Thailand's Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (90-5-2, 47) may not be a fighter that many in the west have seen but for others he is a modern great and one of the finest boxers from Thailand. Whatever your view on him it's clear he's had one of the most notable career of any Thai in recent years and that he is almost certainly going to be inducted into the IBHOF somewhere down the line.
Whilst the diminutive Thai will need to wait for an invitation to be inducted to Canastota he's not needed and invitation to be honoured and that's exactly what the WBC have done by featuring the Thai on their future Flyweight world titles with his image included on one of the belt's plaques.
For those who are unaware of Wonjongkam he was one of Thailand's greats and was the proud holder of the WBC and Ring Magazine Flyweight titles as well as a fighter who beat a slew of notable names. They include Malcolm Tunacao, Luis Alberto Lazarte, Daisuke Naito, Hidenobu Honda, Hussein Hussein, Gilberto Keb Baas, Tomonobu Shimizu, Julio Cesar Miranda, Koki Kameda, Suriyan Sor Rungvisai, Takuya Kogawa and Edgar Sosa.
For those who haven't seen Wonjongkam before we've included footage of his record breaking win over Daisuke Naito in what was the first of their 4 bouts together courtesy of JunglesOfThailand.
(Image above courtesy of Thairec.com)
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