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Scottish Muay Thai boxer: Heat stroke death

In a fighting pose, the recenty deceased Jordan Lamnammoon also known as Jordan Coe or Dechalek Lamnammoon or 'the dancing boxer' (Source: Facebook)

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After fighting for years in over 70 fights 'the dancing boxer' dies from dehydration running under scorching sun in heavy sweatsuit.


Scottish Muay Thai boxer: Heat stroke death

Prasit Tangprasert and Saritdet Marukatat

A Scottish Muay Thai boxer was found dead in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima on Sunday.

He was wearing a heavy thick sweatsuit that police speculate might have brought on a heatstroke.

The boxer was found dead one day after he left his hotel and failed to return.

This is according to Police Captain Prachakorn Promduang of Pho Klang police station.


The deceased was first identified by police as Jordan Donald but a search of a Facebook account named him as Jordan Coe.

Another Thai name used on his Facebook account was found to be Dechalek Lamnammoon.

However, the boxer is perhaps better known by his ring name of Jordan Lamnammoon Muay Thai.

Arms raised in victory (Source: Facebook)


The boxer's trainer Kritchai Kritnok told police that the Scot went out with the heavy clothing to try to lose three kilogrammes.

The reason for losing weight was so that he could meet the 61-kg limit for a bout on Sunday.

A resort owner told police that the man left at 11.30am on Saturday, according to Channel 3.


Doctors at Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital conducted a preliminary autopsy on the boxer.

The medical examiner believed that the boxer suffered a shock to his system due to severe dehydration from jogging in the scorching sun.

The 'dancing boxer' outside the boxing camp where he trained (Source: Facebook)


Jordan was scheduled to fight Khon Bola, a Cambodian boxer, at a temporary boxing venue at Wat Pong Din Sor in Muang district on Sunday night in the Sa-ngam Asean fight.

"Fighting this Sunday on Sa-ngam ASEAN promotion in Korat," he wrote on his Facebook account from Ubon Ratchathani on Thursday.

"Loving the constant fighting each month."

"Almost 3 years living in Thailand and with each year, I always learn more and more."

"Thank you to my team, family, friends and fans for always helping me on my journey," he wrote.

Jordan Lamnammoon poses for a picture after a win over Alaverdi Windy Sports on Feb 16, 2016. (Photo from Lamnammon Sor Sumalee Facebook account)


The Lamnamnoon Sor Sumalee Gym is in Ubon Ratchathani.

Jordan gained a reputation as "the dancing boxer".

He always danced in the traditional northeastern style and played the kaen before starting a bout, according to boxing camp owner Kukrit Kamolrit.

The kaen is a woodwind instrument (with reeds inside like a harmonica) which is a trademark of Northeastern-style music.

Mr Kukrit told police that the boxer had been in more than 70 fights, 15 of them since last year when he switched camps to train with Lamnamnoon Sor Sumalee.

A promotional poster for a Muay Thai bout (Source: Facebook)

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according to (prep): as stated or reported by somebody/something - ตามคำบอกเล่า, ตามรายงาน

autopsy : a medical examination of a dead person’s body to find out why they died - การชันสูตรศพ

bout : a boxing or wrestling match - การแข่งขัน

boxing camp : a place where athletes (boxers, footballers, etc.) train - ค่าย

conduct : to do something in an organised way; to carry out — - ลงมือทำ, ดำเนิน, ปฏิบัติ

constant : continuous; all the time - ต่อเนื่อง

deceased : dead - ซึ่งตายแล้ว

dehydration (noun): losing too much water from your body - การเสียน้ำของร่างกาย

district (noun): an area of a country, town or province, especially one that has particular features - เขต, อำเภอ, บริเวณ, แขวง

fan (noun): a person who likes something very much such as a famous singer or TV show - คนคลั่งในสิ่งหนึ่งสิ่งใด,คนคลั่ง

heatstroke : an illness with fever and often loss of consciousness, caused by being in too great a heat for too long - ลมแดด

identified (verb): named, searched for a discovered - ระบุ

journey : travelling from one place to another, especially when they are far apart - การเดินทาง

known by : has the name.... ; known as .... -

limit : the greatest or smallest amount of something that is allowed - ขีดจำกัด

medical examiner : a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes - เจ้าหน้าที่ชันสูตรศพ.

preliminary : early; not final - ขั้นต้น, ขั้นแรก, เบื้องต้น, ชั้นต้น

promotion : activities done in order to increase the attendance at an event or sales of a product or service - การส่งเสริม

promotion : the act of encouraging or supporting something - การสนับสนุน

reputation : the opinion people have about how good or bad someone or something is - ชื่อเสียง

scheduled : planned to happen at a particular time or day - ตามตารางเวลา

scorching : extremely hot - ร้อนมาก, ซึ่งทำให้แสบร้อน

Scot : a person from Scotland -

search (noun): looking somewhere or through something carefully in order to find something - การค้นหา

severe : very serious and worrying - ที่รุนแรง ที่น่าเป็นห่วง

shock : sudden change that destabilizes a system -

speculate : to consider or discuss what might happen - คาดการณ์ อนุมาน

suffer : to experience physical or mental pain -

suffer : to experience something very unpleasant or painful - ประสบ

temporary : for a limited time; not permanent - ชั่วคราว

trademark : something particularly noticeable that a person, group, etc. typically has - เครื่องหมายประจำตัว

traditional (adj): of a custom, a way of life or a way of doing things that has not changed for a long time - เป็นประเพณี, ตามธรรมเนียม, ตามที่ปฏิบัติกันมา

trainer : a person who teaches people or animals to perform a particular job or skill well, or to do a particular sport - ครูฝึก, ผู้ฝึก

venue : a place where a public event or meeting takes place - สถานที่ชุมนุม


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