Saman Sorjaturong

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Saman Sorjaturong
Statistics
Real name Saman Sriprated
(สมาน ศรีประเทศ)
Rated at Junior flyweight
Nationality Thai
Born (1969-08-02) August 2, 1969 (age 47)
Khlong Lan District, Kamphaeng Phet Province, Thailand
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 43
Wins 39
Wins by KO 34
Losses 4
Draws 1
No contests 0

Saman Sorjaturong (born Saman Sriprated on 2 August 1969 in Khlong Lan District, Kamphaeng Phet Province) is a Thai former world boxing champion.

Boxing career[edit]

Saman turned pro at the age of 21 years old with a love for professional boxing, he writing letter to ask for help from Mom Rajawongse (M.R.) Naris Kridakorn, editor of World Boxing Magazine. M.R. Naris had recommended him to the "Sorjaturong Boxing Gym" (ค่ายมวย ส.จาตุรงค์) by Suchart Theerawuttichuwong as an owner and trainer.

Saman won the WBC, IBF and lineal junior flyweight titles during his career.[1] He is the third Thai world boxing champion, by never involved in Muaythai before (The first is Pone Kingpetch, The second is Chartchai Chionoi), included the first Thai and Asian boxer won world champion at two institutions at the same time. Before that, he was criticized for not capable enough to be a world champion.[2] He defeated reigning champion Humberto González in a thrilling fight that was named Ring Magazine fight of the year in 1995 to win the IBF and WBC titles. Both fighters were knocked down twice during the fight. He defended the WBC portion of the title ten times before losing it to Yo Sam Choi in 1999 via unanimous decision. He rematch to Yo Sam Choi in 2001 after was again postponed to 7 times, he lost by knocked out in the seven round. He retired in 2005 after being knocked out in the first round by Koki Kameda.

After retirement, he opened a Hainanese chicken rice and other foods restaurant. The traditional business since his before champion. At his home in Ban Fah Lagoon Village, Rangsit, Pathumthani province.[2]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Humberto González
Lineal Light Flyweight Champion
15 July 1995 – 17 October 1999
Succeeded by
Yo-Sam Choi
WBC Light Flyweight Champion
15 July 1995 – 17 October 1999
IBF Light Flyweight Champion
15 July 1995 – 1996
Stripped
Succeeded by
Michael Carbajal
Awards
Previous:
Jorge Castro KO9 John David Jackson
The Ring Magazine Fight of the Year
KO7 Humberto González

1995
Next:
Evander Holyfield KO11 Mike Tyson
Previous:
Castro vs. Jackson
Round 9
The Ring Magazine Round of the Year
Round 7 vs. Humberto González

1995
Next:
Frankie Liles vs Tim Littles
Round 3