Saenchai: King of Muay Thai with his special talent

Athletes like Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Pelé and Michael Phelps are only a handful of athletes who have crossed the borders of their sport to become legends. 

In the Muay Thai community, many past and present fans and punchers will contend with the Suphachai Saenpong, also known as Saenchai Sor. Kingstar, it was the fighter who totally transformed the face of Muay Thai and placed his name on the list of legends.

At the age of 39, Saenchai has been battling for much of his life as a seasoned Muay Thai boxer for almost 35 years, with more than 20 of those 30 years competing in the top professional arenas in Thailand and around the world.

During his nearly 35-year career as a professional boxer, Saenchai has amassed more than 300 matches for one of the best victory percentages in the history of the sport. 

The unforgettable name that Saenchai beat is: Thongchai Tor Silachai, Neungsiam Fairtex, Singdam Kiatmoo, Nopparat Kiatkamtorn, Kongsak Sitboonmee, …

From those wins, he captured four Lumpinee Stadium championships in four different weight classes, various Muay Thai World Championship championships in different weight classes, several Thai championship titles. His name was Thai Sports Writer of the Year twice, and also Saenchai retains the National Championship title in boxing where he is still undefeated.

What distinguishes Saenchai, however, is the talent, the ability to obtain items, and the fearlessness he possesses to be able to execute exceedingly unusual techniques unlike a Muay Thai warrior who dares to do so in the ring. 

This technique is definitely not going to be performed again in the current age of this ferocious sport except Saenchai

Saenchai was able to dominate the giants in both weight and height by mastering the attacks and defenses of Muay Thai, and by doing so with ease, pleasure, and always.

What made Muay Thai so popular at MMA

Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, and Jon Jones are among the major names in MMA who make good use of Muay Thai moves in the octagon.

What makes Muay Thai so appealing to boxers?

1. There are a lot of threats to combat 

Muay Thai has attacks that use both arms and legs, as well as elbows and knees for effective attacks. The “clinch” move is a maneuver that is commonly used by many boxers. 

Clinch (somewhat translated as “holding in a standing position”) is one of the special techniques that gives Muay Thai a difference. If the boxing boxers have to avoid fighting and correct their places for each step of the opponent’s hug, Muay Thai also helps the boxers to continue attacking.

2. Efficient in vertical warfare 

Muay Thai is very successful in mixing various strategies that you can use before it forces the enemy to crash to the pit. From strong strikes to punches with your feet, Muay Thai can also be a successful way to beat your enemies.

3. It’s easy to understand 

Muay Thai is renowned for its versatility and authenticity, making it a perfect martial art in the MMA warrior training curriculum.

4. This is one of the pillars of MMA training

Many of the world’s most successful boxers use Muay Thai as part of their repertoire, and because of its flexibility, this is part of the fundamental mixed martial arts preparation. That any warrior has to go through before he starts.

5. Strong defence 

Very few martial arts are useful in actual self-defense situations. Muay Thai is one of the few subjects chosen, not only teaches how to strike vulnerable points in the body, but also locks, squeezes, and uses the power of the enemy to defeat them. Since MMA has fewer rules and it is difficult to foresee the martial art the enemy will use, learning how to react to a “real” challenge is a valuable skill, and Muay Thai has taught it. It’s really healthy.