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Worapoj Petchkoom : biography

May 18, 1981 -

Worapoj Petchkoom (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.

2009 Ban

In 2009, Petchkoom was banned from boxing for 3 months after he posed for photos in the gay lifesyle magaizen Stage.http://www.fridae.com/newsfeatures/2009/08/31/8886.thai-boxer-faces-3-month-ban-for-posing-in-gay-magazine

Amateur career

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

2004 (as a bantamweight)

  • Defeated Kim Won-Il (South Korea) RSC 3 (1:47)
  • Defeated Khavazhi Khatsigov (Belarus) 33-18
  • Defeated Nestor Bolum (Nigeria) 29-14
  • Defeated Aghasi Mammadov (Azerbaijan) 27-19
  • Lost to Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz (Cuba) 13-22

2008 (as a bantamweight)

  • 1st round bye
  • Defeated Vittorio Parrinello (Italy) 12-1
  • Lost to Yankiel León (Cuba) 2-10

World Amateur Championships results

2007 (as a bantamweight)

  • Defeated Joan Tipon (Philippines) 13-5
  • Lost to David Oltvanyi (Hungary) 9-10
Living octopus

Living octopus

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