Yodsaenklai, probably one of Thailand’s biggest exports, has been a legend in muaythai for many years and is a two-time Lumpinee champion.
Known as having the strongest kick in muaythai, Yodsaenklai shot to international fame when he appeared on The Contender Asia, the award winning reality TV show, sanctioned by the World Muaythai Council in which he for 15 weeks showed as much character as he did talent.
In the end in a thrilling final beat out JWP from Australia to become the Contender Asia champion claiming a total purse of nearly 200,000 USD and also became the WMC World Champion.
He defended the WMC World Title twice, most recently stopping Vladimir Moravcik in his home town silencing the sell-out crowd.
In 2009 Cosmo Alexandre was the first foreigner to win the prestigious King’s Cup sanctioned by the WMC and in 2010 Thailand sent in Yodsaenklai to reclaim the cup and it was Yodsaenklai who met the King’s Cup champion Cosmo in the final after which Yodsaenklai reclaimed the cup back.
Aside from his professional career Yodsaenklai has also represented Thailand at the IFMA World Combat Games in 2012.
Yodsaenklai took a year off from muaythai in 2016 due to a new a knee injury making a return to the ring at the end of last year coming back with a vengeance. After 4 fights he then had to make the decision to retire due to continued pain which he believed was preventing him from reaching his potential.
This decision was a major shock for fans across the globe who were hoping to see him compete in one of the biggest fights of all time against another muaythai legend Buakaw.
Now after some hard rest and intense physio Yodsaenklai will now return to the ring after having being signed by a Chinese investment company. Fans can now hope and pray for the long awaited Buakaw fight to happen as this could now become reality.
The WMC would like to welcome a true ambassador of the sport Yodsaenklai back in the ring!