Muay Thai, a martial art originating from Thailand, has a rich history dating back to the 13th century.
The rigorous training and dedication of its fighters have resulted in some remarkable athletes who boast impressive win records.
A Legacy of Triumph: Muay Thai’s Finest Fighters
Muay Thai fighters undergo intense training from a young age, often training twice daily, six days a week. This dedication is evident in the remarkable win records of these accomplished fighters.
Let’s explore the top 20 most victorious fighters in Muay Thai history, who have each made significant contributions to the sport.
Record: 200 wins – 48 losses – 1 draw
Chamuekpet Hapalang, born Vichean Bootdee in 1962, is known as the “Computer Knee Striker” for his exceptional knee strikes.
A highly technical fighter, he won the Lumpinee Stadium championship four years in a row and the Rajadamnern Stadium championship five times.
Chamuekpet also claimed the PABA Featherweight boxing title in 1997.
Record: 210 wins – 94 losses – 0 draws
Born Jirapart Waiprakorn in 1996, Manachai has fought in various countries and stadiums, including Lumpinee, Rangsit, Rajadamnern Stadium, and Omnoi Stadium.
In 2018, he won the WBC Muay Thai World Championship in the Welterweight category; in 2019, he won the WMO World Championship in the same category.
Record: 231 wins – 20 losses – 1 draw
Born Kalek Mongkhon in 1973, Sakmongkol is known for his pressure and relentless forward movement.
In his career, he won the Lumpinee Stadium title, and the World Muay Thai Council Championship, and was twice named WPKL Champion. After retirement, he became a trainer at WKO Gym in Pattaya.
Buakaw Por Pramuk
Record: 240 wins – 24 losses – 13 draws
Sombat Banchamek, also known as Buakaw, was born in 1982 and has had a diverse career in Thai boxing, K-1, bare-knuckle fighting, professional football, and acting.
A dedicated fighter, Buakaw has won the Omnoi Stadium title, WMC title four times, the K-1 World Max tournament twice, and Thai Fight tournaments.
Record: 248 wins – 41 losses – 3 draws
Panpayak, “The Angel Warrior,” was born in 1996 and has won numerous championships, including Lumpinee Stadium titles, and Rajadamnern Stadium titles, and was named Sports Writers of Thailand Fighter of the Year three times in a row. He is currently a member of the ONE Championship.
Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn
Record: 300 wins – 20 losses – 10 draws
Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn, born in 1961, is considered one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters ever.
Known for his incredible height and unmatched knee strikes, Dieselnoi dominated the lightweight division for years.
He held the Lumpinee Stadium Lightweight Championship for four years, during which he remained undefeated. Dieselnoi was eventually forced to retire due to a lack of worthy opponents.
Record: 295 wins – 28 losses – 4 draws
Born in 1950, Pudpadnoi Warrawut is a Muay Thai legend who began his career at the age of 12. Known for his toughness and aggressive fighting style, Pudpadnoi achieved significant success in the 1970s, capturing the Lumpinee Stadium Lightweight Championship and the Rajadamnern Stadium Junior Welterweight Championship.
He also won the prestigious Sports Writers of Thailand Fighter of the Year award three times.
Record: 290 wins – 49 losses – 5 draws
Saenchai, born in 1980, is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound Muay Thai fighters in the world.
His exceptional skill, evasive techniques, and unorthodox style have earned him numerous championships, including the Lumpinee Stadium Championship in four different weight classes.
Saenchai has also competed in international organizations such as Glory and the ONE Championship.
Record: 275 wins – 65 losses – 2 draws
Born in 1984, Singdam Kiatmuu is a highly accomplished Muay Thai fighter known for his powerful right kicks and solid defense.
Singdam has captured multiple titles, including the Lumpinee Stadium Championship in two weight classes and the WMC World Championship. He was named Sports Writers of Thailand Fighter of the Year in 2002 and 2007.
Record: 270 wins – 72 losses – 4 draws
Yodsanklai Fairtex, born in 1985, is a renowned Muay Thai fighter who has achieved great success both in Thailand and internationally.
