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Stray Dog
12-24-2011, 09:51 AM
I know these lil fellas dont get much attention for many reasons; boxing politics, racism, corrupt promoters, bad matchmaking, no interest in the lower weight divisons in Europe or America. Thats why the fights arent TVed cuz there is just no money involved.

Everyone knows that Thailand has a rich history of fighting, but what about boxing?
There is a lot of talent over there and a lot of great fighters and fights are unkown to the public.
I want to know more.

The flyweight divsion recently caught my attention, Brain Viloria with his win over Segura owns momentum und made a impact in the divison that could lead to a unification bout with lineal champ Pongsaklek Wonjongkam and a important flyweight match in an long time.

Thailand has had some great fighters in that division.

now who are the 10 greatest Thai boxers?

JAB5239
12-24-2011, 10:31 AM
I know these lil fellas dont get much attention for many reasons; boxing politics, racism, corrupt promoters, bad matchmaking, no interest in the lower weight divisons in Europe or America. Thats why the fights arent TVed cuz there is just no money involved.

Everyone knows that Thailand has a rich history of fighting, but what about boxing?
There is a lot of talent over there and a lot of great fighters and fights are unkown to the public.
I want to know more.

The flyweight divsion recently caught my attention, Brain Viloria with his win over Segura owns momentum und made a impact in the divison that could lead to a unification bout with lineal champ Pongsaklek Wonjongkam and a important flyweight match in a long time.

Thailand has had some great fighters in that division.

now who are the 10 greatest Thai boxers?

Don't know about 10, but Khaosia Galaxy tops the list.

NChristo
12-24-2011, 10:35 AM
Don't know about 10, but Khaosia Galaxy tops the list.

Honestly, Wonjongkam > Galaxy imo, he has actually cleared out his division and beat all there is too beat where as Galaxy didn't even fight half of the best opponents out there for whatever reason.
Pone Kingpetch is definitely up there as well.

Cloud
12-24-2011, 10:57 AM
I love Galaxy but its a shame he never fought all the top guys. IIRC Watanabe ducked him.

...I really want Khaosai's shoulders lol.

New England
12-24-2011, 11:12 AM
I love Galaxy but its a shame he never fought all the top guys. IIRC Watanabe ducked him.

...I really want Khaosai's shoulders lol.



you could sit a big family down to dinner on those things

Cloud
12-24-2011, 11:14 AM
you could sit a big family down to dinner on those things

Haha!

He was a Super Flyweight with the shoulders of somebody many weight divisions above. Amazing body. Amazing puncher too.

JAB5239
12-24-2011, 11:27 AM
Honestly, Wonjongkam > Galaxy imo, he has actually cleared out his division and beat all there is too beat where as Galaxy didn't even fight half of the best opponents out there for whatever reason.
Pone Kingpetch is definitely up there as well.

I got no beef with this as my knowledge of Thai boxers isn't anything to brag about. I have no problem deferring to yourself and others on this topic.

Stray Dog
12-24-2011, 11:59 AM
Pone Kingpetch: 1954-1966, 28(9)-7(3)-0 Thailand's first world champion, a 3 time flyweight champion.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c7/Pone-Kingpetch.jpg/426px-Pone-Kingpetch.jpg

Stray Dog
12-24-2011, 11:59 AM
Chartchai Chionoi: 1959-1975, 61(36)-18(5)-3, 2nd to win the world title over there, a 3 time flyweight champion, a non-Muay Thai fighter, his idol was Pone Kingpetch.

http://martin_bradford.tripod.com/boxing/boxveddt.jpg

Stray Dog
12-24-2011, 12:00 PM
Galaxy twin bros:

Khaosai "The Thai Tyson" Galaxy: 1980-1991, 47(41)-1, 1999 HOFer, super-flyweight champion with 19 defences 16 coming by knockout, known for his legendary left hand.

http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-media/53/113053-004-34AF7F91.jpg

Kaokor Galaxy:1985-1989, 24(18)-2(1), 2 time bantamweight champ

Khaosai and Khaokor Galaxy are the first twins to both become world champions

http://www.horizonmuaythai.com/images/fight04.jpg

Stray Dog
12-24-2011, 12:02 PM
Veeraphol Sahaprom: 1994-2010, Deathmask went 66(47)-4(3)-2, 2 time bantamweight champion, won WBA bantamweight tile in his 4th fight, defended his WBC tilte 14 times, champion in 3 different weight classes in Muay Thai

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/th/0/02/Veeraphol_nakornluangpromotion.jpg

