The latest sad news of Muay Thai boxing industry was the death of a best boxer “Jao Keng” Petchkeng Kaiyanghadao at noon on August 23 from brain haemorrhage.
Petchkeng Kaiyanghadao graduated from Map Amarit Wittaya School. He had many outstanding performances such as silver medal of amateur international boxing in Chumphon Games, Chumphon Muay Thai championship and standard boxing ring both Rajadamnern Muay Thai Stadium and Lumpini Boxing Stadium.
”The fight sports club would like to express our deepest condolences for the death of Kittichai. Kittichai or Petchkeng Kaiyanghadao was the alumni of Applied Thai Language Programme, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon. He had been an amateur Muay Thai athlete with good skill and good physical of Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon. He is currently a coach and trainer for the Boxing Sports Club of Phatthalung Province and has sent boxing athletes of Phatthalung Province to participate in the latest National Games with great success."
“The death was due to the boxing trip in Malaysia and passed away around 12.00 hrs. today. The progress will be informed later. The Fight Sports Club of RMUTT would like to express our deepest condolences and send moral support to Kittichai’s family.”
On the side of "Sia Boat" Nattadaj Vachirarattanawong, Petchyindee's famous Muay Thai promoter and the former owner of the camp that Petch Keng was previously affiliated with also posted on his personal Facebook page Nuttadaj Vachirarattanawong (Yindeeman) that
“The saddest news today, at the beginning, me and my brother (Bank 789) have already supported Petch Keng’s family for 100,000 baht. We are still worried about Kittichai's young son who is only 1 year and 8 months old. If anyone would like to help, please transfer directly to his wife’s account no. 9570571837 Krungthai Bank Napaporn Sriiad. Even though he is no longer with me, but the word “Petch’s family will be with me until the day I die."
The death of this Thai boxer from a brain hemorrhage has been occurred within the same period as Panphet Phadungchai Muay Thai Gym, who suffered a head injury during a fight and had to stay in a coma for more than 9 days before he passed away on July 23.