The best boxers from Thailand and Australia had fantastic sparring sessions in Muak Lek

Thailand and Australia train together in Muak Lek which is part of the host country’s preparation for the upcoming Asian Games. Thailand is a strong powerhouse in the Asian continent and their boxers are aiming for their first Olympic spots in Hangzhou.

There are several sparring schedules in this joint training program which is perfect for both countries in order to prepare for the main event of the year. The Australians, led by their head coach Mr. Santiago Nieva, are preparing to their Qualifier, the Pacific Games which will be held in the Solomon Islands in the end of November.

Thailand’s two-times Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Chuthamat Raksat has a strong sparring partner, Australia’s Monique Suraci who won international tournaments in the previous months.

Thailand’s star, the Tokyo Olympian Jutamas Jitpong prepares with her Aussie partner, Tina Rahimi, a native talent in our sport. The ASBC Asian U22 Champion promising Thananya Somnuek moved down to the lightweight (60kg) and trains with Australia’s Marissa Williamson in Muak Lek.

The two-times World medallist Janjaem Suwannapheng has a veteran Aussie sparring partner at the welterweight (66kg), Kaye Scott who is a multiple medallist from big events since 2016. The ASBC Asian U22 Champion Baison Manikon is able to do her workouts with this year’s silver medallist from the Women’s World Boxing Championships, Caitlin Parker.

Thailand’s 22-year-old Pornnipa Chutee had sparring with Australia’s Lekeisha Pergoliti in the heavier women’s weight class. Thailand’s flyweight (51kg) star, Thanarat Saengphet has a young sparring partner in Muak Lek, the Youth World Boxing Championships quarter-finalist 19-year-old Jye Dixon.

Rujakran Juntrong, the bronze medallist from the 2018 Asian Games, trains together with the Commonwealth Games competitor Charlie Senior at the men’s featherweight (57kg). The former Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Peerapat Yeasungnoen prepares with a promising Aussie talent, Shannan Davey.

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