Hippy Singmanee Vs. Chanlit
By Mike LNg
Hippy Singmanee is a less discussed legend of Muay Thai in Thailand. Of the greatest of tMuay Thai in the 1980s Hippy Singmanee could be included in the top 10 of that company. During his campaign at mini flyweight (105lbs) and junior flyweight (108lbs) Hippy held the Lumpinee stadium champions ships and was virtually untouchable at both weight classes.
Born in Nakarn Si Thammart, Thailand Hippy came from the fighter rich region of Issan. After dominating the flyweights Hippy eventually moved up to fight 20 pounds larger at lightweight where he was less dominant but still could fight memorable fights.
Since that time Hippy has been involved in promoting and in teaching a new generation of fighters at his camp in P. Suwan Muay Thai Academy in urban Bangkok, Thailand. Another former great of Thai Thaiboxers Nungubon who had fought Karuhat, Kaensak and even Saenchai said that he considered Hippy the best of all of them.
Check out Hippy Singmanee in action against Chanlit. Hippy is in red and gold and it should become very apparent why Hippy was such a feared fighter in the ring.
Hippy now teaches the next generation of Thaiboxers at P. Suwan Muay Thai Academy .