Opinion | Mar 25 2015

The expanding bodies of Manny Pacquiao and Sirimongkol Singwancha are following lessons from the old school

Daniel Herbert examines the incredible case of former world champion Sirimongkol Singwancha and discovers echoes of the past
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SIRIMONGKOL SINGWANCHA is from the old school.

The Thai has the sort of career that would have been considered normal between the two world wars, but nowadays seems completely out of lace.

On April 7 the 38-year-old from Nakhon Ratchasima defends his WBO Asia Pacific light-middleweight belt in Bangkok against Dan Nazareno Jr, a Filipino he has already beaten for the same bauble, in October last year. What’s so remarkable about that? Well, Sirimongkol contested his first title, back in August 1995, down at super-flyweight!

 

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