling into the USA and having perhaps his highest profile bout in the USA against Duane Ludwig for a world title bout under the independent sanction of ISKA.  Ludwig would win this bout and largely move on to mixed martial arts competition. Malaipet unlike many Thai ex-pats  moved to international competition after capturing the Rajadamnern Stadium championship at a relatively young age.

Michael Manaquil, former WBC Muay Thai welter weight champion is definitely going to be a test for Malaipet. Coming from World Team USA Manaquil has fought many high level opponents in Ra’Karma Young of Fairtex and Danny Steele. I have no doubts Manaquil will come to the fight certain on making a point and getting a win over Malaipet.

This fight will matter for both fighters.  After some losses and a brief diversion into MMA Malaipet needs to win this for the good of his career.  Manaquil who has been absent from fighting for some time needs this win for mostly the same reasons: to prove that he is still at the top or near the top of his game.

The event will be held at Quiet Canyon in Montebello, California and will range in cost for $20 (Closed circuit TV viewers) to $100 for a ringside seat. At the moment early ticket purchases can be made at A bit early to say for the rest of the card but the main event is a pretty significant one and should hold some drama.  I can remember Manaquil versus Malaipet being discussed years ago but now it looks like fans will finally get a chance to see this contest.

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~ by fatsoking on June 30, 2010.

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