Wordless Wednesday: A New Ring at Lumpinee4
March 11, 2015 by Melissa Ray
When the announcement was made that this year’s World Muaythai Federation (WMF) amateur championships would be held at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, it created a stir on social media. While the tournament has categories for both sexes, the stadium is famous for forbidding women from competing in—and even touching—the ring, with signs ringside displaying: “LADIES PLEASE DON’T TOUCH THE STAGE”.
Was history about to be made and women finally allowed to compete in the arena?
Or would the organisers erect a second ring inside the stadium to accommodate the female competitors?
“A ring in the car park,” was jokingly suggested by some.
Is that really for women fighters?! Say it ain’t so ….
I think it’s for all the competitors! The normal ring inside is being kept for the usual pro shows, the amateur fights are outside.
I’ve never been able to get interested in boxing (or wrestling). Nevertheless, I like the colors in your photo.
Ah, I see! In my defence that I thought it was possible says a lot. I know there’s been so much progress but until women fight in all the main stadiums the prejudice will always be there. Not to mention the lower prize-money