The French team at Rajadamnern Stadium
Michael PISCITELLO coveted the Rajadamern belt
Yesterday, the Rajadamnern welcome a kind of return match with the arrival of 4 French boxers on the mythical Thai stadium’s ring. On the 29th of October, Abdalah MABEL tried to conquer the belt against SAIYOKE and some other French boxers fought against their Thai counterparts. This time, in Bankgok, the gods of Muay Thai seem to have pressed the “repeat” button: the belt, once again, remains Thai and only one French victory is to be counted thanks to Remy PARIOT, the same winner who did bring the only French victory one month ago.
Thus, Michael PISCITELLO is not the first stranger who won the belt in Thailand. His opponent, CHINICHAI, directed the fight in a smarter way in order to bring PISCITELLO to the clinch, which is CHINICHAI’s greatest technical strength. Though, Michael seems to be able to beat him mid range, punching frenetically his opponent. Thanks to two-punch combinations, the Frenchman demonstrates his strength: jab-right hook, jab-straight to the body, and jab-uppercut above all. But PISCITELLO does not use angles enough. As the Thai is taller, he constantly catches his prey and turns the rounds into long minutes of clinching in order to win his points naturally. CHINICHAI managed to deceive Michael PISCITELLO who seemed stronger and more resistant though.
The next fight is Raouf BELIOUZ and LAYMANGKORN Chuwatthana’s. From the 1st round, BELIOUZ already gets his arch of the eyebrow opened because of LAYMANGKORN's elbow. He bleeds a lot but he has seen worse. Even if he seems stronger than when he fought at France vs. Lumpinee, his opponent is simply better. The Thai is very efficient: he waits, dodges and counters, blocks and counters, catches and and counters. He also uses tips to cancel the Frenchman’s attacks. On the last round, LAYMANGKORN was still very calm, letting the bout lead him to his victory.
Raouf BELIOUZ and LAYMANGKORN
Then comes Remy PARIOT’s turn. His opponent is YODPAWARIT whom he had already faced last summer for the Queen's birthday. “The Funky Shrimp” (48 kg) takes pleasure on this ring, it is obvious. The Frenchman has a warrior mind. His muay thay is generous and keeping staring at his opponent with a crazy look, he has faith in the blows he throws. For the 4th round, Remy makes his efforts stronger to almost make the old walls of Radja crumble. Each kick and punch is a point for the French side and Remy brings the only French victory.
Rémy PARIOT vs. YODPAWARIT
Indeed, Xavier Bastard also loses his fight even if the victory seemed close. Except a high kick during the 2nd round which makes him dizzy, the Frenchman is quite confident, and remains very active. He uses all the arsenal of Muay Thai : jumping elbows, spin kicks, spinning back elbows (6 or 7 times !). Though, his lack of precision and strength still leads him to a loss. The referees have decided: this is the more incisive YODKRIANGKRAI, his opponent, who wins the fight. The Frenchman’s blows being assessed too feeble.