12 yr Old Female Fighter PhetJee Jaa’s First Fight in 4 Months [vid] – Feb 2014

This is PhetJee Jaa’s first fight in 4 months, since the Muay Thai Authority ban on mix girl vs. boy fighting stopped her from fighting on Thai TV at...

This is PhetJee Jaa’s first fight in 4 months, since the Muay Thai Authority ban on mix girl vs. boy fighting stopped her from fighting on Thai TV at Aswindum, against boys. Those fights were earning her fame and providing for her family which is trying to build a small gym as a business. She is so good, and so small she that when matched against girls she is only being offered fights way out of her weight class. Instead of fighting boys at her weight, she has to fight girls nearly 1/3 larger, and even those are find. She works out every day and nobody in Thailand wants to fight her. Boys her weight are the only fighters who are at her skill level now.

Westerners may balk at the stoppage in the 2nd round, but when a fighter shows they do not want to fight (even in body language or facial expression), or that they are strongly out classed, it is not uncommon for referees to stop fights in a kind of “what’s the point?” decision, especially in the case of youth.

A few days ago I visited her family at their very small family gym in Pattaya, O. Meekhun. You can read more about the story and watch her mother explaining the situation they find themselves in here.

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A 100 lb. (46 kg) female Muay Thai fighter. Originally I trained under Kumron Vaitayanon (Master K) and Kaensak sor. Ploenjit in New Jersey. I then moved to Thailand to train and fight full time in April of 2012, devoting myself to fighting 100 Thai fights, as well as blogging full time. Having surpassed 100, and then 200, becoming the westerner with the most fights in Thailand, in history, my new goal is to fight an impossible 471 times, the historical record for the greatest number of documented professional fights (see western boxer Len Wickwar, circa 1940), and along the way to continue documenting the Muay Thai of Thailand in the Muay Thai Library project: see patreon.com/sylviemuay

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