THE FIGHTS OF ANTHOLOGY

OF GOLDEN AGE OF MUAY THAI

(CHAPTER III)

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 III

 

Pongsiri Por Ruamruedee

พงษ์ศิริ พ.ร่วมฤดี

Date of birth: 1967

City of birth: Thaleang in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima (Northeast Region)

Team: Por Ruamruedee Gym

Title: No. 1 stadium Lumpinee in 115 lbs

Opponents he beat: Chainoy Muangsurin, Pichit Sitbangprajan, Morakot Sor Thamrangsee, Hippy Singmanee, Seksan Sitjomthong, Pairojnoi Sor Siamchay, Toto Por Pongsawang, Nungubon Sitlerdchai, Langsuan Phayutaphum, Paruhatlek Sitchanthong, Komkhay Kietjaroen, Kompayak Singmanee

Particular Sign: Pongsiri Por Ruamruedee of his real name "Phayboun Ladnongkhi" was trained at Charoenmuang camp which was located on Charoen Muang Road in Bangkok. A camp that changed address several times to finish at Soi Ruamruedee near Lumpinee. This camp included great champions like Saknoi Charoenmuang (Radja Champion), Weeranoi Charoenmuang, Sompong Charoenmuang, Thongbai Charoenmuang, Choochai "Rambong" Kiatchartsingh.

Pongsiri was nicknamed "Rambo" because he had a very aggressive boxing style such as a mercenary soldier storming the ring. Pongsiri was a steamroller, a tank that was constantly advancing on his opponents. "Rambo" was a terror at the time in the category of 112 lbs and 115 lbs, many fighters feared him, Pongsiri went into the ring with a pirate flag to scare his opponents, a black flag with a head of white death, skull which he also wore on his Length boxing robe and his shorts.

Pongsiri Por Ruamruedee has never won a belt of the big stadiums of Bangkok but he was long N° 1 of Lumpinee by facing all the tenors of his category.

His hardest match was against Pairojnoi Sor Siamchay. Pongsiri and Pairojnoi have always done anthologies fights, his two "Muay Bouk" (Fighter in advance) have fought three times. In 1988, Pairojnoi beat Pongsiri, the year after Pongsiri took his revenge by points and they met for the third time with a draw.

On July 25, 1989, in the stadium of Lumpinee, the revenge for fighting between Pongsiri and Pairojnoi reached the record sum of 3 million baht, a first in the history of Muay Thai.

Pairojnoi and «Rambo» fought madness, a match in which the two fighters went to the end of themselves, opened both to faces, bloodied, each almost stopped on injury. But they fought until the last minute of the fifth round, and Pongsiri won the fight at the points. The two fighters ended up exhausted at the hospital.

This hallucinating match was voted "best fight of the year" and named as the toughest fight of its last twenty years, the "match of the century".

Pongsiri has also defeated foreign champions such as the formidable Dutch Michael Lieuwfat and the great French champions Jaid Seddak and Khaled Hebieb.

Pongsiri stopped his career quite early, at the age of 25, because after almost every battle he was wounded and often ended up in hospital, he underwent important operations, especially to the ears. Pongsiri has made too many hard fights that have unfortunately marked him physically.

When he ended his career he reconverted into a singer, he sang for a while Folk songs in the provinces of the country. But he continued to train at Muay Thai and spent some time coaching at Muaythai Plaza gym in Bangkok.

 

Pongsiri Por Ruamruedee vs Langsuan Phayutaphum (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Pongsiri)

 

Pongsiri Por Ruamruedee vs Pairojnoi Sor Siamchay (Lumpinee stadium 1989, victory of Pongsiri)

 

Pongsiri Por Ruamruedee vs Seksan Sitjomthong (Lumpinee stadium 1993, victory of Pongsiri)

 

Samransak Muangsurin

สำราญศักดิ์ เมืองสุรินทร์

Date of birth: June 18, 1959

City of birth: Buriram (Northeast Region)

Team: Muangsurin Gym

Title: WFMA World Champion in 122 lbs (1982), Lumpinee Champion in 126 lbs (1986, 1988)

Opponents he beat: Kongtoranee Payakaroon, Sonsin Sitneunpayom, Nikom Phetpothong (KO), Maewnoi Sitchang (KO), Saencheung Pinsinchai (KO), Chanchai Sor Tamrangsi (KO), Yoknoi Fairtex (KO), Sanit Wichitkrengkrai, Tuanthong Loukdecha, Ponsawat Wor Singhsanae (KO), Jaroenthong Kietbanchong, Dokmaipah Por Pongsawan, Yodvittaya Sithyodthong (KO), Sakmongkol Sitchuchok (KO), Samranthong Kiatbanchong (KO)

Sign Particular: Samransak was rather a great champion of the 80’s. But this old ring lion was still present in the early '90s.

