BANGKOK, June 27 (TNA) – Chanthakan Manoban also known in her boxer name as Phayahong Ayothayafightgym from Buri Ram province has become Thailand’s first woman K-1 kickboxing champion.
Chanthakan whose nickname is Nong Pum won K-1 Women’s Atomweight Championship with the weight limit of 45 kilograms in the K-1 World Grand Prix at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo on June 25. She defeated Japan’s Sugawara Miyuu 2-1 after four rounds.
Chanthakan is a native of Buri Ram and a cousin of Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban of the world-renowned South Korean girl group Blackpink.
She started boxing when she was nine years old. At present, she is a student at the Faculty of Education of Kasetsart University.
She is also famous for her beautiful pre-fight dance ritual. She won an honorary award for her Muay Thai traditional dance ritual in 2020.