Anuwat Kaewsamrit

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Anuwat Kaewsamrit
Anuwat Kaewsamrit.jpg
Born Apisak Rongpichai
(1981-11-17) November 17, 1981 (age 33)
Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Thailand
Other names Jok
The Iron Hands of Siam
Nationality Thailand Thai
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 61.0 kg (134.5 lb; 9.61 st)
Division Flyweight
Bantamweight
Featherweight
Lightweight
Style Muay Thai
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Bangkok, Thailand
Team Impax Academy (current)
Kaewsamrit Gym (past)
Trainer Terdtoon Kiatkanchai
Years active 1994–present
Kickboxing record
Total 136
Wins 90
By knockout 41
Losses 42
Draws 4
last updated on: July 15, 2010

Anuwat Kaewsamrit (born November 17, 1981) is a Thai Muay Thai kickboxer and a former Lumpini and four time Rajadamnern Stadium champion who used to fight out of Kaewsamrit Gym in Bangkok. Anuwat is known for his powerful hands, he’s often referred to as “The Iron Hands of Siam”. Now, he is currently the Head Coach of Impax Academy Thailand. [1]

Biography[edit]

Young age[edit]

Anuwat Kaewsamrit was born as Apisak Rongpichai in Nakhon Sri Thammarat province in the south of Thailand on November 17, 1981. At the age of 13, he went to Bangkok to stay with a friend, who was training at the newly formed Kaewsamrit camp. At first, Anuwat was an assistant for gym, but he decided to join the gym as a trainee and he trained for 6 months. After his first taining period, he had his first fight at the age of 14 in Pataya.[2]

On October 31, 1998, when he was 17 years old, he had his first foreign bout against Hinari Fukatsu who was the current Japanese national champion of SNKA at flyweight in Japan. He knocked down twice in the 4th round and knocked down twice in 5th round. The referee stopped the bout at second knock down in 5th round.[3]

Winning national titles[edit]

Two years later, after 35 fights, he got chance to fight for his first stadium title. On November 18, 1998 Anuwat knocked out Klangsuan Sasiprapa Gym in the 4th round and he won the Rajadamnern Stadium title at Mini flyweight(105 lbs/47.727 kg).

On June 10, 1999 he won his second title by beating Kayasit Sakmuangklaeng for the Rajadamnern Stadium title at Junior flyweight.[2] Anuwat’s reputation was growing, he made a name for himself as a fighter who had the ability to come from behind to snatch the victory, usually by way of his devastating punches.

On February 2, 2000 Anuwat won his 3rd title in his career, beating Prakaipetch Kiatpailin to take the Rajadamnern Stadium title at Junior bantamweight.

On May 6, 2005, Anuwat fought against Nopparat Keatkamton who was the current champion of Lumpinee Stadium at Featherweight to unify the titles. He knocked out Nopparat with a right cross in the 1st round, and he won the Lumpinee Stadium title. For this bout, he became the unified champion of Rajadamnern Stadium and Lumpinee Stadium at featherweight. This was the first time in Thai history.

On October 29, 2005, Anuwat fought against Riki Onodera who was the Japanese national champion at featherweight in Japan for his retirement bout. He knocked down Onodera in the end of 1st round with a right elbow strike. In the 2nd round, he knocked down twice with a left hook and a right low kick, and the referee stopped the bout when Anuwat knocked down Onodera at 3rd time with a right hook.[4]

Winning world titles[edit]

In 2005, World Boxing Council(WBC) established new championships of Muay Thai and Anuwat was offered for its title. He fought against Singtongnoi Por Telakun for the vacant first WBC Muay Thai title at featherweight on October 19, 2006. He won his first world title in his career with TKO in 3rd round.

On August 22, 2008, he fought against Santipab Sit. Au. Ubon at Lumpinee Stadium for the vacant title of WPMF World featherweight title. He won by split decision at 5R.

On March 1, 2009, he had a defending match against Shunta from Japan for WPMF World Featherweight title in the event of "M.I.D Japan presents M-1 Fairtex Muay Thai Challenge 2009 Yod Nak Suu vol.1". He knocked down with a left hook in the 1st round and the referee stopped the bout when Anuwat knocked down with a right hook.[5]

On June 26, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Anuwat challenged Liam Harrison's WMC World Lightweight title, and won by TKO of the third round with right low kicks.

On July 11, 2010, in Ariake, Tokyo, he had a defending bout against Shin Saenchi gym from Japan to defend his WPMF Featherweight title. He knocked out with a right cross in 5th round.[6]


Titles[edit]

  • 2010 Rajadamnern Stadium Super-featherweight Champion
  • 2009 WMC Lightweight World Champion
  • Lumpini Stadium Featherweight Champion
  • S1 Featherweight World Champion
  • 2008 WPMF Featherweight World Champion
  • 2006 WBC Featherweight World Champion
  • 2005 Lumpinee Stadium Featherweight champion
  • 2004 Omnoi stadium Junior Featherweight champion
  • 2004 14th Isuzu cup tournament champion
  • 2004 Rajadamnern Stadium Featherweight champion
  • 2000 Rajadamnern Stadium Junior-bantamweight champion
  • 1999 Rajadamnern Stadium Junior-flyweight champion
  • 1998 Rajadamnern Stadium Mini-flyweight champion

Awards[edit]

  • 2005 Sports authority of Thailand Muaythai boxer of the year
  • 2004 Sports authority of Thailand Muaythai boxer of the year
  • 2004 Society of friends of sports journalists Muaythai boxer of the year
  • 2004 Sportswriters fighter of the year
  • 2003 Sportswriters of Thailand Muaythai boxer of the year

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

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