Muay Thai Champ Takes On Boxer With 100 Pound Weight Advantage

Years ago, Muay Thai and K1 champion Kaoklai Kaennorsing decided to try something new inside the ring. The fighter decided to take on a formidable former heavyweight boxer named Francois Botha.

As first reported by, Kaennorsing has spent much of his career at 175 pounds, while Botha likely came into this fight at 260 pounds. Francois Botha’s weight difference and being a previous holder of the IBF heavyweight title gave the boxer a few advantages in the fight.

Still, Kaoklai Kaennorsing was looking for a fight and he found one in Francois Botha. While Kaoklai Kaennorsing held his own in much of the bout, the fighter would go on to lose the match-up.

In the end, this odd match-up proved to be another interesting insight into the striking conversation held between Muay Thai and boxing fighters.