Knockout CP Freshmart

Thammanoon Niyomtrong (Thai: ธรรมนูญ นิยมตรง, born 20 September 1990), best known as Knockout CP Freshmart, is a Thai professional boxer and former Muay Thai fighter who has held the WBA (Super) minimumweight title since 2016.

Thammanoon Niyomtrong
Statistics
Nickname(s)Little Pacquiao
Newlukrak Pagonponsurin
Weight(s)Mini-flyweight
Height5 ft 1 in (155 cm)
NationalityThai
Born (1990-09-20) 20 September 1990 (age 30)
Surin, Thailand
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights21
Wins21
Wins by KO7
Losses0

Muay Thai careerEdit

Under the ring name "Newlukrak Pagonponsurin" (นิวลูกรัก ปกรณ์พรสุรินทร์) or "Newlukrak Sor Kattika" (นิวลูกรัก ส.กัตติกา),[1] he won titles at Rajadamnern Stadium and Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in the 105 lbs division. Niyomtrong trains at Excindicongym in Bangkok.[2] He's also an amateur boxing Thai national champion.[3]

Professional boxing careerEdit

Sponsored by Thai convenience store chain CP Freshmart (a network of Charoen Pokphand),[4] he won the vacant WBC Youth World minimumweight title in his professional debut on June 22, 2012, defeating Marzon Cabilla by a sixth-round technical decision.[5] He successfully made seven consecutive defenses before vacating the minor title.

Knockout then defeated Carlos Buitrago by unanimous decision (115-113, 115-113, 115-113) to win the vacant WBA minimumweight interim title on October 1, 2014. Knockout's first defense came against 44-year-old former two-time world champion Muhammad Rachman. He won the fight via a wide unanimous decision (119-111, 117-112, 119-109). Knockout scored a knockout for the first time since claiming the interim world title in July 2015, against Alexis Diaz. Knockout dropped Diaz twice before the referee waved off the fight, giving Knockout a technical knockout win.[6] On April 2016, Knockout went on to rematch Buitrago, winning a wider unanimous decision (119-109, 117-111, 117-111) to defend his title.

The WBA then ordered a match-up between interim champion Knockout CP Freshmart and their full champion Byron Rojas on April 2016.[7] Rojas was previously the WBA (Regular) champion and had defeated WBA (Super) champion Hekkie Budler to win the full title. The fight took place on June 29 in Khon Kaen. The fight was widely considered boring, as Knockout clinched through most of the fight to no warning from the referee. Nevertheless, he won the fight by unanimous decision (115-113, 115-113, 115-113) to become a world champion.[8][9][10]

Knockout made his first defense against Shin Ono, winning a wide unanimous decision. Knockout showed a less negative approach, dropping Ono in round 10 with a left hook.[11] He went on to score a knockout against Go Odaira in his next fight on March 1, 2017. Knockout pummeled Odaira in round 4, dropping him once before the bell saved the latter from a stoppage. He then knocked out Odaira in round 5 with a right cross.[12] Knockout's third defense came against Rey Loreto. Loreto managed to control the range of the fight early on, using his length over the smaller champion. However, as the fight went on, Knockout managed to close the distance and wear Loreto down with body shots. Knockout dropped Loreto with an overhand in round 9 to seal a unanimous decision win (117-110, 117-110, 115-113).[13]

