Who is the oldest active Muay Thai Boxer? (Pro)

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  1. gator1873

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    Who is the oldest active Pro Muay Thai Boxer?
     
  2. Cocakillbana

    Cocakillbana Black Belt

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    A lot of 30+ guys have retired in the last couple years. Palangpon I think is in his early thirties. Wanchalong and Yodtuantong must be close to that.
     
  3. DonKal

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    this just went down last week
     
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    Santi (red shorts, 56yrs old) vs Denchai (green shorts, 58yrs old)
     
  5. jtwarwagon4life

    jtwarwagon4life Green Belt

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    Luknimit Singklongsi still fights at a pretty high level, he'd be around 30 by now.
     
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    Didn't Somrak come back recently?
     
  7. DonKal

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    saenchai is 36 also..
     
  8. Kanka

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    fighting like once a year doesnt count
     
  9. DastardlyMass

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    Orono Por Muang Udon is still fighting i believe and has to be in his mid forties by now. i figure you are probably meaning a guy still competing in the top echelon of the sport thou and that is something probably only rob can answer
     
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    Who was the oldest guy that could still hang with the a class at the stadiums? Didn't thongchai tor silachai hang around until his mid 30s?
     
  11. Cocakillbana

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    Thongchai was fighting in the stadiums when he was in his late 30's, maybe even at 40, but he wasn't a significant fighter at that time.
     
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    I think this question already got brought up in a thread about Saenchai, but Chamuekpet, Saenchai and Thongchai, all fought at a very high level into their early to mid 30's. Sangtiennoi fought into his early 30's and Kangwanlek fought his last fight in the stadiums when he was 39, but I'm not as clear on their level at that time.

     
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    Kangwanlek was fighting at a decent level at the end. Better than Thongchai at the end of his stadium career, but not close to where Saenchai ended.

    Saenchai >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Kangwanlek >>>>>>>> Thongchai

    Saenchai could go back today and they'd probably make him give up weight to Petmorakot or Petpanomrung. Total freak of nature.
     
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    jtwarwagon4life Green Belt

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    Yeah, I wasn't totally clear on the trajectory of Thongchai's career. I know he went to prison when he was in his mid 30's for dealing drugs while he was still fighting and I was under the impression he was still a pretty good fighter when that happened. And then I think he came back to fighting after he got out of prison.

    But yeah, I doubt any of the other fighter's I've mentioned could hold a candle to Saenchai. He was still among the top fighter's in Thailand when he stopped fighting in the stadiums, arguably the top fighter.
     
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    How old is pokkeaw?
     
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    He's got to be well into his 30's. I remember once watching a fight of his from like 2002. Dude has seen it.

    Haven't noticed him around for a bit so perhaps he's done.
     
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    There's a thai called Deo Phetsangkat that apparently is an ex lumpinee champion. In 2014 i saw him commenting on a facebook post that he knocked out Pokkeaw 15 years ago with an elbow, so that would be around 1999.
     
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    Thycidides Banned Banned

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    Why don't more Thias in there 20's fight internationally for (relatively)big money like Sanechai does ? Do you have to have a 20 year career to get those money fights?

    I get the idea the best stadium fighters in Thailand could beat Sainchai or at least do better than his more recent opponents. So why don't they follow him to the international circuit?

    I understand this is a silly question but I don't understand who gets to fight internationally.
     
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    because no one knows of them outside of thailand and there is no competition in their division.
     
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    Thycidides Banned Banned

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    Why doesn't Lion fight sign them or one of the other promotions? I guess Thailand is too far to recruit fighters from.
     

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