VIDEO: Fighters Destroy Each Other in Ludicrous Phonebooth Boxing

Published 12/25/2021, 7:30 AM EST


The sport of boxing has been through some bizarre transitions in the past few years. Social media stars and YouTubers are no longer new to the community as plenty of celebs and also MMA fighters have already entered the squared circle. It’s a new trend in the sport of boxing, where non-professional pugilists also enjoy a lot of glory by stepping through the ropes. But the innovation is still far from being over.

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This year, an uncanny boxing event took place in Thailand that saw contenders locking themselves in a phone booth and trading shots. It was quite a sight, but was nothing less than a street brawl. In a short booth, two men had little space to settle. And fighting each other turned it even more intense. Thailand-based promotion Fight Circus had staged several unique fight events in the past and their third installment was no different.

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Per reports, the boxing event was available on an adult platform named Camsoda where Siamese kickboxing and phone booth fighting took place. It seemed to happen in the middle of a street and passersby could also glance at the unique combat testimonial.

The phone-booth fights were reportedly held under lethwei rules, with no gloves and headbutts allowed. Not to forget, the boxers were allowed to throw fists in the limited space, making it hard to defend themselves in the spot.

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Celest Hansen and Phetsan Suwan unveiled a brutal square-off between each other. It also grabbed good views. But the event was far from the reach of traditional combat fans. With a very minor resemblance to pro-coat rules, the event didn’t garner enough limelight despite it’s uniqueness. However, it was a popular showdown and we can see events of such caliber happen more in the coming days.

Is Boxing really in safe hands?

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After the inception of these phone-booth boxing contests and Triad Combat like events, several traditional fans may hesitate to see a bright future for boxing. However, all these independent events have nothing to do with the sport. Although boxers can hang up their gloves and explore these new entities, it will still be far from what pro boxers do.

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Pro-boxing is one of the most popular sports in the world. It has its own work ethic. Henceforth, boxing seems to be in safe hands and the upcoming year can be a massive phase for the entire sport and the combat fraternity.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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