Best of Siam 2 November 22nd Updates
By Mike LNg
The Best of Siam 2 card appears to have been fleshed out and many changes in names and matchups have since happened since the first news of Best of Siam 2. The card now features the headline fight between Damien Alamos and Saenchai and other top tier current Thai Thaiboxers. The main event matches the hype with Damien Alamos being of course the current super lightweight champion of Lumpinee Stadium and Saenchai being a multiple time Lumpinee champion and international champion and widely regarded as pound for pound best in the world.
Also on the card, Omnoi Stadium mainstay Saksongkram will fight Yetkin Ozkul instead of the first believed Sam-A. Ironically, back in September 2012 Samart Payakaroon wanted to match Saksongkram against Damien Alamos. Samart was quoted as saying to Muay Siam magazine that if Alamos could get past his fighter Saksongkram then and only then could Damien be considered worthy of the Lumpinee Stadium championship.
Petchaswin will fight Bobo Sacko. Petchsawin has fought Andrei Kulebin in the recent past and actually was doing quite well when he had an apparent delayed reaction knock out and literally fell in the ring. Having not seen Petchsawin, since it will be interesting to see how he performs in his bout against Sacko.
Hichem Chaibi will also be returning to Best of Siam 2. In the last Best of Siam event Hichem fought Sudsakorn Klinmee. Chaibi had a very spirited and actually competitive at times outing against Klinmee. Across the ring from him will be none other than Dejrit Popthiratum, the Weber tournament fighter who vanquished Chanchai Kaewsamrit by knee knockout back in May 2012. Dejrit was ranked at number in Rajadamnern Stadium ranking as recent as June 2012. In short, he’s no joke.
Bobo Sacko is a very tall 147lbs fighter at 5’11” and has been matched tough including Fabrice DeLannon who Sacko beat to win the 67kg France Class A championship against in 2011.
Part of the promotional team (and legend in his own right) Jean Charles Skarbowsky launched a contest to boost the event. The first place winner will win two tickets to the event and a promotional poster autographed by the fighters. The second place winner will win one ticket to the event and an autographed poster.
The rules are simple, show them that you’re completely Muay Thai and your photos holding their sponsor product Nak Muay liniment oil. Voting will be open to the public, the photo that gets the most facebook likes wins. The votes end November 15th at 8:00 pm.
Also of note is returning French Muay Thai fighter and one of their nation’s most decorated veterans Farid Villaume. Villaume built his reputation steadily in France then Thailand winning S-1 tournament titles and numerous world titles. This will be his first return bout since 2010 where he outpointed Mousa Konate for a win. Antoine Pinto will be opposing Farid Villaume and has also collected multiple title wins. Notably Pinto is Villaume’s junior by over a decade though Villaume, unarguably has the better record. Whether the age matters or the experience does will be determined.
Check out some of the promotional clips The Best of Siam 2 Team has assembled below.