This past weekend, Thai Championship Boxing was held at Silver Eagle Group in Ashburn,VA. There were thirteen fights on the card, including three title fights. It was a crowded night and the energy was high. This was my first time attending any type of fight event live, and I was ready to watch each fight from a ringside view. The rules for Muay Thai boxing can be found here.
Highlights from TCB-14
The main event was a Women’s Muay Thai Title fight at 149 lbs. The fighters were Katrina Combs, fighting out of Pentagon MMA, vs. Tracy Llewellyn, fighting out of Chok Sabai Gym. The co-main event was a Men’s Muay Thai bout at 215 lbs. The fight was between Jerry Cotto, out of TAC Boxing, and Malcolm Travis, out of BETA Academy. All three of the title fights of the night were between women.
The first title fight was between Kalyn Lee from Spartan MMA, and Chantal Perry from Five Point Fitness. Both women lasted all five rounds without tiring or knockout. Perry landed multiple brutal kicks to Lee throughout the bout, but Lee continued to fight. This fight ended with Perry as the new Women’s 135 lbs. champion.
The second title fight was Women’s Muay Thai bout at 110 lbs. This fight was between Abbe Pannucci of Bowerhouse/Team Viking, who seemed to be a crowd favorite, and Aomjai Pinyopusarerk of Chok Sabai. Pannucci landed multiple hard strikes to Pinyopusarerk’s face in the second round causing her nose to bleed for the rest of the fight. Pannucci was dominating the fight until the fourth round when she seemed to get slightly tired. This gave Pinyopusarerk a chance to turn the tables on Pannucci and become the dominant fighter. However, Pannucci held out and blocked most of Pinyopusarerk strikes and kicks. The fight went to the judge's decision, and Pannucci was named the new Women’s 110 lbs. champion.
The main event was a title fight between Katrina Combs, of Pentagon MMA, vs. Tracy Llewellyn, of Chok Sabai Gym. Both women landed multiple kicks and strikes against one another. They frequently were up against the ropes using their knees as their weapons. The fight lasted all five rounds, and the judges ultimately chose Katrina Combs as the new Women’s 149 lbs. champion. This was a very respectful fight and Llewellyn made sure to congratulate her opponent on her victory.
About the Author:
Our guest writer for this event is Emily Rodriguez Johnson. Emily is a student at American University in Washington D.C. and is a huge combat sports fan.