Stray Dog
12-24-2011, 12:03 PM
Chatchai Sasakul: 1991-2008, 65(40)-4(2), WBC flyweight champ, amateur boxing star in Thailand, 85 fights with 78 wins,he earned the King's Cup for the Best Boxer.

http://www.freewebs.com/boxingfightdvds/Image1.jpg

interesting side note: wikipedia

"On March 31, 2007, Sasakul knocked out Lito Sisnorio, a Filipino boxer. Sisnorio reportedly sustained brain injuries during the fight. The next day, following unsuccessful brain surgery, Sisnorio was pronounced dead at Piyamin Hospital in Thailand at 9:15 PM.[3][4][5] The controversy over the match arose from the fact that Sisnorio's role in the fight was not officially sanctioned by the Philippine Games and Amusement Board.[6] His death prompted the Board to ban all fights involving Filipino boxers in Thailand starting April 2007"

Stray Dog
12-24-2011, 12:03 PM
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam: 1995-..., 83(44)-3(1)-2,WBC Flyweight Champion, holds record for fastest knockout in flyweight division history(time:0:34),set the flyweight division record for consecutive title defenses, (16), won 55 consecutive bouts, "the longest continuous win streak in boxing at the time",currently The Ring World Flyweight Champion, Ring Magazine #7 p4p.

http://www.boxnews.com.ua/photos/343/pongsaklek-wongjongkam3.jpg

Stray Dog
12-24-2011, 12:04 PM
Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym: 2001-..., 45(31)-2-0, former WBA Superbantamweight champ.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6b/Poonsawat_Kratingdanggym.jpg/400px-Poonsawat_Kratingdanggym.jpg

Forza
12-24-2011, 03:10 PM
http://en.susumug.com/k-1/060904/susumu12.jpg

202 (51) -21-12

JAB5239
12-24-2011, 03:36 PM
http://en.susumug.com/k-1/060904/susumu12.jpg

202 (51) -21-12

I almost said this. Guy is a bad ass!

New England
12-24-2011, 11:24 PM
http://en.susumug.com/k-1/060904/susumu12.jpg

202 (51) -21-12




he's not wearing shoes

going on his build alone i'm guessing that guy is a kickboxer (muay thai the sport.)

look at those legs and shins.

NChristo
12-24-2011, 11:39 PM
he's not wearing shoes

going on his build alone i'm guessing that guy is a kickboxer (muay thai the sport.)

look at those legs and shins.

Don't know who it is either but that photo makes him look like a beast.

Stray Dog
12-25-2011, 11:02 AM
Don't know who it is either but that photo makes him look like a beast.

hes very famous, his name is Buakaw Por Pramuk.

was one of my favs several years ago in K-1 MAX.

Forza
12-25-2011, 05:54 PM
Don't know who it is either but that photo makes him look like a beast.

Middle weight thai boxer (muay thai). Some say he is the best ever.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UVdCBQG6gTQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Boxing Bob
12-25-2011, 07:40 PM
Stray dog, your knowledge of Thai fighter is superior to the rest of us. Give us your top 10!

NChristo
12-25-2011, 10:38 PM
I think the only kick boxer I've watched quite a bit of is Mike Zambidis and that's only because I brought up in one thread that we haven't got any good boxers then someone mentioned him, don't know why I can't keep my interest in it even though some of the fighters / fights are amazing.

JAB5239
12-26-2011, 08:50 AM
I think the only kick boxer I've watched quite a bit of is Mike Zambidis and that's only because I brought up in one thread that we haven't got any good boxers then someone mentioned him, don't know why I can't keep my interest in it even though some of the fighters / fights are amazing.

I would much rather watch boxing myself and am enthralled by its history, but I've been taking Maui Thai on and off for about 4 years and the brutality of it and the toughness of its fighters amazes me. Knee's, elbows and leg kicks are no joke. Not as aesthetically pleasing to watch as boxing, but a great combat sport just the same.

crold1
12-26-2011, 03:30 PM
Honestly, Wonjongkam > Galaxy imo, he has actually cleared out his division and beat all there is too beat where as Galaxy didn't even fight half of the best opponents out there for whatever reason.
Pone Kingpetch is definitely up there as well.

No he hasn't. Never unified. Missed a STRONG field of co-titlists. Donaire, Darchinyan, Parra, Sakata, Morel...to name a few.

Never even come close to cleaning it out. Very good fighter. Plenty of good wins. But that's overstatement in the highest