Medgoen Singsurat

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Medgoen Singsurat
Statistics
Real name Boonsai Sangsurat
Nickname(s) Medgoen 3-K Battery
Rated at Bantamweight
Flyweight
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Nationality Thailand Thai
Born (1978-06-12) June 12, 1978 (age 36)
Roi Et Province, Thailand
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 80
Wins 74
Wins by KO 51
Losses 6
Draws

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Boonsai Sangsurat a.k.a. Medgoen Singsurat (Thai: เม็ดเงิน 3เคแบตเตอรี่; born July 12, 1978 in Roi Et, Thailand) is a professional boxer from Thailand.

Sangsurat has assumed various ring names, including Medgoen Kratingdaenggym (Thai: เม็ดเงิน กระทิงแดงยิม) and Medgoen Lukjaopormahesak (Thai: เม็ดเงิน ลูกเจ้าพ่อมเหศักดิ์), albeit his real name or birth name has been confirmed as Boonsai Sangsurat (Thai: บุญใส สังสุราช). The non-Thai media also refer to him as Medgoen Singsurat, 3K Battery for Filipinos or simply "Medgoen Singh".

Boxing career[edit]

Medgoen is a southpaw fighter who turned pro in 1997 and in 1999, captured the Lineal Flyweight Championship with a win over Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao. Because of his win over Manny Pacquiao, Medgoen's name is often mentioned during Pacquiao's fights, because he is one of the five opponents to have beaten Pacquiao (the other four being Rustico Torrecampo, Erik Morales, Timothy Bradley, and Juan Manuel Márquez), and one of the three opponents to have knocked Pacquiao out. He also won the vacant WBC Flyweight title that had been stripped from Pacquiao due to him coming overweight at the weight-ins. He defended the titles once more before losing the titles in 2000 to Malcolm Tuñacao by TKO.

Medgoen is promoted by Thai Storage Battery Public Company Limited, and hence bears the 3K Battery name, as the company contracts Thai boxers to sponsor their products.

Medgoen Singsurat has a family full of boxers. His 2nd cousin, Saranyoo Tohchoodee, born April 18, 1991 in Thailand, also was a professional boxer before giving up boxing to go to America to study along with his sister. He used the fighting style Southpaw, which he learned from his cousin. He began his boxing career at the young age of 6 and continued fighting both in and out of the ring, giving him the nickname Saranyoo "Street King" Tohchoodee, until he was 13. Most of his fights took place in local venues and were shown on Blow by Blow, an evening boxing show. He had a professional record of 23-2-0 with 19 KO's which is still a record in southeast Asia.

Outside boxing[edit]

Besides being one of the greatest youth boxers in Southeast Asia, he was also a soccer prodigy. He was going to play for the Thailand national team until he broke his ankle in a game and never could fully recover, but he did manage to become a very good table tennis player in the meantime. He was the top ranked youth player in Thailand for 2 years in a row.

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Preceded by
Manny Pacquiao
Lineal Flyweight Champion
17 September 1999 – 19 May 2000
Succeeded by
Malcolm Tuñacao
Vacant
Title last held by
Manny Pacquiao
WBC Flyweight Champion
17 September 1999 – 19 May 2000