Tim Thomas (kickboxer)

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Tim Thomas
BornTimothy Benjamin Thomas
(1983-03-28) 28 March 1983 (age 40)
Bedford, England
Other namesTNT
Nationality English
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)
Division Welterweight
Style Muay Thai
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Northampton, England
TeamNak Soo Muay Thai
TrainerJon Graham
Years active2001 present
Kickboxing record
By knockout36
By knockout5
Last updated on: May 2017

Timothy Benjamin Thomas [1] (born 28 March 1983) is a British Muay Thai kickboxer who competes in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. He came to prominence by winning the UKMF British Welterweight Muay Thai title early in his career before becoming the ISKA World Welterweight Muay Thai Champion in 2005. He lost this belt in 2008 after one successful title defence, but later became a world champion for the second time in Jersey against Michael Blood for the WRSA title. He won by TKO in the 5th round. He then regained the ISKA World title under Kun Khmer rules in 2011.



A British Jamaican, [2] Thomas first came to prominence when he won the UKMF British Welterweight (-67 kg/147 lb) Muay Thai Championship early in his career. In 2005, he defeated Farid Laidhouni in Belgium to win the ISKA World Welterweight (-67 kg/147 lb) Muay Thai title. [3]

The following year, on 2 April 2006, he fought at the historic Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand for the first time where he knocked out Samart Sor Kor Pira in round two. He then made the first defence of his ISKA world title by winning on points in Glasgow, Scotland against Lloyd Cochrane on 15 October 2006. [3]

He lost his ISKA strap to Frankie Hudders on 29 March 2008 when he lost a majority decision in Manchester, England. [4] Thomas was given the chance to win another world title when he took on Abraham Roqueñi for the ISKA World Super Welterweight (-69.5 kg/153 lb) Freestyle Kickboxing title in Laredo, Spain on 11 April 2009 but was knocked out with a high kick in the seventh round. [5]

On 23 March 2010, Thomas competed in the I-1 World Muaythai Grand Prix 2010, a 66 kg/145 lb one-night, eight-man tournament held in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong and was eliminated at the quarter-final stage when he lost a split decision to Santichai Or. Boonchauy. [6] [7] He returned to the following year's edition of the tournament, the I-1 World Muaythai Grand Prix 2011 on 21 April 2011, and fared slightly better by besting Lerm Ratchakhom by unanimous decision in the quarters before losing a split decision to Kurt Finlayson in the semis. [8] [9]

Thomas became a world champion for the second time by defeating Michael Blood in Jersey by 5th-round TKO. Stopping him with kicks giving Michael a suspected broken arm. On 6 July 2011 he defeated Maes Chantha by technical knockout at the Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to regain the ISKA World Welterweight Kun Khmer title. He sent his opponent to the canvas three times in the fifth round, forcing the referee to stop the bout. The fight was not without controversy, however as Thomas was unable to make the contracted weight of 67 kg/147 lb on the scales provided and instead weighed in at 68.0 kg/151 lb. [10] Just twenty-four days later, Thomas fought to a draw with former Rajadamnern champion Malaipet in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. [11] [12]

On 20 January 2012, he lost on points against Ludovic Millet in a five-rounder for the vacant ISKA World Super Welterweight (-69.5 kg/153.2 lb) Oriental Championship in Meaux, France. [13]

In 2012, he signed with the Glory promotion and was included in the 2012 Middleweight Slam tournament, replacing Tie Yinghua on short notice to join sixteen of the world's best fighters at 70 kg/154 lb. [14] [15] [16] The tournament kicked off in Stockholm, Sweden at Glory 1: Stockholm - 2012 Middleweight Slam First 16 on 26 May 2012 where he defeated Dennis Schneidmiller by unanimous decision. [17] [18]

Advancing to the tournament final eight at Glory 3: Rome - 2012 Middleweight Slam Final 8 in Rome, Italy on 3 November 2012, Thomas was drawn against Robin van Roosmalen at the quarter-finals. [19] He was wobbled with a variety of blows by the Dutchman, forcing the referee to stop the bout in round two. [20] [21]

He met Reece McAllister in a 67 kg/147 lb catchweight bout at Glory 5: London on 23 March 2013 in London, England [22] [23] and lost a unanimous decision. [24] [25]

He TKO'd Marcel Tratnik in round two at Day of Destruction 7 in Hamburg, Germany on 14 September 2013 to win the WFCA European Junior Middleweight (-69.85 kg/154 lb) K-1 Championship. [26]

Thomas competed at the -65 kg/143 lb Thai Max tournament in Meyreuil, France on 19 October 2013, defeating Alessio D'Angelo by unanimous decision in the quarter-finals before losing to the eventual champion Damien Alamos by the same margin in the semis. [27] [28]

He lost to Reece McAllister on points after being dropped with an elbow in a highly anticipated rematch at Yokkao 8 in Bolton, England on 8 March 2014. [29] [30]

Thomas attempted a comeback against prospect Connor McCormack on 4 June 2016 at Champions Collide in Coventry, England. Tim lost the fight in the second round via head kick knockout before again announcing his retirement from the sport. [31]

