A lot of Muay Thai fans feel that Saenchai PKSaenchaigym is the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time). It is a debate that is always going to be subjective but the 42 year old could be implying the mantle should be his.

It’s also possible that he just likes goats. Saenchai shared a photo of him apparently taking one for a walk with his 1.1 million Instagram followers.

Trophy cabinet

While Saenchai, who isn’t fluent in English, might have been unaware of the acronym, his followers were quick to notice the significance of the photo with  hundreds of comments along the lines of,

The G.O.AT. with a goat.

Saenchai is clearly a contender for the mantle of Muay Thai’s G.O.A.T. having won just about everything there is to win in the sport while beating the best fighters of the century. His trophy cabinet has to be the biggest in the game.

Saenchai won the Sports Writer’s ‘fighter of the year award’, which is regarded as the most prestigious accolade in the sport, in 2008 and 2019. He recently saw his 68 fight winning streak snapped by a draw.


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Retirement tour

But in recent years Saenchai has basically been on a retirement tour. Fans who have seen him toying with totally outmatched foreign opponents on Thai Fight cards probably aren’t aware of just how good he was in his prime.

At one point he was so dominant that a promoter at Lumpinee Stadium decided to match him with not one but two opponents. Petchboonchu FAGroup fought the first three rounds and Saketdao Petpayathai the last two and Saenchai still won.

He held Lumpinee titles at four different weights and won too many tournaments to list here. Saenchai was consistently matched with the best opponents on the stadium scene like Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Singdam Kiatmoo9 and Orono Wor Petchpun.

That is why many people believe that Saenchai was the greatest of all time, although Samart Payakaroon and Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn could definitely give him a run for his money. Who do you think is the Muay Thai G.O.A.T.?