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10 SIMPLE RULES YOU NEED TO KNOW TO FIGHT IN THAILAND

RULE 1) Fighters must have short hair and not allow to have a long beard. They can have a mustache but must not longer than the lip. They also need to have short toenails.

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Fighters must have short hair.

RULE 2) All fighters must wear groin protector with strong material and licensed by World Boxing Council Muay Thai, it must be strong enough to prevent injury when attacking at the groin area. The protector must be wrapped around the waist with a death knot.

All fighters must wear groin protector
All fighters must wear groin protector

RULE 3) The fight can start at least 3 hours after the weight-in.

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RULE 4) The fight has 5 rounds. Each round lasts 3 minutes with 2 minutes of break time. All of the referee warnings are not included in the fight time.

The fight has 5 rounds. Each round lasts 3 minutes with 2 minutes of break time.
The fight has 5 rounds. Each round lasts 3 minutes with 2 minutes of break time.

RULE 5) Each round has 10 points and reduced by the performance of each fighter so the full point of all rounds is 50.

Each round has 10 points. Full points is 50.
Each round has 10 points. A full point is 50.

RULE 6) All fighters are not allowed to use hot oil, herbs or anything that affect the opponent on their body or on the gloves.

Gloves need to be clean.
Gloves need to be clean.

RULE 7) Fighter whose attack caused more damage such as bruises or cuts wins the fight.

Fighter whose attack caused more damage wins the fight.
Fighter whose attack caused more damage wins the fight.

RULE 8) Intentionally knee attack to the groin area is not allowed and caused reduction. The referee will judge the attack if it legal or not. The fighter who performs illegal attack will be cut 1 point.

Intentionally knee attack to the groin area is not allowed and caused reduction.
Intentionally knee attack to the groin area is not allowed and caused reduction.

RULE 9) Every fighter needs recovering time for at least 21 days after every fight before they can fight again except

– Fighters who won the fight in the 1st round need 1 week recovering time.
– Fighters who won the fight within 3 rounds need 2 weeks recovering time.
– Fighters who lost KO or TKO need at least 30 days recovering time.

After every fight, each fighter’s condition will be judged by the medical staff right away, then they will receive a medical report about how long they will have to rest for their next fight.

Every fighter needs recovering time for at least 21 days after every fight before they can fight again.
Every fighter needs recovering time for at least 21 days after every fight before they can fight again.

RULE 10) Before every fight, the referee will tell both fighters to obey the rules, fight with spirit and respect his decision.

Before every fight, the referee will tell both fighters to obey the rules, fight with spirit and respect his decision.
Before every fight, the referee will tell both fighters to obey the rules, fight with spirit and respect his decision.

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