Muay Thai trainer ‘Supernong’ has tragically lost his brief battle with cancer. He was still competing as recently as August and only discovered he was terminally ill in October.

Supernong has been living and working in Australia for several years but is well known for his stint as a fighter and trainer at Tiger Muay Thai. The Phuket based camp paid tribute to him in an emotional Instagram post:

“The whole Tiger Muay Thai family is devastated to learn of the passing of Kru Nong, also known as Supernong. Nong was one of the most beloved trainers in the history of Tiger Muay Thai, who was well known for his friendly personality and passion for teaching students the real art of Muay Thai.”


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Punching power

He competed in Muay Thai as Fahkanong Saksompol or Talayhod TigerMuayThai and was a top ranked fighter at Rajdamnern Satdium. He also fought regularly in Phuket at the start of the last decade and was familiar to fight fans there.

Supernong was born in Buriram and trained at the famous Sit-O camp there, which has closed its doors. He was renowned for his punching power and won several regional titles competing in Muay Thai.

After moving to Australia he competed in boxing under his real name, Prakob Nuankaew. His last fight ended in a draw.


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Online fundraiser

An online fundraiser was launched on November 1st and has already raised $28,263 AUD ($18,000 USD). Anyone wanting to donate to Supernong’s family can do so here.

Supernong was coaching Muay Thai as normal at the King’s Academy in Western Sydney at the start of October. But later that month he would receive the devastating news that he was suffering from stage 4 cancer.

Supernong was 42. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.