THE FIGHTS OF ANTHOLOGY

OF GOLDEN AGE OF MUAY THAI

(CHAPTER I)

by Serge TREFEU (2019)

 

 

 

The golden age of Muay Thai in Thailand is between the late 1980s and late 1990s. A time when there were the largest numbers of legends of rings that met in anthology matches. Promotions that were often organized by promoter No. 1 of the time Mr. Songchai Ratanasuban!

 

CHAPTER I

 

Anantasak Phanyutaphum

อนันตศักดิ์ พันธุ์ยุทธภูมิ

Date of birth: August 7, 1973

City of birth: Khwao Sinarin in the province of Surin (Northeast Region)

Team: Phanyutaphum Gym

Title: Omnoi Champion in 126 lbs (1997), Winner of Isuzu Tournament in 126 lbs (1997), World Champion in 126 lbs

Opponents he beat: Jaewveha Luktapfah, Tabtimsiam Por Nitiwat, Singdam Or Okrit (KO), Daraeak Sitrungsab (KO), Padejseuk Keatsamran, Dokmaipa Por Pongsawang (KO), Saychon Pichitsuk (KO), Manpachai Singmanasak, Neungsiam Kiatvichan, Saenklai Sitkruhot, Kaengkat Kietkamton, Changnoi Srimongkol , Watcharalek Wongweanyai Plaza (KO), Muengfahlek Kiatvichan, Kukrit Sor Nayayarm (KO), Yodkhunpol Sittripoom (KO), Ithidet Sor Boonya, Komkiet Sor Thanikul

Sign Particular: Anantasak’s real name Sutthisak Samaksaman started boxing at nine. He began fighting under the name “Anantasak Satawut” in a small camp in the Surin region. Then, when he joined Camp Phanyutaphum in Samut Prakarn, a town 30 km from Bangkok, he took the name of «Anantasak Phanyutaphum».

Mr. Yuthaphum Chaengphona’s Phanyutaphum Gym was one of the most renowned camps of the 1990s, with champions such as Rungpichit Phanyutaphum, Singapore Phanyutaphum, Kongphan Phanyutaphum, M-16 Bor Kor Sor, Charnyuth Bor Kor Sor, Amnuayporn Bor Kor Sor and Anantasak Phanyutaphum.

Anantasak was a formidable technical fighter whose specialty was elbow strokes. His fighter’s nickname was “Sokwan” (Poke like an axe).

Anantasak won his first title, a world champion belt in 126 lbs against Saenklai Sitkruhot. Then, in 1997, he won the famous Isuzu tournament in the Omnoi stadium and the Omnoi stadium belt in 126 lbs by defeating Singdam Or Okrit. Anantasak defeated Singdam three times, twice by knockout (1 stop of the referee, 1 KO).

One of his toughest fights was against Jaewveha Luktapfah in the Lumpinee stadium, a match in which both boxers finished their bloody heads with each face opening due to elbows.

Anantasak was also a formidable puncher, he defeated good numbers of his opponents with his fists. He had a great career in Boxing with an amateur gold medal at the King Cup and an amateur silver medal at the Asian Games. As a professional, he had seven fights with six wins and won the PABA super featherweight title in 2005.

In 1997, Anantasak received the prestigious "Best Boxer of the Year" award from the prestigious institution "The Sport Writers Association of Thailand".

After his career, Anantasak was an army boxing coach with the rank of Sergeant Major.

 

Anantasak Phanyutaphum vs Daraeak Sitrungsab (Lumpinee stadium 1992, victory of Anantasak)

 

Anantasak Phanyutaphum vs Dokmaipa Por Pongsawang (Lumpinee stadium 1993, victory of Anantasak by KO)

 

Anantasak Phanyutaphum vs Singdam Or Okrit (Lumpinee stadium 1993, victory of Anantasak stop by the referee)

 

Anantasak Phanyutaphum vs Tabtimsiam Por Nitiwat (Lumpinee stadium 1994, victory of Anantasak)

 

 

Boonlay Sor Thanikul

บุญหลาย ส.ธนิกุล

Date of birth: 1970

City of birth: Chachoengsao (Center region)

Team: Sor Thanikul Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 115 lbs (1992), Lumpinee Champion in 122 lbs (1994)

Opponents he beat: Jongsanan Fairtex, Chatchai Paiseethong, Karuhat Sor Supawan, Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee (KO), Superlek Sor Isaan, Oley Kiatoneway, Chamophet Ha Phalang, Jaroensap Kiatbanchong, Langsuan Phayutaphum, Wangchannoi Sor Palangchai, Cherry Sor Wanich, Namkabuan Nongkee Pahuyut, Nungubon Sitlerchai

Particular sign: Boonlay has a sister and a twin brother. His brother was a great champion named Boonlung who unfortunately died in a car accident.

