Pongsaklek Wonjongkam

Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (Thai: พงษ์ศักดิ์เล็ก วันจงคำ; born: August 11, 1977) is a former Thai professional boxer and current boxing trainer. He is a two-time former lineal flyweight champion. During his first reign as world flyweight champion, which lasted between 2001 to 2007, Wonjongkam defended his title 17 times against 16 fighters, with both numbers being a flyweight record.[2]

Pongsaklek Wonjongkam
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam & Daisuke Naitō, Mar. 2010.jpg
Wonjongkam (left) and Daisuke Naito in March 2010
Statistics
Real namePongsakorn Wonjongkam
(พงศกร วันจงคำ [1])
Weight(s)Flyweight
Super flyweight
Super bantamweight
NationalityTie
Born (1977-08-11) August 11, 1977 (age 44)
Bua Yai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights98
Wins91
Wins by KO47
Losses5
Draws2

Professional careerEdit

Wonjongkam had a record of 9-2 early in his career. Both losses were to Filipino journeyman Jerry Pahayahay, whom Wonjongkam would defeat by 10-round decision in February 1998.[3] Since his second loss on July 11, 1996 to July 18, 2007, Wonjongkam won 55 consecutive bouts, the longest continuous win streak in boxing at the time.

On March 28, 1997 Wonjongkam knocked out Mzukisi Sikali of South Africa in 48 seconds to win the WBU Light Flyweight Championship. Sikali would go on to hold both the IBO Flyweight and WBU Super Flyweight titles.

WBC Flyweight ChampionEdit

On March 2, 2001, Wonjongkam fought Malcolm Tuñacao for the WBC and Lineal Flyweight Championships.[4] Tuñacao won the Flyweight Lineage Championship from Medgoen Singsurat, who won the title by knocking out Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao would later become the number one pound for pound fighter in the world. Wonjongkam won by first-round TKO after knocking Tuñacao down three times.[3]

In his fourth Lineal and WBC Flyweight title defense, on April 19, 2002, Wonjongkam knocked out Japanese flyweight titleholder Daisuke Naito in 34 seconds.[3] This knockout set the record for fastest knockout in division history.[5]

On November 17, 2006, Wonjongkam defeated South African boxer Monelisi Mhikiza Myekeni by unanimous decision.[3] Wonjongkam set the flyweight division record for consecutive title defenses, 16, with this victory.[6] He then successfully defended his title against Tomonobu Shimizu, after Shibizu retired on his stool between the 6th and 7th rounds. Shibizu was the 16th boxer Wonjonkgam defended his title against, establishing another flyweight record.[2]

Wonjongkam was ranked number ten in Ring magazine's pound-for-pound rankings, but Jermain Taylor bumped him off the list on June 18, 2006. Wonjongkam was ranked as The Ring's number one flyweight[7] until his loss to Daisuke Naito in 2007.

Losing the TitleEdit

Wonjongkam suffered a shocking upset decision loss to Daisuke Naito in July, 2007, ending his long run as champion. Wonjongkam had defeated Naito twice in previous titles defenses. On March 8, 2008, Wonjongkam faced Naito in a rematch which ended in a draw.

Wonjongkam vs. MirandaEdit

Wonjongkam won the vacant Interim WBC Flyweight Championship in a bout against Mexican Julio César Miranda on April 24, 2009. The 12 round bout ended by a unanimous decision. Wonjongkam defended his interim title against Takahisa Masuda by knockout, setting the stage for a bout against Lineal WBC Flyweight Champion Koki Kameda, who had recently defeated Naito to win the title.

Recapturing the WBC Flyweight ChampionshipEdit

On March 27, 2010, Wonjongkam fought Lineal Champion, Koki Kameda, to unify the WBC Flyweight Championship and Interim WBC Flyweight Championship. The winner would also claim the vacant The Ring Flyweight Championship.[8] Wonjongkam defeated Kameda by a 12-round majority decision to become the WBC and Ring Flyweight Champion.

