THE CATEGORY OF 140 LBS (63 KG 500) IN THAILAND

by Serge TREFEU (2018)

 

 

 

The category 140 lbs (63 kg 500) is an interesting category for the foreign fighters. Indeed, many foreign boxers fight in their country often between 63 kg and 70 kg. Certain foreign boxers, who weigh 70 kg, do not hesitate to come down to 63-64 Kg when they come in Thailand. To have more opportunity to meet Thai champions classified in the big stadiums. Because, for years, the pool of Thai fighter is between 55 Kg and 67 Kg.

Several foreign champions who made their mark in Thailand fought in the category of 140 lbs like Ramon Dekkers, Dany Bill, Morad Sari, Jo Prestia, Dida Diafat, Guillaume Kerner (Between 63 and 67 Kg in Thailand), Fabrice Payen, Gilbert Ballentine, Hassan Kasrioui, John Wayne Parr (In 140 lbs then in 160 lbs), Joel Cesar, Christian Garros, Patrick Ericksson, David Hergault, Manu N'tho, Jean-Charles Skarbowsky, Farid Villaume, Mustapha Totof Youcef, Mehdi Zatout, Soren Eminentair, Rudolf Durica, Fabio Pinca, Damien Alamos, Liam Harrison, Rafi Bohic (140 lbs and 147 lbs), Andrei Kulebin, Chadd Collins, Stephen Meleady, Mathias Gallo. The great champion Youssef Boughanem has long fought in 140 lbs in Thailand before being in the category of 160 lbs.

 

 

Today, it begins to change a little because the morphology of the Thai boxers evolve, they became bigger, heavier than their fellow countryman of the 70s, 80, 90 and 2000. But for a long time, in Thailand, it was below the category of 67 kg that we found most large numbers of high-level champions.

So, many Thai champions took away their important titles in 135 lbs (61 Kg). Then, they made their career in the category 140 lbs.

In the 80s, we can name the great champions Wanpadet Sakhroumay (Champion of Radja in 135 lbs, champion of Lumpinee in 135 lbs), the formidable Nokweed Dawee who was champion of Radja in 130 lbs but who did his whole career in 140 lbs and 147 lbs, Kongtoranee Payakaroon (Lumpinee Champion in 135 lbs), Dieselnoi Ha Phalang (135 lbs Lumpinee Champion), Sagat Petchyindee (135 lbs Lumpinee Champion, 135 lbs Radja Champion), Kongsak Boranrat ( Lumpinee Champion in 140 lbs), Somsong Homkhokhor (Champion of Radja in 140 lbs).

For the 90s, Terror Coban Lookchaomaesithong (Champion of Lumpinee in 135 lbs), Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj (Champion of Lumpinee in 140 lbs, champion of Radja in 130 lbs), Samkor Kietmontep (Champion of Lumpinee in 135 lbs), Jomhod Kiatadisak (Lumpinee Champion in 140 lbs), Jareonthong Kietbanchong (Lumpinee Champion in 135 lbs), Sakmongkol Sitchuchok (Lumpinee Champion in 135 lbs), Kongnapa Watcharawit (Radja Champion in 140 lbs), Orono Por Muang Ubon (Lumpinee Champion in 135 lbs), Paidam Lookprabat (Champion of Radja in 135 lbs), Jonglex Lookprabat (Champion of Radja in 135 lbs), Yodecha Sityodtong (Champion of Lumpinee in 140 lbs), Saimai Chor Suananant (Champion of Lumpinee in 140 lbs), Lakhin Wassantasit (Omnoi Champion in 140 lbs, WMC World Champion in 140 lbs).

The 2000s produced some legends such as Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn (Lumpinee Champion in 135 lbs) or Buakaw Por Pramuk (Omnoi Champion in 140 lbs, Isuzu Tournament Winner in 140 lbs). As well as the Lord of the rings Saenchai who won all his titles of Lumpinee between 52 Kg and 60 Kg. But he then made practically all his career of fighter abroad in the category of 63 Kg. Champions like Narupol Fairtex (Lumpinee Champion in 140 lbs), Kem Fairtex (Radja Champion in 135 lbs), Attachai Fairtex (Lumpinee Champion in 135 lbs), Bowee Sor Udomson (WMC and S1 World Champion in 135 lbs), Singmanee Sor Srisomphong (Radja champion in 140 lbs), Mangkon Kietsomkoun (Radja champion in 135 lbs), Pajonsuk Lookprabat (WMC world champion in 140 lbs, Radja champion in 147 lbs), Noppadhet Kietpetch (Champion TV7 in 140 lbs, champion of Thailand in 140 lbs).

