Naruepol Fairtex is one of the most exciting Muay Thai fighters from Thailand’s famed Fairtex stable. Since joining Fairtex, Naruepol has gone from strength to strength and is currently regarded as the Number One contender for the vacant WBC Muaythai Welterweight title.
A Lumpinee and Thai Champion, 22-year-old Naruepol is one of the most popular fighters with his handsome boyish good looks that has enabled him to also work as a model, and he also aspires to become an action movie star.
Naruepol’s hobbies, which include soccer and pool, do not detract from his ambition to be the world’s best muay thai fighter. At 5’ 11” (1.80m), and weighing 147lbs (66.7kg), he is a lean, mean fighting machine. Training twice a day has helped to hone his skills and the Bangkok-born fighter is well-known for his super knee and super elbow moves.
As with most Thai-born fighters, Naruepol began fighting after watching his elder brother in action and continues to fight for his family. He counts his recent fight in Europe in April among his most memorable experiences, and with a 110 win 40 loss record, he is one Contender to look out for.
Naruepol Fairtex joins his team mate, Yodsanklai "The Hero" Fairtex, in this reality TV show, The Contender Asia, which follows 16 aspiring Muay Thai athletes from training camp through an evolving series of outdoor challenges and real sanctioned matches over 16 episodes.
For the first eight episodes, the winner of the fight-of-the-week will be rewarded with a guaranteed spot in the Quarter Finals. After four weeks of these Quarter Finals, two weeks of Semi-Finals will follow. The total prize pool is USD $250,000. In the show's last week, the final victor will claim the title of Contender Champion and the money prize.