Known for his powerful left kicks and devastating punches, Yodsanklai has won the Lumpinee Stadium Championship, WMC World Championship, and the prestigious Contender Asia series.
He has also competed in organizations such as Glory and the ONE Championship.
Orono Wor Petchpun
Record: 260 wins – 45 losses – 3 draws
Born in 1977, Orono Wor Petchpun is a highly skilled Muay Thai fighter who has earned multiple titles throughout his career. He has captured the Lumpinee Stadium Championship in three different weight classes, as well as the WMC World Championship.
Orono is known for his strong clinch game and powerful elbows, which have earned him numerous victories in the ring.
Record: 255 wins – 21 losses – 2 draws
Samart Payakaroon, born in 1962, is considered one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters of all time. With a unique combination of finesse, power, and technique, Samart won multiple championships, including the Lumpinee Stadium Championship in four weight classes.
He also had a successful boxing career, capturing the WBC World Junior Featherweight Championship.
Record: 250 wins – 54 losses – 1 draw
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, born in 1986, is an incredibly talented Muay Thai fighter who has earned numerous titles in his career.
He has won the Lumpinee Stadium Championship in four different weight classes, the Rajadamnern Stadium Championship, and the WMC World Championship.
Nong-O has also competed in international organizations such as the ONE Championship.
Record: 245 wins – 30 losses – 5 draws
Jomhod Kiatadisak, born in 1971, is a highly respected Muay Thai fighter with a powerful left kick and strong clinch game.
He has captured the Lumpinee Stadium Championship in three weight classes, the Rajadamnern Stadium Championship, and the WMC World Championship. Jomhod was named Sports Writers of Thailand Fighter of the Year in 1996.
Record: 240 wins – 24 losses – 12 draws
Born in 1982, Buakaw Banchamek is a household name in the world of Muay Thai. Known for his aggressive style, powerful punches, and lightning-fast kicks, Buakaw has captured numerous championships, including the K-1 World MAX Championship twice.
He has also competed in organizations such as Glory and the ONE Championship, helping to popularize Muay Thai on a global scale.
Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee
Record: 235 wins – 49 losses – 4 draws
Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee, born in 1986, is a versatile Muay Thai fighter known for his speed, technique, and striking prowess.
He has won multiple titles, including the WMC World Championship and the Toyota Marathon Tournament. Sudsakorn has also competed in international organizations such as Glory and the ONE Championship.
Record: 230 wins – 41 losses – 5 draws
Anuwat Kaewsamrit, born in 1981, is a highly accomplished Muay Thai fighter with a reputation for his powerful hands and ferocious fighting style.
He has captured the Lumpinee Stadium Championship, the Rajadamnern Stadium Championship, and the WMC World Championship. Anuwat was named Sports Writers of Thailand Fighter of the Year in 2004.
Record: 225 wins – 48 losses – 3 draws
Petchboonchu, born in 1992, is a skilled Muay Thai fighter known for his excellent clinch technique and strong knees. He has won the Lumpinee Stadium Championship in three different weight classes, as well as the Rajadamnern Stadium Championship.
Petchboonchu’s remarkable skill in the clinch has earned him a reputation as one of the best Muay Thai fighters in this specific aspect of the sport.
Seksan Or Kwanmuang
Record: 220 wins – 37 losses – 4 draws
Seksan Or Kwanmuang, born in 1991, is a well-rounded Muay Thai fighter who has captured the attention of fans with his aggressive fighting style and powerful striking.
He has won the Lumpinee Stadium Championship and the Rajadamnern Stadium Championship, as well as being named Sports Writers of Thailand Fighter of the Year in 2014.
Record: 215 wins – 40 losses – 1 draw
Sagetdao Petpayathai, born in 1987, is a highly skilled Muay Thai fighter known for his exceptional timing and powerful strikes. He has captured the Lumpinee Stadium Championship in four different weight classes and the Rajadamnern Stadium Championship.
Sagetdao’s impressive record and achievements have made him one of the most respected fighters in the sport.
In conclusion, these fighters represent some of the most accomplished and talented individuals in the world of Muay Thai.
Their skill, dedication, and tenacity have earned them numerous titles and accolades, solidifying their status as legends within the sport.