Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee (Thai: สุดสาคร ส.กลิ่นมี; born August 25, 1986) is a Thai Muay Thai kickboxer and the reigning Thailand and World Kickboxing Network Muaythai Welterweight world champion.
Sudsakorn is one of the most famous nakmuay of Thailand. His real name is Som Klinmee but he’s nicknamed « O » for Thai people. He began practising Muay Thai at age 6. He began training under his stepfather Yaak and his older cousin Rambaa Somdet M16. Between the ages of 10 and 18, he is taken in by his uncle Tappaya of Sitor Gym in Pattaya. Then, at 18 Sudsakorn meets an Irishman named Graig O’Flynn who opened the Sitjaipetch. During this time, Sudsakorn has the opportunity to fight 4 times in England and Ireland. Lately he moved to the Scoprion Gym always in Pattaya, but when he was around 23 his uncle Tappaya retired from his career and opened the Sor Klinmee Gym where Sudsakorn’d been training for the last 6 years. He was offered to join the Fairtex family but he refused to leave his uncle’s gym. He became part of the Venum Team and moved to the Venum Training Camp for couple of years until he decided to leave in order to open his Sudsakorn Muay Thai Gym where he trains and teaches. Sudsakorn’s also the owner of the recently opened Sudsakorn Arena Stadium which consists in a complex of 7 men football fields surrounded by small shops.
Sudsakorn’s first European experience has been in Ireland where he’d been living, training and teaching for 3months. Also during his early career he arrived in France in order to make a name for himself in Europe by fighting the best in his weightclass of 64–70 kg. In the early months of 2010 Sudsakorn lived and trained in Torino with his manager and friend Filippo Cinti, he’s been fighting around Italy for couple of years also meeting his actual wife. Sudsakorn signed a contract with Thai Fight group in 2011 and since then he’s been fighting mostly in Thailand. In May 2013 he started a 32 people tournament of Kard Chuek and he became the champion winning the final against Saiyok Pumpanmuang in December 2013.
His fighting name comes from a Thai legend : Sudsakorn is a child brought up in the ancient mystical traditions of Thailand. His mother, a siren, sends him away to find his father whom he’s never known. Armed with his grandfather’s magical weapon and accompanied by his half-horse, half-dragon, Sudsakorn embarks on a long, dangerous trip.
During his journey in Ireland he beat Robert Storey, the British champion twice in 2005. (Sudsakorn weighed 61 kg at the time) During the revenge match aired on Eurosport, Robert Storey had his arm fractured by a middle but nevertheless managed to go the 5 rounds.
A year later, in 2006, Sudsakorn wins the WMC S1 World Championship belt (64 kg) at the King’s Anniversary the 5th of December, against Slovak Egon Herzing.
His fondest memory : Against fellow thai Ouadang Soukilatougsong. From whom he takes the WPMF 2006 – World Professional Muaythai Federation belt.
His greatest achievement : Beating Kaosanit Sopanpai, TV7 champion, in 2007. The TV7 tourney held every Sunday in Bangkok brings together all the champions having had at least 3 consecutive wins at the Raja, Lumpini or Omnoi stadiums.
His toughest fight: A win against thai Kongfa Bergmun for the Fairtex Theprasite 2007 belt.
He faced Mickael Piscitello at Thai Fight: Lyon on September 19, 2012 in Lyon, France and lost via TKO due to a cut in the second round.
He fought Cedric Castagna at TK2 World MAX 2012 in Marseilles, France on October 6, 2012 and won by decision.
In a non-tournament bout at the Thai Fight 2012: King of Muay Thai Tournament 2nd Round in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on November 25, 2012, Sudsakorn knocked out Mohammad Hossein Doroudian with a vicious elbow strike in round two
He beat Gustavo Mendes on points in another non-tournament match at the Thai Fight 2012: King of Muay Thai Tournament Finals in Bangkok on December 16, 2012
Sudsakorn took revenge on Mickael Piscitello by winning a decision at Yokkao Extreme 2013 in Milan, Italy on January 26, 2013.
He knocked out Veselin Veselinov in the third round at Thai Fight 2013: King of Muay Thai in Ayutthaya, Thailand on February 23, 2013.
On April 19, 2013, Sudsakorn KO’d Ong Phearak with a spinning elbow just seconds into round one at Thai Fight: Pattaya 2013 in Pattaya, Thailand.
Sudsakorn will coach a team of farangs against a rival team trained by Saiyok Pumpanmuang on the reality television series Thai Fight Kaad Chuek, to be shown over between July and August 2013 on Thailand’s Channel 5. The two coaches will face off in December 2013.
It was reported that he would fight Victor Siangboxing at Thai Fight: Bangkok 2013 in Bangkok on June 29, 2013. However, his opponent was changed to Dimitri Masson. He stopped Masson with low kicks in round three.
He TKO’d Ali Jadid in round two at Thai Fight: Pattani 2013 in Pattani, Thailand on September 22, 2013.
He beat Salah Khalifa by decision in a non-tournament match at the Thai Fight Semi-Finals in Bangkok, Thailand on November 30, 2013.
He beat Vahid Roshani by decision at Thai Fight: Hua Hin 2014 in Hua Hin, Thailand on February 22, 2014.
He beat Yi Long by decision at Yokkao 9 in Xinyang, China on May 24, 2014 but Yi Long didn’t want to accept his defeat and asked to the Chinese organisation of WLF to change the official verdict days after. Yokkao, official promoter of the event, refused his request as there was no contest, Sudsakorn absolutely dominated every round. Successively Yi Long has been refusing any proposal of a rematch.
At Thai Fight in Yala Sudsakorn made the amazing record of all the boxing history winning by KO after just 9 second with one punch.