Samart Payakaroon has a well deserved reputation for being the greatest Muay Thai fighter of all time. He won his first Lumpinee titles fighting at minimumweight (105 lbs) in 1980 and would go on to win Lumpinee titles as a light flyweight (108 lbs), super flyweight (115 lbs) and featherweight (126 lbs).
Why do Muay Thai fighters have weird names?
Why do all of the Evolve Muay Thai Instructors have the same last name? The mystery is solved for you below! In Thailand, when a fighter achieves a certain level of proficiency (ie. essentially when you are good enough to represent the gym professionally as a fighter), the gym’s name is bestowed upon you as an honor.