AEKPRACHA wins the Prince Cup
The MCC Hall at The Mall Department Store Bangkapi, was filled to capacity in a world class production.
The opening fight was under IFMA rules, as part of the ‘Muaythai Towards Highest Recogntion’campaign, between Thailand’s Gumlaipetch Petchsomnuek and the Brazilian boxer Adayton Pareira De Frettas, to promote the amateur side of Muaythai, and also the upcoming World Championships in Russia, St. Petersburg. Showcasing that Muaythai truly has become international, to the delight of the Brazilian ambassador, who was sitting front row, Adayton Pareira De Frettas put in a world class effort, beating his opponent.
The final was set, Aekpracha vs. Thiago. Thailand’s star, coming fresh into the contest, thought that the Brazilian would be a walk over. However, it was five rounds of superb Muaythai, the Brazilian taking and giving back every shot by Aekpracha, and the crowd was cheerin all the way. Both fighters received a standing ovation, and it was Aekpracha who won with a unanimous point decision, making his family, his country and himself proud, by winning the 2012 Prince Cup.