Parkpoom Jangphonak

Parkpoom "M" Jangphonak (Thai: ภาคภูมิ แจ้งโพธิ์นาค; RTGSPhakphum 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.

Parkpoom Jangphonak
Statistics
Nickname(s)M
Weight(s)Welterweight
Junior middleweight
Middleweight
Height179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Reach180 cm (71 in)
NationalityThai
Born (1975-10-07) 7 October 1975 (age 45)[1]
Udon Thani Province, Thailand
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights12
Wins9
Wins by KO5
Losses3 (1 KO)
Draws0
No contests0
Medal record
Men's amateur boxing
Representing  Thailand
Thailand Amateur Boxing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Welterweight
Royal Thai Armed Forces Games
Gold medal – first place 1997 Welterweight
Gold medal – first place 1998 Welterweight
King's Cup
Gold medal – first place 1997 Welterweight
Gold medal – first place 1998 Welterweight
Gold medal – first place 1999 Welterweight
President's Cup
Gold medal – first place 1997 Indonesia Welterweight
Mare Cup
Gold medal – first place 1998 Philippines Welterweight
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Welterweight
Asian Amateur Boxing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Tashkent Welterweight
Carding Cup
Silver medal – second place 2000 Cuba Welterweight

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.[2] 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.

He continues to amateur boxing, at the 13th Asian Games in late 1998 at Bangkok. He won the gold medal in Welterweight division and he was #1 on this weight class of the ranking of AIBA too.

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.[2]

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.[1]

Parkpoom graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication arts[2] 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.[3] He is currently a lecturer at Udon Thani Rajabhat University including as a boxing coach for athletes of the university as well.[2][4]

Muay Thai recordEdit

Muay Thai Record (Incomplete)
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Boxing record for Parkpoom Jangphonak from BoxRec
  2. ^ a b c d "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.
  3. ^ ""Dog Gallery" ของ 'M16' ร้านเล็ก หัวใจ โต๊ ... โต". Manager Online (in Thai). 2004-11-10. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  4. ^ "ภาคภูมิ แจ้งโพธิ์นาค อดีตนักชกผันตัวเป็นอาจารย์ในรั้วมหาวิทยาลัย อยากเป็นครูที่ดี". MCOT (in Thai). 2015-01-16. Retrieved 2017-09-02.

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