|Full name||สุริยา ปราสาทหินพิมาย|
April 2, 1980 |
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
Suriya Prasathinphimai (Thai: สุริยา ปราสาทหินพิมาย; born April 2, 1980) is a Thai boxer who competed in the Middleweight (75 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal. He qualified for the 2004 Athens Games by ending up in second place in the 2nd AIBA Asian 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Karachi, Pakistan. In the final he lost to Pakistan's Ahmed Ali Khan.
He also has a career in professional Muay Thai, under the name as "Suriya Sor Ploenchit" (สุริยา ส.เพลินจิต).
On December 2, 2000, he fought against Masato from Japan in the memorial event of Thai King's Birthday. He won by the unanimous decision after 5th round and he also won the world title of IWM(International World Muaythai) at super welterweight.
On May 20, 2001, he fought against Hiroyuki Doi in Japan, and he won by the unanimous decision after 5th round. He knocked down Doi during 4th round with left cross, and Doi was docked one point when he threw Suriya during 5th round because Doi had been in the habit of throwing his opponents as he was a shoot boxer.
Winning Bronze medal at Olympic Games
On March 4, 2004, Suriya participated "S-1 World Championship", the tournament of Muay Thai, at the Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. He fought against Jean Charles Skabowsky from France in the quarter final, but he was beaten by the unanimous decision after 3rd round.
In 2005 he competed for Thailand at the Boxing World Cup in Moscow, Russia, losing both his matches in the preliminary round. Prasathinphimai is also a professional kickboxer, the winner of World S-1 Kings Cup 2003 Tournament.
Replacing Kaoklai Kaennorsing, he challenged Simon Marcus for his WPMF World Light Heavyweight (-79 kg/175 lb) Championship at Muaythai Superfight in Pattaya, Thailand on June 14, 2013 and losing by unanimous decision.
- Defeated Joseph Lubega (Uganda) 30-21
- Defeated Javid Taghiyev (Azerbaijan) 19-19, won decision
- Defeated Oleg Mashkin (Ukraine) 28-22
- Lost to Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov (Russia) 18-24
|Professional kickboxing record|
The accurate record is unknown.
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- 2004 Summer Olympics Boxing Middleweight 3rd place
- IWM World Super welterweight champion
- S1 World Championship tournament winner
- サムライ楠本、タイ国王生誕記念大会のトリで豪快ＫＯ勝ち Kusumoto, the Samurai, wins by KO tremendously in the main bout of Thai King's Birthday Memorial Event(December 5, 2000)(Japanese)
- 全日本キック・金沢、敵地で快勝！。敗れた井上、MAライト級王者を返上 Kanazawa of AJKF wins a clear-cut victory in away! Inoue, the loser, decides to return his title.(May 20, 2001)(Japanese)
- (結果) [ムエタイ] 3.4 タイ：“裏K-1 MAX”をジョン・ウェインが制覇 (Results) [Muay Thai] Thailand: John Wayne Parr wins "Thai K-1 Max"(Japanese)
- Updated fight card for Muaythai Superfight on June 14 in Bangkok
- Riddick Bowe Brutalized in Muay Thai Debut
- Muaythai Superfight Results: Bowe TKO'd, Marcus remains undefeated