At 13, Boonlay joined the famous Sor Ploenchit camp. For two years he fights for Sor Ploenchit. Then, with his brother, they go to the camp Sor Thanikul. Boonlay will be doing his whole career at Sor Thanikul. A factory to champion where there were champions Chalonsak, Sombat, Colalek, Samingnoi, Banklanoi, Lom Issan, Prathet, Praptoranee, Khomkiat, Kompetch, Saohin, Kitty, Youssop, Daris, Phansaklek, Phayapnoi, Dieselnoi.

Boonlay earned his first Lumpinee belt in 115 lbs against Langsuan Phayutaphum in 1992, then he won the Lumpinee belt in 122 lbs against Wangchannoi Sor Palangchai in 1994, a title he defended victoriously against Oley Kiatoneway. His number of fights is incredible, he made 400 fights for 300 wins and 5 draws, a real record.

Boonlay "The Deserving" was an exceptional technician, one of the best of his generation. Boonlay Sor Thanikul and Boonlung Sor Thanikul were the most famous twins in the history of Muay Thai, these great champions have represented the Sor Thanikul camp for many years.

Boonlay has created his own camp called Sor Korpilap, a small camp that has been open since 2010. The camp is located at Soï 93 on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok, in the same area as his former camp, Sor Thanikul.

 

Boonlay Sor Thanikul vs Oley Kiatoneway (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Boonlay for the Lumpinee belt)

 

Boonlay Sor Thanikul vs Superlek Sor Isaan (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Boonlay)

 

Boonlay Sor Thanikul vs Karuhat Sor Supawan (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Boonlay)

 

Boonlay Sor Thanikul vs Chamophet Ha Phalang (Lumpinee stadium 1992, victory of Boonlay)

 

Boonlay Sor Thanikul vs Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee (Lumpinee stadium 1994, victory of Boonlay by KO)

 

Boonlay Sor Thanikul vs Jongsanan Fairtex (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Boonlay)

 

Boonlay Sor Thanikul vs Jaroensap Kiatbanchong ( Lumpinee stadium 1993, victory of Boonlay)

 

Chamophet Ha Phalang

ฉมวกเพชร ห้าพลัง

Date of birth: 7 October 1962

City of birth: Chonburi (Central Region)

Team: Ha Phalang Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 102 lbs (1980), Radja Champion in 104 lbs (1980), Lumpinee Champion in 108 lbs (1981), Lumpinee Champion in 112 lbs (1982), Lumpinee Champion in 118 lbs (1983), Radja Champion in 122 lbs (1989, 1994), Radja Champion in 126 lbs (1990, 1994)

Opponents he beat: Samarth Payakaroon, Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj, Kiophit Chuwattana, Narak Sipkraysi, Kongtoranee Payakaroon, Sonsean Sitnoenpayoon, Wanpichit Keannorasing, Jack Kiatniwat, Paydeang Leusakyim, Chaydet Kietkangsing, Jamphatong Nontachai, Samransak Muangsurin, Manasak Sor Ploenchit, Chanchai Sor Thamrangsi, Oley Kiatoneway, Paruhatlek Sitchunthong, Langsuan Phanyuthapum

Particular Sign: His birth name is Vichein Butdee. At the age of 15, Chamophet left for Bangkok in the Sor Sirinant camp and finished his career at Ha Phalang camp with his friend, the legendary Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn.

During his career, Chamophet made 250 fights with 200 wins, 48 losses and 2 draws. This great champion is one of the few boxers in history to have won 9 belts of Bangkok's two most prestigious stadiums, Lumpinee and Ratchadamnoen.

At only 18, he was already champion of Lumpinee. His first belt of Lumpinee in 102 lbs, he won in 1980 against the legendary Samart Payakaroon, Chamophet faced Samart Payakaroon three times, he only beat the star of the boxing ring once.

