The tradition of Muay Thai goes back to the 13th century, and its fighters are prepared for confrontations from an early age. It is their way of life practiced by all ages and genders. They train twice a day, six days a week, and fight very often, which is the answer to their triple-digit fighting records. There are many experienced warriors living in Thailand, and people who train with them benefit a lot. The following fighters got the biggest win records in the history of this sport.
|Record: 200 wins – 48 losses – 1 draw|
Vichean Bootdee was born in 1962 in Amphoe Si Racha, Chonburi province, Thailand. He is a technical behemoth nicknamed the “Computer Knee Striker” for his killer knee strikes. Chamuekpet comes from a fighter family, where he started training at 11 in Sor Warakunchai camp.
When he was 15, after 40 fights, he went to Bangkok with his older brother to prepare for the big stadiums. His career lasted 24 years, and he fought in 250 matches. He won 200 times, lost 48, and twice it was a draw. In addition to Thai fights, he did 11 professional boxing matches and won ten times.
He excelled in the ’80s and ’90s when he achieved incredible results. He won the Lumpinee Stadium championship four years in a row and every year in a different category, pinweight, light flyweight, flyweight, and light featherweight.
He won the Rajadamnern Stadium championship five times in three divisions, mini flyweight, junior featherweight, and featherweight. In 1997, he won the PABA Featherweight boxing title and recorded five title defenses. Due to his great successes, he sits at the top of the history of Thai boxing. After his retirement, he opened his Chamuekpet Muay Thai Academy in Japan.
|Record: 210 wins – 94 losses – 0 draws|
Jirapart Waiprakorn was born in 1996 in Buriram, Thailand. Its beginnings are no different from what we are used to with Thais. He started training at the age of eight, and that’s when he did his first match and earned his first money, which further motivated him to continue fighting.
He fought in the welterweight category at Lumpinee, Rangsit, Rajadamnern Stadium, and Omnoi Stadium, but also in various countries such as England, Japan, Italy, the Czech Republic, and China. He fought 304 times, of which he won 210 fights and lost 94 matches.
In 2016, he moved to Bangkok and joined YOKKAOSaenchai Gym, where he trained with Saenchai. His name was heard outside of Thailand when CNN Money made a documentary about the success of their gym.
In 2018, he became the WBC Muay Thai World Champion in the Welterweight category, and in 2019, the WMO World Champion in the Welterweight category. He is young, an active fighter, and far from retirement. He is considered one of the best-ranked Muay Thai fighters, and in his spare time, he records instructional videos that help transfer the knowledge of this great athlete to other upcoming fighters.
|Record: 231 wins – 20 losses – 1 draw|
He was born Kalek Mongkhon in the Prachin Buri region of Thailand in 1973. His father taught him everything, and he started coaching at the age of six, and already at 12, he was performing in big stadiums.
Sakmongkol competed at middleweight, super middleweight, welterweight, and super welterweight. He fought in France, the Netherlands, Japan, Australia, the United States, China, Italy, and Abu Dhabi. He is known for his pressure and pushing his opponent forward, his ability to take punches.
In 90′ he was considered one of Thailand’s most lethal left legs. In his career, he had 252 fights. He won 231 times, lost 20 times, and had one draw. In 1993, he was awarded “Fight of The Year” at the Lumpinee Stadium, and in 1994 he won the Lumpinee Stadium title.
In 1996, he became World Muay Thai Council Champion; in 1998 and 1999, he became WPKL Champion. For three years, he received awards for Fight of the Year by the Sports Writers Association of Thailand. From his career, he managed to build a house for his family and buy a nice car. After retirement, he became a trainer at WKO Gym in Pattaya.
Buakaw Por Pramuk
|Record: 240 wins – 24 losses – 13 draws|
Sombat, “The White Lotus” Banchamek was born in 1982 in Samrong Thap, Surin, Thailand. Buakaw has been fighting and training since the age of nine and is a man of many functions. He tested his skills in Thai boxing, K-1, bare-knuckle fighting, professional football, and an acting career.
