Titles: Flyweight champion 1966-1969, 1970, WBA flyweight champion 1973-1974 Record: 63-19-3 Born: October 10, 1942 Bangkok, Thailand Years active: 1957-1975 Nickname: None Chionoi was the Daniel Zaragoza of Thailand and unlike most Thai fighters was able to come back from title loosing efforts to win other titles and have a long career. The son of a policeman he began to box at the age of 11 trying to follow in the steps of Thai Chamrern Songkitrat. At the age of 15 Chartchai turned pro and it took 8 years of fighting in the far east before he would gain his first title shot against Scotland's Walter McGowan. Cheered on by 16,000 fans and the King of Thailand he won the majority of the rounds before a severe cut on McGowan's nose forced the stoppage of the fight. In a move that few Thai champions would have attempted he gave McGowan a rematch in England, the same result ensued as McGowan was stopped on cuts again. Chionoi's was not a stranger to fighting abroad and would have retained his titles longer if he like his countryman would have boxed exclusively in Thailand. In 1968 Chionoi traveled to Mexico and beat Efran Torres in a great fight that saw Chionoi come back strong in the later rounds and stop Torres in the 13th round. A rematch saw Torres beat Chionoi in 8 rounds and left Chionoi considering retirement. A third fight with Torres was set up in Thailand and the King of Thailand once again saw Chionoi come out ahead with a deserved points victory. Perhaps weakend by his last fight Chionoi was upset by Erbito Salavarria in his next fight. This was followed by a unsuccessful try at the title held by very talented Masao Ohba (who tragically died in a car crash during his reign) who won on points over 12 rounds. The title was left vacant by the death of Ohba and Chionoi out-boxed Fritz Cervet for the vacant title. Again his reign was short and Susumu Hanagata of Japan knocked out the now 32 year old Chionoi in Tokyo. After another loss in Panama Chionoi decided to retire.
1957 Oct 12 Suratin Maeprasert Bangkok KO 2 1958 Oct 13 Paiboon Kraseasuk Bangkok KO 2 1959 Mar 27 Somsak Krisinasuwa Bangkok KO 2 Apr 8 Surin Praromdee Bangkok KO 2 May 31 Sala Kampuj Cambodia D 6 Sep 16 Prapass Sae Tang Bangkok KO 2 Sep 27 Opas Eto Bangkok W 6 Nov 1 Yoo Samang Cambodia KO 4 Dec 29 Van Po Cambodia W 6 1960 Feb 2 Villy Lertrit Bangkok KO 2 Jun 4 Supparit Benjamasit Bangkok KO 4 Aug 1 Singtong P.T. Bangkok L 6 Sep 2 Masanobu Kanbayachi Tokyo KO 8 Sep 29 Atsushi Fokukaiwa Tokyo KO 2 Oct 19 Yoshikatsu Furukaiwa Tokyo W 8 Dec 4 Masao Ogawa Tokyo W 10 1961 Jan 4 Mitsunori Seki Tokyo L 10 Apr 19 Katsuyoshi Amada Tokyo KO 6 May 15 Ida Bachio Osaka, Japan KO 2 Jun 8 Akira Oguchi Tokyo L 10 Jul 21 Masakatsu Kuboki Osaka, Japan KO 7 Aug 17 Haruo Sakamoto Tokyo L 10 