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Chartchai Chionoi

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.
   


Chartchai Chionoi
Career Record: 63 W, 19 L, 3 D (39 K.O's)




     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