The next Pitaktham Birthday Super Fight event is set to take place in Songkhla, Southern Thailand, on Tuesday, August 2. According to an update posted by @muaythairesults earlier this week, the event will host a stacked 14-bout card. The main event will see Sangmanee (Thai: แสงมณี) vs Yodlekphet (Thai: ยอดเหล็กเพชร) in a 140lbs contest.
After a poor run of results throughout 2020 and 2021, Sangmanee’s form finally took a turn earlier this year. A huge win of Kongklai AnnyMuayThai (Thai: ก้องไกล) was followed by a draw against Lamnammoonlek Tded99 (Thai: ลำน้ำมูลเล็ก). In his latest bout, just over a month ago, he defeated Petchmanee Por.Lakboon with a fourth-round elbow knockout at Rajadamnern Stadium.
Yodlekphet has also suffered his fair share of defeats in recent years. Despite wins over Kulabdam (Thai: กุหลาบดำ) and Seksan Or.Kwanmuang (Thai: เสกสรร), Yodlekphet has lost 12 of his last 17 fights. Though the numbers may look like he is far from elite level, on paper it’s evident Yodlekphet is still up there with the best. Losses to Ferrari Fairtex, Rungkit, Rodtang Jitmuangnon and Nuenglanlek are forgivable for fans of the current Rajadamnern Stadium champion.
Despite one of those losses coming against Sangmanee, Yodlekphet has beaten “The Million Dollar Baby” on three occasions in the four times they’ve met. He is also coming off four straight fights (1 draw, 3 losses) against Kaona PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, who is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound Muay Thai fighters in the World today.
The full fight card for the Songkhla Muay Thai show can be found below (via @muaythairesults);
- Baramee Isankuanpring vs KongmuangThai KamnanJirawat (35.5kg)
- Pompetch Por.Nipponpan vs Faipayak Pakbangkakaw (90lb)
- Khunsuek Mor.Hemthanon vs PetchTrangTime BorGor.ChangTrangTime (105lb)
- Petchpathai Bamrungsit vs Morakotlek Mor.Ruamjaipuan (110lb)
- Kritmanee SuanjakCafe vs Sittichai Sor.Dechapan (118lb)
- Pornpitak NakhonSahamitTractor vs Petchnamchai Nor.Thananat (119lb)
- Pudto JitAsaBangkaew vs Singviset PhuketFightClub (114lb)
- Samanchai TBMgym vs Kaopong Sakpinyo (124lb)
- Alek Jitmuangnon (Alessandro Sara) vs Petchtongchai TBMgym (142lb)
- Kompatak Or.Atchariya vs Kongtoranee Sor.Sommai (132lb)
- Hercules Wor.Jakrawut vs Rangkhao Wor.Sangprapai (141lb)
- Seksan Or.Kwanmuang vs Petchmuangsri Tded99 (140lb)
- Kongklai AnnyMuayThai vs Patakthep Pakbangkakaw (140lb)
- Sangmanee PKsaenchaiMuayThaiGym vs Yodlekphet Or.Atchariya (140lb)
How to watch Sangmanee vs Yodlekphet?
The Pitaktham Birthday Super Fight event is set to take place on Tuesday, August 2, in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla. The event is scheduled to start at 5pm Thai local time / 11am BST (British Summer Time). The full event will be live streamed via มวยสด .com and on Facebook.