Losing the WBC Flyweight ChampionshipEdit

On March 2, 2012, Wonjongkam lost his Lineal, The Ring and WBC Flyweight Titles in an upset technical knockout stoppage to Sonny Boy Jaro of Philippines. He was knocked down five times before the fight was stopped in the sixth round.

Later careerEdit

Wonjongkam won the vacant WBC International flyweight title against Hyobu Nakagama on August 31, 2012. However, he lost the title to Rey Megrino on November 1, 2012, by a third-round TKO, marking Wonjongkam's fifth defeat. Even more disappointingly for Wonjongkam, Megrino had a losing record of 17-20-3 going into this fight, and had been beaten twice before by Wonjongkam, first by ten-round UD in October 2007, and a first round stoppage in July 2010.

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
98 fights 91 wins 5 losses
By knockout 47 3
By decision 44 2
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
98 Win 91–5–2   Manot Comput UD 8 8 Jun 2018   Ram 100 Thai Boxing Stadium, Ramkamhaeng, Bangkok, Thailand Won Thai interim super bantamweight title
97 Win 90–5–2   Falazona Fidal UD 6 30 Aug 2013   City Hall Ground, Chonburi, Thailand
96 Win 89–5–2   Yudi Arema UD 6 28 Jun 2013   City Hall, Samut Songkhram, Thailand
95 Win 88–5–2   Nimrod Daniel TKO 1 (6), 1:18 26 Apr 2013   Khon Kaen, Thailand
94 Loss 87–5–2   Rey Megrino TKO 3 (12), 2:06 1 Nov 2012   Central Pavilion, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Lost WBC International flyweight title
93 Win 87–4–2   Charlie Cabilla TKO 1 (6), 1:26 28 Sep 2012   Kad Choengdoi, Chiang Mai, Thailand
92 Win 86–4–2   Hyobu Nakagama UD 12 31 Aug 2012   Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand Won vacant WBC International flyweight title
91 Win 85–4–2   Lee Ji-Hun TKO 4 (6) 27 Jul 2012   Amphawa District Office, Samut Songkhram, Thailand
90 Win 84–4–2   Tubis KO 3 (6) 31 May 2012   City Hall Ground, Chonburi, Thailand
89 Loss 83–4–2   Sonny Boy Jaro TKO 6 (12) 2 Mar 2012   Chonburi, Thailand Lost WBC and The Ring flyweight titles
88 Draw 83–3–2   Hirofumi Mukai TD 1 (12), 0:47 23 Dec 2011   11th Royal Infantry Regiment, Bangkok, Thailand Retained WBC and The Ring flyweight titles
87 Win 83–3–1   Edgar Sosa UD 12 21 Oct 2011   11th Royal Infantry Regiment, Bangkok, Thailand Retained WBC and The Ring flyweight titles
86 Win 82–3–1   Pakasit Twins Gym TKO 1 (6), 0:59 4 Aug 2011   Central Sports Stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
85 Win 81–3–1   Takuya Kogawa UD 12 1 Jul 2011   Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailabd Retained WBC and The Ring flyweight titles
84 Win 80–3–1   Muhammad Nurfawaid TKO 5 (6) 25 Mar 2011   Sara Buri, Thailand
83 Win 79–3–1   Ego Yohan KO 3 (6), 2:15 28 Jan 2011   Khao Thong Temple, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
82 Win 78–3–1   Heri Purnomo TKO 4 (6), 0:49 6 Jan 2011   Central Stadium, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand
81 Win 77–3–1   Suriyan Sor Rungvisai UD 12 8 Oct 2010   Muang, Srisaket, Thailand Retained WBC and The Ring flyweight titles
80 Win 76–3–1   Rey Migreno TKO 1 (10), 1:37 2 Jul 2010   Sanam Chan Royal Palace, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
79 Win 75–3–1   Kōki Kameda MD 12 27 Mar 2010   Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan Won WBC and vacant The Ring flyweight titles
78 Win 74–3–1   Rodel Tejares TKO 6 (6) 2 Dec 2009   Vocational College, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
77 Win 73–3–1   Takahisa Masuda TKO 6 (12), 1:06 28 Aug 2009   Chiang Mai, Thailand Retained WBC interim flyweight title
