Titles: WBA jr. bantamweight champion 1984-1991 Record: 49-1 Born: May 15, 1959 in Petchaboon, Thailand Years active: 1980-1992 Nickname: The Thai Tyson Galaxy was born May 15,1959 as Khaosai Wangchompu in the Petchaboon province of Thailand. Like many Thai fighters he started his career as a kickboxer but switched to regular boxing at the age of 21. His style in the ring was not fluid or particularly beautiful, he was a relentless slugger who never gave his opponents a chance to rest. Determination, strength, and solid boxing skills were his allies and made him the greatest Jr. bantamweight of all time. His left hook to the head or body was the finishing to blow to most challengers and earned him a 86% KO rate. Galaxy's lone loss came in his sixth fight when he was outpointed by Sakda Saksuree as he challenged for the Thai bantamweight title. This defeat was later avenged by knockout and Galaxy made steady improvements and gained in reputation as he moved towards a title shot with 19 straight wins. Jiro Watanabe who many think of as the second best jr. bantamweight ever would give up his title instead of fighting Galaxy, leaving Galaxy to defeat Dominican Eusebio Espinal via 6th round knockout. His 7 year reign as champion had now begun. A quick review of Galaxy's career shows a record of 49-1 (the loss came early in his career and was later avenged), 19 successful title defenses over 7 years (both records which still stand) before retiring as the junior bantamweight champion. This is where Galaxy also set himself apart form other boxers because he knew when to step out of the ring and never tried to recapture faded glory by returning to the ring. In his world title fights Galaxy knocked out 17 of his 20 opponents and should be recognized as one of the most powerful punchers to ever step between the ropes. Some might ask, who did he beat? I think most boxing fans would agree that the smaller weight fighters are much better than the fighters who apply their trade at or above the light heavyweight class. But just to make my case that he should have been inducted earlier a bit more convincing look at these fighters that he beat, Israel Contreras, David Grimman, Elly Pical, Yong Hang Kim, and Rafael Orono all of whom were or became champions in their own right. He also defeated a very good Armando Castro for his last win before retiring. Galaxy also enjoyed something at his weight which no one else could claim, a aura of invincibility. 19 challengers were dispensed of in impressive fashion and Galaxy was becoming a national hero as he defended his title abroad and at home. Top rate fighters like David Grimman (future WBA Flyweight Champion), Elly Pical (3 time IBF Jr. bantamweight Champion), Rafael Orono (2 time WBC Bantamweight champion), and Yong Kan Kim (WBC and WBA flyweight champion) were all beaten in very convincing fashion as Galaxy established his reputation that would leave the other champions avoiding his challenges. He faced and defeated seven former and future world champions. During Galaxy's reign as WBA champion the IBF and WBC had their jr. bantamweight title change hands 15 times. In Galaxy's last fight he received a tremendous send off from his fans and boxing as 11,000 Thais packed the Thepsapin Stadium and millions of viewer thruout the Orient tuned in to see Galaxy's last fight. Galaxy spent thirty five minutes accepting gifts and accolades before the fight even began. A quick first round knockdown of Galaxy almost spoiled his send off, but as usual Khaosai dipped into his reserve of energy and overcame his shaky start to defeat the pesky Castro. When all-time lists of great fighters are made Galaxy's name should not be left out.
1980 17 Dec Pukk Sithrum Thailand KO 5 31 Dec Sangsung Sithkempet Thailand KO 2 1981 26 Jan Praesong Sithkampet Thailand KO 1 13 May Terdsakdi Pornthavee Thailand KO 1 10 Jun Thanee Singchaowa Thailand KO 1 24 Jun Phichitsuk Korusayarm Thailand W 6 29 Jul Sakda Saksuree Thailand L 10 20 Aug Mornsadki Muangsurin Thailand KO 3 10 Sep Sakda Saksuree Thailand KO 6 14 Oct Tsuguyuki Toma Thailand KO 4 1982 25 Jan Sakdisamai Chorsirira Thailand KO 7 10 Mar Katsuyuki Ohashi Thailand KO 3 14 Apr Yuk Ok Joo Thailand KO 4 24 May Ali Formentera Thailand KO 5 14 Jul Agus Suyanto Thailand KO 4 26 Aug Adan Uribe Thailand KO 4 13 Oct Willie Jensen Thailand KO 2 27 Nov Mun Kyun Joo South Korea KO 4 1983 23 Feb Jose Soto Thailand KO 2 10 May Luis Ibanez Thailand KO 3 3 Aug Chan Yong Park Thailand W 10 12 Oct Gil Ragas Thailand KO 7 14 Dec Noritetsu Kato Thailand KO 5 1984 14 Mar Song Uhm Jae Thailand W 10 11 Jul Val de Vera Thailand KO 7 2 Sep Yun Lee Moon Thailand KO 2 21 Nov Eusebio Espinal Thailand KO 5 (Won WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 1985 6 Mar Don Chon Lee Thailand KO 7 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 21 Jul Rafael Orono Thailand KO 5 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 23 Dec Edgar Monserrat Thailand KO 2 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 1986 1 Nov Israel Contreras Curacao KO 5 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 1987 28 Feb Ellyas Pical Indonesia KO 14 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 26 Jun Jung Sap Chun Thailand KO 3 12 Oct Byung Kwan Chung Thailand KO 3 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 1988 26 Jan Kongthoran Payakarun Thailand W 12 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 9 May Kap Sup Son Thailand KO 7 12 Sep Jun Llano Thailand KO 3 9 Oct Chang Ho Choi South Korea KO 8 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 1989 15 Jan Tae Il Chung Thailand KO 2 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 8 Apr Kenji Matsumura Japan W 12 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 29 Jun Alberto Castro Thailand KO 10 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 31 Oct Kenji Matsumura Thailand KO 12 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 1990 29 Mar Ari Blanca Thailand KO 5 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 30 Jun Shunichi Nakajima Thailand KO 8 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 29 Sep Yong Kang Kim Thailand KO 6 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 9 Dec Ernesto Ford Thailand KO 6 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 1991 6 Apr Jae Sok Park Thailand KO 5 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 20 Jul David Griman Thailand KO 5 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title) 21 Dec Armando Castro Thailand W 12 (Retained WBA Jr. Bantamweight Title)