Parkpoom "M" Jangphonak (Thai: ภาคภูมิ แจ้งโพธิ์นาค; RTGS: Phakphum Chaengpho-nak; born 7 October 1975) is a retired Thai professional boxer in Welterweight division, in addition he is also an amateur boxer who has competed in the Olympic Games for two times and is a former Muay Thai kickboxer.
|Height||179 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Reach||180 cm (71 in)|
|Born||7 October 1975|
Udon Thani Province, Thailand
|Wins by KO||5|
|Losses||3 (1 KO)|
Muay Thai & Amateur Boxing CareerEdit
Parkpoom was born at Udon Thani Province, Isan region, where is his father native. After that, he moved to live and grow up in Tambon Samrong Nuea's Dan Samrong neighbourhood, Mueang Samut Prakan, Samut Prakan Province. His father, Yuthaphum Jangphonak, owns a boxing gym "Panyuthaphum", which has many famous boxers such as Venice Borkhorsor WBC & Lineal Flyweight champion in 70s and Langsuan Panyuthaphum, a famous Muay Thai kickboxer in 80s. He has ambition since childhood want to be a first Thai boxer who won Olympic gold medal, inspired by Dhawee Umponmaha, a 1984 Olympics silver medalist in Light welterweight division.
He started boxing at the age of 9 from Muay Thai by fighting regularly at Samrong Stadium his native in name "M16 Borkhorsor" (เอ็ม16 บ.ข.ส.) because he punched quickly like an M16 rifle.
Later in the early 1996, he was persuaded to amateur boxing. It only takes 3 months he became a Thai athlete at the 1996 Olympics at Atlanta in Welterweight division. He was qualified by fought at Siam Om Noi Stadium, Om Noi, outskirts Bangkok on undercard of the Muay Thai event, which broadcast on Channel 3 regularly at noon on Saturday. He was considered to be the youngest and least experienced boxer of Thailand national team with also had to compete first. Round of 32 result he was a loser to Serhiy Dzyndzyruk, a Ukrainian boxer 10-20.
At the 2000 Olympics at Sydney, Australia, he continued to participate in the amateur boxing tournament. He won the first round by defeating Geard Ajetović a Serbian boxer equally 9-9, must be decided by the number of punches. In the second round he was a loser to future silver medalist Serhiy Dotsenko a Ukrainian boxer 5-13, which resulted in his disappointment and retired from amateur boxing eventually and turn into a Taekwondo instead.
Professional Boxing Career & RetirementEdit
In 2003, he switched to professional boxing under Songchai Rattanasuban of Onesongchai Promotion. He won PABA Welterweight champion in his seventh fight in 2005, but after three defeats in Australia and lost the champion he finally retired in 2007.
Parkpoom graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication arts from Thongsuk College and master's degree in sports science from Srinakharinwirot University. After retirement, he opened a pet shop behind Seri Center, Prawet District, Bangkok. He is currently a lecturer at Udon Thani Rajabhat University including as a boxing coach for athletes of the university as well.
Muay Thai recordEdit
|1995-07-17||Win||Saenkeng Pinsinchai||Rajadamnern Stadium||Bangkok, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|1994-09-06||Win||Kongnapa Watcharawit||Lumpinee Stadium||Bangkok, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|1994-07-27||Win||Saen Tor Pranchai||Lumpinee Stadium||Bangkok, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|1994-06-01||Loss||Kongnapa Watcharawit||Rajadamnern Stadium||Bangkok, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|1994-05-13||Win||Buakaw Por.Pisichet||Lumpinee Stadium||Bangkok, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|1994-02-18||Win||Suwitlek Sor Sakowarat||Lumpinee Stadium||Bangkok, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|1993-12-07||Loss||Noppadet Sor.Rewadee||Rajadamnern Stadium||Bangkok, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|1993-11-25||Loss||Pepsi Biyapan||Lumpinee Stadium||Bangkok, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|1993-09-10||Win||Phanomrung Sitsarawat||Lumpinee Stadium||Bangkok, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|1993-06-22||Loss||Kangwannoi Sor Sribualoy||Lumpinee Stadium||Bangkok, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|1993-04-27||Win||Changnoi Srimongkol||Lumpinee Stadium||Bangkok, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|1993-02-16||Win||Charoenchai Sitsothon||Lumpinee Stadium||Bangkok, Thailand||KO (Punches)||3|
|1993-01-15||Win||Kangwannoi Sor Sribualoy||Lumpinee Stadium||Bangkok, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes|
- Boxing record for Parkpoom Jangphonak from BoxRec
- "วันนี้ของ'ภาคภูมิ แจ้งโพธิ์นาค' จาก'ไอ้เอ็ม'สู่'อาจารย์เอ็ม'". sportclassic (in Thai). 2017-03-09. Archived from the original on 2017-09-02. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
- ""Dog Gallery" ของ 'M16' ร้านเล็ก หัวใจ โต๊ ... โต". Manager Online (in Thai). 2004-11-10. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
- "ภาคภูมิ แจ้งโพธิ์นาค อดีตนักชกผันตัวเป็นอาจารย์ในรั้วมหาวิทยาลัย อยากเป็นครูที่ดี". MCOT (in Thai). 2015-01-16. Retrieved 2017-09-02.