Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym

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Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym
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Real nameChalermwong Udomna
Nickname(s)Thaipoon
The Junior Tank ("ไอ้รถถังจูเนียร์")
Thai Tycoon[1]
Weight(s)Bantamweight
Super bantamweight
NationalityThailand Thai
Born (1980-11-20) 20 November 1980 (age 38)
Amphoe Phu Phan, Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights44
Wins42
Wins by KO30
Losses2
Draws0
No contests0

Chalermwong Udomna (Thai: เฉลิมวงศ์ อุดมนา; formerly Prakob Udomna (ประกอบ อุดมนา)), who boxes as Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym, (พูนสวัสดิ์ กระทิงแดงยิม; born 20 November 1980) is a retired professional boxer from Thailand who fought in the Super bantamweight (also known as Junior featherwight) division. He is a former WBA Regular[2] Bantamweight and Super Bantamweight World Champion, and a former PABA regional Bantamweight and Superbantamweight.[3] His manager is Niwat Laosuwanwat who is the manager of the former WBA Junior bantamweight World Champion and legendary Thai boxer Khaosai Galaxy.

On 26 September 2009 Poonsawat defeated Irish boxer Bernard Dunne in the 3rd round to claim the WBA World Super Bantamweight title.[4] Then Poonsawat defended his title two more times until May 2010.[5]

On 2 October 2010 Poonsawat lost to Ryol Li Lee in a stunning upset. This was Kratingdaenggym's first loss since July 2006 against Volodymyr Sydorenko.[5]

Poonsawat was due to fight Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba in an attempt to regain the WBA Super Bantamweight title. However, on December 14, 2012, after Olympic-style drug testing, it was revealed that Poonsawat had failed a medical exam, and would not be able to participate in the bout. Rumors came about that Poonsawat had tested positive for HIV, but it was later revealed that he suffers from thalassemia, an affliction that affects red blood cells and causes anemia. Due to this, his boxing career has ended.[6]

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  1. ^ "พูนสวัสดิ์ชกดุเดือดชนะไม่เอกฉันท์ อูชิยาม่านักชกซามูไรถลุงซัลกาโด้ซิวแชมป์โลก". sahavicha.com (in Thai). 12 January 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=69288&cat=boxer
  3. ^ Boxrec. "Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved 26 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Distraught Dunne denied by Poonsawat". RTÉ Sport. 2009-09-27. Archived from the original on 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
  5. ^ a b Julian Turner (October 3, 2010). "Poonsawat Beaten – Unheralded Japanese challenger captures WBA super-bantamweight crown with canny display". Bangkok Post. Retrieved October 3, 2010.
  6. ^ "ช็อกแฟนมวย! พูนสวัสดิ์ กระทิงแดงยิม ประกาศแขวนนวมแล้ว". Kapook.com (in Thai). 10 January 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2016.

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Vacant
Title last held by
Julio Zarate
WBA Bantamweight Interim Champion
31 August 2005 – 15 July 2006
Lost bid for undisputed WBA title
Vacant
Title next held by
Nehomar Cermeno
Vacant
Title last held by
Ricardo Cordoba
WBA Super Bantamweight Champion
Interim Title

April 30, 2009 – September 26, 2009
Unified
Vacant
Title next held by
Guillermo Rigondeaux
Preceded by
Bernard Dunne
WBA Super Bantamweight Champion
Regular Title

September 26, 2009 – 2 October 2010
Succeeded by
Ryol Li Lee