Suriya Prasathinphimai : biography
Suriya Prasathinphimai () (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 kickboxing, and he is known as "Suriya Sor Ploenchit".
- 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.
- 2004 Summer Olympics Boxing Middleweight 3rd place
- IWM World Super welterweight champion
- S1 World Championship tournament winner
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.(Japanese)
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 deducted 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.(Japanese)
Winning Bronze medal at Olympic Games
On August 28, 2004, he won the bronze medal in middleweight (75 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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. 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)
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 (-79kg/175lb) Championship at Muaythai Superfight in Pattaya, Thailand on June 14, 2013 and losing by unanimous decision.
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