Monday, April 14, 2008

Bare Knuckle Kick Boxing, Thailand vs. Burma, Water Festival 2008

Album link, all photos copyright Nels Nelson

Monday, April 14, Water Festival 2008 9th Annual Thailand versus Burma Bare Knuckle Kick boxing! Eight fights, seven ending in knock out, several ending in the very first round. A large crowd gathered around the temporary stage by the Friendship Bridge between Mae Sot and Mywaddi over the Moei River. The de facto stadium was divided, one side to each nationality. An air of importance was brought by several television cameras and a satellite feeding out the live event all over Thailand. Thankfully, my Canon SLR and white skin granted me a press pass, so I made my way ringside for the event to capture the pictures you see here!