Among the five siblings, Buakaow was the fourth son of the Banchamek family. He started Muay Thai at the age of 8 in his hometown, Surin. 7 years later, Buakaow became a boxer of "Kamnan Kae" Pramuk Rojatan, the owner of Por Pramuk's boxing camp who gave him the opportunity to compete in WanSongChai Battle at Lumpini Stadium, Rama 4.
In terms of current education, Buakaow has graduated with an honorary Doctorate degree of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Strategy, Regional Development (Education and Wisdom Management Group) at Surin Rajabhat University.
As for Buakaow's debut fight at Rajadamnern on May 29, 2000 with Wayhas Luk Phrabat. Due to the same new boxing, Buakaow who was stronger used his elbows knocked in the 4th round.
In 2004, Buakaow competed his K-1 fight at the K-1 World MAX 2004 which was held in Tokyo, Japan, a knock-out tournament. Even though he competed for the first time, Buakaow showed his strength to defeat his opponents 3 times in a row and knocked down the old champion Masato from Japan and got the championship belt.
Due to the victory in Japan, Buakaow turned to be a super star in an overnight. Despite some struggles, some losses, some wins, but still reclaiming the throne as one of the best boxer in the world of boxing.
Recently, this top Muay Thai just takes the position of the board of directors of Kickboxing Association of Thailand and led the team to the success in the 2021 SEA Games by winning 2 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 6 bronze medals. Moreover, he also takes the position as the chairman of boxing development at Rajadamnern Stadium to raise the level of Thai boxing to the international level.
On August 19, Buakaow Banchamek will return to the Rajadamnern Stage again. Not many people will see Thailand's boxing superstar fighting on the legendary stage with MMA fighter, Kota Miura, the heir to "King Kazu" Kazuyoshi Miura, a legendary Japanese soccer player. They will battle in the ninth match and all previous eight bouts are full of Muay Thai quality.