Knockout CP Freshmart
|Knockout CP Freshmart|
|Nickname(s)||Little Pacquiao, Newlukrak Pagonponsurin|
|Height||5 ft 1 in (155 cm)|
|Born||20 September 1990|
|Wins by KO||7|
Thammanoon Niyomtrong (Thai: ธรรมนูญ นิยมตรง), born 20 September 1990), best known as Knockout CP Freshmart is a Thai professional boxer and former Muay Thai fighter who has held the WBA minimumweight title since 2016.
Muay Thai career
Under the ring name "Newlukrak Pagonponsurin" (นิวลูกรัก ปกรณ์พรสุรินทร์) or "Newlukrak Sor Kattika" (นิวลูกรัก ส.กัตติกา), he won titles at Rajadamnern Stadium and Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in the 105 lbs division. Niyomtrong trains at Excindicongym in Bangkok. He's also an amateur boxing Thai national champion.
Professional boxing career
Sponsored by Thai convenience store chain CP Freshmart (a network of Charoen Pokphand), he won the vacant WBC Youth World minimumweight title in his professional debut on June 22, 2012, defeating Marzon Cabilla by a sixth-round technical decision. He successfully made seven consecutive defenses before vacating the minor title.
Knockout then defeated Carlos Buitrago by unanimous decision (115-113, 115-113, 115-113) to win the vacant WBA minimumweight interim title on October 1, 2014. Knockout's first defense came against 44-year-old former two-time world champion Muhammad Rachman. He won the fight via a wide unanimous decision (119-111, 117-112, 119-109). Knockout scored a knockout for the first time since claiming the interim world title in July 2015, against Alexis Diaz. Knockout dropped Diaz twice before the referee waved off the fight, giving Knockout a technical knockout win. On April 2016, Knockout went on to rematch Buitrago, winning a wider unanimous decision (119-109, 117-111, 117-111) to defend his title.
The WBA then ordered a match-up between interim champion Knockout CP Freshmart and their full champion Byron Rojas on April 2016. Rojas was previously the WBA (Regular) champion and had defeated WBA (Super) champion Hekkie Budler to win the full title. The fight took place on June 29 in Khon Kaen. The fight was widely considered boring, as Knockout clinched through most of the fight to no warning from the referee. Nevertheless, he won the fight by unanimous decision (115-113, 115-113, 115-113) to become a world champion.
Knockout made his first defense against Shin Ono, winning a wide unanimous decision. Knockout showed a less negative approach, dropping Ono in round 10 with a left hook. He went on to score a knockout against Go Odaira in his next fight on March 1, 2017. Knockout pummeled Odaira in round 4, dropping him once before the bell saved the latter from a stoppage. He then knocked out Odaira in round 5 with a right cross. Knockout's third defense came against Rey Loreto. Loreto managed to control the range of the fight early on, using his length over the smaller champion. However, as the fight went on, Knockout managed to close the distance and wear Loreto down with body shots. Knockout dropped Loreto with an overhand in round 9 to seal a unanimous decision win (117-110, 117-110, 115-113).
Knockout outpointed Xiong Chaozhong in his fifth title defense. This fight was also considered boring by observers. Xiong retired shortly after. The WBA named Byron Rojas as the next mandatory challenger and a rematch between Rojas and Knockout was signed for November 27, 2018.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|19 fights||19 wins||0 losses|
|19||Win||19–0||Byron Rojas||UD||12||Nov 29, 2018||Chonburi, Thailand||Retained WBA minimumweight title|
|18||Win||18–0||Xiong Chaozhong||UD||12||Jul 27, 2018||Guosen Gymnasium, Qingdao, China||Retained WBA minimumweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Toto Landero||UD||12||Mar 6, 2018||Provincial Ground, Chonburi, Thailand||Retained WBA minimumweight title|
|16||Win||16–0||Rey Loreto||UD||12||Jul 15, 2017||City Hall Ground, Chonburi, Thailand||Retained WBA minimumweight title|
|15||Win||15–0||Go Odaira||TKO||5 (12), 1:07||Mar 1, 2017||City Hall Ground, Chonburi, Thailand||Retained WBA minimumweight title|
|14||Win||14–0||Shin Ono||UD||12||Dec 14, 2016||Provincial Ground, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand||Retained WBA minimumweight title|
|13||Win||13–0||Byron Rojas||UD||12||Jun 29, 2016||City Hall Ground, Khon Kaen, Thailand||Won WBA minimumweight title|
|12||Win||12–0||Carlos Buitrago||UD||12||Feb 4, 2016||City Hall Ground, Chonburi, Thailand||Retained WBA interim minimumweight title|
|11||Win||11–0||Alexis Diaz||TKO||4 (12), 2:45||Jul 2, 2015||City Hall Ground, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand||Retained WBA interim minimumweight title|
|10||Win||10–0||Muhammad Rachman||UD||12||Mar 5, 2015||City Hall Ground, Chonburi, Thailand||Retained WBA interim minimumweight title|
|9||Win||9–0||Carlos Buitrago||UD||12||Oct 1, 2014||New I-Mobile Stadium, Buriram, Thailand||Won vacant WBA interim minimumweight title|
|8||Win||8–0||Luis Domingo de Alba||TKO||5 (10)||Jul 25, 2014||Provincial Gymnasium, Chonburi, Thailand||Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title|
|7||Win||7–0||Sandeep||KO||5 (10)||Jun 10, 2014||Siam Paradise Entertainment Centre, Bangkok, Thailand||Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title|
|6||Win||6–0||Jonathan Refugio||UD||10||Mar 28, 2014||Chokchai 4 Market, Bangkok, Thailand||Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title|
|5||Win||5–0||Amit Panghal||UD||10||Jan 31, 2014||Nongplalai School, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand||Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title|
|4||Win||4–0||Bimbo Nacionales||TKO||5 (10), 2:08||Jul 10, 2013||Siam Paradise Entertainment Centre, Bangkok, Thailand||Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title|
|3||Win||3–0||Mark Anthony Florida||TKO||5 (10), 2:16||Apr 26, 2013||Khon Kaen, Thailand||Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title|
|2||Win||2–0||Demsi Manufoe||KO||3 (10)||Dec 3, 2012||11th Inf Reg, Bangkok, Thailand||Retained WBC Youth World minimumweight title|
|1||Win||1–0||Marzon Cabilla||TD||6 (10)||Jun 22, 2012||Bueng Kum District, Bangkok, Thailand||Won vacant WBC Youth World minimumweight title;|
- อันดามัน, หมู (9 August 2012). "นิวลูกรัก ส.กัตติกา นักชก 2 สไตล์จอมน็อกเอาต์รายใหม่" (in Thai). Siamsport. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
- Goyder, James (29 September 2014). "A Muay Thai Champion's Crossover to Western Boxing". Fightland. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
- Hogg, Dave (5 December 2015). "Boxing Ranks in Review: Minimumweights". Today's Knockout. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
- Pollitt, Ken (23 June 2012). "TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- June 20 through June 22-". The 13th Round. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
- George, Clarence (4 April 2016). "WBA Orders Rojas-Freshmart Championship Bout". World Boxing Association. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byYodngoen Tor Chalermchai
| WBC Youth World minimumweight champion
June 22, 2012 – October 1, 2014
Won WBA interim title
Title next held byChanachai CP Freshmart
|World boxing titles|
Title last held byHekkie Budler
| WBA minimumweight champion
October 1, 2014 – June 29, 2016
Won full title
| WBA minimumweight champion
June 29, 2016 – present