Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn
|Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn|
December 27, 1961
|Other names||The Sky Piercing Knee Kicker|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb; 9.9 st)|
|Team||Chor Thanasukarn (1969–1985) |
Biography and career
Dieselnoi (The Little Diesel) was born in Tambon Huakoon, Nakhon Luang, Ayutthaya province. He started practicing Muay Thai at the Sor Banchongsak training camp under the guidance of Banchong Ngarm-ket. According to the Thai tradition, his first fighting name was Dieselnoi Sor Banchongsak, named in the honor of his first gym. He made his muaythai debut in the 32 kg weight division. After 4–5 bouts, he changed the camp and fought under the name of Dieselnoi Sor Vorakulchai at Sri Ratcha, Chonburi. In 1969, he changed his name again and boxed for the Chor Thanasukarn camp, where he remained for the rest of his career.
In 1981, Dieselnoi fought Koapong Sittichuchai and won the Lumpinee Stadium Lightweight (135 lbs) championship title. It was their third meeting after one knock out win each in their previous fights. In 1982, Dieselnoi defended his title against Samart Payakaroon, outscoring his opponent by his trademark knee attacks. It was of the biggest muaythai fights in 80's with the purse of around 350,000 and 400,000 baht each. Dieselnoi reigned the lightweight division for two consecutive years without any challengers. His next fight was with Sakad Petchyindee on June 7, 1984. It was again Dieselnoi's overpowering knee strikes that won him the bout. After being the champion for four consecutive years he was eventually stripped from his title and forced to retire because there was nobody in his weight division left to fight.
- 1981–85 Undefeated Lumpinee Stadium Lightweight champion
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