Growing up in Tehran, Iran, Amir Naseri was surrounded by a vibrant sports culture. Although the country has a deeply rooted history in wrestling, the Iranian often found himself on the soccer field competing for his school’s team. That served as an early indicator of his athletic ability and brilliant footwork, which would one day be the centerpiece of his Muay Thai style.
When Naseri was eight years old, his family moved across the continent to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Five years later, his eye for the striking arts would lead him to a Muay Thai gym close by his school.
After learning the basics and finding his aptitude for the sport, the Iranian realized he would need to travel to Thailand if he wanted to elevate his game and compete against world-class athletes. With that in mind, Naseri went to the birthplace of Muay Thai in 2012, trained at several gyms throughout the country, and then ultimately wound up at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket two years later.
Naseri built his reputation on the international scene and it led him to ONE Championship in 2022, where he entered the star-studded ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix. After being forced to halt his career during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iranian is ready for his breakout moment on the global stage and to establish himself as the premier flyweight striker.