Rodtang and Seksan to rematch at Rajadamnern
Rodtang and Seksan are the last two fighters you would expect to draw criticism for a lackluster performance, but after their match in Songkla on the 16th of August that is exactly what happened.
The match up was one of the most eagerly awaited Muay Thai fights in a long time, both in Thailand and beyond. But the fight itself didn’t live up to expectations as a cautious Rodtang employed a more defensive style, fighting with very little of his trademark aggression.
Seksan was also a lot less aggressive than usual and some fans accused the fighters of just putting on a show and. But both camps were quick to deny these accusations.
Rodtang’s camp claimed several niggling injuries prevented their man from performing to his usual aggressive levels. Coming into the fight just two weeks after a tough battle with English fighter Jonathan Haggerty in ‘ONE: ‘Dawn of Heroes’ it wasn’t an implausible excuse.
In the build up to this return match both camps have been quick to state it will be a more action packed affair this time round. Seksan really threw down the gauntlet yesterday on Facebook where he stayed that if either fighter takes advantage of the fans by not pushing forward and not looking to fight they should donate their entire purse to charity.
The rest of the card looks very strong with several big name fighters on the card. The co-main event sees Sangmanee Sathienmuaythaigym face old foe Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon. With Sangmanee looking to continue his strong run of form and avenge a close points loss to Yodpanomrung, in Songkla Southern Thailand, back in August 2018.
Kiewpayak Jitmuangnon is due to give Chanasuk For Kampanart a three pound weight advantage in their match up, a common tactic in Thailand to even up the odds for the fight.