Warming Up Backstage in a Thai Stadium

Warming Up Backstage in a Thai Stadium

Photo of Original Lumpinee Stadium Bangkok, Thailand by Jacob Klensin It’s a stifling day in Thailand. And inside one of the Muay Thai stadiums, a fighter lays face down on an old but sturdy wooden table in a pre-fight area of the concrete colossus. The fighter’s corner-men, a mix of old trainers and young fighters, one of whom wears a fresh cut across his brow, vigorously massage the fighter’s body. They take turns scooping out globs of Vaseline from a jar and mixing it with Thai boxing oil before working it into the skin and muscles of the fighter.  ...

Apr 26, 2018

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