Hurts Like Hell is a 4-episode limited series from Thailand that was inspired by the behind-the-scenes stories of the Muay Thai industry. The series featured many Muay Thai experts, including boxers, gym owners, referees, and gamblers – with their fascinating experiences presented through a new way of storytelling that combines a reality-based, documentary-style narrative with intriguing TV drama.
When talking about Muay Thai, many fans might think about the legendary “Rajadamnern Muay Thai Stadium” which is well known among the general public as well as boxing fans. It played a crucial role in raising Muay Thai’s popularity and global recognition that the sport enjoys today.
The construction of Rajadamnern Muay Thai Stadium started on 1 March 1941 but was paused due to World War II before finally being finished in 1945. Its first match was held on 23 December 1945. In June 1955, the first official Muay Thai rulebook was published by the stadium’s operators, covering everything from the ring and arena, to the dress code, fighting rounds, weight classes, and referees. This marked the birth of professional Muay Thai with official rules, and in 1960, an age rule was added, forbidding boxers under 18 and over 38 years old from competing. Rajadamnern Muay Thai Stadium’s rules would later become a blueprint for other stadiums.
Rajadamnern Muay Thai Stadium is also the place where most professional Thai boxers want to fight at least once in their life. However, the road to Rajadamnern is not easy. Boxers need to fight at smaller stadiums like the Siam Boxing Stadium in Om Noi and the like in order to gain some credit first.
Today, Rajadamnern Muay Thai Stadium has gained popularity among foreigners who love the art of Muay Thai. This ever-growing popularity has pushed the stadium to create new and creative boxing programs to take Muay Thai to the next level and make it accessible to everyone while, most importantly, conserving this traditional Thai sport and promoting it internationally.
MRT Subway – Get off at Sam Yot Station, and then take a taxi or motorcycle taxi.
BTS Skytrain – Get off at Victory Monument, and then walk to Rajavithi Hospital where you can take bus No.157, 509, 201, or 503, all of which stop in front of the stadium.
Bus – No 70, 49, 49 (AC), and 503 (AC).
For more information, please contact Tel. 0 2530 8053 6 or stadiumth.com.