Name: Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee
Nickname: Khun Khao Veetan (Vampire Knees)
DOB: May 5th 1973
Height: 175cm (5ft 7″)
Weight: 115-130 lbs
Camp: Sor Sumalee
Style: Muay Khao (knee fighter)
Signature move: Straight knees
Fights: Wins:150 | Losses: 46 | Draws: 4
Titles: Lumpinee champion x3 (115 lbs, 126 lbs, 130 lbs x2), WPKL World title.
Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee Bio
Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee is a very well-known name in the muay Thai golden era video archives. Born in the province of Amnat Charoen, North-Eastern Thailand, Lamnamoon began boxing at the age of 14 at the Sit Pongthap gym in Ubon Ratchathani due to the influence of his brother and father. He also had his first fight for the camp during his first year of joining.
After fighting around 20 times for Sit Pongthap he moved to the Sor Sumalee gym in Ubon from where he takes his second name… he remained there for the rest of his career.
The Sor Sumalee camp had a very strong stable of fighters during the golden era; some of the fighters living at the camp included Jompoblek, Deachkalon, Superlek and Panomrunglek. Not a bad set of training partners…
Lamnamoon was one of the most prolific knee strikers in muay Thai history. He was an immense pressure fighter who suffocated his opponents in the clinch and delivered devastating knees with his long skinny legs. His strategy paid off time and time again, having nearly always had the height and reach advantage over his opponents.
During his career, Lamnamoon won Lumpinee titles on four occasions at three different weight categories, as well as a WPKL world title. He now resides in Ubon Ratchathani where he runs his own muay Thai camp.
Signature Move – Straight Knees
Lamnamoon’s strategy rarely differed from fight to fight. His aim was clear – to use his range to enter the clinch and land big knees.
This fight typifies Lamnamoon’s style – displays of relentless clinch pressure that wear out his opponent while driving in powerful knees, regardless of the punches being thrown at him.