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Petchyindee Kingdom

36/36 Charan Sanitwong 34 Alley, Arun Amarin, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700

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Petchyindee Kingdom, a renowned Muay Thai gym located in Bangkok, offers comprehensive services to all, including fitness training, sauna facilities, Thai massage, and lodging accommodations. With over four decades of experience in Muay Thai, Petchyindee provides classes taught by skilled trainers. It’s an ideal choice for anyone interested in exploring Muay Thai. Conveniently, it’s a short 10-minute drive to Khaosan road.

The roots of Petchyindee Boxing Camp can be traced back to 1976 when it was established by Mr. Virat Vachirarattanawong, also known as “Tycoon Nao” in the boxing community. Initially, Tycoon Nao was not a promoter but merely owned a boxing team, providing boxers to promoters to arrange fights. At the start, his camp consisted of only 10 boxers.

Two years later, Tycoon Nao was invited by Lumpinee Boxing Stadium to organize a boxing event to celebrate its anniversary. This occasion marked his first promotion, held at Sanam Luang on December 5th, 1978. The event, titled “Petchpol Fight 1”, grossed THB 1.5 million in ticket sales, despite the ticket price being just THB 150 and no foreign attendees. Since it coincided with His Majesty the King’s birthday anniversary, boxing fans in the stadium lit candles in his honor. This memorable event featured renowned boxers like Wichannoi, Padetsuk, and Khaosod. Three years later, Tycoon Nao was appointed as the promoter of Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.

Interestingly, Tycoon Nao initially declined several offers to become a boxing promoter. It was only when Commander in Chief Suthee Promjairuk, who was the head of boxing events at Lumpinee Stadium, insisted – rather than invited – him to become a promoter that he accepted. Consequently, at just 36 years old, Tycoon Nao became the youngest promoter of the time.

Over the years, Tycoon Nao, as Thailand’s youngest boxing promoter, honed his skills and gained experience. His boxing events earned acclaim from boxing enthusiasts, leading to his appointment as the official promoter of Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in 1982. Under his leadership, the motto of “Petchyindee Boxing Fights: the proven quality fights” has remained true.

In 1998, Tycoon Nao introduced a new format: a marathon tournament where boxers must win three fights in a single day to claim the championship. This format has since gained popularity both locally and internationally. In one such event, Buakaw Por Pramuk fought and won against a Japanese boxer, securing the championship. This success led to his invitation to K-1 events, where he won the championship for two consecutive years.

Tycoon Nao’s contributions to the sport extend beyond local events. He has played a crucial role in promoting the sport internationally, leading teams to compete in the United States and several other countries. From initially organizing 16 events per year, Petchyindee now arranges over 200 boxing events annually, involving over 60 boxers from its camp and over 1,000 from its network.

The transition of leadership to Tycoon Nao’s son was expected, given his immersion in martial arts from a young age. With a vision to elevate the value of Thai boxing, both domestically and globally, he committed himself to promote the sport wholeheartedly. Since joining Petchyindee in 2007, he has worked to increase the appeal of boxing and attract more viewers. His efforts have resulted in many successful boxing events.

At just 25 years old, Boat or Nuttadej Vachirarattanawong was appointed by the Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium as the youngest boxing promoter in the history of the Thai boxing industry, following in his father’s footsteps. The launch of Petchwiset promotions on February 7th, 2013, was a testament to Boat’s qualifications, with all tickets selling out.

The dream to elevate Thai boxing to international standards came to fruition in 2010 with the founding of Petchyindee Academy. The academy is aimed at nurturing a new generation of skilled Thai boxers, including renowned fighters such as Sam A Gaiyanghadaogym, Nong O Gaiyanghadaogym, and more than 30 other boxers. In 2011, Petchyindee Academy was honored as the Best Thai Boxing Camp.

The future direction of Petchyindee is to “revitalize the boxing industry in Thailand” and “modernize Thai boxing” to preserve its pride for future generations, both in Thailand and globally. Their vision is to ensure the legacy of Thai boxing arts endures for future generations of Thais and enthusiasts worldwide.

How to Find Petchyindee Kingdom

36/36 Charan Sanitwong 34 Alley, Arun Amarin, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700