Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj also known as The “Deadly Kisser” is a legendary Muay Thai fighter from Thailand. He earned his nickname by kissing his opponents on the cheek brief moments before knocking his opponent out or giving them a loss.

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Sangtiennoi started Thai Boxing when he was 13 years old, clocking up over 200 fights throughout his extensive carrier. He fought for over 20 years, mainly throughout the 1990s, taking on both foreigners and Thai fighters. Among the list of world class opponents were Dany Bill, Hassan Kassrioui, Ramon Dekkers, Namphon and Namkabuan Nongkeepahuyuth, Cherry Sor Vanich, Orono por Muangubon, and Superlek Sornisaar.

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He held three prestigious titles during his career: Lumpinee Champion, Radja Champion and World WMC Champion.

At the age of 32 Sangtiennoi opened his own gym and has relocated a couple of times and now runs his gym out in Pathum Thani on the outskirts of Bangkok. 

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