Leading ONE No Surrender together with two title matches, the Petchmorakot and Petchdam brothers all aim to win the championship together.
Taking charge of the name of Petchyindee Academy leading ONE No Surrender, few know that Petchmorakot and Petchdam are not just teammates in the gym. They have been friends on the Muay Thai road since childhood.
Growing up in Ubon Ratchathani, a mountainous province 650km northeast of Bangkok, Petchdam could not expect one day to stand on the world stage with his seniors.
“I’m very happy, it’s hard to imagine two country boys from Ubon Ratchathani, having a day together towards the world championship.” – Petchdam shared. “A guard, a defiant belt. It is an honor and a pride”.
Unlike other little boxers, Petchdam was trained by his father, a man who did not know anything about Muay Thai just by loving the martial art. However, that of course did not help the fist born in 1997 when he lost the battle.
This is also when Petchdam looks for a new gym and meets his seniors here.
“When I trained at Sit Odd Piboon, I met Petchmorakot, we have known each other since he was 10 years old.” – Muay Thai Flyweight belt fighter preparing to share.
However, by the age of 16, the play life had somewhat swept away the young boxer Petchmorakot. But soon, his passion for Muay Thai dragged him back to the ring and once again coincided with his old brother.
“When I came to train at Petchyindee Academy, I felt so lonely. We’ve been practicing together for so long, I really miss my brother the first day I come here”. – Petchmorakot shared.
However, not long after, Petchmorakot was soon reunited with his brother. That was when Petchdam decided to pursue a career as a professional Muay.
So far, both Petchdam and Petchmorakot have won prestigious titles at Lumpinee, WBC, ONE Championship and here, both will aim to bring the gold belt of the tournament together.
Confronted with the legendary Yodsanklai Fairtex, Petchmorakot took on the responsibility of protecting the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai belt he just won last year. In the main match of the event, Petchdam will challenge defending champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon to the throne of ONE Flyweight Muay Thai.
“If we both win the next event, it will be a huge success. I am extremely proud to be with Petchdam on this journey. ” – champion Petchmorakot shared before the event.