Thailand

Lumpini's final round

The bell for the final round has rung on Bangkok’s Lumpini Boxing Stadium after many decades as Thailand’s greatest attraction for muay Thai fighters. Cramped for space, the 3-rai stadium sat on prime real estate on Rama IV Road which its owner, the Crown Property Bureau, is considering for residential development. The old stadium, which closed its doors on February 7, 2014, was opened in 1956 and has hosted so many historic matches over the decades that it has become a mecca for muay Thai boxers the world over. From Feb 11, the stadium will move to its new home on Ram Intra Road, which has the capacity to accommodate audiences of up to 3,500. Video by Jetjaras Na Ranong.

Published: 11 Feb 2014