Saturday Night Fights in Saugus, California
by Mike LNg
The World Muay Thai Council (WMC) USA is moving quick since the last WMC USA show. They are staging and sanctioning pretty quickly near back to back events. Apparently the main event on August 14th, 2010 is a World Championship fight for a bona fide WMC world title. Thailand’s own Lom-Esan “The Destroyer” vs. Numpon “The Tornado” are due to battle for the WMC World Welterweight Title Belt though last I checked that title wasn’t vacated willingly or unwillingly. This would mark the first time a WMC world title was matched in the United States albeit with no Americans in contention. I am somewhat surprised that this card has gotten basically no promotion of any kind. And I would honestly be shocked if the entire card does come together as announced with as much Thai talent as there is on this card and the accompanying difficulties inherent in securing visas for all of them. The purses for these titles has to be at a premium as well.
Other Title Main Events:
Sripare “Angel of Death” vs. Sandra “Heart” Bastian
Lerdsila “Mr Lightning” vs. Yusuke Sugawara
Fransisco Ekyotin Vs. Danny ‘Dangerous’ Navarro
Francisco Amescua of Van Nuys Muay Thai vs Armin Safarini of Combat Sports
Michael Ellison of Boxing Work vs. Doug Raver of Team OC
Ruben Lahn of World Muay Thai Gym vs. Oscar Sanchez of OYAMA Team
Jordan Rhines of Doblers Gym vs. Devan Gonzalez of MAFC Gym
Anthony Lahn of World Muay Thai Gym vs Ronald Cruz of MuayThai Academy
Anthony Cordoza of Sityodtong LA vs. Nick Chambers of Throw Down Gym
Hector Godoy of World Muay Thai Gym vs. Angel Meca of Sit Arvut Gym
Vito Funicello of World Muay Thai Gym vs. Erick Gonzales of Throw Down Gym
Interestingly enough there is supposed to be a concert that will also be a part of the entire promotion featuring hed Pe and another band. Looks like this show is trying to secure the guys who forgot 90’s nu metal was over as part of the audience as well.
All kidding aside, the Thais on the card are pretty current and very talented on this event. If all goes well it will be an incredible event with a level of Muay Thai most Americans never get to see in person. But between the concert (complete with headliner and opening band) and the big Thai names on there can it be done with the promoters and sponsors not bleeding money out? For more information here is the link to the Push Kick Promotions site. And sincerely, best of luck to Push Kick in trying to bring this card to all of us.