Muay Thai legend Saenchai sparring with HW boxing champ Riddick Bowe

Monday, April 24, 2017

Saenchai is a Muay Thai legend and one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters of all time. His professional Muay Thai record is 304-52-3, that’s a lot of fights!

Throughout the legend Sanchai’s career he was forced to go up in weight to fight bigger opponents in order to make the match more even.

Though this video of Saenchai sparring with former heavyweight boxing champion Riddick Bowe is pretty light-hearted, you can still see a lot of Saenchai’s technique and it’s fun to wonder how a real Muay Thai fight between them would go.

Riddick Bowe is certainly a massive, powerful man. Plus, anybody who could beat a prime Evander Holyfield twice certainly has a lot skill as well. Muay Thai is a different thing though.

This training session most likely took place before Riddick Bowe’s professional Muay Thai debut from a few years back. In that fight Riddick really struggled with the low kicks of his opponent. He also looked quite a bit out of shape like he does here in this video.

Had Saenchai and Riddick fought for a real in Muay Thai at this point in their lives, my money would be on Saenchai via low kicks. However if this had been the Riddick Bowe of 1992, even in Muay Thai, he would most likely be too much for Saenchai.

Saenchai (born July 30, 1980), formerly known as Saenchai Sor. Kingstar (Thai: แสนชัย ส.คิงสตาร์), is a Thai Muay Thai fighter. He won the Lumpinee Championship title in four different weight divisions, while mostly fighting larger opponents; therefore he was considered by many to be the best pound for pound Muay Thai fighter from 1999-2014, and is regarded as one of the best of all time. Saenchai would often give up weight to find worthy opponents in Thailand, and from 2003-2014 only lost two times in Thailand when the weights were equal, with all other losses happening when he was forced to have a weight disadvantage to make the fights more evenly matched. [Source: Wiki]

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