5 Things You Need To Know About Debuting Muay Thai Legend Seksan Or. Kwanmuang
Seksan Or. Kwanmuang is ready to display his iconic fighting style during ONE Championship’s historic first show at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.
The Thai superstar has thrilled crowds in his homeland for years, and now, he will debut in front of an international audience at ONE Friday Fights 1 this January 20 in Asia primetime.
Seksan will face off against Tyson Harrison in a 140-pound catchweight Muay Thai contest and showcase his all-action style in 4-ounce gloves.
Here are five things you need to know about the 34-year-old veteran before his first promotional outing in Bangkok this Friday.
#1 He Learned Muay Thai To Defend Himself From Bullies
Although it’s hard to believe now, the young Seksan was bullied at school. His father – a fighter himself – took his son to their local Muay Thai gym so he could learn to defend himself.
Seksan was 9 years old when he first stepped into the gym, and by the age of 10, he was already competing in the ring.
He earned a reputation on the regional circuit in his native Nakhon Si Thammarat municipality, which opened up opportunities to compete on the bigger stages.
#2 He Chased His Dream In Bangkok Alongside His Brothers
Seksan moved to Bangkok to pursue a career in Muay Thai at the famous Sor Sommai camp, but unlike many other youngsters who make the move, he had some company.
His older and younger brother – Denwathot Sor Sommai and Kunponoy Sor Sommai – accompanied him, and all were respected athletes.
The decision paid off, as Seksan made a name for himself while competing at the world-renowned Lumpinee, Rajadamnern, and Channel 7 Stadiums in the Thai capital.
#3 He’s One Of The Most Exciting Fighters Of All Time
Dubbed “Kon Mai Yom Kon” on the Bangkok circuit – which translates as “The Man Who Yields To No One” – Seksan has earned legions of fans with his intense pressure style.
This nonstop offensive output helped the Thai win the Rajadamnern Fight of the Year honor an incredible four times.
One of those award-winning fights was an epic clash against current ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon in 2019, which saw an unstoppable force meet an immovable object with electrifying consequences.
#4 He’s A Decorated Muay Thai World Champion
Not just exciting, Seksan has also been extremely effective.
The Thai sensation has an array of impressive accolades to his credit, including the prestigious Sports Authority of Thailand Fighter of the Year Award in 2015.
Moreover, Seksan won Rajadamnern Stadium and WBC Muay Thai World Titles, as well as coveted belts from the likes of Omnoi Stadium, Channel 7 Stadium, IBF, and Kunlun Fight.
#5 He’s Fought The Very Best Of The Best
Seksan has faced the best of the best in “the art of eight limbs” over the course of his impressive career.
With wins over elite names like Rodlek PK.Saenchai, Muangthai PK.Saenchai, Wang Wenfeng, and Petchmorakot Petchyindee, “The Man Who Yields To No One” has also shared the ring with Rodtang, Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong, Superlek Kiatmoo9, and Panpayak Jitmuangnon.
That means he’ll be ready to face off against any opponent in ONE Championship – and you can guarantee he won’t take a backward step against any of them.