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On 11/24/2019 at 11:09 PM, Banana36 said:

Hi

So im 12.5stone. Am I considered heavy for a thai fighter? 

My experience from watching fights in Thailand for almost 2 years and training in Thailand for a year and a half tells me yes. 

I go to watch fights in Bangkok quite frequently and I don't think I've ever seen anyone above 72 kilo (if even 72 kilo). I don't have the exact weight classes for Lumpinee and Rajadamnern but mainly it ranges between 48kg and 72kg or around those numbers. Same at MBK for example (but you can see guys weighing around 70). At shows like Max and Muay Extreme SuperChamp etc weights tend to be a bit higher but above 76kilo I'm not sure...

The guys at my gym fight at the national stadia, asiatique, and superchamp and the heaviest (foreigner) is 72kg and the heaviest thai 66kg (he mainly fights 64kg). 

One of my previous trainers who is known internationally (Nonsai sor. Sanyakorn) fought at 165lbs. 

Buakaw, who I dare to say is considered "big", fights around 72 kilo same for Yodsanklai if I'm not mistaken. 

So I would say, at almost 80 kilo, yes you are considered big in Thailand. It doesn't mean though you don't get fights or good training. 

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5 hours ago, Banana36 said:

Just had a read. I dont consider myself heavy as i am 5ft 8 so weight never realy bothered me. I understand that ill probably struggle to get paired? 

It's impossible to answer this as it depends on where you go and what other guys are training where you'll train and whether you'll fight a thai or foreigner. It won't be impossible but it might not be super easy. 

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