In the same year, he won the Ratchadamnoen belt in 104 lbs against Kiophit Chuwattana. In 1981, the Lumpinee belt in 108 lbs against Narak Sipkraysi. In 1982, the Lumpinee belt in 112 lbs against Kongtoranee Payakaroon. In 1983, the belt of Lumpinee in 118 lbs against Sonsean Sitnoenpayoon. In 1989, the Ratchadamnoen belt in 122 lbs against Wanpichit Keannorasing. In 1990, the belt of Ratchadamnoen in 126 lbs against Jack Kiatniwat. In 1994, again the Ratchadamnoen belt in 122 lbs against Paydeang Leusakyim. And his last belt, in 1994, the belt of the Ratchadamnoen in 126 lbs, he won against Chaydet Kietkangsing.

Nicknamed "Khun Khao Compiuter" (The Computer blow of knees), he was a great fighter who control blow of knees to perfection. His Boxing technical were also feared by his opponents. He has been 6 times PABA Asian champion in professional boxing (10 wins, 1 defeat).

In 1985, Chamophet was voted "Best Boxer of the Year" by "The Sports Writers Association of Thailand".

Chamophet started his own gym in Japan and now teaches his knowledge to the Japanese.

 

Chamophet Ha Phalang vs Samransak Muangsurin (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Chamophet)

 

Chamophet Ha Phalang vs Oley Kiatoneway (Lumpinee stadium 1992, victory of Chamophet by KO)

 

Chamophet Ha Phalang vs Chaydet Kietkangsing (Radja stadium 1994, victory of Chamophet)

 

Cherry Sor Wanich

เชอรี่ ส.วานิช

Date of birth: June 30, 1969

Town of birth: Nong Ruea in the province of Khon Kaen (Northeast Region)

Team: Sor Wanich Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion 130 lbs (1988), World Champion in 130 lbs (1989)

Opponents he beat: Samransak Muangsurin, Nampon Nong Kee Pahuyuth, Saencheung Pinsinchaï, Superlek Sor Isaan (KO), Thedkiet Sitthepikat, Jaroenthong Kiatbanchong, Orono Por Muang Ubon, Buakaw Por Pisichet, Chodhoi Chuchokchaï, Boonchaï Huasaïgym

Particular Sign: His fighter nickname was "Khun Khao Chalamdam" (Blow of knees of Black Shark) because it was a great "Muay Khao" (Strong Knees).

Cherry represented the Sor Wanich camp throughout his career. The camp Sor Wanich, created by Mr. Suda Wanich, was in Chonburi, a camp that included champions such as Anajak Sor Wanich, Changnoi Sor Wanich, Mikael Sor Sukonthip (Sor Wanich camp was also known as Sor Sukonthip).

Cherry won the Lumpinee belt in 130 lbs in 1988 against Saencheung Pinsinchaï, a belt he kept for four years, he lost his belt against the star Namkabuan. In his great time, Cherry won purses of 150,000 baht, his largest purse was 250,000 baht.

Cherry has met five time great champion Nampon (Champion Namkabuan's brother) Nong Kee Pahuyuth with two wins and three draws, he has also faced four time terror Superlek Sor Isaan with two wins and two losses.

On December 31, 1988, in Paris, at the Carpentier Hall, Cherry faced in a special battle two great French champions of the time, Jo Prestia and Joel Cesar. The Thai man weighing 62 Kg first beat Jo Prestia (65 Kg) in points in three rounds. Then he did the last two rounds with Joel Cesar (63 Kg) who he beat at the points. The fight was broadcast live on a Thai TV channel.

En 1989, son combat contre Jareonthong Kiatbanchong a été élu « Meilleur combat de l'année ».

In 1989, his fight against Jareonthong Kiatbanchong was elected Best Fight of the Year.

Cherry also faced twice the puncher Ramon « Diamond » Dekkers, the Dutch beat the Thai by KO in 1990 in Amsterdam. And Cherry beat the Dutch in 1995 in Bangkok.

After his career Cherry was a personality bodyguard in China in Macau for several years.

