Earlier today we were informed of the sad news that Indonesian Sutan Rambing had passed away at the age of 66 following complications of an illness.
The Indonesian might not be a major name internationally but in Indonesia he was one of the key figures as both an inspiration to fighters, a trainer, a manager and a promoter.
Rambing had first made his name on the Indonesian amateur scene, where he claimed national titles before turning professional. As a professional boxrec.com list him as 0-2 though it seems clear that his professional record on the boxing record database is incomplete as various sources state he had claimed an Indonesian national title.
The two bout that are recorded on boxrec are both losses, though both came against world champions with Rambing losing in July 1975 to Venice Borkhorsor, the then OPBF Bantamweight champion and a former WBC Flyweight champion and then losing to Soo-Hwan Hong, who was then a former WBA Bantamweight champion and later the inaugural WBA Super Bantamweight champion, the following year. It's fair to assume however that boxrec are missing numerous bouts from his record.
Sometime after those bouts he retired from fighting and later he became one of the key trainers and managers in Indonesia, guiding the careers of Chris John, Roy Mukhlis, Ricky Manufoe and his son Sonny Rambing, who was an interim PABA champion.
Sadly for the Rambing family this is their second recent loss following the death of Temuzin Rambing just over 5 years ago from a mystery illness.
Sutan Rambing (September 8th 1949-November 27th 2015)
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