Anuwat Kaewsamrit

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Anuwat Kaewsamrit
Anuwat Kaewsamrit.jpg
BornApisak Rongpichai
(1981-11-17) November 17, 1981 (age 39)
Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Thailand
Other namesJok
The Iron Hands of Siam
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight61.0 kg (134.5 lb; 9.61 st)
StyleMuay Thai
Fighting out ofBangkok, Thailand
TeamImpax Academy (current)
Kaewsamrit Gym (past)
TrainerTerdtoon Kiatkanchai
Years active1994–present
Kickboxing record
By knockout61
last updated on: April 26, 2018

Anuwat Kaewsamrit (อนุวัฒน์ แก้วสัมฤทธิ์) born November 17, 1981 is a Thai Muay Thai kickboxer and a former Lumpinee 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]


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 training period, he had his first fight at the age of 14 in Pattaya.[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 lb, 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]


  • Rajadamnern Stadium
    • 2010 Rajadamnern Stadium Super-featherweight Champion
    • 2003 Rajadamnern Stadium Featherweight champion
    • 2000 Rajadamnern Stadium Junior-bantamweight champion
    • 1999 Rajadamnern Stadium Junior-flyweight champion
    • 1998 Rajadamnern Stadium Mini-flyweight champion
  • World Muaythai Council
    • 2009 WMC Lightweight World Champion
  • Lumpinee Stadium
    • 2005 Lumpinee Stadium Featherweight champion
  • Onesongchai Promotion
    • S1 Featherweight World Champion
  • World Professional Muaythai Federation
    • 2008 WPMF Featherweight World Champion
  • WBC Muaythai
    • 2006 WBC Featherweight World Champion
  • Omnoi Stadium


Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Anuwat Kaewsamrit profile". Archived from the original on 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  2. ^ a b "Anuwat Kaewsamrit". Archived from the original on 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  3. ^ (in Japanese)深津飛成 vs アヌワット・ゲオムサリット Hinari Fukatsu vs Anuwat Kaewsamrit Retrieved: July 13, 2010.
  4. ^ (in Japanese)(レポ&写真) [新日本キック] 10.29 大田:小野寺引退。武田が総合!? (Reports&Photos) [SNKA] Ota: Onodera gets retired. Takeda challenges MMA!? Retrieved: July 13, 2010.
  5. ^ (in Japanese)アヌワット、駿太を1R葬。増田、WPMF獲得 Anuwat beats Shunta in 1R. Masuda wins WPMF title. Retrieved: July 13, 2010.
  6. ^ (in Japanese)アヌワット、心・センチャイジムに5R KO勝ち:7.11 有明 Retrieved: July 13, 2010.