Somluck Kamsing

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Somrak Kamsing
Somluck Kamsing.jpg
Somrak Kamsing in 2006
Personal information
Full name สมรักษ์ คำสิงห์
Nationality  Thailand
Born (1973-01-16) January 16, 1973 (age 41)
Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
Height 1.75 m
Weight 57 kilograms (126 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Featherweight
Club Royal Thai Navy

Somrak Kamsing (Thai: สมรักษ์ คำสิงห์ ; born January 16, 1973) is a Thai Muay Thai kickboxer and boxer (Amateur). During the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand, Kamsing lit the torch during the Games' opening ceremony. Kamsing was born in Khon Kaen. His older brother Somrot Kamsing also competed on the highest level as a boxing amateur.

Amateur Boxing Career[edit]

At the 1996 Summer Olympics he won a gold medal in the men's Featherweight category beating Ramaz Paliani and Serafim Todorov among others, becoming the first Thai athlete to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

He also competed at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics without winning any medals. Kamsing qualified for the Athens Games by ending up in second place at the 1st AIBA Asian 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Guangzhou, PR China. In the final he lost to North Korea's Kim Song-Guk.

Olympic Results[edit]

1992 (competing as a featherweight)

1996 (competing as a featherweight)

2000 (competing as a featherweight)

2004 (competing as a featherweight)

Asian Games Results[edit]

1998 (competing as featherweight) Defeated Lim Jae-Hwan (South Korea) Defeated Jamgan Narantsogt (Mongolia) 20-3 Defeated Norihisa Tomimoto (Japan) 16-2 Defeated Tulkunbay Turgunov (Uzbekistan) 8-3

Muay Thai career[edit]

At age 7, Somluck began training and fighting in Muay Thai. At 11, he moved to Bangkok to fight in the bigger stadiums.

He beat fellow legend Jomhod Kiatadisak on October 4, 2012 at Rajadamnern Stadium in a fight with the largest ever side bet in Muay Thai, 5.27 million baht on the line.[1]

They fought again in December 7, 2012 on the Lumpinee stadium birthday show. This time Jomhod Kiatadisak won by points.

They fought third match with a 6 million baht side bet on February 7, 2013 and Somluck won again by decision.[2][3]

However, he lost to American Nak Muay Chike Lindsay by unanimous decision in a modified Thai boxing Push Kick: World Stand Off in Pomona, California, on March 2, 2013.[4]

Record[edit]

Amateur Boxing record
Professional Muay Thai record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Movie career[edit]

He has later played athletic roles in Thai movies, notably Kerd ma lui. He appeared in Fearless with Jet Li, although his scene was cut from the international release of the film. However, a special version was shown in cinemas in Thailand in March 2006, in which his scene was restored. He portrayed a boxer who challenges Jet Li's character.

Singing career[edit]

He also made his debut as a singer in 2006, performing at the Pattaya Music Festival and releasing an album and a music video (featuring fellow boxer Khaosai Galaxy as a shy man being approached by a young woman).

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