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Udon Thani

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It’s fair to say Udon Thani is a city of extreme contrasts. The bus dropped me off at a brand new shopping mall, with a 4 star hotel attached to it but just a stone’s throw from this multi billion Baht development is a street full of dingy bars where local ladies and ladyboys parade […]

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Dare you enter the Kumite1League death pool?

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There are so many MMA promotions now that the sport has become fairly standardized. There’s a bit of variety in terms of whether knees to a grounded opponent are allowed or if the fight takes place cage or a ring. But basically when you watch an event you have a pretty astute idea of what […]

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British boxing

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I’m back in England for two weeks and boxing is big news. When I was young I remember listening on the radio when Frank Bruno fought at Wembley Stadium, and then later watching the likes of Prince Naseem and Ricky Hatton on TV. I moved to Thailand at a time when Hatton was approaching his […]