"He means business" - Fans cower in the killer mentality Tawanchai hides behind stoic demeanor during fights

ONE featherweight Muay Thai king Tawanchai PK Saenchai
ONE featherweight Muay Thai king Tawanchai PK Saenchai

Few fighters really know how to make a splash in the headlines with their mean demeanor and stoic killer instinct like Tawanchai PK Saenchai does.

The ONE featherweight Muay Thai world champion has reached the pinnacle of his career by cementing some of the best world title defenses in divisional history.

But it's a mixture of his stoic demeanor and brutal walk-offs that truly resonates with the fans. One fan aptly describes him as the "humble assassin."

Check out their comments below:

Fan comments
Fan comments

Before Tawanchai puts his featherweight Muay Thai belt on the line against 'Smokin' Jo Nattawut in a rematch at ONE 167 in Thailand, rewatch the young champion hide his killer instinct with his stoicism below:


ONE 167: Stamp vs Zamboanga takes place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, June 7, and is available live and free to all Prime Video subscribers in the United States and Canada.

Tawanchai doesn't regret not finding the finish against Jo Nattawut last October

Tawanchai had a difficult time finding the knockout against Jo Nattawut in their hard-fought kickboxing clash last October.

The two strikers went tit-for-tat for three unstoppable rounds after the former challenger Superbon withdrew on short notice due to an injury.

Nattawut, who is known for his high-level brawling style, volunteered to step in for Superbon, and made Tawanchai's nightmares come true.

Tawanchai had a tough time acclimating to the kickboxing rules, whereas Nattawut did not. Nevertheless, the ONE featherweight Muay Thai world champion emerged as the victor via unanimous decision.

When he was asked this week by Sportskeeda MMA if he regretted not finding the stoppage against Nattawut like he usually does, Tawanchai replied:

"I'm not disappointed [that I didn't finish Jo Nattawut] because I know that, unlike Muay Thai, it's harder to knock opponents out in kickboxing."

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