 

Here is the ranking of some current Thai champions in 140 lbs with their record:

 

Ritheewada Sor Nipapon

Ranking in 140 lbs: Current champion of the Lumpinee stadium in 140 lbs. Belt won against Nontakit Tor Morsee, November 7, 2017, win by third-round knockout

Age: 22 years old

City of Birth: Rattanaburi (South Region)

Team: Sithikul Sor Nipaporn

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 140 lbs (2017), WMC World Champion in 140 lbs (2016), TV7 Champion in 140 lbs (2014)

Purse: 100,000 Baht

Opponents he beat: Superlek Kiatmuu9, Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon, Saksongkram Poptheeratham (2 times), Por Thor Thor Phetrungruang, Manasak Sor Jor Lekmuangnont, Yodwicha Keammuaythai (2 times), Sensatan PK Saenchai Gym (2 times, a points win, a win by KO), Chujaroen Dabransarakham, Nontakit Tor Mosree (4 times, 2 points wins, 2 wins by KO), Pakorn PK Saenchaigym, Taksinlek Kiatniwat (KO)

Distinguishing mark: His fighter's nickname is « Theewada Deun Kin Somtam » (The Angel walker who eats the somtam salad " Salad of spicy papaya of the northeast "). But the fans of Muay Thai also nicknamed him « Saytheewada 2 » (The left-handed Angel N°2 in reference to the great champion Attachai Fairtex who was nicknamed the left-handed angel in his big time). In 2016, Ritheewada beat the wonder boy Yodvicha Keammuaythai for world champion WMC's belt in 140 lbs. On June 29th, 2017, in France, in the event Best Of Siam 11, he beat the French champion Morgan Adrar (Stop on wound).

Ritheewada trains in the small Sithikul Sor Nipaporn family camp in Rattanaburi. The camp belongs to his father. The camp is right next to Ritheewada's house.

 

Chamuaktong FighterMuaythai

Ranking in 140 lbs: Current champion Ratchadamnoen stadium in 140 lbs. Belt won against Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnont, November 6, 2017

Age: 29 years

City of birth: Nakhon Si Tamarat (South Region)

Team: PK Saenchai Gym

Title: WMC World Champion in 140 lbs (2018), Radja Champion in 140 lbs (2017), Lumpinee Champion in 140 lbs (2013 and 2015)

Purse: 120,000 baht

Opponents he defeated: Phetboonchu FA Group, Nong O Kayanghaddao, Satanfa Sor Boonklon, Singdam Kiatmuu 9, Saksongkram Popteeratham, Phetpanomrung Mor Ratanabandit, Chujaroen Dabransarakarm (2 times), Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnont (2 times)

Distinguishing mark: Chamuaktong, nicknamed « Boy », gained his first belt of Lumpinee in 140 lbs against the star Nong O Kayanghaddao, on December 3rd, 2013. Then, he conquered again this title against another star Singdam Kiatmuu 9, on December 8th, 2015. In 2013, Chamuaktong had to meet French Damien Alamos, then titleholder, for the belt of Lumpinee in 140 lbs. But the Thai officials finally changed opponent to put Nong O Kayanghaddao in the face of Chamuaktong. The title in 140 lbs was unfortunately deprived of French Damien Alamos in December, 2013. The "official" version of Thai was to say that Damien Alamos had not put back his title in game for six months. Thus the belt of Lumpinee in 140 lbs became vacant...

Chamuaktong trains in the big camp PK Saenchai Gym situated in the district of Bang Kho Laem, in the South of Bangkok. A camp which counts champions' pleiad such as Saenchai, Pakorn, Kongsak, Wanchalong, Sirimongkol, Chanajon, Muangthai, Kaonar.

 

Chujaroen Dabransarakarm

Ranking in 140 lbs: Current champion of stadium TV7 in 140 lbs. Belt won against Rambo Phetpokaw, December 10, 2017

Age: 24 years old

City of birth: Maha Sarakham (Northeast)

Team: Dabransarakham Gym

Title: Champion TV7 in 140 lbs (2017), champion of Lumpinee in 135 lbs (2015), winner of the tournament Fooktien group in 130 lbs (2014)

Purse: 100,000 Baht

Opponents he defeated: Monkao Chor Janmanee (KO), Saksurya Chor Kow Haa Isuzu, Hannatee Kiatjareonchai, Wanek Sor Supap, Pedsaenlek Rachanon, Sitisak Chengchiyagy, Kongsak PK Saenchai Gym, Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnont, Sangthongnoi Thanasuranakorn, Rambo Phetpokaw (2 times) , Chamuaktong FighterMuaythai, Ritheewada Sor Nipapon (2 times)

Distinguishing mark: Chujaroen is nicknamed « Khun Khao Muang Maha » (The blow of Maha's knees in Maha Sarakham). He was a champion of the Lumpinee in 135 lbs, a belt that he won on September 4th, 2015 by beating Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnont. On October 29th, 2016, in France, in Paris, in the event Best Of Siam 9, he beat by KO the French champion Rafi Bohic.

