Yodsanklai Fairtex

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Yodsanklai Fairtex
ยอดแสนไกล แฟร์เท็กซ์
Born Yodthanong Photirat
(1985-07-01) July 1, 1985 (age 29)
Nong Bua Lamphu, Thailand
Native name ยอดแสนไกล แฟร์เท็กซ์
Other names The Boxing Computer
The Hero
Nationality Thai
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 72.2 kg (159 lb; 11.37 st)
Division Flyweight
Bantamweight
Featherweight
Lightweight
Super Lightweight
Welterweight
Middleweight
Super Middleweight
Reach 70 in (180 cm)
Style Muay Thai
Stance Southpaw
Fighting out of Pattaya, Thailand
Team Fairtex Pattaya Gym (2005-present)
Petchyindee Gym
Trainer Yak
Years active 1993–present
Kickboxing record
Total 267
Wins 192
By knockout 76
Losses 71
Draws 4
Other information
Website http://www.fairtex-muaythai.com/index.php
last updated on: September 6, 2014

Yodsanklai Fairtex a.k.a. Yod (Thai: ยอดแสนไกล แฟร์เท็กซ์; born, July 1, 1985) is a Thai kickboxer and the former super welterweight WBC Muay Thai World champion at 154 lb and former three time Lumpinee Stadium champion in the 112 and 147 lb weight classes. He trains out of Fairtex Gym in Pattaya, Thailand[1] and is the first champion of The Contender Asia.

He was nicknamed "The Boxing Computer" by Thai sports newspapers as a testament to his perfect fighting technique.[2]

Background[edit]

Yodthanong Photirat was born in the Nong Bua Lamphu Province in Northeastern Thailand, the hotbed of Muay thai. He was introduced to the sport by his older brother Yodkangwan and started practicing Muay thai after watching his brothers' fights when he was eight years old.[2] He had his first fight at a temple fair in Ban Na Dee, his hometown, and received a fight fee of 20 ฿.[3]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Before joining Fairtex in 2005, Yodsanklai fought for three camps - Saknipaporn, Sit-Khru-Od and Petchyindee.[3] On August 2005, fighting under the name of Yodsanklai Petchyindee (ยอดแสนไกล เพชรยินดี), Yodsanklai won one of the most prestigious Muay Thai titles, the Lumpinee Stadium belt, by knocking out Runglaew.[2] He became the 154 pound WBC Muay Thai World Champion by defeating Australian John Wayne Parr on December 10, 2005 in Gold Coast, Australia. In 2005 he won as well the Champion of Thailand (154 lb) title.

Yodsanklai defended his WBC title on November 11, 2006, against Mark Vogel in Wuppertal, Germany winning the fight by first round elbow knockout.

On June 30, 2006, Yodsanklai made his K-1 Max debut on a Superfight at the K-1 World MAX 2006 -World Championship Final- held in Yokohama, Japan against Kamal el Amrani, winning the fight by three round unanimous decision.[4]

On November 29, 2007, Yodsanklai had a non-title contest at the "France vs Thailand" event, held in Paris, France against the French superstar Farid Villaume. Yodsanklai won the fight by third round referee stoppage TKO.[5]

He fought former stablemate Kem Sitsongpeenong at Muay Thai Combat Mania: Pattaya in Pattaya, Thailand on December 30, 2012 at a weight of 71 kg/156 lb, with same-day weigh-ins. Despite having not made such a low weight in a number of years, Yod came in at the limit in visibly better shape than in most of his recent fights, and KO'd Kem with an elbow in round three.[6][7]

Yod knocked out Gregory Choplin in round three at Lion Fight 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on January 25, 2013.[8][9][10]

He defeated Yohan Lidon by unanimous decision in a rematch at Warriors Night in Levallois, France on March 2, 2013.[11][12]

On April 19, 2013, Yodsanklai TKO'd Naimjon Tuhtobaev in round two at Thai Fight: Pattaya 2013 in Pattaya, Thailand.[13]

It was initially reported that he would fight Antuan Siangboxing at Thai Fight: Bangkok 2013 in Bangkok on June 29, 2013.[14] However, his opponent was later switched to Kazbek Zubarov.[15] He won via TKO at the end of round one when Zubarov suffered an injury.[16][17]

He defeated Chike Lindsay for the inaugural Lion Fight Middleweight (-70 kg/154 lb) Championship at Lion Fight 10 in Las Vegas on July 26, 2013.[18][19][20] Lindsay started well but Yodsanklai took over in round two and began to cut the American up before taking the unanimous decision.[21][22][23]

It was reported that he would fight Raphaël Llodra at the WBC World Muay Thai Millennium Championship in Saint-Pierre, Réunion on September 7, 2013.[24] However, he turned the fight down for monetary reasons.[25]

He knocked out Vladimir Konsky with a first round elbow in the quarter-finals of the 2013 edition of Thai Fight's -70 kg/154 lb tournament in Thailand on October 23, 2013.[26][27] Then he proceeded in semi finals where he defeated Samy Sana on November 30, 2013, and advanced to the final.[28][29][30]

