Manus Boonjumnong

Manus Boonjumnong (Thai: มนัส บุญจำนงค์; RTGSManat Bunchamnong, born June 23, 1980) is a Thai boxer who won the Olympics at Light Welterweight (60–64 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He is the older brother of Non Boonjumnong.

Manus Boonjumnong
Personal information
Full nameมนัส บุญจำนงค์
Nickname(s)Phle boi klap chai (เพลย์บอยกลับใจ)
"Repentance Playboy"[1]
Nationality Thailand
Born (1980-06-23) June 23, 1980 (age 39)
Ratchaburi, Thailand
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
72.64 kg (160.1 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classLight Welterweight
Middleweight
ClubRoyal Thai Army
Manus Boonjumnong
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing  Thailand
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Light Welterweight
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Light Welterweight
World Amateur Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Bangkok Light Welterweight
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Light Welterweight

Amateur careerEdit

At the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships in his home town Bangkok, the light-footed counterpuncher won the bronze medal losing to Russian Alexander Maletin.

In 2006, he made a successful comeback when he was crowned Asian champion. He narrowly defeated reigning 2005 world champion Serik Sapiyev at the tournament although he was knocked down.

In Chicago at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships, he was upset early against Japanese Masatsugu Kawachi.

Olympics 2004Edit

Boonjumnong qualified for the Athens Games by ending up in first place at the 1st AIBA Asian 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Guangzhou, PR China. In the final he defeated Kazakhstan's Nurzhan Karimzhanov. In Athens he beat reigning world champion Willy Blain and the Cuban Yudel Johnson in the final and won gold.
2004 Olympic Results

Olympics 2008Edit

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
6 fights 5 wins 1 loss
By knockout 3 1
By decision 2 0
Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
Loss 5–1   Ryan Ford TKO 5 (8) April 22, 2016   7th Infantry Division, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Win 5–0   David Saul TKO 5 (8) March 25, 2016   Pa Bon, Thailand
Win 4–0   Suik Haidari TKO 3 (8) January 22, 2016   Wat Phraboromthat Chaiya, Surat Thani, Thailand
Win 3–0   Jonatan Simamora KO 1 (6) December 7, 2015   Hua Hin Center, Hua Hin, Thailand
Win 2–0   Marco Tuhumury UD 4 September 27, 2015   Central Plaza Westgate Department Store, Bangkok, Thailand
Win 1–0   Jamed Jalarante UD 4 June 27, 2015   Hua Mark Indoor Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Professional boxing debut.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ย้อนชีวิต"มนัส" อดีตนักมวยเหรียญทองโอลิมปิก". TPBS. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015. Thai: ภาษาไทย
  2. ^ gmanews.tv/story, Diaz beats Athens boxing champ to win lightwelterweight gold
  3. ^ boxingscene.com, Five Fights, Five Different Nations Capture Olympic Gold