Usually when we talk about Thai's we expect a stereo type. A straight forward, strong, powerful basic fighter who tends to either grind opponents down or try to blast them away. One big exception to that rule is Nop Kratingdaenggym a Thai who is a boxer, though one who can apply very educated pressure behind his sharp jab.
It's not just the jab that helps differentiate Nop from many other Thai's his head movement and sound boxing from the outside are both great tools that he uses to great effect and help make him one of Thailand's real "boxers".
In his 4th bout Nop took on Filipino journeyman Jovill Marayan, who was announced incorrectly as Edison Berwela, and put on an excellent performance that showed why so many in Thailand are quietly excited about him.
When Nop gets into the ring fans shouldn't be expecting much in terms of fireworks but they should expect to see a talented and developing boxer who we think will develop power as he matures. Rather than feel disappointed at the relative lack of power we actually like that Nop stands out from many of his compatriots and would love to see him achieving success from his boxing ability rather than becoming a stereotypical Thai.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.