Kaoklai Kaennorsing（Thai: ก้าวไกล แก่นนรสิงห์, born September 13, 1983) is a professional Muay Thai kickboxer, K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Seoul tournament champion and former two time Rajadamnern Stadium champion. At the time of his K-1 debut, on July 17, 2004 in Seoul, Kaoklai weighted , the lightest and youngest fighter ever to win the K-1 Super Heavyweight tournament. His name Kaoklai means in Thai "to have a good future".
Kaoklai made his K-1 debut on July 17, 2004 at the Asian qualification Grand Prix, held in Seoul, Korea. He started the night with a quick right punch knockout win over Denis Kang in the quarterfinals. In the semis, he met Tsuyoshi Nakasako from Japan and earned a unanimous decision victory, sending him to the finals against Shingo Koyasu. Kaoklai won the evenly fought battle in the extra round, collected 60 million ₩ and advanced to K-1 World GP 2004 Final Elimination, held in Nippon Budokan Arena, Tokyo, Japan .
His opponent at the Final Elimination was Belarusian thaiboxer Alexey Ignashov. Having to overcome 80 lb weight and 8 in height disadvantage Kaoklai's quick, hit-and-run strategy started to paying off at the end of second round. Ignashov was issued two yellow cards for inactiveness throughout the fight, and the judges scored the fight after one extra round by a split decision in Kaoklai's favor.
On December 4, 2004, Kaoklai was the youngest and the lightest fighter ever to compete in the 12th annual K-1 World GP Championships, held in Tokyo Dome, Japan. His opponent, American slugger Mighty Mo, the winner of Las Vegas GP, was the heaviest at 280 lb. Kaoklai started the fight cautiously circling the American, tossing in hard low kicks. At the end of the first round Kaoklai landed a lightning-quick jumping high kick which connected just below Mo's left ear and sent Kaoklai to the semifinals. His amazing run in K-1 Finals came to an end after losing the fight against Musashi by extra round unanimous decision.
On March 19, 2005, Kaoklai entered the Korean World GP as a defending champion. He beat Qing Jun Zhang in quarterfinals and Hiraku Hori in semis, before facing a 7'2" and 346 lb (2.18 m, 157 kg) former Korean Ssireum wrestling champion, Hong-Man Choi in finals. Choi more than doubled Kaoklai's weight and towering a 1'3" (0.38 m) above the defending champion. Kaoklai was unable to overcome the disadvantage this time and lost the fight by unanimous decision after an extra round.
|82 Wins (13 (T) KO's, 59 Decisions), 31 Losses|
|06/20/2008||Win||Clifton Brown||International Muay Thai Fight Night, IKKC Title, Montego Bay, Jamaica||Decision (Split)||5||3:00|
|03/30/2008||Loss||Francois Botha||The KHAN, Seoul, Korea||Decision||3||3:00|
|03/08/2008||Draw||Khalid Boudrif||Fight Night in Dusseldorf, Germany||Decision draw||5||3:00|
|01/18/2008||Win||Seoung Hun Kim||FG Fighting Championship 2008, Seoul, Korea||Decision||3||3:00|
|10/16/2007||Win||Yong Soo Choi||Seoul, Korea||Decision||3||3:00|
|06/22/2007||Loss||Nathan Corbett||Xplosion 10, Gold Coast, Australia||KO (Punches)||2||2:48|
|05/06/2007||Loss||Vincent Vielvoye||Slamm 3 Netherland vs Thailand, Haarlem, Netherlands||Decision||5||3:00|
|02/18/2007||Win||Yong Soo Park||K-1 Khan 2007 in Seoul, Korea||Ext. R Decision||4||3:00|
|01/13/2007||Loss||Magomed Magomedov||K-1 Rules Heavyweight Tournament 2007, Istanbul, Turkey||KO (Knee strike)||1||2:59|
|01/13/2007||Win||Azem Maksutaj||K-1 Rules Heavyweight Tournament 2007, Istanbul, Turkey||Ext. R Decision||4||3:00|
|10/01/2006||Loss||Tyrone Spong||Slamm 2 Netherland vs Thailand, Almere, Netherlands||KO (Right overhand)||1||1:56|
|06/03/2006||Loss||Tsuyoshi Nakasako||K-1 World GP 2006 in Seoul, Korea||Decision||3||3:00|
|04/28/2006||Draw||Hiromi Amada||Titans 3rd, Tokyo, Japan||Decision draw||3||3:00|
|02/09/2006||Loss||Lamsongkram Chuwattana||Rajadamnern Stadium, WMC Middleweight title, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|12/17/2005||Win||Prince Hamid||Tokyo, Japan||Decision||5||3:00|
|12/10/2005||Loss||Yoshihiro Sato||K-1 World MAX 2005, Japan||Decision (Majority)||3||3:00|
|09/23/2005||Loss||Ray Sefo||K-1 World GP 2005 in Osaka, Japan||Decision||3||3:00|
|08/22/2005||Win||Tsuyoshi Nakasako||Titans 2nd, Japan||Decision||3||3:00|
|03/19/2005||Loss||Choi Hong-man||K-1 World GP 2005 in Seoul, Korea||Ext. R Decision||4||3:00|
|03/19/2005||Win||Hiraku Hori||K-1 World GP 2005 in Seoul, Korea||Decision||3||3:00|
|03/19/2005||Win||Zhang Qing Jun||K-1 World GP 2005 in Seoul, Korea||Decision||3||3:00|
|12/04/2004||Loss||Musashi||K-1 World Grand Prix 2004, Japan||Ext. R Decision||4||3:00|
|12/04/2004||Win||Mighty Mo||K-1 World Grand Prix 2004, Japan||KO (Right high kick)||1||2:40|
|11/06/2004||Draw||Mike Bernardo||Titans 1st, Tokyo, Japan||Decision draw||3||3:00|
|09/25/2004||Win||Alexey Ignashov||K-1 World GP 2004 Final Elimination, Japan||Ext. R Decision (Split)||4||3:00|
|07/17/2004||Win||Shingo Koyasu||K-1 World GP 2004 in Seoul, Korea||Ext. R Decision||4||3:00|
|07/17/2004||Win||Tsuyoshi Nakasako||K-1 World GP 2004 in Seoul, Korea||Decision||3||3:00|
|07/17/2004||Win||Denis Kang||K-1 World GP 2004 in Seoul, Korea||KO||1||1:48|
|05/21/2004||Win||Aaron Boyes||Ocean City Promotion, New Zealand||Decision||5||3:00|
|03/11/2004||Win||Thaveesub Petchphutong||Rajadamnern Stadium, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|10/12/2003||Loss||Toshio Matsumoto||Magnum 3, NJKB, Tokyo, Japan||KO (Punch)||2||1:09|
|05/26/2003||Win||Faisal Zakaria||Rajadamnern Stadium, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
|04/30/2003||Win||Saketdaow KT Gym||Rajadamnern Stadium, Thailand||KO|
|03/30/2003||Win||Lamsongkram Chuwattana||Rajadamnern Stadium, Thailand||TKO|
|10/17/2002||Win||Shane Chapman||Fanta & Andy Promotion, Ocean City, New Zealand||Decision (Split)||5||3:00|
|03/31/2001||Loss||Kozo Takeda||Tokyo, Japan||Decision||3||3:00|
|04/09/2000||Win||Shin Daiguji||Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Decision||5||3:00|
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