 

Cherry Sor Wanich vs Jo Prestia et Joel Cesar (Paris Hall Carpentier stadium 1988, victory of Cherry)

 

Cherry Sor Wanich vs Jareonthong Kiatbanchong (Lumpinee stadium 1992, victory of Cherry)

 

Cherry Sor Wanich vs Buakaw Por Pisitchet (Radja stadium 1993, victory of Cherry)

 

Coban Lookchaomaesaitong

โคบาล ลูกเจ้าแม่ไทรทอง

Date of birth: 4 August 1966

City of Birth: Puttaisong in Buriram Province (Northeast Region)

Team: Lookchaomaesaitong Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 130 lbs (1985), Lumpinee Champion in 140 lbs (1990), World Champion in 140 lbs (1990, 1991, 1992)

Opponents he beat: Noppadet Sorsamroeng, Samransak Muangsurin (KO), Orono Por Muang Ubon, Ban Don Sitbang Ratjan, Superlek Sor Isaan, Falannoy Kietanan (KO), Sornarin Wennakornpatom (KO), Palannoi Kiatanan (KO), Barndon Sitbangprachan (KO)

Particular Sign: Coban of his real name Banlu Anwiset, was born in Puttaisong, a village near the city of Buriram in the northeastern region. Very poor, he began his training at Muay Thai at age 11, at home, by tapping a bag of rice hanging from a tree with bandages in hand silkworm thread. Then he joined camp Soh Samrung, a small camp in his village.

Then, at age 13, he goes to Camp Lookchaomaesaitong in the city of Buriram where he will stay for nearly 10 years. When the camp closes, he goes to Bangkok to train at Khiet Ban Chong camp and will finish his career in the famous Muang Surin camp.

His number of fights is 270 with 250 wins including 90 won by KO and 20 losses.

At 19, in 1985, he won his first title of Lumpinee. In 1990, he won a second Lumpinee title, the same year he won two World Champion titles, one in Holland and another in France.

In 1991, he won three World Championship titles, the first in Bangkok at Lumpinee, the second in England and finally the last in Australia. In 1992, he won another World Champion belt in Thailand against Ramon Dekkers.

His fighter nickname, Coban, was given to him by one of his college teachers. Because when he was a kid, he used to take care of buffaloes. The Thai buffalo is called “Cowaï”, and his birthname is Banlu, so his teacher combined the two names to give Coban.

And he did carry his name because he was a real “Buffalo” in the ring. His striking power was phenomenal. With his steel chin, he was also an incredible durable boxer. All the boxers who faced «The Crusher» must remember their fighting against this bone grinder.

Coban is one of the biggest punchers in the story of Muay Thai, he's a ring legend in Thailand. He won 90 victories by KO on his 270 fights, beat by KO champions like Sornarin Wennakornpatom, Palannoi Kiatanan, Barndon Sitbangprachan (For the Lumpinee belt in 135 lbs) and foreign champions like Tommy Van Der Berg, Hector Pena, Joe Villa, Sul Auc. Coban is one of the few to have beaten twice by KO the terrible Samransak Muangsurin and he's the only one, in the 90s, who beat by KO in the 1st round the legendary Dutch champion Ramon Dekkers, the terror of the rings of the time (2 victories for Coban including one by KO, 2 victories for Ramon including one by KO). Coban also beat foreign champions such as Dany Bill, Dida Diafat (Twice), Tommy Van de Berg (KO), Joao Viera, Hector Pena (KO).

Coban, the bull of the rings, marked his mark forever in the history of Muay Thai. He's now based in the United States where he teaches at his gym in New York.

 

Coban Lookchaomaesaitong vs Samransak Muangsurin (Lumpinee stadium 1991, victory of Coban by KO)

 

Coban Lookchaomaesaitong vs Dany Bill (Lumpinee stadium 1994, victory of Coban)

 

Jaroensap Kiatbanchong

เจริญทรัพย์ เกียรติบ้านช่อง

Date of birth: 29 September 1971

City of birth: Thungsong in Nakhon Si Thamarat province (South Region)

Team: Kiatbanchong Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 112 lbs (1991), Lumpinee Champion in 115 lbs (1992)

Opponents he beat: Langsuan Phayutaphum (KO), Nungubon Sitlerchai, Hippy Singmanee (KO), Pongsiri Rambo Por Rumrudee, Kaensak Sor Ploenchit, Lakhin Wassantasit, Petchruang Or Bonchay, Petchsila Chor Sampithong, Duangsompong Por Pongsawang, Poemsak Buntawee, Kasemlek Keatsiri

Special Sign: Jaroensap comes from the same region as his comrades Jaroenthong and Oley, Thungsong in the south of the country. Jaroensap has represented throughout his career the famous Kiatbanchong camp in Bangkok alongside the champions Jaroenthong, Oley, Jokapop, Padmadep, Samranthong.

