Naruepol Fairtex

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Naruepol Fairtex
นฤพนธ์ แฟร์เท็กซ์
Born (1984-07-01) July 1, 1984 (age 32)
Bangkok, Thailand
Native name นฤพนธ์ แฟร์เท็กซ์
Other names Mr. GQ
Narupon Sakhomsin
Nationality Thailand Thai
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 66.7 kg (147 lb; 10.50 st)
Division Lightweight
Welterweight
Style Muay Thai
Fighting out of Singapore
Team

Evolve MMA (2012-2015)

KOA Fitness Fremont, CA (2015-present)
Years active 1992–present
Kickboxing record
Total 231
Wins 180
By knockout 53
Losses 46
Draws 5
last updated on: June 2, 2012

Naruepol Fairtex (Thai: นฤพนธ์ แฟร์เท็กซ์; born July 1, 1984) is a Thai welterweight kickboxer fighting out of Evolve MMA in Singapore. He is a former Lumpinee Stadium champion and current No.1 contender to challenge Nopadetch Chuwattana for the WBC title.[1]

In 2007 Naruepol was featured on the reality show The Contender Asia, where he was stopped in Episode 9 by Yodsaenklai Fairtex.[2]

Biography and career[edit]

Naruepol was born near Bangkok in Central Thailand. He started practicing Muaythai when he was 7 years old at the Sakomsing Gym and had his first fight a year later. Naruepol joined Fairtex Gym in 2005.[3]

In 1999, Naruepol won the Lumpinee belt from Chokdee Por.Pramuk.

He was scheduled to face Andy Souwer at Fighterzone Kickboxing World Series MAX in Singapore on February 25, 2012. However, they were not paid by the promoter and the fight did not happen.[4]

Titles and accomplishments[edit]

  • 2005 Champion of Thailand 140 lbs
  • 1999 Lumpinee champion

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Personal life[edit]

In 2015, Naruepol Fairtex (aka "Mr. GQ" ) moved to the United States to teach, train, and groom Muay Thai fighters in Northern California. He is currently affiliated with KOA Fitness in Newark, CA as the head instructor of the Muay Thai program.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naruepol Fairtex profile". naruepol.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Naruepol Fairtex". www.contenderasia.com. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Naruepol Interview". www.konewsmag.com. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  4. ^ Fighterzone Kickboxing World Series: Disaster, Majority of Fights Cancelled
  5. ^ "Instructors - KOA Fitness". Retrieved 2016-09-10.