67-Year-Old Thai Boxer Who Fought For 50 Years Retires With Final Fight
It seems more social media we are exposed to, the more instances of older people doing remarkable things for their age we are presented with. We see Grandfathers skydiving for the first time, we see grandmothers skateboarding, and there have been a fair few instances of old people still getting into the ring and fighting.
With age comes a slowing of reactions, weakening of the muscles and reduced stamina. As humans age, they need to work harder and harder to maintain what they had in their younger years. It is, however, a slippery slope and tasks that were once done with relative ease are increasingly more difficult the older one gets.
Enter 67-year-old Khobdan Bor-khor-sor. The aging Muay Thai fighter had over 80 fights in his younger years before focusing more exclusively on training the next generation coming through. He trains at Kei-yrti-bucha & Singh Hong Kung Gym in Khon Kaen in Thailand. Aging trainers must find it very frustrating when fighting is in their blood, a desire in the fists and feet, but without a suitable outlet for it. Nothing can replace the feeling of being in the ring.
Thanks to his son as his number one cheerleader and cornerman, Khobdan was able to enter the ring one last time to feel what he had been craving. His son was such a supporter that he even bet 70,000 baht on his dad to take out the fight. And a happy man he was as his father produced an age-defying victory!
Taking on a fellow aging fighter, Khobdan’s form is impressive, showing years of experience. Understandably, being in his late sixties, the moves are not as crisp as the younger guys, but both fighters nail it. We take our hats off to both men for having the guts to back themselves into one of the most dangerous fighting environment they know.
Check out highlights from the fight on the player below