Knockout outpointed Xiong Chaozhong in his fifth title defense. This fight was also considered boring by observers.[14] Xiong retired shortly after. The WBA named Byron Rojas as the next mandatory challenger and a rematch between Rojas and Knockout was signed for November 27, 2018.[15] Knockout once again defeated Rojas by unanimous decision (117-111, 116-112, 115-111).[16]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
21 fights 21 wins 0 losses
By knockout 7 0
By decision 14 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
22 N/A N/A   Pongsaklek Sithdabnij N/A – (12) 29 May 2021   Nakhon Sawan, Thailand Defending WBA (Super) minimumweight title
21 Win 21–0   Norihito Tanaka UD 12 3 Mar 2020   Municipality Ground, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand Retained WBA (Super) minimumweight title
20 Win 20–0   ArAr Andales TD 8 (12), 1:33 2 Aug 2019   City Hall Ground, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand Retained WBA minimumweight title;
Unanimous TD after Freshmart cut from accidental head clash
19 Win 19–0   Byron Rojas UD 12 29 Nov 2018   Provincial Ground, Chonburi, Thailand Retained WBA minimumweight title
18 Win 18–0   Xiong Chaozhong UD 12 27 Jul 2018   Guosen Gymnasium, Qingdao, China Retained WBA minimumweight title
17 Win 17–0   Toto Landero UD 12 6 Mar 2018   Provincial Ground, Chonburi, Thailand Retained WBA minimumweight title
16 Win 16–0   Rey Loreto UD 12 15 Jul 2017   City Hall Ground, Chonburi, Thailand Retained WBA minimumweight title
15 Win 15–0   Go Odaira TKO 5 (12), 1:07 1 Mar 2017   City Hall Ground, Chonburi, Thailand Retained WBA minimumweight title
14 Win 14–0   Shin Ono UD 12 14 Dec 2016   Provincial Ground, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Retained WBA minimumweight title
13 Win 13–0   Byron Rojas UD 12 29 Jun 2016   City Hall Ground, Khon Kaen, Thailand Won WBA minimumweight title
12 Win 12–0   Carlos Buitrago UD 12 4 Feb 2016   City Hall Ground, Chonburi, Thailand Retained WBA interim minimumweight title
11 Win 11–0   Alexis Diaz TKO 4 (12), 2:45 2 Jul 2015   City Hall Ground, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Retained WBA interim minimumweight title
10 Win 10–0   Muhammad Rachman UD 12 5 Mar 2015   City Hall Ground, Chonburi, Thailand Retained WBA interim minimumweight title
9 Win 9–0   Carlos Buitrago UD 12 1 Oct 2014   New I-Mobile Stadium, Buriram, Thailand Won vacant WBA interim minimumweight title
8 Win 8–0   Luis Domingo de Alba TKO 5 (10) 25 Jul 2014   Provincial Gymnasium, Chonburi, Thailand Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title
7 Win 7–0   Sandeep KO 5 (10) 10 Jun 2014   Siam Paradise Entertainment Centre, Bangkok, Thailand Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title
6 Win 6–0   Jonathan Refugio UD 10 28 Mar 2014   Chokchai 4 Market, Bangkok, Thailand Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title
5 Win 5–0   Amit Panghal UD 10 31 Jan 2014   Nongplalai School, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title
4 Win 4–0   Bimbo Nacionales TKO 5 (10), 2:08 10 Jul 2013   Siam Paradise Entertainment Centre, Bangkok, Thailand Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title
3 Win 3–0   Mark Anthony Florida TKO 5 (10), 2:16 26 Apr 2013   Provincial Ground, Khon Kaen, Thailand Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title
2 Win 2–0   Demsi Manufoe KO 3 (10) 3 Dec 2012   11th Inf Reg, Bangkok, Thailand Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title
1 Win 1–0   Marzon Cabilla TD 6 (10) 22 Jun 2012   Bueng Kum District, Bangkok, Thailand Won vacant WBC Youth World minimumweight title;
Unanimous TD

Muay Thai recordEdit

Muay Thai record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ อันดามัน, หมู (9 August 2012). "นิวลูกรัก ส.กัตติกา นักชก 2 สไตล์จอมน็อกเอาต์รายใหม่" (in Thai). Siamsport. Retrieved 19 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ http://www.siamfightmag.com/en/muaythai-en/reports-en/others-reports-muaythai-en/1084-the-champions-of-muay-thai-and-the-boxing-in-thailand
  3. ^ Goyder, James (29 September 2014). "A Muay Thai Champion's Crossover to Western Boxing". Fightland. Retrieved 14 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Hogg, Dave (5 December 2015). "Boxing Ranks in Review: Minimumweights". Today's Knockout. Retrieved 14 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Pollitt, Ken (23 June 2012). "TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- June 20 through June 22-". The 13th Round. Retrieved 23 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/knockout-cp-freshmart-lives-his-name-defend-title/
  7. ^ George, Clarence (4 April 2016). "WBA Orders Rojas-Freshmart Championship Bout". World Boxing Association. Retrieved 14 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ https://roundbyroundboxing.com/knockout-cp-freshmart-beats-byron-rojas-in-sloppy-strawweight-unification/
  9. ^ http://www.univision.com/deportes/boxeo/byron-rojas-perdio-el-titulo-minimo-ante-knockout-cp-freshmart
  10. ^ http://www.boxingscene.com/knockout-cp-freshmart-decisions-rojas-stinker--106192
  11. ^ https://www.ringtv.com/477319-knockout-cp-freshmart-decisions-shin-ono-105-pound-title-defense/
  12. ^ http://www.boxingscene.com/knockout-cp-freshmart-stops-odaira-retain-wba-world-title--114113
  13. ^ https://www.rappler.com/sports/by-sport/boxing-mma/175701-loreto-freshmart-title-fight-result
  14. ^ https://www.fightful.com/boxing/knockout-cp-freshmart-retains-wba-minimumweight-title-china
  15. ^ http://www.asianboxing.info/asian-news/knockout-vs-rojas-two-to-take-place-in-november
  16. ^ https://www.ringtv.com/548510-knockout-cp-freshmart-retains-strawweight-belt-with-second-win-over-byron-rojas/

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Yodngoen Tor Chalermchai
WBC Youth World minimumweight champion
June 22, 2012 – October 1, 2014
Won WBA interim title
Vacant
Title next held by
Chanachai CP Freshmart
World boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Hekkie Budler
WBA minimumweight champion
Interim title

October 1, 2014 – June 29, 2016
Won full title
Vacant
Preceded by
Byron Rojas
WBA minimumweight champion
June 29, 2016 – February 2020
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Vic Saludar
New title WBA minimumweight champion
Super title

February 2020 – present
Incumbent