Sylvie is a Muay Thai fighter from the US and she’s currently based in Chiang Mai. I came across her Muay Thai blog some time ago and started following her Facebook page too. She fought last Saturday at the Loi Kroh Boxing stadium, and I’m glad I was able to make it. I also got to quickly say hi before her fight.
These are some photos I took that night. Sylvie is the girl with the red boxing pants in the last 5 pictures. The previous 5 pictures are of a blindfolded boxing round: basically three boxers with their eyes covered with a sleeping mask threw themselves into the ring alongside with a guy wearing jeans. The boxers punched each other like in a free-for-all (when they weren’t punching the air) and the audience laughed out loud – I’m not sure the guy in jeans was supposed to be punched too, but he got hit (more than) a couple of times. Blindfolded boxing rounds are intended as a break between fights and not as a fight per se.
While I’m in Chiang Mai I want to shoot more Thai Boxing, and I’m already looking forward to the next Muay Thai night.