Thepprasit Stadium in Chonburi - Muay Thai

27 July 2006

Stephen Meikle vs Songphol Sor. Supaporn

Following his win, Stephen reports : "The training for this fight went well and I was really getting pushed hard by the trainers. Turned up to the stadium walked into the changing rooms and two seconds later Albert Kraus walked in with a Dutch boy who was fighting on the show! About a minute after that some big Russian walked in to get wrapped up for his fight followed by Jean Charles Skarbowsky and Wanlop Sitpohlek! It felt really weird sharing a changing room with 3 awesome fighters.

This was definitely my toughest fight so far and was a real step up from my previous fight. The Thai was much fitter and stronger. The 1st round went to him, as did the 2nd and probably the 3rd. In the 4th I managed to turn it with body kicks, teeps and some jumping downward elbows (unfortunatley I didn't manage to get a cut). The 5th was going back and forth exchanging body kicks but my blocking was better and in the last minute I managed to knock him over with a teep as he went for a body kick which put me ahead (as the gamblers roar seemed to suggest this had edged it for me)."