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Pone Kingpetch (Thai: โผน กิ่งเพชร, RTGSPhon Kingphet, pronounced [pʰǒːn kìŋ.pʰét]), born Mana Seedokbuab (Thai: มานะ สีดอกบวบ, RTGSMana Sidokbuap, pronounced [māː.náʔ sǐː.dɔ̀ːk.bùa̯p]; February 12, 1935 – March 31, 1982), was a Thai professional boxer and three time world flyweight champion.

Pone Kingpetch
Pone-Kingpetch.jpg
Statue of Pone Kingpetch at Pone Kingpetch park in Hua Hin
Statistics
Real nameMana Sridokbuab
Weight(s)Flyweight
Height5 ft 6 12 in (169 cm)
NationalityThailand Thai
Born(1935-02-12)February 12, 1935
Hua Hin, Thailand
DiedMarch 31, 1982(1982-03-31) (aged 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights35
Wins28
Wins by KO9
Losses7

Life and careerEdit

He became Thailand's first world boxing champion on April 16, 1960 when he defeated Pascual Pérez of Argentina at Lumphini Boxing Stadium in Bangkok for the world flyweight championship. In his second title defense he lost the title to Fighting Harada of Japan on October 10, 1962 via 11th round knockout. Pone Kingpetch regained the world championship after outpointing Harada in a rematch on January 12, 1963. However it would again prove to be short reign as Hiroyuki Ebihara knocked Pone out in the first round to become the new Flyweight champion of the world. In what would be his final title win he defeated Ebihara in a rematch on January 23, 1964 to become a three time flyweight champion. After the win in Japan he would travel to Italy to defend his title against Salvatore Burruni, he would lose a 15 round decision to the Italian in what would prove to be his final world title fight. He retired from the sport altogether in 1966 at the age of 31.[1] Kingpetch died on March 31, 1982 from pneumonia and heart failure, He was 47.[2]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
35 fights 28 wins 7 losses
By knockout 9 3
By decision 19 4
Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
Win 28–7   Kumanthong Yontarakit KO 4 1966-04-13   Phuket Province
Loss 27–7   Baby Lorona SD 10 1966-02-17   Bangkok
Loss 27–6   Salvatore Burruni UD 15 1965-04-23   Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome Lost WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles
Win 27–5   Hiroyuki Ebihara SD 15 1964-01-23   Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok Won WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles
Loss 26–5   Hiroyuki Ebihara KO 1 1963-09-18   Metropolitan Gym, Tokyo Lost WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles
Win 26–4   Fighting Harada MD 15 1963-01-12   National Stadium Gymnasium, Bangkok Won WBA, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles
Loss 25–4   Fighting Harada KO 11 1962-10-10   Kokugikan Lost The Ring and lineal flyweight titles
For Inaugural WBA flyweight title
Win 25–3   Kyo Noguchi UD 15 1962-05-30   Kokugikan Retained The Ring and lineal flyweight titles
Win 24–3   Baby Demilonnez TKO 8 1962-02-19   Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok
Win 23–3   Mitsunori Seki SD 15 1961-06-27   Kokugikan Retained The Ring and lineal flyweight titles
Win 22–3   Jose Luis Martinez PTS 10 1961-03-02   Bangkok
Win 21–3   Pascual Pérez TKO 8 1960-09-22   Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California Retained The Ring and lineal flyweight titles
Win 20–3   Pascual Pérez SD 15 1960-04-16   Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Bangkok Won The Ring and lineal flyweight titles
Win 19–3   Baby Ross KO 4 1960-01-31   Bangkok
Win 18–3   Manuel Armenteros PTS 10 1959-02-17   Bangkok
Win 17–3   Dangtoy Singmorakot PTS 8 1958-11-04   Bangkok
Win 16–3   Somyod Singmorakot KO 5 1958-06-28   Bangkok
Win 15–3   Masaji Iwamoto PTS 10 1958-03-14   Bangkok
Win 14–3   Dommy Ursua TD 5 1958-01-11   Bangkok
Win 13–3   Hitoshi Misako PTS 12 1957-09-14   Bangkok
Loss 12–3   Leo Espinosa PTS 12 1957-07-07   Bangkok
Win 12–2   Danny Kid PTS 12 1957-01-06   Bangkok
Win 11–2   Kunoi Vithichai PTS 10 1956-10-14   Bangkok
Win 10–2   Mintan Kampuch KO 4 1956-07-22   Bangkok
Win 9–2   Kunoi Vithichai KO 6 1956-07-14   Bangkok
Win 8–2   Porn Pantukiat KO 3 1956-06-28   Bangkok
Win 7–2   Prayuth Yontarakit PTS 6 1956-06-03   Bangkok
Loss 6–2   Kunoi Vithichai TKO 7 1956-04-15   Bangkok
Win 6–1   Boontam Viteechai PTS 6 1956-02-05   Bangkok
Win 5–1   Opas Rorsorpor PTS 6 1955-09-29   Bangkok
Win 4–1   Dejnoi Sorsor PTS 6 1955-08-11   Bangkok
Win 3–1   Yutapon Raksu PTS 6 1955-03-27   Bangkok
Loss 2–1   Suwan Napapon PTS 6 1955-02-01   Bangkok
Win 2–0   Saotong Torsor PTS 6 1954-07-01   Hua Hin
Win 1–0   Noknid Sorsor KO 2 1954-05-01   Hua Hin

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pone Kingpetch - Lineal Flyweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ "Pone Kingpetch, died Monday..." www.upi.com.

External linksEdit

Achievements
Preceded by
Pascual Perez
Lineal flyweight champion
April 16, 1960 - October 10, 1962
Succeeded by
Fighting Harada
The Ring flyweight champion
April 16, 1960 - October 10, 1962
Preceded by
Fighting Harada
WBA flyweight Champion
January 12, 1963 - September 18, 1963
Succeeded by
Hiroyuki Ebihara
Lineal flyweight Champion
January 12, 1963 - September 18, 1963
The Ring flyweight champion
January 12, 1963 - September 18, 1963
Preceded by
Hiroyuki Ebihara
WBA flyweight Champion
January 23, 1964 - April 23, 1965
Succeeded by
Salvatore Burruni
WBC flyweight Champion
January 23, 1964 - April 23, 1965
Lineal flyweight Champion
January 23, 1964 - April 23, 1965
The Ring flyweight champion
January 23, 1964 - April 23, 1965
Undisputed flyweight champion
January 23, 1964 - April 23, 1965