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    At a few points it's mentioned that a majority of the opponents found for the foreigners are just guys that work at the stadium, fighting to give these tourists an opportunity to get in the ring despite being about 30kg too heavy for the biggest career Thai boxer.
    Kid, what is the heaviest weight for a pro thai boxer? The reason I ask is because going to thailand to train after I get a few years of muay thai under my belt sounds like alot of fun and a great way to improve, but I am currently 200 and could not fight under 170 without cutting off a leg. So I dont want to get there just to fight a janitor

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    Quote Originally Posted by KidSpatula View Post
    it won't have to be against the severely obese.
    Sweet, then I have nothing to worry about!

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    Oh Snap I think she's talking about me!
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    Well guiltyspark, you and me have the Buddha statue immunity idol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    Kid, what is the heaviest weight for a pro thai boxer? The reason I ask is because going to thailand to train after I get a few years of muay thai under my belt sounds like alot of fun and a great way to improve, but I am currently 200 and could not fight under 170 without cutting off a leg. So I dont want to get there just to fight a janitor

    I don't really know. I remember the heaviest weight class at Lumpini was something like 145lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidspatula
    I don't really know. I remember the heaviest weight class at Lumpini was something like 145lbs.
    Wow. That makes me feel heaps better about my 128lbs of doom! :icon_cool

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muay_Thai#Weight_divisions

    couldnt load the link to the World Muay Thai Council's web site tho.

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    70kg is pretty much the top of the competitive weight classes in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    Kid, what is the heaviest weight for a pro thai boxer? The reason I ask is because going to thailand to train after I get a few years of muay thai under my belt sounds like alot of fun and a great way to improve, but I am currently 200 and could not fight under 170 without cutting off a leg. So I dont want to get there just to fight a janitor
    There are plenty of westerners training in Thailand. I'm pretty sure if you went to a legit camp and worked your arse off, they'd get you a decent match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthWest View Post
    There are plenty of westerners training in Thailand. I'm pretty sure if you went to a legit camp and worked your arse off, they'd get you a decent match.
    yeah...but damn my well nourished through childhood frame, now I can never fight a thai if and when I ever get the money/experience to go to thailand!

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