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Contender Muay Thai - Channel 4

Postby PaulMarsh » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:01 am

So, a long time after it was filmed, the Contender Muay Thai has appeared on UK screens.

Did anyone (apart from me!) see it?
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Postby Marty » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:46 pm

I thought it was pretty good, but why call it the contender when John wayne parr and Yodosenklai (sp) were there >.>

I know its so we get to know them, but arent/werent they both world champs?
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Postby SpugFab » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:52 pm

Steve Forbes who was runner up on the second series of the boxing Contender had previously held a world title too.
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Postby Muay Jin » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:19 am

Yeah, it sounds a bit silly doesn't it, any good fights?
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Postby PaulMarsh » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:44 am

spug_myers wrote:Steve Forbes who was runner up on the second series of the boxing Contender had previously held a world title too.


I know.

They even had Robin Reid on the UK Boxing Contender, a former World Champion, well into his 30s, who was simply looking for a last pay day. Some contender!

Sky Sports Prizefigher night earlier this year actually fulfilled the role of the Contender in a lot of ways. Lots of short fights between either up and coming boxers or club doormen types looking to go professional.

The winner, Martin Rogan from Belfast, subsequently was offered a fight with Audley Harrison............

The English guy in Muay Thai contender, David Pacquette, runs classes at this club in London:

http://ko-muaythai.com/ko/
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Postby PaulMarsh » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:47 am

Muay Jin wrote:Yeah, it sounds a bit silly doesn't it, any good fights?


Not yet.

The two thus far were pretty one sided.

I think this was because of the need for 'balance'.

Rather than pack the show with top fighters from Thailand, eastern Europe etc, they had a guy from Canada and one from the USA who were both defeated pretty easily.
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