During his career, Buakaw Banchamek has become one of the most famous fighters in Thailand. He is also known for his movies and TV ads. In fact, Buakaw is a former K-1 World MAX champion. In his career, he has earned a lot of money from his performances. He has also starred in two movies. In 2010, he starred in a movie titled Yamada: The Samurai of Ayothaya, and in 2017, he starred in Thong Dee Fun Khao. In 2018, he fought at Kunlun Fight 69 in China. He has a Muay Thai gym, and he has two locations in his hometown of Surin, Thailand.
At the age of eight, Buakaw Banchamek started playing kickboxing. He later moved to Chachoengsao, Thailand at the age of fifteen. He joined a gym called Por Pramuk, where he trained with other martial artists. After a few years of training, Buakaw decided to focus on his martial arts career. He began his professional boxing career, and became the first ever two-time winner of the K-1 World MAX tournament.
Buakaw’s first title was the featherweight championship of Thailand. He later won the Toyota Marathon 140 lb. tournament in Lumpini Stadium in Thailand. In the finals of the tournament, he defeated Toby Imada. He was also crowned the lightweight champion of Thailand. In 2004, he became the K-1 World MAX champion. In 2009, he was a semifinalist at the K-1 World MAX 2009 Final. He won the MAX Muay Thai 4 in Sendai, Japan on October 6. In his most recent bout, he fought Vitaly Gurkov in the finals of the MAX Muay Thai 5: Final Chapter tournament in Khon Kaen, Thailand. He won the fight with a tko in the second round.
After his success in K-1 MAX, he was sponsored by Philip Villa. In August 2013, he signed a deal with K-1, and he went on to compete in numerous events. His next opponent is still to be announced. He also fought for the Kunlun promotion, and he fought Kong Lingfeng at Kunlun Fight 62.
Despite his successful career as a fighter, Buakaw has faced some problems with his gym. He felt badly treated by the management of his gym, and he eventually left the gym. He lodged an official complaint against the gym. He then started to train at a new gym, which is named after him. In January 2012, he won the main event of a Yokkao Extreme tournament in Italy. He then won a title in the Shoot Boxing S-Cup Tournament.
He has a net worth of around $1 million. His estimated net worth is about $6 million by 2022. His biggest money source is from his fighting. He is one of the most famous fighters in Thailand, and he has won a lot of titles. He is one of the most popular kickboxers in the country. In fact, he is the most popular fighter in the country. He has a social media account, and he has updated his personal information.