Chujaroen trains for the camp Dabransarakham Gym which is near him in the village of Ban Lad in 10 km of the city of Maha Sarakham. It's at present one of the biggest camps of the region, the camp that belongs to Lieutenant Colonel Niran Yodpon. One of the main trainers was the former legend of boxing rings Wangchainoi Sor Palangchai who gained the belt of Lumpinee in 122 lbs, title which he kept on five occasions, Wangchainoi also received the trophy of the " Best boxer of the year " in 1993.

 

Chalamsuk Sor Kor Wanitsangrod

Classification in 140 lbs: N ° 1 in 140 lbs in the stadium of Omnoï. The title of the Omnoï stadium is currently vacant in 2018. The belt in 140 lbs of Omnoï stadium champion was owned until 2017 by Phayaluang Flukebimikiew (Phayaluang now fighting in 147 lbs). Phayaluang won the title in 140 lbs against Auisiewpor Sujibamikiew on May 21, 2016 at Omnoï stadium.

Age: 22 years old

City of Birth: Nakhon Pathom (Central Region)

Team: Bangkok Thonburi University Gym

Title: Winner of the Max-Z Super Tournament in 135 lbs (2018)

Purse: 80,000 baht

Opponents he defeated: Sumai Phetkasem (KO), Suntos Tanbangsean (KO), Samingyok Dekfaifa, Monggonkao Pangkongpap (KO), Padseanlek Rachanont, Khunsueklek Aikbangsai

Distinguishing mark: on April 7th, 2018, in the stadium of Omnoï, Chalamsuk Sor Kor Wanitsangrod beat Sumai Phetkasem and took away the very level tournament Max-Z Super (The Thai brand of fertilizer Max-Z also sponsors the famous tournament MX MuayXtrem) in 135 lbs, Chalamsuk gained the 500 000-baht sum.

Chalamsuk (The warrior shark) trains for the famous camp Bangkok Thonburi University Gym (Galaxy Gym) which is one of the biggest camps of Bangkok, he's situated in the district of Watthana at the heart of the university Krungthep Thonburi.

 

Phetkantat MU-Den

Ranking in 140 lbs: Current champion of Thailand in 140 lbs. A belt he won on July 26, 2018 against Padseanlek Rachanont, a championship that took place at the Suan Lum Night Bazaar, a shopping center located in the Chatuchak district of Bangkok

Age: 18 years old

City of birth: Nakhon Ratchassima (Korat)

Team: F.A. Group Gym

Title: Thai Champion in 140 lbs (2018)

Purse: 80,000 baht

Opponents he defeated: Attachaï Tor Morsi, GrandPrixnoi Phetkiatphet, Kayyasit Kiatjaroenchai, Narongnoi Lukmakarmwan, Darky Sor Jor Lekmuangnont, Wanmichaï Chor Petchrapon, Inseenoï Sor Samran

Distinguishing mark: On August 28th, 2018, Phetkantat fought for the belt of the stadium of Lumpinee in 147 lbs against the French champion Rafi Singpatong (Current champion of the Lumpinee in 147 lbs). Phetkantat lost in points in front of French champion who kept his belt of Lumpinee.

Phetkantat trains in the camp F. A. Group Gym which is situated next to the famous stadium TV7 of Bangkok. It's the camp of the former star of boxing rings Petchboonchu (Lumpinee champion in four categories, champion of Thailand in six categories, Radja champion, world champion WMC).

