Golden Age Fighters: Somrak Khamsing

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Muay Thai highlight of legendary Thai boxer Somrak Khamsing. Somrak began training at the age of seven with his brother at their home in Khon Kaen and also started fighting that same year. He moved to Bangkok aged 11 and trained at Sit Arane and the famous Jocky Gym where he began making a name for himself as an elusive technician.

He was ranked number one in all stadiums at 126lbs but promoters refused to let him fight for a title. Instead, Somrak switched to boxing and competed in a total of four Olympic games, winning gold in the featherweight division at the 1996 games.

He has had over 300 Muay Thai fights with only 10 losses and fought over 200 times in boxing with 150 wins.

Credit: Muay Thai Scholar