The Boxers of Thailand: 1946-1996 - Book Project by Kyle McLachlan

The Boxers of Thailand: 1946-1996 - Book Project by Kyle McLachlan
Author: Kyle McLachlan

Title: The Boxers of Thailand: 1946-1996


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My project is about the best boxers from Thailand during the above timeframe, beginning with Muay Thai legend Phol Prapadaeng and his series with David Kui Kong Young and culminating in Somluck Khamsing winning Thailand’s first ever Olympic Gold medal in Atlanta.

I am looking for News clippings, fight reports, interviews, features, photographs, from international publications including The Ring magazine. This would mean anything about the fighters listed below and any of their opponents, be them journeymen or world class contenders that are more well known.

If anyone has or knows of anyone that might have issues of the below magazines that have articles on the fighters list, please let me know. Any lead, great or small is really appreciated.

Thai magazines:


International Magazines:

The Ring; I am looking for any articles on Muay Thai (probably called Siam Boxing when published) in older editions of The Ring. I have little clue when or when they would have appeared, it’s just a tip off but if anyone remembers them, please let me know.

Any fight reports or articles on any Thai fighters up until 1996 and particularly if they’re about the ones listed.

I am interested in 80s articles about Khaosai Galaxy (particularly any that describe him as ‘Thai Tyson’), and anything written by Joe Koizumi about the Thai fighters listed or any of their opponents. For example, Hiroyuki Ebihara or Sung Kil Moon.

Black Belt magazine or any other martial arts magazines; Any articles on Muay Thai.

Boxing News/British newspapers; Any articles on Chionoi’s fights with Walter McGowan, be it pre-fight, fight reports or post-fight and anything about McGowan prior to his fights with Chionoi.

Anything on Charlie Magri prior to his fight with Sot Chitalada, or subsequent to it.

Any on Charles Atkinson up to 1995.

Any articles of any language on any of the opponents within the timeframe specified. For example; Swiss articles on Fritz Chervet or Spanish articles on Perico Fernandez.

Any Australian newspaper reports on Jimmy Carruthers’ bout with Chamroen Songkitrat, or Jeff Fenech’s with Samart Payakaroon as well.

This is truly open to any of the fighters on the list below or any of their opponents, even if it may seem insignificant.

1996 Atlanta Olympic Boxing Coverage; Any reports on the featherweight division that year. Any quotes from Floyd Mayweather about his treatment during the games.

Thai Fighters (In Chronological Order)

Phol Prapadaeng

Chamroen Songkitrat

Kunoi Vithichai

Pone Kingpetch

Chartchai Chionoi

Berkrerk Chartvanchai

Venice (Venis) Borkorsor

Poot Lorlek

Saensak Muangsurin

Thanomchit Sukhothai

Netrnoi Sor Vorasingh

Payao Poontarat

Sakad Petyindee

Kongtoranee Payakaroon

Samart Payakaroon

Sot Chitalada

Khaosai Galaxy

Khaokor Galaxy

Muangchai Kittikasem

Chatchai Sasakul

Veeraphol Sahaprom

Samson Issan/Dutchboygym

Somluck/Somrak Khamsing – 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist

Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any help.

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