He has been active since 1990 and fought in 277 fights. He performed in the featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, and middleweight categories. He has 240 wins, 24 losses, and 13 draws to his name. He is the winner of the Omnoi Stadium title in middleweight and lightweight.
Apart from Thailand, he performed in China, Lebanon, Abu Dhabi, Japan, the Czech Republic, and Spain. He won the WMC title four times, twice in junior middleweight and twice in super welterweight. In 2004 and 2006, he won the K-1 World Max tournament. In 2011 and 2012, he won Thai Fight tournaments.
His success is due to his training schedule, as Buakaw trains eight hours six days a week. He is the embodiment of Thai success. His work deserves only words of praise. Buakaw is undoubtedly one of the greatest of all time, and at 40 years, he is still an active fighter.
|Record: 248 wins – 41 losses – 3 draws|
“The Angel Warrior” was born in 1996 in Samut Prakarn, Thailand. Under his father’s instructions, he started training with his brothers at age eight. He ended his first three fights by knockout, and because of the successful start of his career, he stayed to train with his family until he was 14 years old.
This twenty-seven-year-old participated in 292 matches, with 248 wins, 41 losses, and three draws. He boxed all his bouts in the Eastern part of Asia and is a member of the Jitmuangnon gym. He has won everything there is to win in Thailand and is a member of the ONE Championship.
He is a two-time champion of Lumpinee Stadium in bantamweight and a two-time champion in featherweight. He is also the champion in Rajadamnern Stadium in the light-flyweight and mini-flyweight. He was named Sports Writers of Thailand Fighter of the Year three times in a row and is the only one in the sport’s history to do so.
Panpayak already has a career full of successes behind him, and considering that he is young and still active, since 2009 to be precise, we can expect more of his achievements.
|Record: 265 wins – 54 losses – 10 draws|
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, now better known as Nong-O Hama, was born in 1986 in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand. He was born into a farming family, but Nong-O became a lover of Thai boxing when he saw his neighbor practicing, who later invited him to train.
With only a month of training as a nine-year-old, he fought his first match. At 14, he decided to dedicate himself seriously to fighting and moved to Bangkok to a camp where he trained and lived. Since 1996 he has participated in 329 matches, with 265 wins, 54 losses, and ten draws, and he is still an active fighter.
He is currently signed with ONE Championship, and from 2019 to 2023, he was their Bantamweight champion with seven successful title defenses. In terms of achievements in Thailand, he has won the Lumpinee Stadium Championship four times in four different categories and is the winner of the Rajadamnern Stadium Lightweight Championship.
He was a four-time boxing champion in Thailand in three divisions and was named Fighter of the Year three times. He is relatively young, so probably more fights await him, and he is considered one of the most dangerous strikers and the biggest Muay Thai names in the world.
|Record: 266 wins – 40 losses – 11 draws|
Born as Wiroon Polpimai, Sagat was born in 1957 in Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, in a family of fighters. Sagat was introduced to Thai boxing by his older brother, who initially trained him. He fought his first match at 11, just two months after his first training. His specialty was working with his hands.
Therefore, apart from muay thai matches, he also has 14 boxing matches with 12 wins and two losses, with eight knockouts. He fought over 300 times in his career and recorded 266 wins, 40 losses, and 11 draws. What is specific about Sagat is that he ended 151 fights by knockout.
He competed in lightweight and featherweight and boxed as a welterweight. He was a three-time Lumpinee Stadium champion, a three-time Rajadamnern Stadium champion, and a WKA World Super Lightweight Kickboxing Champion.
He was also a boxer in 1986 WBC Asian Boxing Council Lightweight Champion, Thailand Lightweight Champion, and OPBF Lightweight Champion with two title defenses. Sagat belongs to the group of the best of all time. Besides Bangkok, he fought in Japan, the United States, Australia, Korea, and England. He is retired, and he works as a coach and makes movies.
|Record: 270 wins – 35 losses – 2 draws|
His real name is Kampiaw Sijantuek, and he was born in 1973 in Nong Ki District, Buriram Province, Thailand. Although initially considered an average fighter, Kampiaw put in a lot of effort to follow in the footsteps of his older brother, who introduced him to the sport.
