Rachael MacKenzie

YST Rachael MacKenzie


Rachael is a World Thai-Boxing champion. Having only started Thai-Boxing in 2000, her hard work and determination paid off when, in 2006, she topped the Women’s Thai-boxing world rankings in 2 weight categories (50kg and 52kg). Rachael has also taken 2 British titles – both by knockout – and a European title.

She later became the first European Woman to compete in traditional bare-knuckle Thai-Boxing in Thailand and the first woman to fight under Full Muay-Thai Rules in the UK. Throughout her Thai-boxing career she has had to overcome prejudice from people who do not believe women should compete in contact sports. Her success and perseverance has helped her to improve the profile and opportunities for female Thai-boxers.

Following a knee injury, Rachael made the switch from Thai-boxing to Boxing, taking silver at the National Championships in her first season.

Sporting Achievements:

  • ABA England Boxing Silver Medallist
  • World Thai Boxing Champion.