Coban Lookchaomaesaitong is one of the hardest hitters in Muay Thai history. He fought a total of 270 times and won 90 fights by knockout over a career that spanned 23 years.
Coban grew up in Buriram, North East Thailand and was one of 5 children. He began training Muay Thai on his own by filling canvas rice bags with rice hulls and sawdust and working away on his makeshift heavy bags. He had been watching local Thai boxing matches and figured that he could make some extra money to help his family by fighting. He fought at a Thai festival that year and earned himself a draw.
By the time he was 15, Coban had fought around 35 times and decided to make the move to the Lookchaomaesaitong Muay Thai camp in Buriram.
In 1985, when Coban was aged 19, he won his first Lumpinee title. He represented the Lookchaomaesaitong camp for a total of 9 years, after which, he trained at a few other gyms in Bangkok but kept the Lookchaomaesaitong name out of respect for the gym. He won his second Lumpinee title in 1990.
Coban is most well-known outside of Thailand for his rivalry with Ramon Dekkers. These fights are legendary…
Some of the fighters featured in this highlight include Samransak Muangsurin, Ramon Dekkers, Dany Bill, Oliver Harrison, Hector Pena and Fahlannoi Kietannan. Coban also holds victories over Noppadet Sorsamroeng and Orono Por Muang Ubon.Follow MuayThaiScholar