Within a very touristy county and resort, this felt like an evening of true Thailand culture - and a wonderful experience. We saw 9 bouts, from men fighting, down to young children aged 5 or 6 fighting.
We chose the normal seats - ring side and VIP are a lot more and really unnecessary - unless you want a comfy seat. We sat on the steps with the locals, fantastic view in a great gym, drinking Chang and Leo beers and watching a true piece of Thai culture.
I would recommend this over boxing events in bigger areas such as Patong - as this evening isn't a staged event for tourists. You are watching boxers fight for their living and for a passion. The fighters are well looked after and protected.
Highly recommended and would love to go back.