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แสนชัย ซินบีมวยไทย
Born Suphachai Saenpong
(1980-07-30) July 30, 1980 (age 34)
Mahasarakham, Thailand
Native name แสนชัย ซินบีมวยไทย
Other names Saenchai Sinbimuaythai
Saenchai Sor. Kingstar
Sanchai Sor. Khamsing
Sangpetch Patanakan Gym
Nationality Thai
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb; 9.4 st)
Division Flyweight
Style Muay Thai
Stance Southpaw
Fighting out of Phuket, Thailand
Years active 24 (1988–present)
Professional boxing record
Total 5
Wins 5
By knockout 2
Losses 0
Kickboxing record
Total 331
Wins 277
Losses 52
Draws 2
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
last updated on: June 6, 2014

Saenchai (born July 30, 1980), formerly known as Saenchai Sor. Kingstar (Thai: แสนชัย ส.คิงสตาร์), is a Thai Muay Thai kickboxer. He won the Lumpinee Championship title in four different weight divisions, along with the WMC and WBC World titles, while mostly fighting above his natural weight; therefore he is considered one of the best pound for pound Muay Thai fighters in the world. Saenchai often gives up 5 lbs. + in weight to find worthy opponents in Thailand. Against foreigners the gulf in skill is so great he will go up as high as 147 pounds, which is 15+ pounds above his best weight. He is known for having excellent ring vision and speed.


Early career[edit]

Saenchai started learning Muay Thai when he was 8 years old. He decided to start learning Muay Thai in Jockey gym when his friend's elder brother received a prize after a bout. He debuted after training for only a week, and he won his first bout by decision receiving 30 Baht (≒$1).

He started fighting in Bangkok when he was 14 years old, then transferred to Kamsing gym owned by Somluck Kamsing. Kamsing paid 300,000 Baht as a transfer fee. This is the reason Saenchai's ring name was "Saenchai Sor.Kamsing".

When he was 15, Saenchai won the title of Lumpinee stadium championship at super flyweight. When he was 18, he won the title of Lumpinee stadium championship at bantamweight.

Turning to boxing[edit]

In 2002, Saenchai turned to boxing. He debuted as "Sangpetch Patanakan Gym" at featherweight. He fought against Rud 4K Kevkatchewon from Philippines to challenge for the vacant interim title of PABA on November 27, 2003, and he won the title by unanimous decision. In January 2004, he retained his PABA title against Rud.

In 2004, he decided to go back to Muay Thai again.

Discord with Khamsing[edit]

Saenchai visited Japan twice to fight and Khamsing agreed at those times, but Khamsing disagreed the third time. Although Khamsing tried to stop Saenchai from going to Japan, he went there with some Muay Thai fighters from another gym. Because of this incident, Khamsing broke off relations with Saenchai, and Saenchai moved to Kingstar gym. At this time, Khamsing received 300,000 Baht from Kingstar gym as a transfer fee. [1] On July 3, 2006, Saenchai fought against Sang-Soo Lim from Korea in Japan. Saenchai was going to fight against Shinya Ishige but he was replaced two weeks earlier as he had been injured during training. Lim was taller 21 cm and heavier 10 kg than Saenchai but Saanchai knocked out Lim at 2R with a right hook.[2]

On July 3, 2009, Saenchai fought against two muay thai fighters in the single bout at Lumpinee stadium. During 1 to 3 round, he fought against Petchboonchu F.A. Group. Petchboonchu tried to attack aggressively at 1R, but Saenchai carried throughout his stamina-saving style and broke Petchboonchu's balance several times. During 4 to 5 round, Saenchai fought against Sakeddaow Petchpayathai. Saenchai controlled his critical distance with front-kicks and middle-kicks and he threw telling blows more than Sakeddaow did. The referee announced Saenchai's victory with unanimous decision after 5R.

Winning world title[edit]

Saenchai vs Tetsuya Yamato on March 2010.

On March 14, 2010, Saenchai fought against Tetsuya Yamato from Japan to challenge the vacant world lightweight title sanctioned by Muay Thai Association of America (MTAA) in Los Angeles. Saenchai knocked out Yamato with left high kick at 1R, and won the MTAA title.

First loss to a European[edit]

On January 21, 2012 Saenchai lost for the first time against a European in Muay Thai rules. The fight took place in Milan Italy against top foreign Thai boxer, Fabio Pinca. Saenchai had beaten Pinca years earlier. Despite going all the way up to 145, Saenchai still put up a good fight, but by the third round the size difference was starting to pay off for Pinca. He used his strength to tie Saenchai up and win a close but controversial decision. Saenchai's streak of 20 or more straight wins against foreign fighters was snapped.

