Worapoj Petchkoom

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Worapoj Petchkoom
Personal information
Full nameวรพจน์ เพชรขุ้ม
Nationality Thailand
Born (1981-05-18) May 18, 1981 (age 38)
Phanom, Surat Thani
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
Weight classBantamweight
ClubRoyal Thai Army

Worapoj Petchkoom (Thai: วรพจน์ เพชรขุ้ม; RTGSWoraphot Phetkhum; born May 18, 1981) is a Thai boxer who competed in the bantamweight (54 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal losing to Cuban superstar Guillermo Rigondeaux. He qualified for the Athens Games by ending up in first place in the 2nd AIBA Asian 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Karachi, Pakistan. In the final he defeated India's Diwakar Prasad.

Amateur career[edit]

In 2005 he competed for Thailand at the Boxing World Cup in Moscow, Russia, losing both his matches in the preliminary round. At the Asian Games 2006 he lost to eventual winner Joan Tipon 13:13 (countback). At the world 2007 he was upset by Hungarian David Oltvanyi 9:10 in an early round.

Olympic results[edit]

2004 (as a bantamweight)

2008 (as a bantamweight)

World Amateur Championships results[edit]

2007 (as a bantamweight)

2009 Ban[edit]

In 2009, Petchkoom was banned from boxing for 3 months after he posed for photos in the gay lifestyle magazine Stage.[1]


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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Paradorn Srichaphan
Flagbearer for  Thailand
Beijing 2008
Succeeded by
Nuttapong Ketin