MTGP Welterweight World Champion Saemapetch Fairtex grew up in extreme poverty, and he had to help his parents gather bottles and plastic for resale in oder to survive. Entirely by chance, the mayor of their small town saw him on the streets and introduced him to Muay Thai, unknowingly changing the course of his life forever.
Prodigiously talented, he stepped into the ring for the first time at the age of 11, and a mere three years later he was already competing in the famed Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok. Now, Saemapetch trains out of the renowned Fairtex camp in Pattaya, Thailand, alongside the likes of Muay Thai World Champions Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex and Stamp Fairtex. He won the prestigious Tiger Cement Tournament at the Channel 7 Stadium when he was just 17 years old, and in April 2018 he added the MTGP Welterweight World Title to his resume.
Despite his age, Saemapetch already boasts a wealth of experience and has competed in Thailand’s most famous stadiums against seasoned veterans. A rising star from a well-regarded camp, he looks to make his mark on the world in ONE Super Series and prove he is the best Muay Thai practitioner in the world.