Manus Boonjumnong

Manus Boonjumnong
Manus Boonjumnong
Personal information
Full name มนัส บุญจำนงค์
Nationality  Thailand
Born June 23, 1980 (1980-06-23) (age 31)
Ratchaburi
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

Manus Boonjumnong (Thai: มนัส บุญจำนงค์, born June 23, 1980) is a Thai boxer who won the Olympics at Light Welterweight (60–64 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics . He is the brother of Non Boonjumnong.

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Amateur career

At the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships in his home country Bangkok, the light-footed counterpuncher won the bronze medal losing to Russian Alexander Maletin.

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.

In Chicago at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships he was upset early against Japanese Masatsugu Kawachi.

Olympics 2004

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

Olympics 2008

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