South African Boxer Muhammad Sapata dismantled by Saiyok Pumpanmuang

Saiyok Pumpanmuang vs Muhammad Sapata

I caught wind of this fight a few weeks ago and spoke about it here. I finally managed to get the South African’s name but have not been able to find anything else on the guy. I am not too familiar with the boxing scene so this was a bit of a challenge to me. Saiyok as I have said, is one of Thailand’s Elite Nak Muay and debuted in traditional boxing in this fight. Muhammad comes across as a complete amateur  There is a point where he is picking Saiyok off with jabs, but that was short lived. To put it simply Saiyok made him look like a complete amateur and this is actually kind of painful to watch. That being said, enjoy. Let me know your thoughts or if you know anything about the South African boxer below.

Apologies for the quality of the video and lack of sound. This is unfortunately the best quality I could find.

About Guy Lazarus

I am a South African Nak Mauy with a keen interest in MMA and combat sports in general. I run to give the world of fighting a South African Nak Muay's perspective. I have been competing in Martial Arts since the age of 7 with some success having come 3rd at IFMA World Championships and have my provincial colours for Judo. One day I will grow up and relinquish my dream of being world champion, but not yet...

8 thoughts on “South African Boxer Muhammad Sapata dismantled by Saiyok Pumpanmuang

  1. This was Sapata’s 1st fight as well.
    Dont think he was even a well rounded amateur at all. I’m quite into the boxing scene in S.A. and have a couple friends involved in it too. No news on the guy

    • Thanks Wade, I’m also interested to see why he is in Thailand, is he there leaning Muaythai or just on holiday and was unlucky with the match up.

  2. Ya, that was being taken to school. Sapata is a South-Paw (from the looks of this fight?) so its really difficult to find your range if you only train for Orthodox guys. Samart Payakroon – now that’s a Thai legend with hand-skills!! :-)

  3. Wtf Saiyoks opponent didnt even have boxing boots on instead had a pair of training shoes.
    Saying that he was obviously an amateur.

  4. Welcome to the sport of boxing, where 90% of fights are mismatched. This is why successful boxers have near perfect records.

    Gambling in Muay Thai ensures even match ups, which is why there are so many great fights.

    • Agreed, but why would gambling affect it differently. There is massive amounts of betting going on in both sports, why would that be the determining factor in creating ‘even match ups’.

      If you want to argue that point, take a look at Thai Fight which is pretty synonymous for putting top Thais against average foreigners.

      if this fight happened outside of Thailand, I would understand the mismatch, as the promoter would probably not know Saiyok. How ever it was, and this is not fair for both fighters.

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