Interview of SINGDAM KIATMUU 9 by Serge TREFEU (2010)
Serge TREFEU: Hello, you are well, in shape?
SINGDAM KIATMUU 9: Yes very well, thank you
How old are you?
I am 26 years old
You come from of what region of the Thailand?
I am come from Buriram in Isaan (northeast)
Are you married, have you children?
Yes I am married and I have a 3-year-old son
You would like that your son is a boxer later?
I do not still know, when he will be a little bigger it is him who will choose…
How much were you in the family?
We are four children, three boys and a girl
Your brothers make of the boxing?
Yes my older brother was a boxer and my small brother also fights, he is very good. We are boxer's family!
Child you were rather a brawler or at all?
Yes often at the school but especially with my brothers (Laughter)
You began the boxing at which age?
In 9 years
How you discovered the boxing?
It is my older brother who formed me in Muay Thai. It is a passionate person of boxing…
Your first fight you made him for which age?
From 9 years…
You began Muay Thai in a camp?
I began at first at home with my brother then in 10 years I came to the camp Kiatmuu 9 which is in the village of Takotaphi
You are for a long time in the camp Kiatmuu 9?
Yes it is going to make 16 years now
For your fights in stadium of Bangkok you make the round trip between Isaan and capital?
Yes we leave by car towards midnight to arrive at 6 am for the weighing-in, I stay in a room after noon before the fight and after the fight we come back directly to Takotaphi…
You have a room in the camp?
Not I have my house to Takotaphi, not very far from the camp. I come in motorcycle to the camp, I’m train then I come back at home
In what category you fight?
In 130 lbs (-59 kg)
What are the titles which you gained?
I gained the belt of Lumpinee in 130 lbs. The belt of Thailand in 126 lbs and 130 lbs. The belt Toyota in 130 lbs!
Your belt of Lumpinee you gained him in which year?
In 2005 against Orono Majestic!
How much have you make of fights, how much have you of victory and defeat?
I have 300 fights. 250 Wins. 49 Losses and 1 Draw
You gained many fights by KO?
You have which style of boxing?
I am Muay Khao (specialist of knees)
What was so far your hardest fight?
Against Seanchai Sor Kingstar in Lumpinee. One it is four times met and he beat me three times. I won just once, it is very difficult technically to beat Seanchai. Against Anuwat also it was hard, he beat me twice by KO…
Your best memory of boxing until today?
My victory against Orono Majestic in Lumpinee for the belt of Thailand, it was in 2002. A beautiful victory because Orono in the time was the best fighters!
You have already fought abroad?
Yes once in Japan it was against Nong O, I beat him in points
Would you like to go to fight again abroad for example in France?
Yes I would like very much going to fight in France, there is good fighters over there!
Do you know French boxers?
I know just Stong Skarbowsky who often fought in Thailand after the foreign boxers I do not know too much…
In France you could meet one of our best boxer in 63 kg, Fabio Pinca he beat Bovy, Sudsakon, Deanthai, do you know him?
Not I do not know him but he must be very strong!
The strongest foreign nakmuay for you it is who?
In the time Ramon Dekkers was very strong. Then Stong Skarbowsky also beat great names in Thailand. Now I do not know the foreign boxers…
The best Thai boxer at present it is who for you?
It is Seanchai Sor Kingstar!
What are the known fighters that you faced?
the one with whom I the most fought it is Orono one it is 9 times met (5 wins, 4 losses) later against Seanchai (1 win, 3 losses), Nong O (2 wins, 1 draw), Samkor ( 2 wins), Seanchainoi ( 1 lose), Leudsila ( 1 win), Anuwat ( 2 losses)…
Who is your promoter?
What technique you love most in fight?
Knees at first but I like very much middles and High Kicks
You make a good living with the boxing?
Yes I have my house to Takotaphi, a beautiful motorcycle and especially a beautiful woman (Laughter)
What is your purse today?
80 000 bahts
Your next fight it is for when?
In April maybe against Nong O…
What would you like to make after the boxing?
I would like to open a restaurant to Buriram or even here to Takotaphi, a big restaurant for all the village (Laughter)
Thank you and chookdee for your fight!
Thank you very much
Singdam lost his match against Nong O Sit Or, the current Lumpinee Champion in 130 lbs and which is the best fighter of the category with Seanchai today. But "The Black Lion" made still left of quite better of his category, he always made big fights by beating great champions as Samkor Keatmontip, Orono Majestic, Seanchai Sor Kingstar, Nong O Sit Or, Yodseanklai Petchyindee, Kongpipop Petchyindee, Sakadpetch sor Sakunpan, Keaw Fairtex, Klairung sor sasipa gym!
In 2002 was elected “Best Fighter of the year” and in 2003 “Best Fighter of the Lumpinee”!
This great technician who is only 26 years old could make of big fight in Europe against the best champions in 63-65 kg take note to the promoters.
SINGDAM KIATMUU 9
Weight: 59-61 Kg
Number of fight: 301 Fights. 250 Wins. 50 Losses. 1 Draw
Title: Lumpinee Champion. Twice Thaïland Champion. Toyota Champion.
Team : KIATMUU 9 GYM