Pocono Muay Thai Instructor Prepares For National Title Match

Local Muay Thai instructor, Kruu Brandon “The Purple Scorpion” Maisonet, is slated to compete in the “Freedom 9″ event for the National Championship Title.

SPORTS | On Friday, November 11, Kruu Brandon “The Purple Scorpion” Maisonet, fighting out of Maisonets Muay Thai gym in Tobyhanna, will compete in Freedom Fighter Promotion’s Freedom 9 event for the Freedom USA Championship Title.

Maisonet comes from a family of fighters, training under his father, Kru Yod Hamzah Maisonet, since his youth. Kruu Brandon currently teaches and fights professionally. Bringing experience from over 20 years of Muay Thai and 114 fights, the 30-year-old fighter holds champion titles from the WKA, IFMA, USMTA, and USKBA leagues, including two world titles. This pro-top-10 world Rank Muay Thai fighter is looking to add to that collection when he faces opponent Cesar Paredes in a Pro Super Fight for the 63.5kg Freedom USA Championship Belt. This match will take place in Freedom Fighter Promotion’s Freedom 9 event at the Grand Roosevelt Ballroom in Yonkers, New York. To Purchase a ticket, priced at $90, call Maisonet’s Thaiboxing Gym at (646) 580-3028. The Purple Scorpion recently spoke with Pocono Update, sharing his thoughts on the fight. WATCH INTERVIEW.

Kruu Brandon teaches along with his father, Kru Yod Hamzah Maisonet at his gym in Tobyhanna, PA. For over 30 years, Kru Yod Hamzah Maisonet has trained with some of the best Muay Thai professionals in the business. Fighting as “The Great Scorpion,” Maisonet’s experience includes competing worldwide, holding over ten combined titles in the middle, welterweight, and lightweight weight divisions, ranking as a professional 2-time World champion, and so much more. With a Muay Thai record of 70-2, 43 by way of knockout, Maisonet’s experience proves invaluable in teaching. Certified by Kruu Yodtong Senannan’s Sityodtong Muay Thai Boxing Camp, south of Bangkok, in 1995, Kru Yod Hamzah would go on to teach over 50 champions, many of which have won multiple titles. Owning three gyms in Pennsylvania, New York, and Mexico, Maisonet currently teaches with his son, Kruu Brandon Maisonet, at his gym in Tobyhanna. Maisonet’s teammate, George “Ironside” Miller, also has a fight coming up on Saturday, November 5, learn more HERE.

Freedom 9 is slated for Friday, November 11, at the Grand Roosevelt Ballroom in Yonkers, NY. More information on freedom 9 and Maisonets Muay Thai can be found below.


Fight Address: 2 Hudson Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

Freedom Fighters Promotion: Facebook Page

Maisonet’s Thaiboxing Gym Address: 552 Main St, Tobyhanna, PA 18466

Maisonet’s Thaiboxing Gym Phone Number: (646) 580-3028