Khaosai Galaxy

Born May 15, 1959
Nationality Thailand Thailand
Nickname The Thai Tyson

Khaosai Galaxy or Sura Saenkham is a former professional super flyweight boxer and Muaythai kickboxer who was born on May 15, 1959 in Phetchabun, Thailand. He was best known for defending his WBA World title 19 times in seven years. He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Khaosai started as a Muay Thai fighter in the early 1980s. He was already recognized then as a strong puncher. His manager and trainer, who owned a nightclub called Galaxy which is where he took his nickname, urged him to switch to Western boxing. And so he began training in boxing.

In 1980, he fought and won his first six fights as a boxer. Then fought at the Thailand bantamweight title and won over Sakda Saksuree on July 29, 1981. His first defeat was by Luisito Espinosa, a Filipino boxer where he was knocked out in the 4th round.

By 1982, he claimed the Thai Bantamweight title. In that same year, Jiro Watanabe was stripped from his WBA World Super Flyweight after he was defeated by Khaosai. Then by November 21, 1984, Khaosai faced the undefeated Eusebo Espinal for the vacant title. He won the title after knocking out Espinal in the 6th round. After this victory, he defended his title 19 times in the next 7 years.

He fought for the last time on December 21, 1991 in Bangkok, defeating Armando Castro. A few weeks after the fight, he announced his retirement from his boxing career.

In his retirement years, Khaosai can be found in the Thai Entertainment industry as a singer and TV actor.

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