Both trained at the famous Nongkee Pahuyuth gym under coach Pramot Hoymook, with whom they stayed for the rest of their careers. When Namphon retired, Kampiaw broke through with his trained skill. He fought his first match in 1987, and in his ten-year career, he recorded 270 wins, 35 losses, and two draws.
Due to his skillset and phenomenal technical approach to opponents, he is known as “The Ring Genius.” He competed in featherweight and junior lightweight. He is considered a legend of the “Golden Age” of Muay Thai. In 1991 he won the Lumpinee Stadium championship in junior lightweight, which he successfully defended five times.
In 1995 he became the World Muay Thai Council champion in the same category. Namkabuan was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2021, and in April of the same year, this sports legend died of the same disease at the age of 48.
|Record: 270 wins – 42 losses – 10 draws|
“Iron Man” was born in 1997 in Pa Phayom, Phatthalung, Thailand. He is an active fighter and is the current flyweight Muay Thai world champion in ONE Championship, where he has four title defenses. Rodtang is a member of the Yokkao fight team and has the longest winning streak in ONE Championship.
Like all his other countrymen, he entered sports as a child to help his family financially. By the time he was 21, he already had about 250 wins and currently has 270 wins, 42 losses, and ten draws. He won his first championship in 2016, MAX Muay Thai, and the 2017 Omnoi Stadium Championship.
Although he is very young, he is also very experienced. Rodtang possesses incredible explosive power in his hands, which suits his “Muay Mat” fighting style. His chin is resistant to all kinds of strikes, and he’s the type of fighter that mostly goes forward. Presently, he is one of the most dangerous strikers in the world and enjoys every second he spends fighting.
|Record: 277 wins – 61 losses – 5 draws|
Changpuek was born in 1966 in Prakhonchai, Buriram, northeastern Thailand. He is a former Thai boxer who competed in middleweight, light-heavyweight, cruiserweight, and heavyweight. He was always attracted to Muay Thai by watching older fighters, and he started training at the age of 14, and that’s when he had his first match.
In 1987, he won his first title at the Lumpinee Stadium. He is one of the first fighters who went around the world outside of Thailand to do matches against practitioners of other martial arts. He was forced to do so because of his large build and could not find opponents in Thailand.
In his long career, he managed to box in 343 matches with 277 wins, 61 losses, and five draws. In 1996 he became W.M.T.C. Cruiserweight World Champion, 1990 I.M.T.F Light Heavyweight World Champion, and 1991 W.M.K. Heavyweight World Champion.
He also competed in kickboxing, winning the Light Heavyweight World Championship in the 1993 U.K.F. and 2001 W.K.U. Cruiserweight World Champion. He is the first man from Thailand to compete in K-1 prestigious tournaments with 165 lb against much larger heavyweight opponents.
|Record: 280 wins – 15 losses – 1 draw|
“The Emperor” was born in 1979 in Chaiya, Surat Thani Province, Thailand. He is a former Muay Thai fighter who competed at lightweight, featherweight, and flyweight. As an eight-year-old, Namsaknoi saw fighting as a way to help his family, looking up to his brother, who was also a fighter.
After showing his talent in 50 fights at a young age, he left for Bangkok when he was 12 for better opportunities and training. He was active from 1987 to 2010, and in 300 fights, he recorded 280 wins, 15 losses, and five draws.
He fought most of his matches at Lumpinee Stadium, where he won most of the fights and had one of the longest reigns as a champion there. In 1995 he won the flyweight title, the 1999 super-featherweight, and in 2000 the lightweight title. He managed to keep his lightweight title until 2006.
In 1995 he was the WMC flyweight world champion. In 2010, he also won the world WAKO title. With his career, he managed to build a house for his parents and pay off all family debts. After retirement, he was invited to work as a trainer at the Evolve MMA gym in Singapore, where he spent six years. Namsaknoi is also one of not many muslim fighters in Muay Thai.
|Record: 289 wins – 10 losses – 1 draw|
Somluck Kamsing was born in 1973 in Ban Phai District in Khon Kaen Province, Thailand. He is one of the greatest strikers of all time. Kamsing started training when he was seven. He has performed in big stadiums since the age of 11.
