Why do Thai fighters have weird names?

Why do Muay Thai fighters take the name of their gym?

There is a reason why we use the names of our gyms in lieu of our surnames when we fight (at least in Thailand), to proudly acknowledge and represent who made us and where we come from.

Is Fairtex a Thai name?

Technically, then, former two-sport World Champion Stamp Fairtex and current ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champion Capitan Petchyindee Academy are not using Thai names.

What is the name of a Muay Thai Gym?

20 Best Muay Thai Gyms (Camps) in the World

Name Location
Golden Glory Pattaya Thailand
The Arena USA
Heritage Muay Thai USA
Krudar Muay Thai USA

Where are Fairtex gloves made?

Fairtex gloves are made at their factory in Thailand.

Why is Muay Thai not popular?

Muay Thai gets nowhere near the coverage that these sports do. Cards with some of the best talent available are often only available on some obscure streaming service or not at all. Bouts broadcasted free could potentially make the sport more popular and generate more interest.

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