Jaroensap won his first Lumpinee belt in the early 1990s, the Lumpinee belt in 112 lbs. Then, on August 7, 1992, he beat the legendary Langsuan Phayutaphum by KO for the Lumpinee belt in 115 lbs. Jaroensap had already beaten the formidable Langsuan in 1990. Jaroensap successfully defended his belt in 115 lbs against the great champion Kaensak Sor Ploenchit on 4 December 1992. Jaroensap lost his belt in 115 lbs against the king of the knees, Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee, at the Lumpinee stadium on April 30, 1993.

Nicknamed Jayphet (The Diamond Heart), Jaroensap was a superb Fimeuu (Technician) who marked the 1990s with his magnificent fights against the best of the moment.

In 1992, Jaroensap was elected “Best Boxer of the Year” by “The Sport Writers Association of Thailand”.

Jaroensap now has his own camp, the Jareonsap Muay Thai Gym which is located in Pathum Thani just after the former Bangkok airport. Jaroensap trains his son and other good boxers. His son is known as the “Fourwill Sitjaroensap” fighter and fights regularly in the Lumpinee and Radja stadiums. In 2018, he won the True4U belt in 108 lbs.

 

Jaroensap Kiatbanchong vs Langsuan Phayutaphum (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Jaroensap by KO for the belt of Lumpinee)

 

Jaroensap Kiatbanchong vs Nungubon Sitlerchai Lumpinee (Lumpinee stadium 1992, victory of Jaroensap)

 

Jaroensap Kiatbanchong vs Lakhin Wasantasit (Radja stadium 1993, victory of Jaroensap)

 

Jaroensap Kiatbanchong vs Pongsiri Rambo Por Rumrudee (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Jaroensap)

  

Jaroenthong Kiatbanchong

เจริญทอง เกียรติบ้านช่อง

Date of birth: June 11, 1968

City of birth: Thung Yai, a village located in Nakhon Si Tammarat province (South Region)

Team: Kiatbanchong Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 115 lbs (1988), Lumpinee Champion in 126 lbs (1988), Lumpinee Champion in 135 lbs (1993), WMC World Champion in 135 lbs (1993)

Opponents he beat: Nampon Nong Kee Pahuyuth, Chamophet Ha Phalang, Wangchanoi Sor Palangchai, Panomtuanlek Ha Phalang, Phetdam Lukborai, Payanoi Sor Thasanee, Samransak Muangsurin, Therdkiet Sitepitak, Cherry Sor Wanich, Superlek Sor Isaan, Saencheng Pinsinchai, Rajasak Sor Vorapin, Nopadet Narumon, Chanchaï Sor Thamrangsee

Particular sign: Jaroenthong of his real name Jaroen Chumanee comes from a large family of nine children of which he's the seventh child of the family. His older brother, Chalamthong Kiatbanchong was a good fighter and his younger brother Samranthong Kiatbanchong was a great champion. Unfortunately Samranthong died tragically in 2008 in a road accident, he was 37 years old.

Jaroenthong has spent his all career in the famous camp Kiatbanchong. At the time, the Kiatbanchong of Bangkok was one of the most famous camps in the country, there were great champions such as Oley, Samranthong, Jareonsap, Isara and Wangchanoi.

In 1988, Jaroenthong won his first Lumpinee belt in 115 lbs against Payanoi Sor Thasanee. Then he went up to the category and won the Lumpinee belt in 126 lbs against the puncher Samransak Muangsurin. He won his third Lumpinee belt against the formidable Therdkiet Sitepitak, the Lumpinee belt in 135 lbs.

In 1993, on the King's birthday, he defeated the great Ramon Dekkers and won the WMC World Champion belt in 135 lbs.

Jaroenthong's record is 151 fights for 120 wins, 29 losses and 2 draws.

His boxing style was technical and he had an intelligent boxing. Moreover, he was very good with his fists because he often fought in Boxing. In Boxing, Jaroenthong won the Gold Medal at the International Games in Surathani and the Bronze Medal at the King’s Cup.

His hardest fight was against the legendary Samart Payakaroon who beat him by KO.

His best purse, he touched for his fight against the great champion Saencheng Pinsinchai, a purse of 250,000 baht.