76 Win 72–3–1   Julio César Miranda UD 12 24 Apr 2009   Chachoengsao, Thailand Won WBC interim flyweight title
75 Win 71–3–1   Shahram Toradide KO 2 (6) 30 Jan 2009   Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand
74 Win 70–3–1   Amir Jordan UD 6 8 Dec 2008   Thabo, Nong Khai, Thailand
73 Win 69–3–1   Danny Sutton TKO 2 (6) 31 Oct 2008   Chokchai Four, Bangkapi, Bangkok, Thailand
72 Win 68–3–1   Akbar Mohammadpour TKO 6 (10) 25 Sep 2008   Wat Pakbung, Minburi, Bangkok, Thailand
71 Draw 67–3–1   Daisuke Naito SD 12 8 Mar 2008   Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan For WBC flyweight title
70 Win 67–3   Jack Amisa KO 2 (10) 27 Nov 2007   Thabo, Nong Khai, Thailand
69 Win 66–3   Rey Migreno UD 10 24 Oct 2007   Bangplee, Thailand
68 Loss 65–3   Daisuke Naito UD 12 18 Jul 2007   Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Lost WBC flyweight title
67 Win 65–2   Tomonobu Shimizu RTD 7 (12), 3:00 6 Apr 2007   Tabkwang Stadium, Sara Buri, Thailand Retained WBC flyweight title
66 Win 64–2   Lito Sisnorio TKO 4 (10), 2:15 26 Jan 2007   City Hall, Tak, Thailand
65 Win 63–2   Monelisi Mhikiza Myekeni UD 12 17 Nov 2006   Suranaree Stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Retained WBC flyweight title
64 Win 62–2   Everardo Morales TKO 4 (12), 0:55 30 Jun 2006   Siam Paragon Center, Bangkok, Thailand Retained WBC flyweight title
63 Win 61–2   Daigo Nakahiro UD 12 1 May 2006   11th Inf Reg, Bangkok, Thailand Retained WBC flyweight title
62 Win 60–2   Gilberto Keb Baas UD 12 16 Feb 2006   Chainat, Thailand Retained WBC flyweight title
61 Win 59–2   Isidro Balabat TD 5 (10) 23 Dec 2005   Rajabhak University, Petchaboon, Thailand
60 Win 58–2   Daisuke Naito TD 7 (12), 2:38 10 Oct 2005   Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBC flyweight title
59 Win 57–2   Mark Sales UD 6 29 Jul 2005   Sukhumwit Market, Bangkok, Thailand
58 Win 56–2   Daniel Diolan TKO 3 (6) 29 Apr 2005   Petchpaiboon Market, Petchaburi, Thailand
57 Win 55–2   Noriyuki Komatsu TKO 5 (12), 1:42 29 Jan 2005   Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan Retained WBC flyweight title
56 Win 54–2   Sherwin Manatad UD 8 26 Nov 2004   Chiengsaen, Chiang Rai, Thailand
55 Win 53–2   Randy Mangubat UD 10 8 Oct 2004   Arcadia Hilton Hotel, Phuket, Thailand
54 Win 52–2   Luis Angel Martinez TKO 5 (12), 1:49 15 Jul 2004   Khon Kaen, Thailand Retained WBC flyweight title
53 Win 51–2   Ronnie Canete TKO 3 (10) 30 Apr 2004   Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
52 Win 50–2   Trash Nakanuma UD 12 3 Jan 2004   Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Retained WBC flyweight title
51 Win 49–2   Hussein Hussein UD 12 14 Nov 2003   Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Retained WBC flyweight title
50 Win 48–2   Jaime Acerda KO 9 (10) 25 Jul 2003   City Hall, Chaiyaphum, Thailand
49 Win 47–2   Randy Mangubat UD 12 5 Jun 2003   Songkhla, Thailand Retained WBC flyweight title
48 Win 46–2   Hidenobu Honda UD 12 26 Nov 2002   Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan Retained WBC flyweight title
47 Win 45–2   Jesús Martínez UD 12 6 Sep 2002   Future Park Plaza, Rangsit, Thailand Retained WBC flyweight title
46 Win 44–2   Daisuke Naito KO 1 (12), 0:34 19 Apr 2002   Provincial Gymnasium, Khon Kaen, Thailand Retained WBC flyweight title
45 Win 43–2   Luis Alberto Lazarte TKO 2 (12), 2:43 6 Dec 2001   Jomtien Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand Retained WBC flyweight title
44 Win 42–2   Alex Baba TD 8 (12), 2:35 26 Oct 2001   Indoor Basketball Gymnasium, Hat Yai, Thailand Retained WBC flyweight title