He rematched Singdam Kiatmoo9 on October 4, 2012 at Rajadamnern, and won by decision.[3]

He beat Pakorn Sakyothin by decision at Super Showdown 4 in Glasgow, Scotland on November 10, 2012[4][5] and then took a ponts victory over Damian Alamos twelve days later at Best of Siam 2 in Paris, France.[6][7] Saenchai then defeated Liam Harrison for the third time at Muay Thai Warriors in Macau on December 9, 2012, taking a clear-cut unanimous decision.[8]

He outpointed the bowl cut Diesellek Aoodonmuang at Yokkao Extreme 2013 on January 26, 2013 in Milan, Italy.[9][10][11][12]

On March 9, 2013, Saenchai outpointed Houcine Bennoui at Siam Warriors in Cork, Ireland.[13][14]

He lost to 17-year-old phenom Yodwicha Por Boonsit on points at Lumpinee on May 10, 2013.[15][16] The pair were set to rematch on June 7, 2013 but a lingering neck injury forced Saenchai out of the bout.[17][18]

He debuted under Oriental kickboxing rules at Hoost Cup: Kings in Nagoya, Japan on June 16, 2013 and beat Yosuke Mizuochi by unanimous decision in a three round fight.[19][20][21][22]

He beat Raphael Bohic by unanimous decision at Muay Thai Warriors: Dabble in Chiang Mai on June 28, 2013 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.[23][24]

Saenchai ran through a field of overmatched farangs to win the Toyota Vigo Marathon Tournament on July 24, 2013 in Phitsanulok.[25][26]

Saenchai beat Kongsak Sitboonmee by decision in a rematch at Rajadamnern on August 8, 2013.[27][28][29]

It was reported that he would fight Mickaël Piscitello at the WBC World Muay Thai Millennium Championship in Saint-Pierre, Réunion on September 7, 2013.[30] However, he denied ever being on the card.[31]

He will fight Andrei Kulebin at Combat Renaissance in China on September 17, 2013.[32]

He beat Singdam Kiatmuu9 by decision at Yokkao 5 in Pattaya, Thailand on November 15, 2013.[33][34]

He lost an extension round decision to Kong Hong Xing at the K-1 World MAX 2013 World Championship Tournament Quarter Finals - Part 1 in Foshan, China on December 28, 2013.[35][36]


He lost to Petboonchu FA Group on points at the last ever show held at the old Lumpinee Stadium on February 7, 2014.

Saenchai defeated Victor Nagbe by decision in a -65 kg match at Yokkao 7 in Pattaya, Thailand on February 19, 2014.[37][38][39]

He was scheduled for a March 8, 2014 meeting with Irishman Stephen Hodgers at Origins IV at Welterweight (-64.00 kg/141 lb) in Perth, Western Australia. Saenchai was unable to compete, however, as he did not meet certain criteria demanded by the Western Australia Combat Sports Commission and was replaced by Komkit Chanawong.[40]

Saenchai beat Nong-O on points in a three-rounder at the grand opening of the new Lumpinee Stadium on February 28, 2014.[41]

Saenchai defeated Shota Sato via unanimous decision at Hoost Cup: Legend in Nagoya, Japan on March 23, 2014.[42][43]

He beat Kamen Picken via UD at Combat Banchamek in Surin, Thailand on April 14, 2014.[44]

He defeated Bertrand Lambert via decision at Muay Thai in Macau on June 6, 2014.[45]

He will rematch Yetkin Özkul in a fight for the WMC World Lightweight (-61.2 kg/135 lb) Championship at Monte Carlo Fighting Masters 2014 in Monte Carlo, Monaco on June 14, 2014.[46]

Saenchai PkMuayThai made his debut in Thai Fight’s ring, defeating the strong Scottish Craig Dickson (Sumalee) (Kard Chuek fight).

Titles and accomplishments[edit]

  • Muaythai
    • 2014 Toyota Marathon Runner-up
    • 2013 Toyota Vigo Marathon Tournament
    • 2012 Muay Thai Warriors Welterweight (65 kg) champion
    • 2012 W.P.M.F. Interim World Welterweight champion (147 lbs)
    • 2011 WBC Diamond World Champion
    • 2010 WMC World Lightweight (135 lbs / 61 kg) champion
    • 2010 Lumpinee Stadium Lightweight (135 lbs / 61 kg) champion
    • 2010 Toyota Cup tournament champion
    • 2010 MTAA World Lightweight champion
    • Lumpinee Stadium Super featherweight (130 lbs / 59 kg) champion
    • Lumpinee Stadium Bantamweight (118 lbs / 53 kg) champion
    • Lumpinee Stadium Super flyweight (115 lbs / 52 kg) champion
  • Boxing
  • Accomplishments
    • 2008 Sports Writers of Thailand Fighter of the Year
    • 1999 Sports Writers of Thailand Fighter of the Year

Kickboxing record[edit]

Professional kickboxing record
Boxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes


Saenchai used following 4 names as a professional fighter.

