Titles: WBC flyweight champion 1984-1988, 1989-1991 Record: 26-4-1 Born: October 24, 1961 Chonburi, Thailand Years active: 1982-1992 Nickname: None How good was Chitlada? In only his 5th fight his handlers unwisely put Chitlada in against the best Asian fighter of the time, "The Korean Hawk" Jung-Koo Chang. Chitlada performed very well and gave Chang tons of problems before loosing on points. Chitlada did show the mental toughness to overcome that loss, a lesser boxer would not shown this ability. He also came into most fights totally drained as he was said to have taken off as much as sixth of his body weight to make the flyweight limit. Still for seven years Chitlada fought the best of his era and contested 16 title fights going 12-4. Trained by a English trainer Charles Atkinson Sot won the WBC flyweight title in his second attempt by outboxing what was to be his Mexico's arch rival Gabriel Bernal. After his win over Bernal Chitlada traveled to England stopped tough man Charlie Magri on cuts. In his next defense Bernal showed he had learned from the last fight and was able to hold Chitlada to a draw. Another former champion Freddy Castillo was outpointed in Kuwait of all places? Chitlada made one more defense of his title against Bernal once again, this time wining comfortably on points. Almost a year passed before Chitlada would fight again, and Chitlada won his next 2 fights with ease winning both by knockout. Chitlada unexpectedly lost the title when he looked slow and was outpointed by Korean Yong Kang Kim, some blamed his drastic weight loss before the fight. A move up in weight was suggested by his trainer but it was ignored and Chitlada won the rematch on points. 4 more defenses followed including a victory of former conqueror Jung-Koo Chang, but all were without his trainer who quit because of Chitlada's refusal to move up in weight. This was to be the end of title reign however as Muangchai Kittikasem knocked Chitlada out in the sixth round of their match and did so again in the ninth round of their rematch. At the age of 29 Chitlada's body could no longer take the abuse of making weight and Sot retired. In retirement Chitlada began to loose his eyesight when the WBC stepped in to pay for corrective surgery.
1982 Dec 5 Srithunca Sithsanae Bangkok KO 2 1983 Jan 23 Suriya Pratumvadee Bangkok W 6 Dec 18 Niphonyuth Sakadam Bangkok KO 3 1984 Jan 30 Jownaranoi Chomkatha Bangkok KO 2 Mar 31 Jung-Koo Chang Pusan, South Korea L 12 (For WBC Jr. Flyweight Title) May 6 Wick Tengam Bangkok KO 6 Jul 2 Rudy Palicua Bangkok KO 7 Oct 8 Gabriel Bernal Bangkok W 12 (Wins WBC and World Flyweight Titles) 1985 Feb 20 Charlie Magri London KO 5 (Retains World Flyweight Title) Jun 22 Gabriel Bernal Bangkok D 12 (Retains World Flyweight Title) 1986 Feb 22 Freddy Castillo Kuwait City W 12 (Retains World Flyweight Title) Aug 30 Moon-Jin Choi Bangkok KO 9 Oct 12 Nakaraj Kiatsonthaya Bangkok KO 3 Dec 10 Gabriel Bernal Bangkok W 12 (Retains World Flyweight Title) 1987 Sep 5 Rae-Ki Ahn Bangkok KO 4 (Retains World Flyweight Title) Dec 12 Byong Kwan Bangkok KO 3 1988 Jan 31 Hideaki Kamishiro Osaka, Japan KO 7 (Retains World Flyweight Title) Jul 24 Yong-Kang Kim Pohang, South Korea L 12 (Loses World Flyweight Title) Nov 9 Ronnie Berlano Bangkok KO 7 Dec 30 Nelson Cabag Bangkok KO 9 1989 Feb 28 Roy Selda Bangkok KO 6 Jun 3 Yong-Kang Kim Trang, Thailand W 12 (Regains World Flyweight Title) Sep 25 Welgie Leonaro Bangkok W 10 1990 Jan 30 Ric Siodoro Bangkok W 12 (Retains World Flyweight Title) May 1 Carlos Salazar Bangkok W 12 (Retains World Flyweight Title) Sep 7 Richard Clarke Kingston, Jamaica KO 11 (Retains World Flyweight Title) Nov 24 Jung-Koo Chang Seoul W 12 (Retains World Flyweight Title) 1991 Feb 15 Maungchai Kittikasem Ayuthaya, Thailand KO by 6 (Loses World Flyweight Title) Jul 6 Chan-Woo Park Bangkok KO 5 Aug 28 Jerry Tarona Bangkok KO 5 1992 Feb 28 Maungchai Kittikasem Bangkok KO by 9 (For World Flyweight Title)