- Manus Boonjumnong
Manus Boonjumnong Personal information Full name มนัส บุญจำนงค์ Nationality Thailand Born June 23, 1980
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Weight 64 kg (140 lb) Sport Sport Boxing Rated at Light Welterweight Club Royal Thai Army Medal record Men's Boxing Competitor for Thailand Olympic Games Gold 2004 Athens Light Welterweight Silver 2008 Beijing Light Welterweight World Amateur Championships Bronze 2003 Bangkok Light Welterweight Asian Games Gold 2006 Doha Light Welterweight
In 2006 he made a successful comeback when he was crowned Asian champion. He narrowly defeated reigning 2005 world champion Serik Sapiyev at the tournament although he was knocked down.
Boonjumnong qualified for the Athens Games by ending up in first place at the 1st AIBA Asian 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Guangzhou, PR China. In the final he defeated Kazakhstan's Nurzhan Karimzhanov. In Athens he beat reigning world champion Willy Blain and the Cuban Yudel Johnson in the final and won gold.
2004 Olympic Results
- Defeated Spyridon Ioannidis (Greece) 28:16
- Defeated Romeo Brin (Philippines) 29:15
- Defeated Willy Blain (France) 20:8
- Defeated Ionut Gheorghe (Romania) 30:9
- Defeated Yudel Johnson (Cuba) 17:11
- Defeated Masatsugu Kawachi (Japan) 8:1
- Defeated Serik Sapiyev (Kazakhstan) 7:5
- Defeated Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo (Cuba) 10:5
- Lost to Manuel Félix Díaz (Dominican Rep.) 12:4
Olympic Boxing Champions in Men's Light Welterweight1952–2000: 60–63.5 kg, 2004-2008: 60-64 kg
1952: Charles Adkins (USA) • 1956: Vladimir Yengibaryan (URS) • 1960: Bohumil Němeček (TCH) • 1964–1968: Jerzy Kulej (POL) • 1972: Ray Seales (USA) • 1976: Ray Leonard (USA) • 1980: Patrizio Oliva (ITA) • 1984: Jerry Page (USA) • 1988: Vyacheslav Yanovskiy (URS) • 1992–1996: Héctor Vinent (CUB) • 2000: Mahammatkodir Abdoollayev (UZB) • 2004: Manus Boonjumnong (THA) • 2008: Manuel Félix Díaz (DOM)
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