If, just in case, you want to find out who the best fighters in Thailand currently are, here’s a list of the five top fighters below.
This list can go a long way in helping you get to know which fighters to look up online and whose fights, as well as technique, can help you improve the most.
- Sangmanee Sor Tienpo (Million Dollar Baby)
Sangmanee is barely an adult and is already considered as one of the most talented active Muay Thai fighters in the world.
He was considered a child prodigy and was raised to be a champion by his father from a young age. He currently trains with Muay Thai Legend, Saenchai, at the 13 coins gym in Bangkok Thailand.
- Pakorn PKSaenchaimuaythai
Pakorn’s highlights are some of the most famous online and among Nak Muays (Muay Thai fighters), for good reason, he’s a joy to watch. He’s an extremely technical fighter that doesn’t rely on brute strength, but rather on wits and technicality to outmaneuver his opponents. He also happens to try and fight on the same team as the legendary Saenchai.
Over the recent years, Pakorn has certainly made a strong case for being one of the top fighters in the sport today.
- Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym
Saenchai is considered as a living legend in Muay Thai and is considered by many as the most technical Thai fighter to ever fight inside the ring. Short in stature, Saenchai compensates for his lack of height and reach with his speed and quickness, as he’s often able to get the better of his opponents by moving faster than them.
There are only a few fighters who’ve ever taken down Saenchai, and how they did it was usually by locking him up in the clinch. Doing so is considered as the only way to neutralize his speed advantage.
- Yodwicha Por Boonsit
Sharing the award of the 2012 Sports Writer Fighter of the Year with Sangmanee Sor Tienpo, Yodwicha is considered by many as the best fighter at the moment. The fact that he beat Saenchai back in 2013 is proof his skills as a fighter.
Yodwicha is known for his excellent clinching skills, and even when still barely an adult, Yodwicha is already considered as one of the best the sport has had.
Many are already expecting Yodwicha to fight internationally and be able to hold his own against foreigners, thanks to his unusually large size for his age.
- Petboonchu FA Group
Petboonchu is the first, and probably, the only fighter to ever beat Saenchai twice in a row. This is living proof that Petboonchu deserves to be considered as the top fighter in Thailand today.
Like Yodwicha, Petboonchu’s main strength lies in his clinching, but there are those that believe that Petboonchu is the better of the two and that he may already be one of the best clinchers in Muay Thai history.
There you have it, five of the very best Muay Thai fighters in Thailand today.
If you’re ever looking for fighters to observe and learn from, these five fighters should be at the top of your list.