  • Saenchai Sor Kamsing / Saenchai Sor.Kamsing
  • Sangpetch Patanakan Gym
  • Saenchai Sor Kingstar / Saenchai Sor.Kingstar
  • Saenchai Sor Saenchai / Saenchai Sor.Saen


  1. ^ Fullcom.Y.K., ed. (January 3, 2008). Muay Thai ni kanshitewa konohonga saikouhou! (The Best Book of Muay Thai!). Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan: Touhou shuppan (Touhou Publishing.Corp). ISBN 978-4-8094-0649-2. 
  2. ^ (レポ&写真) [NJKF] 7.2 ディファ:高橋拓也、タイ強豪に敗れるも奮闘 (Reports&Photos) [NJKF] July 2 Differ ARIAKE: Takuya Takahashi beaten by Thai powerhouse ,but foughts out
  3. ^ Oct. 4: Saenchai vs Singdam rematch, Somluck Khamsing returns with 527m baht on the line
  4. ^ Fight To Watch In November: Part 1
  5. ^ Saenchai Beats Pakorn In Scotland
  6. ^ Saenchai vs. Damien Alamos Tomorrow At Best Of Siam 2
  7. ^ Best of Siam 2: Saenchai beats Damien Alamos
  8. ^ Muay Thai Warriors Macau: Saenchai beats Liam Harrison for third time
  9. ^ Saenchai vs. Diesellek Aoodonmuang At Yokkao Extreme 2013, January 26
  10. ^ Fights To Watch In January 2013
  11. ^ Yokkao Extreme 2013 Live Results
  12. ^ Yokkao Extreme 2013 Recap: Askerov Upsets Souwer, Thais Showcased
  13. ^ Saenchai vs. Houcine Bennoui on March 9 in Ireland
  14. ^ March Madness: Muay Thai Fights to Watch This Month
  15. ^ Saenchai vs. Yodwicha Lumpinee Supershow: Full Card Released
  16. ^ A New Legend is Born: Yodwicha Defeats Saenchai
  17. ^ Saenchai vs. Yodwicha II Scheduled for June 7
  18. ^ Saenchai Out of Lumpinee Supershow This Friday- Yodwicha Rematch a No-Go
  19. ^ Japanese Scene Weekly Recap: April 14th – 21st
  20. ^ Japanese Kickboxing Scene: June Preview
  21. ^ Saenchai Wins Kickboxing Debut in Japan, Considering Move to K-1
  22. ^ Saenchai Wins at the Hoost Cup - Will He Go to K-1?
  23. ^ Saenchai To Headline Muay Thai Warriors Card In Chiang Mai On June 28th
  24. ^ Muay Thai Warriors Results and Video
  25. ^ Saenchai Wins 8 Man Toyota Tournament in Thailand
  26. ^ Saenchai beats three foreign opponents to win 140 lbs Toyota Marathon in Phitsanulok
  27. ^ Giant Fights Set For Rajadamnern: Saenchai vs. Kongsak, Yodwicha vs. Singdam
  28. ^ Petchviset and One Songchai putting on two huge Rajadmanern cards in early August
  29. ^ Saenchai outpoints Kongsak, Yodwicha overpowers Singdam at Rajadamnern
  30. ^ HUGE France vs. Thailand Card Announced: Yodsanklai, Saenchai, Kem and More Headline
  31. ^ Massive WBC Millennium Muay Thai Event Might Be a Bust: Are Unconfirmed Fight Cards Getting Out of Control?
  32. ^ Saenchai Set to Face MAX Champion Andrei Kulebin in China
  33. ^ Saenchai Victorious at Muay Thai Mania Yokkao 5
  34. ^ Muay Thai Combat Mania Yokkao 5 Results
  35. ^ Buakaw Banchamek and Shane Campbell Advance in K-1 World MAX Tournament
  36. ^ K-1 World Max China Quarterfinal Results
  37. ^ Yokkao 7 Results - Saenchai Victorious
  38. ^ Yokkao 7 Results
  39. ^ Yokkao 7 Results: Saenchai earns victory over Victor Nagbe in main event
  40. ^ Komkit vs. Hodgers weigh-in with Saenchai
  41. ^ Results and Videos from King Fighter
  42. ^ Photo of the Day: Ernesto Hoost Victorious in Japan
  43. ^ 佐藤嘉洋&翔センチャイジム、タイの強豪に判定負け:3.23 名古屋
  44. ^ Combat Banchamek full fight videos & results
  45. ^ Muay Thai in Macau Results: Kem, Buakaw, and Saenchai victorious
  46. ^ Monte Carlo Fighting Masters 2014 card
  47. ^ "Kriekkrai Fights". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Saohin Srithai Condo
PABA Interim Featherweight Champion
November 27, 2003 – 2004
Succeeded by
Saohin Srithai Condo
Preceded by
Petboonchu F.A. Group
Lumpinee Stadium Lightweight Champion
October 5, 2010–2011
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Petboonchu F.A. Group
WMC World Lightweight Champion
October 5, 2010 – Jun 6,2011
Succeeded by
Petboonchu FA Group