Championships and awards


Kickboxing record

Kickboxing record
62 wins (36 KOs), 15 losses, 1 draw
2016-06-04Loss Flag of England.svg Connor McCormackChampions Collide Coventry, England KO (high kick)22:20
2014-03-08Loss Flag of England.svg Reece McAllisterYokkao 8 Bolton, England Decision33:00
2013-10-19Loss Flag of France.svg Damien Alamos Thai Max, Semi FinalsMeyreuil, FranceDecision (unanimous)33:00
2013-10-19Win Flag of Italy.svg Alessio D'AngeloThai Max, Quarter FinalsMeyreuil, FranceDecision (unanimous)33:00
2013-09-14Win Flag of Germany.svg Marcel TratnikDay of Destruction 7 Hamburg, Germany TKO2
Wins the WFCA European Junior Middleweight (-69.85 kg/154 lb) K-1 Championship.
2013-03-23Loss Flag of England.svg Reece McAllister Glory 5: London London, England Decision (unanimous)33:00
2012-11-03Loss Flag of the Netherlands.svg Robin van Roosmalen Glory 3: Rome - 70 kg Slam Tournament, Quarter Finals Rome, Italy TKO (referee stoppage)21:05
2012-05-26Win Flag of Germany.svg Dennis Schneidmiller Glory 1: Stockholm - 70 kg Slam Tournament, First Round Stockholm, Sweden Decision (unanimous)33:00
2012-03-31Win Flag of England.svg Andy ThrasherThe Main Event Manchester, England TKO (punches)2
2012-01-21Loss Flag of France.svg Ludovic Millet Championnat du Monde ISKA Meaux, France Decision53:00
For the ISKA World Super Welterweight (-69.5kg/153.2lb) Oriental Championship.
2011-11-06Win Flag of England.svg Imran Khan Showdown 10 Sheffield, England KO (right elbow)5
2011-07-30Draw Flag of Thailand.svg Malaipet Elite Kickboxing Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Decision (majority)53:00
2011-07-06Win Flag of Cambodia.svg Meas Chantha Phnom Penh, Cambodia TKO (referee stoppage)5
Wins the ISKA World Welterweight (-67kg/147lb) Kun Khmer Championship.
2011-04-21Loss Flag of Australia (converted).svg Kurt FinlaysonI-1 World Muaythai Grand Prix 2011, Semi Finals Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong Decision (split)33:00
2011-04-21Win Flag of Thailand.svg Lerm RatchakhomI-1 World Muaythai Grand Prix 2011, Quarter Finals Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong Decision (unanimous)33:00
2010-09-11Loss Flag of Belarus.svg Andrei Kotsur Fight Sport Champions Trophy, Quarter Finals Birmingham, England Decision33:00
2010-05-29Win Flag of Thailand.svg Yodyut KiatyongyutMSA Muaythai Premier League London, England TKO (referee stoppage)4
2010-03-23Loss Flag of Thailand.svg Santichai Or. BoonchauyI-1 World Muaythai Grand Prix 2010, Quarter Finals Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong Decision (split)33:00
2009-04-11Loss Flag of Spain.svg Abraham Roqueñi Laredo, Spain KO (high kick)7
For the ISKA World Super Welterweight (-69.5kg/153lb) Freestyle Championship.
2008-11-00Loss Flag of England.svg Jordan Watson The Contender Asia UK Tournament, Quarter Finals Watford, England Decision33:00
2008-03-29Loss Flag of England.svg Frankie HuddersISKA World Championship Thaiboxing Manchester, England Decision (majority)53:00
Loses the ISKA World Welterweight (-67kg/147lb) Muay Thai Championship.
2007-11-11Win Flag of England.svg Michael DicksMuay Thai Superfights Wolverhampton, England TKO (cut)2
2007-05-20Loss Flag of Algeria.svg Sofiane Allouache K-1 UK MAX Tournament 2007 Pain & Glory, Semi Finals London, England TKO (referee stoppage)1
2007-05-20Win Flag of England.svg Leroy Morgardo K-1 UK MAX Tournament 2007 Pain & Glory, Reserve Match London, England Decision33:00
2007-03-04Loss Flag of England.svg Craig JosePower of Scotland 2, Semi Finals Scotland Decision33:00
2007-03-04Win Flag of Slovakia.svg Rudolf DuricaPower of Scotland 2, Quarter Finals Scotland Decision33:00
2006-10-15Win Flag of Scotland.svg Lloyd CochraneNew Breed Glasgow, Scotland Decision53:00
Retains the ISKA World Welterweight (-67kg/147lb) Muay Thai Championship.
2006-04-02Win Flag of Thailand.svg Samart Sor Kor Pira Rajadamnern Stadium Bangkok, Thailand KO2
2005-00-00Win Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Farid Laidhouni Belgium
Wins the ISKA World Welterweight (-67kg/147lb) Muay Thai Championship.
2004-07-24Win Flag of Japan.svg Yutaro YamauchiAJKF: Super Fight ~ Maximum Tokyo, Japan TKO (cut)40:36
2003-11-09Loss Flag of England.svg Neil Woods K-1 UK MAX 2003, Semi Finals Birmingham, England KO2
2003-11-09Win Flag of Ireland.svg Seamus Cogan K-1 UK MAX 2003, Quarter Finals Birmingham, England Decision (unanimous)33:00
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

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