He was set to fight at Hero Legends in Jinan, China on December 3, 2014[31] but withdrew for undisclosed reasons. Yod was also briefly expected to fight in the main event of Lion Fight 13 in Las Vegas on February 7, 2014[32] but quickly withdrew.[33]

He beat Keo Rumchang by second round KO at Thai Fight: Hua Hin 2014 in Hua Hin, Thailand on February 22, 2014.[34]

Titles[edit]

  • 2014 Lion Fight Middleweight (-70 kg/154 lb) Championship
  • 2013 Thai Fight -70 kg/154 lb Tournament Championship
  • 2013 Lion Fight Middleweight (-70 kg/154 lb) Championship
  • 2012 WMC World Middleweight (160 lbs) champion [35][36]
  • 2011 Toyota Vigo Marathon tournament runner up - 72 kg
  • 2010 WMC/S1 King's Cup Challenger tournament champion
  • 2010 SportAccord Combat Games Silver medal - 75 kg
  • 2009 W.P.M.F. World Super Middleweight (168 lbs) champion
  • 2008 Super 8 Guinea tournament champion
  • 2008 WMC World Middleweight (160 lbs) champion
  • 2008 WMC Contender Asia champion
  • 2008 KO World Series Auckland Middleweight champion
  • 2006 W.P.M.F. World Super Welterweight (154 lbs) champion
  • 2005-2009 WBC Muay Thai World Super Welterweight (154 lbs) champion
  • 2005 Professional Boxing Association of Thailand (PAT) Super Welterweight (154 lbs) champion
  • 2005 Lumpinee Stadium Welterweight (147 lbs) champion
  • 2003 Toyota D4D Marathon tournament (126 lbs) winner
  • 2001 Lumpinee Stadium Flyweight (112 lbs) champion

Fight record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yodsanklai Fairtex". www.fairtex.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  2. ^ a b c Cox, Rob. "Yodsanklai Petchyindee Interview". www.muaythaionline.org. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Yodsanklai: The Pride of Muay Thai". yodsanklai.blogspot.com/. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  4. ^ DiPietro, Monty. "Buakaw Best in World Max Final". www.k-1.co.jp. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  5. ^ "Yodsanklai vs Villaume". www.wbcmuaythai.com. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  6. ^ Muay Thai Combat Mania 2012, December 30: Kem Sitsongpeenong vs. Yodsanklai Fairtex
  7. ^ Yodsaenklai Fairtex stops Kem Sitsongpeenong with third round elbow KO in Pattaya
  8. ^ Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Gregory Choplin To Headline Lion Fight 8 On AXS TV
  9. ^ Lion Fight 8 Full Fight Card, Tickets On Sale December 14
  10. ^ Lion Fight 8 Live Results
  11. ^ Jo Prestia's Warriors Night Features Lidon vs. Yodsanklai Rematch on March 2
  12. ^ Yodsanklai keeps his winning streak
  13. ^ Thai Fight Pattaya 2013 Results- Yodsanklai, Sudsakorn Win By KO
  14. ^ Thai Fight 2013:The Pinto Brothers Take on Yodsanklai and Sudsakorn
  15. ^ Thai Fight 2013 Full Card: Yodsanklai Headlines
  16. ^ Thai Fight 2013 Live Results
  17. ^ Weekend Results: Thai Fight and MAX Muay Thai
  18. ^ Photo of the Day: Yodsanklai Signs on to Main Event Lion Fight in July
  19. ^ Lion Fight 10 Announced for July 26th
  20. ^ New Fights Announced for Lion Fight 10
  21. ^ Lion Fight 10 Results
  22. ^ Lion Fight 10 Results and Recap
  23. ^ Lion Fight 10 Full Results: Yodsanklai, Embree Victorious
  24. ^ HUGE France vs. Thailand Card Announced: Yodsanklai, Saenchai, Kem and More Headline
  25. ^ Massive WBC Millennium Muay Thai Event Might Be a Bust: Are Unconfirmed Fight Cards Getting Out of Control?
  26. ^ Chike Lindsay to represent the United States at 2013 154lb Thai Fight tournament
  27. ^ Thai Fight 2013 Tournament Results: Yodsanklai and Abraham Roqueni advance
  28. ^ Fight Card for the November 30 Thai Fight event in Bangkok, Thailand
  29. ^ Abraham Roqueñi no logró superar la semifinal del Thai Fight(Spanish)
  30. ^ Thai Fight Results 11/30/2013
  31. ^ Iron Mike Zambidis at Hero Legends
  32. ^ Yodsanklai expected to headline Lion Fight 13 on Feb. 7, 2014 in Las Vegas
  33. ^ Yodsanklai no longer headlining Lion Fight 13, event still scheduled for February 7, 2014
  34. ^ Thai Fight Results: Yodsanklai wins 11th consecutive fight
  35. ^ Yodsanklai retrouve sont titre mondial WMC !(French)
  36. ^ WMC Champions – Yodsanklai “The Hero”
  37. ^ Videos & results : THAI FIGHT 2014
  38. ^ "WBC Muay Thai World Championship Muay Thai results". www.thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2008-06-20.