It’s been awhile since I posted a fight from the golden era so I thought I’d share one of Samart Payakaroon. Samart is regarded by many of one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters of all time. He was four times Lumpinee champion, three times sports writer’s fighter of the year and the WBC world boxing champion.

In this match he takes on Samransak Muangsurin who is another famous fighter of the era. He built a name for himself as a heavy puncher and was nicknamed “The Iron Fist.” In an interview, Anuwat Kaewsamrit names him as a precursor, another fighter known for knocking his opponents out. The Muangsurin camp also turned out accomplished professional English style boxers like Saensak Muangsurin.

Samart: Red Shorts

Samransak: Blue Shorts