 

Kongsak P.K. Saenchai

 

Ranking in 140 lbs: Current N ° 1 in 140 lbs in the stadium of Lumpinee

Age: 27 years old

City of birth: Buriram village Baan Sot (Northeast Region)

Team: P.K. Saenchai Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 130 lbs (2013), WMC World Champion in 130 lbs (2013), Thailand Champion in 126 lbs (2011), Lumpinee Champion in 126 lbs (2010)

Purse: 100,000 Baht

Opponents he defeated: Tryjak Sitjomtry, Detnarong Wor Sangprapai, Petthawee Sor Kittichai (KO), Pornsaneh Sitmonchai, Kaimukhao Sit Or, Singthongnoi Por Telakun, Pakon Sakyothin, Jomthong Chuwattana, Phet Ek Kiatyongyut, F16 Rajanont, Nong O Kayanghadhao, Phetboonchu F.A. Group, Yodvicha Por Boonsit, Phetpanomrung Wor Sungprapai, Penaik Sitnumnoi, Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnont, Phetmorakot Wor Sungprapai

Distinguishing mark: « Kongsak » (The sound of the bell which resounds) Sit Boonmee (Its name of camp of formation) was elected « Best fighter of the year » in 2010 by The Sport Writers Association of Thailand. The former superstar of boxing rings Changpuek Kiatsongkrit (heavy World champion of Thai boxing) is the uncle of Kongsak. Kongsak was formed in the camp Sit Boonmee Gym situated in the village Baan Sot to 30 km of Buriram. Kongsak integrated the P.K. Saenchai Gym in Bangkok in 2014.

Legendary Saenchai is his pet peeve because he lost four times in the face of him there four meetings, Kongsak lost so twice against Pakorn. Now, Kongsak trains for the PK Saenchai Gym with his old opponents with no problem at all.

On December 11th, 2015, Kongsak came for the first time to fight in France. In the event Best Of Siam 7, he was defeated in points in front of French champion Azize Hlali. On September 16th, 2018 in the stadium TV7, in the category 140 lbs, Kongsak made a success of a beautiful performance by beating terrible Rambo Phet Por Tor Or (TV7 Champion).

 

Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnont

Ranking in 140 lbs: Official Challenger in 140 lbs for the Radja belt in 2017, ranked No. 3 in the Radja stadium in 140 lbs in 2018

Age: 25 years

City of Birth: Udon Thani (Northeast Region)

Team: Jitmuangnont Gym

Title: TV7 champion in 140 lbs (2016), TV 7 champion in 135 lbs (2016), Thailand champion in 140 lbs (2016), WMC world champion in 140 lbs (2016), Omnoï champion in 130 lbs (2015), world champion WPMF in 130 lbs (2014)

Purse: 70,000 baht

Opponents he defeated: Seangmorakot Chuwattana, Apisit KT Gym, Chamuakphet Phetkasem, Saksongkram Popteeratam (KO), Saketdao Phetpayathai, Ritheevada Sor Sitikoon (KO), Chamuaktong Sor Yupinda, Chujaroen Dabrunsarakam, Sittisak Chengsiyagym, Rambo Phet Por Tor Or, Muangthai PK Saenchaigym, Thananchai Rachanon

Distinguishing mark: Nicknamed « Khun Khao Say Faafad » (The blow of knees of the lightning), Yodpanomrung (The top of Panomrung, Panomrung is a former Khmer famous temple in the northeast) was elected « Best boxer of year 2015 » by the stadium TV7. Yodpanomrung possesses 300 fights to his credit.

On November 6th, 2017, Yodpanomrung fought for the belt of the stadium of Radja in 140 lbs, he lost in points in the face of Chamuaktong FighterMuaythai.

Yodpanomrung trains in one of the biggest camps of Bangkok, Jitmuangnont Gym, camp of the promoter Somjit Whenkeaw. In this camp, there is a star Phanpayak Jitmuangnont (Lumpinee champion, Radja champion, Best boxer of year 2013, on 2014, on 2015) as well as Kiewphayak (Lumpinee champion, Radja champion), Rodthang (Omnoï champion), Phetkarat ( TV7 champion).

 

Yodlekphet Or Atchariya

Ranking in 140 lbs: Currently ranked No. 2 in 140 lbs in stadium TV7. After scouring the category of 135 lbs, the puncher from Roi Et starts fighting in 140 lbs

Age: 24 years old

City of Birth: Village of Suwanaphum near the town of Roi Et (Northeast Region)

Team: Teeded 99 Gym

Title: King Of Knockout champion in 135 lbs (2018), Lumpinee champion in 135 lbs (2017), Radja champion in 135 lbs (2015, 2017)

Purse: 110,000 baht

Opponents he defeated: Ekkarit Krungthep Thonburi, Por Tor Thor Phetrungruang, Kongsak Sitboonme, Samingdetch Lukmichumphon (KO), Phanpayak Sitjatik (KO), Khaimukaw Por Thairungruang (KO), Bangpleenoi Moopingaroy (KO), Phetngarm Kiatkamphon (KO), Rambo Phet Por Tor Or (KO), Rodlek Jaotalaytong, Phanpayak Jitmuangnont, Sangmanee Sor Tienpo

Distinguishing mark: Yodlekphet (The iron diamond) trained in a small camp Sitwatket. Then, he fought for the camp Nawamindrachinee, the camp situated in the military base of the " Artillery Battalion 21 " in the region of Chonburi. Today, he trains for the famous camp Teeded 99 in Bangkok. Yodlekphet is a "Muay Mat" (Fighter hardly in fist) very powerful with his fists and his low kicks, it's also a big durable boxer. He's nicknamed « Samson2 » in reference to the terrible puncheur of 90s Samson Isaan.