Jaroenthong was a magnificent fighter, a boxer who mastered the art of dodging. This great champion has often fought hard against champions he has faced several times as Nampon (6 times), Cherry (6 times), Phetdam (6 times), Superlek (4 times), Therdkiet (3 times) and Rajasak (3 times).

This formidable champion also beat the formidable Dutchman Ramon Dekkers, Tommy Vanderberg and André Masseur (KO).

Jaroenthong after his boxing career has created his camp which is now famous in Bangkok, the Jaroenthong Gym. It's located in Wang Thong Lang District.

 

Jareonthong Kiatbanchong vs Chamophet Ha Phalang (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Jareonthong)

 

Jareonthong Kiatbanchong vs Rajasak Sor Vorapin (Lumpinee stadium 1992, victory of Jareonthong)

 

Jareonthong Kiatbanchong vs Nampon Nong Kee Pahuyuth (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Jareonthong. Two-part video)

 

Jareonthong Kiatbanchong vs Chanchaï Sor Thamrangsee (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Jareonthong)

 

Jongsanan Fairtex

จงสนั่น แฟร์เท็กซ์

จงสนั่น ลูกคลองบางแก้ว

City of birth: July 24, 1974

Town of birth: Nong Bua Daeng in Chaiyaphum province (Northeast Region)

Team: Fairtex Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 126 lbs (1992), IKKC World Champion in 147 lbs (2004), ISKA World Champion in 147 lbs (2005)

Opponents he beat: Nuathoranee War Tweekeat, Therdkiet Sitthepitak, Superlek Sor Isaan, Pairoj Wor Wolapon, Phetdam Lookprabat (KO), Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke (KO), Cherry Sor Wanich, Panomrunglek Chor Sawad, Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj, Dokmaipa Por Pongsawang

Sign Particular: Jongsanan of his real name Anucha Chaiyasen was born into a family of very poor farmers, in a village in the province of Chaiyaphum where there was no running water or electricity. He started boxing at the age of eleven, first fighting at village fairs in his native region.

At the age of 16, he joined the famous Fairtex camp in Bangkok, a camp he represented for most of his career in Thailand. A camp that opened in 1975 in Bangkok in the Bangplee district and was one of the most luxurious in the country at the time of the 80’s and 90’s. The Fairtex camp belonged to the rich Mr. Bunjong Busarakamwong called Philippe Wong, this millionaire owned several Rolls-Royce cars that he parked in a garage near the Fairtex camp. The Fairtex Gym included champions such as Boonkerd Fairtex (Lumpinee Champion, Radja Champion), Yoknoi Fairtex (Lumpinee Champion), Fahsritong Fairtex (Radja Champion), Neungsiam Fairtex (Lumpinee Champion) and Jongsanan Fairtex (Lumpinee Champion).

Nicknamed "Manutmay" (The Wood Man), Jongsanan was hard and powerful fighter.

On February 21, 1992, he won the Lumpinee championship belt in 126 lbs against Therdkiet Sitthepitak, a belt he defended victoriously against Superlek Sor Isaan.

Jongsanan has made a lot of great fights including against Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke that he has met seven times. Jongsanan beat Sakmongkol four times, twice by knockout. And Sakmongkol has won three matches including two by knockout. In 1993, their fight was voted "Best Fight of the Year" in Lumpinee.

Jongsanan Fairtex moved to the United States in 1998 to do a second career until 2005, winning two world champion titles in his new career abroad.

Jongsanan is now a U.S. coach in San Francisco at the Fairtex Gym, a gym that is well-known in the country.

 

Jongsanan Fairtex vs Superlek Sor Isaan (Lumpinee stadium 1992, Jongsanan's victory for the Lumpinee belt)

 

Jongsanan Fairtex vs Panomrunglek Chor Sawad (Lumpinee stadium 1992, victory of Jongsanan)

 

Jongsanan Fairtex vs Pairoj Wor Wolapon (Lumpinee stadium 1995, victory of Jongsanan)

 

Kaensak Sor Ploenchit

แก่นศักดิ์ ส.เพลินจิต

Date of birth: April 8, 1971

City of Birth: Samut Prakarn (Central Region)

Team: Sor Ploenchit Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 112 lbs (1989), Radja Champion in 112 lbs (1989), WCK World Champion in 140 lbs (2000), IKKC World Champion in 140 lbs (2000)

Opponents he beat: Neungubon Sitlerchai, Karuhat Sor Supawan, Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee, Jaroensap Kietbanchong, Langsuan Panyuthaphum, Thaweesaklek Ploysakdaa, Vicharn Sitchuenchon, Pharuehaslek Sitchuntong, Denhnue Denmolee

Particular Sign: His real name is Pongsak Cheyouchan. Kaensak fought for Bangkok's famous Sor Ploenchit Gym Camp for 15 years.

