Keith McLachlan was an adaptor to the fighters lifestyle later that what would be usually expected. Discovering Muay Thai by mistake, he wandered into his first session after the Badminton courts were full. Training under Vinnie McWilliams initially, little did Keith know that his venture into his first Muay Thai session would set him for the next 15 years.
Now a father of three, it is apparent that his family is his life. Working a full-time job as well as being UK No.1 and having a busy family life, Keith McLachlan carries himself in such a way that is an inspiration to the next generation. Now training and fighting from the Griphouse gym in his hometown of Glasgow with the help of owner and head coach, Guy Ramsay.
McLachlan has achieved what some would hope to in a career spanning a decade and a half. Fighting on the biggest events that the UK has to offer, winning WBC titles and being ranked number 1 in the UK as well as number 10 in the world for the WBC ranking system. Fighting notorious opponents such as Panicos Yusuf, Paul Karpowicz, Isaac Araya and Genju Umano to name just a few. Still actively fighting and now passing his knowledge on to the juniors at The Griphouse, McLachlan is carving a legacy for his children, Corey McLachlan and Reece McLachlan and his youngest daughter to follow in.
Keith Mclachlan has been retiring for the past few years, as long as the big fights still keep coming in, he will still be entering the square circle to entertain the masses. Scoring top of the bill on the prestigious event, Yokkao fighting Jonathan Haggerty, this just goes to show that hard work and determination pays off. Keith McLachlan is a fine example of age is just a number when it comes to fighting if you want it enough and you train hard, anything you want to achieve is there for the taking.