I hadn’t heard of this fight, but ran into it reading Saenchai’s wikipedia page. On July 3rd in 2009 at Lumpinee Saenchai Sor. Kingstar fought both Petchboonchu F.A. Group (rounds 1-3) and Saketdao Petchpayathai (rounds 4-5), video above. Petchboonchu really gives it to him in the first rounds, with an all out clinch attack designed (I assume) to exhaust him. Not sure about the decision, but an odd, anomaly of a fight.
I asked Rob Cox on Twitter if he had seen any other fight like it – let’s face it, Rob has seen everything. He says he hasn’t, though he has heard of it happening in the past. Most interesting though is that there is at least a rumor of talk of a match like this for Pakorn vs Superbank and Thaksinlek. You’ve got to love how close Rob is to the Muay Thai scene.
@_ittu been a bit of talk of maybe setting up Pakon vs Superbank and Thaksinlek, but just talk so far I think
— Rob Cox (@Robbkk) October 11, 2014
With all the Thai Fight type gimmick trends going on, I can’t say that I love the idea, but I do have to say that it is cool to see the Saenchai fight, with Petchboonchu coming out so hard. It wasn’t a show fight.