Sep 7 Hiroyuki Hogkawa Tokyo KO 2 Sep 28 Akiro Oguchi Bangkok KO 5 Dec 9 Kyo Noguchi Bangkok W 10 1962 Apr 24 Mitsunori Seki Bangkok W 10 Jul 12 Ernesto Miranda Bangkok L 10 Oct 4 Baby Espinosa Bangkok KO 6 Nov 22 Primo Famiro Manila W 12 (Wins Oriental Flyweight Title) Dec 31 Hiroyuki Ebihara Tokyo L 10 1963 Feb 19 Seisaku Saito Tokyo KO 8 Jun 7 Takeshi Nakamura Tokyo L 10 Jul 7 Takeshi Nakamura Osaka, Japan L 12 (Loses Oriental Flyweight Title) Jul 26 Tadeo Kawamura Kitakyushu, Japan W 10 Aug 28 Tatsumi Yamagami Tokyo D 10 Nov 21 Liang Maklinton Bangkok W 10 Dec 10 Yuji Ashiyama Tokyo W 10 1964 Jan 7 Pat Gonzalez Bangkok KO 7 Feb 8 Rudy Villagonza Manila L 10 Jun 10 Little Paramount Manila KO 2 Jul 12 Bernardo Caraballo Manila L 10 Sep 12 Anantadej Sithiran Bangkok W 10 1965 Feb 2 Anantadej Sithiran Bangkok W 10 Apr 24 Rudy Villagonza Quezon City, Philippines KO 4 May 12 Rudy Villagonza Manila KO 3 Jun 10 Cherry Montano Manila KO 2 Jul 8 Cherry Montano Manila KO 2 Aug 22 Hajime Taroura Tokyo L 10 Sep 28 Michel Lamora Bangkok W 10 1966 Jan 7 Pornchai Poppraingram Bangkok KO 1 Feb 8 Salvatore Burruni Bangkok W 10 Mar 15 Ernesto Miranda Bangkok W 10 Apr 10 Clever Luna Bangkok KO 4 May 21 Chaithong Singshueplerng Bangkok KO 3 Aug 16 Sakdinoi Kosum Bangkok KO 1 Nov 15 Terry Go Bangkok KO 6 Dec 30 Walter McGowan Bangkok KO 9 (Wins WBC and Lineal Flyweight Titles) 1967 Feb 3 Bonnie Borromeo Pitsamboke, Thailand KO 4 Feb 28 Baby Lorona Bangkok W 10 Jul 26 Puntip Keosuriya Bangkok KO 3 (Retains World Flyweight Title) Sep 19 Walter McGowan London KO 7 (Retains World Flyweight Title) Dec 8 Mimoun Ben Ali Bangkok KO 4 1968 Jan 28 Efren Torres Mexico City KO 13 (Retains World Flyweight Title) Jun 8 Raton Mojica Managua, Nicaragua L 10 Nov 10 Bernabe Villacampo Bangkok W 15 1969 Feb 23 Efren Torres Mexico City KO by 8 (Loses World Flyweight Title) Jun 24 Willy Del Prado Bangkok L 10 Sep 7 Rudy Alarcon Bangkok KO 9 1970 Jan 13 Ely Axinto Bangkok KO 6 Mar 20 Efren Torres Bangkok W 15 (Regains World Flyweight Title) Jun 20 Al Diaz Bangkok W 10 Dec 7 Erbito Salavarria Bangkok KO by 2 (Loses World Flyweight Title) 1971 Apr 19 Eiichi Asano Bangkok D 10 Nov 15 Berkrerk Chartvanchai Bangkok W 10 1972 Jan 31 Kenji Endo Bangkok W 10 Apr 5 Edmundo Ejandra Bangkok KO 9 Jul 5 Shiomi Tanaka Bangkok W 10 Oct 18 Esteban Rangel Bangkok KO 2 1973 Jan 2 Masao Ohba Tokyo KO by 12 (For WBA Flyweight Title) May 17 Fritz Chervet Bangkok KO 5 (Wins Vacant WBA Flyweight Title) Oct 27 Susumu Hanagata Bangkok W 15 (Retains WBA Flyweight Title) 1974 Jan 29 Fernando Cabanella Honolulu L 10 Apr 27 Frtiz Chervet Zurich, Switzerland W 15 (Retains WBA Flyweight Title) Oct 18 Susumu Hanagata Yokohama, Japan KO by 6 (Loses WBA Flyweight Title) 1975 Aug 16 Rodolfo Francis Panama City KO by 6