Since the internationalization of the practice of Muay Thai in the 20th century, several Thai fighters obtained a platform to display their technique and to become worldwide champions, such as Kaoklai Kaennorsing. Born on the 13th of September 1983, this boxer possesses an impressive track record in several categories, in Thailand and abroad.
His first steps in Muay Thai
As many Thai people, Kaoklai Kaennorsing was introduced to the world of Muay Thai at a very young age. He started training at Jockey Gym, in Khon Kaen, in the north-eastern part of the country, when he was only eight years old. He dedicated himself to Muay Thai full time after finishing his high school studies.
His track record
Kaoklai Kaennorsing is the winner of the 2004 K-1 World Grand Prix in Seoul, but has also been the Rajadamnern Stadium champion in two different weight categories. He is currently the Muay Thai world champion in the heavyweight category. He fought to obtain the title of Rajadamnern Stadium champion in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Kaennorsing obtained this prestigious distinction twice in 2002, when he was only 19 years old, and in two different weight categories: the first time against Charnvit Kiat T. B. Ubol and the second time against Chalermsak Chuwatthana. His victory at the 2004 K-1 World Grand Prix in Seoul led him to be celebrated as one of the best fighters in this discipline, despite a weight and height disadvantage, thanks to his speed and agility. He then won other world titles in Jamaica in 2008 and in California in 2010. Since he made his first steps on the ring and at the moment of his win at the 2004 K-1 World Grand Prix in Seoul, he was the lightest and the youngest fighter to have ever won this tournament.