Post-Match Brawl Erupts Between Foreign Fighters After Thai Boxing Showdown in Phuket

Patong, Phuket– A post-match fracas erupted at a Patong boxing stadium following a Thai boxing contest between competitors from Russia and Ireland.

The incident, which originally took place on May 26th, gained rapid attention after viral footage circulated across various social media platforms.

The disorder began shortly after an Irish boxer was declared the victor of a closely contested match, sparking confrontations between supporters of the Russian and Irish athletes. The skirmish escalated onto the boxing stage, where it continued until intervention by stadium security personnel and local law enforcement.

In a statement to the Phuket Express, representatives from the Sports Authority of Thailand’s Phuket Office confirmed that the two boxers involved had reconciled with a handshake, bringing the official proceedings to a close. Despite this, clips of the disturbance continue to be widely disseminated online damaging what the Sports Authority of Thailand called the world-class image of Thai boxing in Phuket.

The Sports Authority of Thailand’s Phuket Office is currently undertaking measures to address the conduct of certain individuals who, though not participants in the boxing match, ascended the stage and engaged in the altercation, thereby violating spectator regulations.

The individuals involved, as seen below, later gathered at a district officials office and hugged and apologized for the incident. The names and teams of the fighters involved, or gyms they may have represented, were withheld by relevant Phuket authorities.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.