|Full name||วรพจน์ เพชรขุ้ม|
May 18, 1981 |
Phanom, Surat Thani
|Weight||54 kilograms (120 lb)|
|Club||Royal Thai Army|
Worapoj Petchkoom (born May 18, 1981, Thai: วรพจน์ เพชรขุ้ม) is a Thai boxer who competed in the bantamweight (54 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal losing to Cuban superstar Guillermo Rigondeaux. He qualified for the Athens Games by ending up in first place in the 2nd AIBA Asian 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Karachi, Pakistan. In the final he defeated India's Diwakar Prasad.
In 2005 he competed for Thailand at the Boxing World Cup in Moscow, Russia, losing both his matches in the preliminary round. At the Asian Games 2006 he lost to eventual winner Joan Tipon 13:13 (countback). At the world 2007 he was upset by Hungarian David Oltvanyi 9:10 in an early round.
2004 (as a bantamweight)
- Defeated Kim Won-Il (South Korea) RSC 3 (1:47)
- Defeated Khavazhi Khatsigov (Belarus) 33-18
- Defeated Nestor Bolum (Nigeria) 29-14
- Defeated Aghasi Mammadov (Azerbaijan) 27-19
- Lost to Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz (Cuba) 13-22
2008 (as a bantamweight)
World Amateur Championships results
2007 (as a bantamweight)
- Defeated Joan Tipon (Philippines) 13-5
- Lost to David Oltvanyi (Hungary) 9-10
In 2009, Petchkoom was banned from boxing for 3 months after he posed for photos in the gay lifesyle magaizen Stage.
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