Wang, a longtime trainer at Sinbi with over 100 fights under his belt, is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment at a hospital in Hat Yai. Doctors have told the 42-year-old trainer, who fought his first bout at 8-years-old, that he has roughly three to six months to live unless the chemo-treatments prove successful.
If that were not bad enough, one of the gym's young Thai fighters, Dui, was tragically killed after a bus smashed into the back of the motorbike that he and his father, Nipun, were riding. The accident, which occurred on Father's Day December 5, also severely injured his Nipun's legs and may lose them.
The tragedy is made especially difficult on the family since Dui's mother is also pregnant.
The camp so far has raised over B20,000 for Dui's family with funds continuing to pour in from all parts of the world.
“I know most people say this about every kid, but [Dui] really was like a ray of sunshine as well, always smiling and not a bad bone in his body,” said David Pritchard, Sinbi Muay Thai's marketing manager.
The camp is known for organising several muay thai events a year in southern Phuket and are currently planning a benefit show to help raise funds for Wang's hospital bills and Dui's family.
Anyone interested in donating to either cause can do so at this link.
Here is Dui's final fight in November, a bout he won via decision.