43 Win 41–2   Hayato Asai TKO 5 (12), 0:47 15 Jul 2001   Aichi Budokan, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan Retained WBC flyweight title
42 Win 40–2   Alvin Felicilda UD 10 8 May 2001   Udon Thani, Thailand
41 Win 39–2   Malcolm Tuñacao TKO 1 (12), 2:42 2 Mar 2001   Phichit, Thailand Won WBC flyweight title
40 Win 38–2   Ramil Anito TKO 5 (10) 29 Dec 2000   Koh Kong Island, Cambodia
39 Win 37–2   Nathan Barcelona TD 7 (10) 22 Sep 2000   Sara Buri, Thailand
38 Win 36–2   Gener Milla TKO 3 25 Aug 2000   Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
37 Win 35–2   Ramil Anito UD 6 1 Jul 2000   Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
36 Win 34–2   Texas Gomez KO 7 19 May 2000   Srimnang Outdoor Arena, Udon Thani, Thailand
35 Win 33–2   Mark Sales UD 10 17 Mar 2000   Roi Et, Thailand
34 Win 32–2   Joven Simbajon PTS 8 25 Feb 2000   Mahachai Villa Arena, Samut Sakhon, Thailand
33 Win 31–2   Armando Rocil KO 2 29 Jan 2000   Bangkok, Thailand
32 Win 30–2   Ritichai Kiatprapas KO 3 25 Dec 1999   Bangkok, Thailand
31 Win 29–2   Rolando Baclayo KO 6 12 Nov 1999   Sara Buri, Thailand
30 Win 28–2   Randy Mangubat UD 10 17 Sep 1999   Pakpanag Metropolitan Stadium, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
29 Win 27–2   Texas Gomez KO 3 23 Jul 1999   Yala, Thailand
28 Win 26–2   Jose Orozco KO 2 13 Jun 1999   Bangkok, Thailand
27 Win 25–2   Dennis Sabsal UD 8 30 Apr 1999   Thung Song, Thailand
26 Win 24–2   Emer Barrientos UD 10 5 Feb 1999   Pattalung, Thailand
25 Win 23–2   Roy Tarazona PTS 8 4 Dec 1998   Tonsuk College Ground, Phutthamonthon, Thailand
24 Win 22–2   Allan Llanita PTS 6 14 Nov 1998   Bangkok, Thailand
24 Win 21–2   Ramil Gevero PTS 10 23 Oct 1998   Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
22 Win 20–2   Dennis Sabsal UD 10 30 Jul 1998   Bangkok, Thailand
21 Win 19–2   Juanito Rubillar UD 10 5 Jun 1998   Bangkok, Thailand
20 Win 18–2   Rudolfo Fernandez KO 2 22 Apr 1998   Bangkok, Thailand
19 Win 17–2   Jerry Pahayahay UD 10 27 Feb 1998   Specially Built Arena, Ko Samui, Thailand
18 Win 16–2   Alpong Navaja PTS 10 12 Nov 1997   Bangkok, Thailand
17 Win 15–2   Ramil Gevero PTS 10 26 Sep 1997   Provincial Stadium, Sara Buri, Thailand
16 Win 14–2   Jaime Aliguin UD 10 1 Aug 1997   Prince Palace Hotel, Chantaburi, Thailand
15 Win 13–2   Lolito Laroa PTS 6 9 May 1997   Prince Palace Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
14 Win 12–2   Mzukisi Sikali TKO 1 (12) 28 Mar 1997   Pakkred Stadium, Nonthaburi, Thailand Won WBU light-flyweight title
13 Win 11–2   Roy Tarazona TKO 3 (8) 22 Nov 1996   Provincial Stadium, Surin, Thailand
12 Win 10–2   Randy Mangubat KO 3 (10) 4 Oct 1996   Provincial Stadium, Roi-Et, Thailand
11 Loss 9–2   Jerry Pahayahay KO 7 (10) 11 Jul 1996   Kalasin, Thailand
10 Win 9–1   Juanito Rubillar KO 4 (6) 24 May 1996   Vichean Buri, Petchaboon, Thailand
9 Win 8–1   Ramon Algora KO 3 (6) 4 Apr 1996   Koompavapi school, Udon Thani, Thailand
8 Loss 7–1   Jerry Pahayahay UD 8 22 Dec 1995   Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
7 Win 7–0   Ramil Gevero TKO 5 5 Nov 1995   Sara Buri, Thailand
6 Win 6–0   Alpong Navaja TKO 4 25 Sep 1995   Bangkok, Thailand
5 Win 5–0   Bernardo Jun Davalos KO 2 27 Aug 1995   Rangsit, Thailand
4 Win 4–0   Rolando Tadle KO 4 14 May 1995   Lampang, Thailand
3 Win 3–0   Rex Remias KO 1 27 Apr 1995   Bangkok, Thailand
2 Win 2–0   Al Tarazona TKO 8 12 Mar 1995   Phitsanulok, Thailand
1 Win 1–0   Bernardo Jun Davalos KO 3 21 Dec 1994   Thansettakit Building, Bangkok, Thailand

