Earlier last month, Buakaw’s Banchamek Gym received a jolt of energy with the addition of Muay Thai sensation, Yodwicha Por Boonsit. Come 9 March, the 22 year-old will make his official fight debut as Yodwicha Banchamek at All Star Fight: World Soldier.
Yodwicha is considered by many to be the best of his generation. The lanky 6-footer holds wins over many of the sport’s best including Singdam Kiatmoo9, Petchboonchu FA Group, Nong-O Kaiyanghadao, and even the living legend, Saenchai.
The highly-rated fighter is a Lumpinee stadium super featherweight champion, Omnoi stadium champion, and 2-time Thailand champion. In 2012, Yodwicha received the prestigious Sportswriter of Thailand’s fighter of the year award. The following year, he went on an undefeated run, winning all 7 of his appearances at both Lumpinee and Rajadamnern stadiums.
Yodwicha has remained undefeated since his last loss in April of 2016. He now boasts a long-running 23-win streak with an incredible near 50% knockout rate. At All Star Fight World Soldier, Yodwicha will make his first official entrance into the ring for Banchamek camp where he is expected to deliver nothing less than an electrifying performance.
The Thai phenom will go head to head against Edye Ruiz from Spain in a 71-kg match up. 26 year-old Ruiz is an European Muay Thai and Spanish K1 kickboxing champion who has fought at the elite level against the likes of Chanajon PKSaenchaiGym, Fabio Pinca, and Superbon Banchamek. Holding a record of 60 wins in his 78-fight career with a 22-KO record, the 1.87m-tall Ruiz now will pit his skills against Yodwicha, and show he can hang with the best.
Other than Yodwicha, All Star Fight World Soldier will be headlined by the stars of Banchamek gym including global fighting icon, Buakaw and kickboxing world champion, Superbon. The Banchamek fight team will also be joined by Muay Thai stars including Superbank Mor Rattanabandit, Fonluang Sitboonmee, and Spencer YokkaoSaenchaiGym.
All Star Fight World Soldier goes live on 18:30 local time, Saturday, 9 March at Royal Cavalry 2nd Division in Bangkok. The event will be broadcasted on Channel 3 in Thailand. Admission is free.