In 1989, he won the Lumpinee belt in 112 lbs against Pharuehaslek Sitchuntong and the Radja belt in 112 lbs against Denhnue Denmolee.

At only 18, he became champion in the two largest stadiums in the capital, Lumpinee and Radja.

Kaensak made about 250 fights during his career with over 200 wins, around 40 losses and 2 draws.

His hardest fights included Samad, Lamnamoon and Karuhat. Facing Samad Sor Lukidia, in four confrontations, Kaensak was never able to beat him. The three encounters between the legendary Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee and Kaensak were always titanic matches, Kaensak beat Lamnamoon twice in points and they made a draw. Finally, Kaensak and Karuhat Sor Supawan faced each other four times, Kaensak only managed to defeat the superstar once.

One of his best performances was to beat the great champion of the Lumpinee Taweesaklek Ploysakdaa, it was probably Kaensak’s best memory in his fighting career.

Kaensak had a very effective boxing that disrupted his opponents with phenomenal foot and fist sequences.

Kaensak is one of the few fighters to have been twice voted "Best Boxer of the Year" by the prestigious "The Sport Writers Association of Thailand" in 1989 and 1990.

In the early 2000s, Kaensak left for a second career in the United States where he won two World Champion belts in the WCK and IKKC federations, which he won at the age of 36 and 37.

In 2007, in the United States, he also fought against the great French champion Fabio Pinca for the WBC Intercontinental belt, Kaensak lost in points.

Today, Kaensak is an instructor of Muay Thai in one of the most famous gyms in the United States, the AMA Fight Gym in Whippany, New Jersey.

 

Kaensak Sor Ploenchit vs Vicharn Sitchuenchon (Lumpinee stadium 1992, victory of Kaensak)

 

Kaensak Sor Ploenchit vs Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee (Radja stadium 1993, draw)

 

Karuhat Sor Supawan

คฤหาสน์ ส.สุภาวรรณ

Date of birth: May 22, 1968

City of Birth: Phon in Khon Kaen Province (Northeast Region)

Team: Sor Supawan Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 112 lbs, Lumpinee Champion in 122 lbs

Opponents he beat: Pairojnoi Sor Sayamchai, Chatchai Paiseethong, Meechok Sor Ploenchit, Hippy Singmanee, Kaensak Sor Ploenchit, Chainoi Muangsurin,  Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee, Nungubon Sitlerchai, Kruekchai Kaewsamrit (TKO), Matee Jedipitak, Veerapon Sahaprom, Pongsiri Rambo Por Rumrudee, Saengmorakot Sor Ploenchit

Particular Sign: His real name is Suweet Yuchumphonest. At the age of 15, the young Karuhat joined the prestigious Sor Supawan camp in Bangkok. Karuhat will remain faithful to this camp throughout his career as a fighter.

Karuhat makes his first arms in the 112 lbs category where he wins the Lumpinee belt in 112 lbs against the terror of the moment Pairojnoi Sor Sayamchai. Then, he climbs up category to fight in 115 lbs, he meets the great champion Langsuan Panyuthaphum for the Lumpinee belt in 115 lbs, Karuhat lose to the points against Langsuan.

Karuhat moves directly to the 122 lbs category, a category where he will excel for the rest of his career. He won the Lumpinee belt twice in 122 lbs, first against the great champion Chatchai Paiseethong and then against Meechok Sor Ploenchit. Karuhat will also fight for the Lumpinee belt in 122 lbs against the legendary Wangchannoi Sor Palangchai and against the formidable Oley Kiatoneway, Karuhat will lose in points his two fights.

Karuhat totaled 190 fights for 165 victories (20 KO), 23 losses and 2 draws.

His hardest fights, he faced them with Boonlay, Wangchannoi and Hippy. His fight against the great champion Boonlay Sor Thanikul was difficult because Boonlay was tall and very technical. His battles against Wangchannoi Sor Palangchai also marked him because in three confrontations, Karuhat never managed to beat the star Wangchannoi.

