Wordless Wednesday: A New Ring at Lumpinee

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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.

Spot on!

 

Wordless Wednesday

 

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4 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: A New Ring at Lumpinee

  1. Niamh says:

    Is that really for women fighters?! Say it ain’t so ….

  2. roth0003 says:

    I’ve never been able to get interested in boxing (or wrestling). Nevertheless, I like the colors in your photo.

  3. Niamh says:

    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

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