February 22, 2006


transsexual muay thai boxer Nong Tum

The Economist, America's source for transgendered news, is reporting that Parinya Kiartbussaba (aka Nong Tum), the transsexual muay thai boxer who was the subject of 2003's BEAUTIFUL BOXER, is going to be fighting an exhibition match against Japan's Kenshiro Lookchaomaekhemthong. The only catch is that last year Nong Tum had her gender reassignment surgery and is now a woman.

Nong Tum says:

"It’s a matter of dignity. We both need the victory because I was a muay Thai champion and the Japanese boxer cannot lose to a woman."

That pretty much sums it up. The match will be held this Sunday at Pattaya's Fairtex Gym, and Nong Tum will be changing her name to "Nong Tum Fairtex Gym" for the event. This June she'll travel to the US to fight Lucia Rijker, the evil lady boxer from MILLION DOLLAR BABY. Is it just me, or does it seem like Nong Tum Fairtex Gym's management doesn't exactly have her safety as its number one concern?

(Thanks to Norman Wang and Wisekwai for this one)

February 22, 2006 at 07:55 AM in News | Permalink


i would love to see parinya charoenphol fight against por. pramuk buakaw.

Posted by: george poulakis | Mar 17, 2006 2:27:56 PM

Could somebody tell me were I can buy dvd/video's w/ the (real muay) thai fights of Parinya Charoenphol?
I want to see for my self how good he/she was/is in muay thai boxing.
Pls not the dvd Beautiful boxer!
If you have the dvd's yourself; I m willing to buy a copy from you!
tanx in advanced.

Pls send your e-mail to f.berkeljon@chello.nl

Posted by: berkeljon | Sep 7, 2006 9:51:21 AM

could somebody tell me if there are any videos of the real fights of Parinya Charoenphol on emule?
i am very interested in seeing his real fights.Somebody told me there are at least one video of Parinya Charoenphol on emule, but i can't find it
please mail me to atilaelcuerdo@hotmail.com

Posted by: atila | Nov 23, 2006 3:34:37 AM

excuse me i refered to edonkey, somebody knows something about?

Posted by: atila | Nov 30, 2006 2:15:22 AM

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