Whether you are into Muay Thai, or you are simply into martial arts, you might be interested in this article. It tells the stories of successful Muay Thai fighters who have achieved great results in their field.
If you want to start a fighting career, or you are simply interested in the lives of the greatest fighters, here are several inspiring stories of Muay Thai fighters who have managed to achieve great success. Note, the stories aren’t presented in any particular order. All of the mentioned below Muay Thai fighters have achieved great success and managed to draw attention to this particular Thai fighting sport.
Have you ever seen a video when a certain fighter was trying to kick down a banana tree only to.. succeed? If you have, then yes, it was Buakaw Banchamek. This Muay Thai fighter is, probably, one of the most popular and internationally known Muay Thai fighters.
Buakaw Banchamek was one of those rare cases when a fighter has managed to attract the attention of the whole sports world with his technique. Many young boys or even young adults have become fans of Muay Thai simply because of Buakaw Banchamek who is currently 38 years old.
Why does he attract so much attention? There is a simple explanation—his style is highly aggressive. It is always extremely interesting to watch a fighter who simply doesn’t give a chance to any of his opponents.
Unlike some fighters, he keeps pushing forward and forward until he wears off his opponent and finds a weak spot to use one of his extremely strong KO punches, or by applying a powerful kick. Unfortunately for his opponents, these punches and kicks probably feel like bus or train hits.
As it was mentioned, he is 38 years old now, but he keeps appearing on the ring. He may not be the most professional fighter in terms of technique, but he keeps winning, and that’s most important.
Buakaw Banchamek is without a doubt one of the most powerful fighters in Muay Thai. Today, many consider him to be a legend. He doesn’t seem to relax at all. He still keeps training and mastering his skills, which are simply admiring. Such dedication is worth following. Even though he is one of the most worldwide famous Muay Thai fighters, Buakaw Banchamek isn’t just sitting on his laurels, enjoying his glory, he keeps moving forward. People may want to follow Buakaw’s example, and keep moving to achieve their goals.
Saenchai Muaythai Gym
This particular fighter is also extremely famous, mostly due to his amazing, unique fighting technique. At a height of 1.63m (or 5 ft 4 in), he is one of the most powerful fighters of all time. His height and weight might not be prominent, but his fast and precise punches, or powerful kicks are.
He is considered to be a technical wizard. Of course, he is, while having a short stature, he manages to defeat stronger-looking opponents by applying his crazy fast kicks, unpredictable leg sweeps, and his well-known cartwheel kicks. It is always very fun to watch his matches and enjoy the technique of one of the most admirable Muay Thai fighters of all times.
At the age of 40, Saenchai Muaythai Gym is still fighting. Even though most of the fighters in such an age tend to enjoy the glory, Saenchai keeps perfecting his fighting style and his skills. It’s one of the most admirable traits that even non-fighters can benefit from – never stop and never give up!
One of the most admirable things about Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn is that he has 285 victories in his 300 fights history as a Muay Thai fighter. It may not seem impressive enough until you realize how competitive Muay Thai sport is. It’s extremely difficult to keep winning in Muay Thai, which is why 285 victories is a really big deal.
Moreover, Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn has a 6-year long victory streak, which is even more impressive. Between 2000 and 2006 he hasn’t lost one single fight! Unfortunately, after an argument with his gym where he was training, he left the sport for a while. But he was invited as a trainer at Evolve MMA Singapore to teach Muay Thai. He remained a trainer for 5 years until he decided to create his gym. Even though his gym hasn’t been as successful, two years later Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn has joined another gym. Today, he is mainly working in Bangkok as a trainer.
Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn gained the nickname ‘The Emperor’ while fighting as a Muay Thai fighter. He can be considered as a Muay Thai legend since he has one of the best fighting records. In such a fiercely competitive sport, ‘The Emperor’ still has managed to not lose a fight in six years. Today, even though his career is technically over, he shares his knowledge with young fighters who want to become just like Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn.
These stories are inspiring in a way that no matter what happens in your life, you have to stand up and keep going. Whether you are trying to achieve success in building your career, in online dating, or in becoming a professional fighter, you should never give up. You may be up to a rocky start, but consistency and strong will can help you achieve all your goals.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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