Finally, Hippy Singmanee was also a dangerous opponent for Karuhat. The two men fought four times with a win for Karuhat, two wins for Hippy and a draw.

In the 90s, this exceptional champion was feared. Being small for his category, Karuhat had to deploy a very skilful boxing to beat his opponents often bigger than him.

This magnificent technician perfected the techniques of counter and poke. In a match with Karuhat, his opponents were almost sure to finish the fight with a wound to the face.

Karuhat had several fighter nicknames because Muay Thai fans in Thailand loved his clean boxing style. For his fame he was called “YodSiyan” (The Superstar), for his intelligent boxing he was nicknamed “Yodmuayechriya” (The Genius of Boxing) and “Aysiyan” (The wonder kid).

Karuhat won big purses when he was at the top of his career, one of his biggest purses he won was 300,000 baht for his fight against Kaensak Sor Ploenchit on May 21, 1993 in Lumpinee, a fight won by Karuhat.

This great champion was considered by many specialists to be the best fighter in the 122-pound class of the 1990s.

Today, this champion has become a coach and has his own camp, the Sitkaruhat Gym which is located in the district of Nong Kheam in Bangkok.

 

Karuhat Sor Supawan vs Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee (Lumpinee stadium 1993, victory of Karuhat)

 

Karuhat Sor Supawan vs Kaensak Sor Ploenchit (Radja stadium 1994, victory of Karuhat)

 

Karuhat Sor Supawan vs Nungubon Sitlerchai (Lumpinee stadium 1993, victory of Karuhat)

 

Karuhat Sor Supawan vs Veeraphol Sahaprom (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Karuhat)

 

Lakhin Wassantasit

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Date of birth: 17 April 1972

City of birth: Khanom in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat (South Region)

Team: Galaxy Gym

Title: Radja Champion in 115 lbs, Isuzu Tournament Winner in 115 lbs, Omnoi Champion in 140 lbs, Winner of Tam Jai Tournament in 140 lbs, WMC World Champion in 140 lbs

Opponents he beat: Wichan Sitchutchoi (KO), Singnoi Sor Prakasan (KO), Sayoknoi Sakphetarun (KO), Daoden Sor Sakasem (KO), Supernoi Sor Talingchan (KO), Chamnan Saknarin (KO), Dejrit Sor Ploenchit (KO), Daeneuha Daenmolee (KO), Piteelek Chaiphiphat, Malakeau Sor Thosaphon, Petcharat Sor Worapin (KO), Chatchainoi Chawraiaoy (KO), Burlek Pinsinchai (KO), Samson Isaan

Particular sign: Lakhin of his real name Wichit Lapmee was nicknamed "Mat Phayayom" (The puncher of hell). He was one of the most formidable punchers of the nineties. With his destructive strike, he executed many opponents by KO such as the great champions Wichan Sitchutchoi, Singnoi Sor Prakasan (For the belt of the Radja), Sayoknoi Sakphetarun (For the belt of Omnoi and the final of the tournament Tam Jai), Daoden Sor Sakasem, Supernoi Sor Talingchan, Chamnan Saknarin, Dejrit Sor Ploenchit, Daeneuha Daenmolee, Chainoi Chawy.

Lakhin is one of the few boxers to beat KO in the first round, the legendary Burlek Pinsinchai. Lakhin was a terror of the rings, especially at the Ratchadamnoen stadium where he won many victories, he was twice elected «Best Fighter of the Year» from the Radja stadium.

Lakhin also had a great career in Boxing with 29 professional fights for 27 victories including 18 won by KO and 2 draws, no one managed to defeat the puncher of Nakhon Si Tamarat. Lakhin won in Boxing the PABA and OPBF belt and he made a WBA World Championship against title holder Daorung Chuwattana who kept his belt after a draw.

 

Lakhin Wasantasit vs Samson Isaan (Lumpinee stadium 1992, victory of Lakhin)

 

Lakhin Wasantasit vs Wichan Sitchutchoi (Radja stadium 1992, victory of Lakhin by KO)

 

Lakhin Wasantasit vs Petcharat Sor Worapin (Radja stadium, victory of Lakhin)

 

Lakhin Wasantasit vs Singnoi Sor Prakasan (Radja stadium, victory of Lakhin by KO for the Radja belt)

 

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