On 18 November 2015, Yodlekphet defeated by KO Samingdetch Lukmichumphon for the Radja belt in 135 lbs.

On August 12, 2017, Yodlekpet beat by KO Rambo Phet Por Tor for the Lumpinee belt in 135 lbs.

On September 11, 2017, Yodlekpet defeated by KO Phanpayak Sitjatik for the Radja belt in 135 lbs.

On January 18, in the stadium of Radja, in 135 lbs, Yodlekpet defeated the star Sangmanee Sor Tienpo.

On February 20, 2018, in the stadium of Lumpinee, in 135 lbs, Yodlekpet defeated superstar Phanpayak Jitmuannont.

On April 14, 2018, in Japan, Yodlekpet defeated Japanese champion Yosuke Morii by KO for the King of Knockout champion belt in 135 lbs. Knockout is a new promotion of Japanese kickboxing that started in 2016.

On May 17, in the stadium of Radja, in 140 lbs, Yodlekpet made a draw against Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnont.

On June 28, in the stadium of Radja, in 135 lbs, Yodlekpet again beat the great champion Sangmanee Sor Tienpo.

On July 10, 2018, in Japan, for the tournament King Of Knockout in 135 lbs, he beat the Japanese Yusuke Iwaki by points.

On August 19, in Japan, he kept his King Of Knockout belt in 135 lbs by beating the Japanese Kazuma Takahashi.

On October 7, 2018, at the famous Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, for the 135-pound King Of Knockout tournament, Yodlekpet beat Japanese Yusuke Iwaki again.

In March 2018, Yodlekpet was voted « Best Boxer of the Year 2017 » by Siamkila magazine.

 

Phetpanomrung Kiatmuu9

Ranking in 140 lbs: Current champion of the Glory in 140 lbs (Fight in style K1). A belt he won against Dutch Robin Van Roosmalen on 29 September 2018

Age: 23 years old

City of birth: Prakonchai near Buriram (Northeast Region)

Team: Kiatmuu 9 Gym

Title: Glory champion in K1 in 140 lbs (2018), Glory Interim champion in K1 in 140 lbs (2018), Glory tournament winner in K1 in 140 lbs (2017), WMC World champion in Muay Thai in 135 lbs (2016 ), winner of the Toyota Marathon tournament in Muay Thai in 140 lbs (2015), champion of Thailand in 130 lbs (2013), champion of Thailand in 118 lbs (2011)

Purse: 120,000 baht

Opponents he defeated: Kaimukkaw Por Thairungruangkamai, Kwankhao Mor Ratanabit, Petmorakot Wor Sungprapai, Aranchai Kiatpatarapan (KO), Sam-A Kayanghadao, Seksun Or Kwanmuang, Chamuaktong Fightermuaythai, Thongchai Sitsongpeenong, Tong Puideenadee (KO), Manaowan Sitsongpeenong, Kongsak Saenchaimuaythaigym

Distinguishing mark: Phetpanomrung (The Diamond of Panomrung) train in the camp where he was formed, to the famous camp Kiatmuu9, the camp situated in the region of Buriram in the village Tako Tapi. The camp of the stars Singdam, Panomrunglek (The older brother of Phetpanomrung), Superlek, Wanchaï, Rungnaraï. Kiatmuu9 Gym was elected « Best Camp of the year » in 2002 and in 2013.

Phetpanomrung took away champion's belt of Thailand in 118 lbs is only 16 years old in 2011.

Nicknamed « The Professor », Phetpanomrung is one of the great stars in the organization of the Glory today. Since his beginnings, in 2016, in this prestigious competition, he beat the foreigners Stanislav Renita, Alexei Ulyanov, Serhiy Adamchuk (Finale of the tournament Glory in 140 lbs), Xie Lei, Zakaria Zouggary (KO), Abdellah Ezbiri (KO), Kevin Van Nostrand (Glory Interim champion), Robin Van Roosmalen (Champion's Belt of the Glory in 140 lbs in 2018). He just lost in points against Wei Rui and Robin Van Roosmalen (Champion's Belt of the Glory in 140 lbs in 2017).

 

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