what football is in the u.s. and soccer is in europe, muay thai (thai boxing) is in thailand. similar to football and soccer, there are millions of fans, and the big fights are transmitted via national tv every day.
many boys start training early in their life, dreaming of once becoming a huge star. while there are many small local training camps and boxing stadions, the big show is in lumpinee stadium and rajadamnern stadium in bangkok. whoever is allowed to box here, has made it. „muay thai champion of lumpinee“ is one of the most prestigious titles in the world of martial arts. so every night, hundreds of enthusiastic fans come to watch the the show.
for the fighters, boxing here is not just an honour and a huge chance – they also know that they do not have much time: successful muay thai boxers are rarely older than 30.