MuayThai on the Brain
|Pic is Ray as the centre-fold poster pullout of Thai boxing bible Siam Weekly|
Former MuayThai champion Melissa Ray decided to stay on in Bangkok after her retirement, and this blog brings her love for the city together with her passion for sport. It's a great read with posts on self-declared 'super-pimp' turned politican Chuvit Kamaolvisit mixed in with reviews of all the boxing stadiums, and fight highlights.
Ray does go back to the UK occasionally, but reading these posts you can't see her love for Thailand disappearing anytime soon ...
|Creegan on left squares up against Elaine McElligott via Irish Examiner|
You might well be wondering what pandas have to do with MuayThai, or indeed why there's a big Toblerone bar on Creegan's boxing shorts but you'll have to read the blog to find out.
An Irish fighter, she moved to Thailand earlier and has been fighting, and getting to know the joys of a Thai gym one bruise at a time. Includes a great post with photos on fighting at festivals with this: "We were told the minivan was coming at 6…….2 hours later it will be here in 20 minutes……we eventually left at just before 9pm. But before that Jun came knocking to say that the promoter had no gloves for the fights!!".
|Screen shot of MuayEireann homepage|
Medical advice and video interviews with some top trainers mix in with psychology. Yes, psychology. There some involved you know, it's not that easy to beat down the "flight" part of "fight or flight".
Do you know any websites or blogs looking at women's sports? Let me know, I'm happy to promote them here.