The Thai superstars of ONE Championship have auctioned off some of their treasured memorabilia to raise money for the victims of severe flooding in their homeland.
Heavy rain submerged parts of the northeastern part of the country since the end of August and caused tens of thousands of people to be evacuated from their homes.
The province of Ubon Ratchathani was hit worse than any other, as entire villages were submerged and left people without access to electricity and clean water.
In response, some of the practitioners of “The Land Of Smiles’” national sport put some of their bout-worn equipment up for auction to raise money to help those affected by the disaster.
The tragedy was particularly close to Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy, who hails from Ubon Ratchathani.
The ONE Super Series featherweight put the shorts from his rematch with Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan in the main event of ONE: MASTERS OF DESTINY up for sale, as well as one of his winner’s medals and a pair of gloves.
He was joined by athletes from across Thailand, including new signing Sangmanee Sathian MuayThai Gym, ONE flyweight Superlek Kiatmoo9, and bantamweight star “Left Meteorite” Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai, who offered the shorts from his debut in The Home Of Martial Arts at ONE: IMMORTAL TRIUMPH earlier this month.
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Some legends of the sport were also willing to part with some of the most precious prizes from their careers.
Petchboonchu FA Group – the most decorated Muay Thai athlete in history, who now works for ONE in Thailand – was willing to part with the 13th of the 16 belts he won, and his only World Title from the iconic Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok.
This item attracted a winning bid of 77,500 baht, which was rounded up to raise 80,000 baht (about US$2,600) for the victims of the floods.