Muay Thai World Champion Joseph Lasiri was born and raised in Milan in northern Italy, where he still resides. When he was 17 years old, he started training in Muay Thai under his current coach, Diego Calzolari, and was immediately smitten by “the art of eight limbs.” From the very beginning, he knew he was destined to compete in Muay Thai for a living.
He couldn’t have found a better mentor to train under, as his head coach was the first Italian to ever win at the world-famous Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok. When he’s not honing his Muay Thai techniques in Thailand, Lasiri trains with several world champions on a daily basis back home in Milan, and has honed his craft to near-perfection.
He considers his punches and his knees to be his best weapons, having captured the WBA Super Bantamweight and Interim WBC Super Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championships through their accuracy and power.