Titles in boxingEdit

Major World Titles:

Minor World Titles:

Lineal Championship Titles:

  • Lineal flyweight champion (112 lbs) (2x)

The Ring magazine titles:

Interim titles:

  • WBC interim flyweight champion (112 lbs)

Regional/International Titles:

Other namesEdit

  • Pongsaklek Sitkanongsak
  • Pongsaklek Singwancha
  • Pongsaklek Kratingdaenggym
  • Pongsaklek Petchyindee
  • Pongsaklek Kaiyanghadaogym

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ รอดเพชร, สำราญ (22 May 2007). "เหนือ "เขาทราย -โจหลุยส์"ยังมี "พงษ์ศักดิ์เล็ก กระทิงแดงยิม!!??"". ASTV Manager (in Thai). Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Professional boxing record: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam". Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d BoxRec.com editors. "Pongsaklek Wonjongkam." BoxRec.com. URL accessed 5 July 2006.
  4. ^ "Pongsaklek Wonjongkam - Lineal Flyweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia.
  5. ^ Mallon, Scott. "Boxing in Asia." Archived 2006-09-08 at the Wayback Machine 24 August 2005. The Sweet Science. URL accessed 7 July 2006.
  6. ^ Jackson, Ron. "Flyweight champ wins 15th defence." Archived 2006-09-30 at the Wayback Machine SuperBoxing. URL accessed 5 July 2006.
  7. ^ The Ring editors. The Ring Ratings. Archived 2005-12-24 at the Wayback Machine 3 July 2006. The Ring. URL accessed 7 July 2006
  8. ^ http://www.ringtv.com/blog/1757/weekend_peview_huge_weekend/

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Malcolm Tuñacao
WBC flyweight champion
March 2, 2001 – July 18, 2007
Succeeded by
Daisuke Naito
Vacant
Title last held by
Jorge Arce
WBC flyweight champion
Interim title

April 24, 2009 – March 27, 2010
Won full title
Vacant
Title next held by
McWilliams Arroyo
Preceded by
Kōki Kameda
WBC flyweight champion
March 27, 2010 – March 2, 2012
Succeeded by
Sonny Boy Jaro
Vacant
Title last held by
Kim Yong-kang
The Ring Flyweight Champion
March 27, 2010 – March 2, 2012