Saensak Muangsurin

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Saensak Muangsurin
Statistics
Real name Boonsong Mansri
Nickname(s) Pink Southpaw
Broken World Southpaw
Rated at Light welterweight
Height 5 ft. 7 in. (170 cm)
Nationality Thailand Thailand
Born (1950-08-13)August 13, 1950
Phetchabun Province, Thailand
Died April 16, 2009(2009-04-16) (aged 58)
Rajvithi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 20
Wins 14
Wins by KO 11
Losses 6
Draws 0
No contests 0

Saensak Muangsurin (13 August 1950 – 16 April 2009) was a retired professional boxer from Phetchabun, Thailand. He was a former WBC light welterweight champion, who set a world record by winning the world title in only his 3rd professional fight.

Biography[edit]

Saensak made his formal professional boxing debut on November 16, 1974 with a first-round knockout win. He won his second fight in February, 1975 by technical knockout in round 7, and challenged Perico Fernandez for the WBC light welterweight title in only his 3rd professional fight. He defeated Fernandez by technical knockout in the 8th round on July 15, 1975 to set a world record for taking the shortest time to win the world title. It had been less than a year since he made his debut in 1974.

Saensak lost his world title in his second defense against Miguel Velasquez after being disqualified in the 5th round, but quickly regained it four months later on October 29, 1976 by knocking out Velasquez in only 2 rounds. He successfully defended the WBC belt 7 times (8 total including his defense prior to the disqualification against Velasquez), most notably against former WBC lightweight champion Guts Ishimatsu, who he knocked out in 6 rounds.

Saensak was also an accomplished muay thai practitioner, and fought in several muay thai matches held in Japan prior to winning the world title. He was knocked out by Sang Hyun Kim in the 13th round to lose his world title on December 30, 1978. He fell into relative obscurity from then on, losing both of his fights in 1979, one of which was a 3rd round knockout loss to Thomas Hearns. His last professional fight was for the OPBF welterweight title, which he lost by decision over 12 rounds. His record was 14-6-0 (11KOs).

Professional record[edit]

14 Wins (11 Knockouts, 3 Decisions), 6 Losses, 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 14-6 South Korea Chung-Jae Hwang MD 12 1981-04-05 Thailand Roi-Et, Thailand For OPBF Welterweight title
Loss 14-5 Spain Andoni Amana UD 10 1980-11-13 Spain Bilbao, País Vasco, Spain
Win 14-4 Philippines Mike DeGuzman TKO 5 (10) 1980-09-30 Thailand Jirapravat Stadium, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
Loss 13-4 United States Thomas Hearns TKO 3 (10) 1979-10-18 United States Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Loss 13-3 Philippines Dan DeGuzman SD 10 1979-07-20 Philippines Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Loss 13-2 South Korea Sang-Hyun Kim TKO 13 (15) 1978-12-30 South Korea Munhwa Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea Lost WBC Super Lightweight title
Win 13-1 Venezuela Francisco Moreno TKO 13 (15) 1978-04-08 Thailand Municipality Stadium, Hat Yai, Thailand Retained WBC Super Lightweight title
Win 12-1 France Jo Kimpuani TKO 14 (15) 1977-12-30 Thailand Tung Na-Chai Stadium, Chantaburi, Thailand Retained WBC Super Lightweight title
Win 11-1 United States Saoul Mamby SD 15 1977-10-23 Thailand Open-Air Stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Retained WBC Super Lightweight title
Win 10-1 United States Mike Everett TKO 6 (15) 1977-08-20 Thailand Open-Air Stadium, Roi-Et, Thailand Retained WBC Super Lightweight title
Win 9-1 Spain Perico Fernandez UD 15 1977-06-17 Spain Palacio de los Deportes, Madrid, Madrid, Spain Retained WBC Super Lightweight title
Win 8-1 Japan Guts Ishimatsu KO 6 (15) 1977-04-02 Japan Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBC Super Lightweight title
Win 7-1 United States Monroe Brooks TKO 15 (15) 1977-01-15 Thailand Open-Air Stadium, Chiang Mai, Thailand Retained WBC Super Lightweight title
Win 6-1 Spain Miguel Velazquez TKO 2 (15) 1976-10-29 Spain Hermanos Maristas Sports Pavilion, Segovia, Castilla y León, Spain Won WBC Super Lightweight title
Loss 5-1 Spain Miguel Velazquez DQ 5 (15) 1976-06-30 Spain Palacio de los Deportes, Madrid, Madrid, Spain Lost WBC Super Lightweight title
Win 5-0 Japan Lion Furuyama UD 15 1976-01-25 Japan Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBC Super Lightweight title
Win 4-0 Philippines Ely Yares KO 6 (10) 1975-12-13 Thailand Hua Mark Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand
Win 3-0 Spain Perico Fernandez KO 8 (15) 1975-07-15 Thailand Hua Mark Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Won WBC Super Lightweight title
Win 2-0 Japan Lion Furuyama TKO 7 (10) 1975-02-16 Thailand Hua Mark Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand
Win 1-0 Philippines Rudy Barro KO 1 (10) 1974-11-16 Thailand Hua Mark Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Professional Debut

Death[edit]

Saensak was admitted to Rajvithi Hospital on April 12, 2009 for liver failure and intestinal blockage. Surgery failed to improve his condition, which was complicated by Saensak being afflicted by various ailments. On April 16, Saensak died while under observation in an intensive care unit.[1]

Preceded by
Perico Fernandez
WBC Light welterweight Champion
July 15, 1975 - June 30, 1976
Succeeded by
Miguel Velasquez
Preceded by
Miguel Velasquez
WBC Light welterweight Champion
October 29, 1976 - December 30, 1978
Succeeded by
Sang Hyun Kim

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thangarajah, Edward (17/04/09). "Thai legend Saensak dies at 58". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 

Notes[edit]

This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the Japanese Wikipedia.

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