Throughout his career, he fought 300 times with 289 wins, nine losses, and one draw. After defeating most Thai champions, he did not get a chance for the title. For that reason, he switched to boxing. What makes Somluck different from his fellow Thai practitioners is his handwork and efficiency under boxing rules.
His counter-fighting style was especially effective against Thai fighters. He was very calm and creative in the heat of the fight and had incredible head movement. His movements were effortless but effective. You could see he was enjoying himself while doing what he loved.
He won gold medals at the Asian Games in 1994 and 1998 and a gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games in 1995. One of his greatest and most famous achievements was the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in the featherweight category, when he became the first man to bring gold to Thailand.
|Record: 327 wins – 49 losses – 2 draws|
Suphachai Saepong was born in 1980 in the northern district of Maha Sarakham Province, Thailand. He is among the most famous, active, and attractive fighters today. He has been competing since 1988 in flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight.
Eight-year-old Saenchai fought in his first match after one week of training. When he was 16, he won the Lumpinee Stadium championship in super flyweight and two years later in bantamweight. He also won the King’s Cup four times. He collected 327 wins, 49 losses, and two draws in his amazing career.
After winning various titles and the hearts of his home crowd, Saenchai retired from competition in Thailand in 2014. He performed around the globe in multiple categories, even against bigger opponents than himself, which is the reason for most of his defeats. Saenchai is one of shortest muay thai fighters in history.
He is still active today and responds to calls from organizations outside of Thailand. He is no stranger to a boxing career, in which he debuted in 2002 and has five victories. It is important to note that his last defeat happened in 2014, and his most recent success is winning the 2020 YOKKAO Diamond Welterweight Championship.
|Record: 340 wins – 10 losses – 1 draw|
Apidey Sit-Hirun was born in 1941 in Samut Songkhram, Thailand. He is a legendary Thai fighter and one of the strongest kickers in the sport, with martial intelligence and incredible reflexes. He turned to fighting to help his impoverished family.
He fought his first match after only three months of training at 12 years. He is a former champion and holder of seven simultaneous welterweight titles. In addition to Thai boxing, he successfully competed in kickboxing and boxing and is a former champion of the Professional Boxers Association of Thailand.
Due to his style and success, the king declared him the Muay Thai fighter of the century and a national hero. Apidej was active from 1958 to 1976 and fought 351 times to record 340 wins, one draw, and only ten losses. After he got married and then retired, he focused on coaching.
He became a master coach at the Fairtex Muay Thai gym, transferring his knowledge and experience to new generations. Unfortunately, at the age of 72, he lost his last battle against lung cancer. After his death, his name, legacy, and the statue as “The Greatest Fighter of the Century” remained an eternal memory.
|Record: 373 wins – 48 losses – 9 draws|
Sam-A Gaiyanghadao was born in 1983 in Buriram, Thailand. He comes from Bangkok and is a retired fighter from Evolve MMA Petchyindee Academy. He competed in strawweight, flyweight, and bantamweight.
Sam-A, like every Thai, started practicing Muay Thai from a young age, more precisely from the age of nine, and at the age of 15, he moved to an academy in Bangkok. He achieved his first successes at Lumpinee Stadium and Rajadamnern boxing stadium, where he won his first title in 2004.
In 2008, he became a big name in Thai boxing. He headlined many events and won the Thai bantamweight title. He is a former double Lumpinee Stadium Champion and Thai champion in four categories.
Sam-A was active from 1992 to 2022. He fought in 430 matches with 373 wins, 48 losses, and nine draws. After signing a contract with the ONE Championship organization, Sam-A was the first man to participate in the first muay thai fight in this organization.
He celebrated victory and won ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship. He is also a former ONE Strawweight Kickboxing World Champion and ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Champion.