Samransak of his real name Ran Kijram is considered by many specialists as one of the biggest punchers in the history of Muay Thai. His nickname was “Ay Matsaklek” because he had phenomenal power in his fists.

He was also a formidable "Muay Tone" (Durable boxer) who has always made terrible battles against the many opponents he faced.

Samransak represented his camp, the famous Muangsurin Gym, with honour for years. A camp in the Laksi district of Bangkok. The Muangsurin camp was founded by Khru Amornrat Rakwanich who died in 1981, it was his son Mr Apirak Rakvanich who then took over the camp.

This famous camp was famous for the work of the fists because it produced great champions in Boxing such as the legendary Saensak Muangsurin who was World Champion WBC at 25 years after only three professional fights, as well as Prayonsak Muangsurin (World Champion OPBF), Tongta Kietwayupha and Jong Satiyengym.

Samransak Muangsurin made a remarkable career up to 33 years, he made about 120 fights for 90 victories of which fifty won by KO.

On May 6, 1986, Samransak met the powerful Saengsakda Kitikasem who knocked him out in the 2nd round, this is one of the few defeats of Samransak by KO.

On June 13, in Lumpinee, Samransak and Saengsakda made the rematch with the addition of the Lumpinee belt in 126 lbs in game held by Saengsakda. The two champions made a crazy match that will be voted "Best Fight of the Year 1986". In this titanic duel, Samransak won by KO in the fifth round and won the Lumpinee belt in 126 lbs.

On September 9, in Lumpinee, they found themselves for a third confrontation. In the first round, puncher Samransak won a dazzling right that put KO Saengsakda.

On 29 April 1988, at the Lumpinee stadium, Samransak faced Chanchai Sor Tamrangsi. Chanchai was then the defending Lumpinee champion in 126 lbs. Samransak defeated the Chanchai technician and took his belt from Lumpinee, Samransak won a Lumpinee belt again in 126 lbs.

Samransak faced the legendary Kongtoranee Payakaroon in titanic matches, Samransak twice beat Kongtoranee, Kongtoranee beat him once and they drew a draw.

Samransak also faced four times the star of the 80s, Samart Payakaroon. But Samransak was never able to defeat Samart Payakaroon. Samransak also lost twice by KO against the puncher Coban Lookchaomaesaitong.

 

Samransak Muangsurin vs Saengsakda Kitikasem (Lumpinee stadium 1986, victory of Samransak by KO for the belt of Lumpinee)

 

Samransak Muangsurin vs Ponsawat Wor Singhsanae (Lumpinee stadium 1988, victory of Samransak by KO)

 

Samransak Muangsurin vs Kongtoranee Payakaroon (Lumpinee stadium 1990, draw)

 

Samson Isaan

แซมซั่นอิสาน

Date of birth: July 11, 1972

City of birth: Jungharn in the province of Roi Et (Northeast Region)

Team: Petchyindee Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 118 lbs, Radja Champion in 115 lbs, WBF World Champion in Boxing

Opponents he beat: Seanklay Sitkhruot (KO), Keawmorakot Praynan (KO), Jaroensak Kietnakhonechon (KO), Pepsi Piyakphan (KO), Klanwannoy Sitkhruot (KO), Veeraphol Sahaprom (KO), Thongchai Thor Silachai, Kraïwanoi Sitkhruot (KO), Dentaksin Sor Sawanphakdee, Ritdej Sor Pleonchit, Jomhodlek Rathanachot, Deduang Por Pongsawang, Jaewveha Loogtapfah, Lakhin Wassantasit

Particular sign: Samson of his real name Somboon Pantasai fought under the name of Seanmuangnoï Lukjaopomehksak. Samson came from a very poor family, his parents were farmers, they raised cows in a small village in the region of Roi Et. And after his career, thanks to the important purses of his Boxing championships Samson became rich, he owned several houses in Bangkok, luxury cars and a restaurant in Roi Et.

Samson won the Lumpinee belt in 118 lbs against Seanklay Sitkhruot, who was that he shot down by knockout on 29 November 1991 at the Lumpinee stadium.

Samson was an extraordinary puncher who knocked down champions such as Keawmorakot Praynan, Jaroensak Kietnakhonechon, Pepsi Piyakphan, Klanwannoy Sitkhruot, and he was one of the few to defeat the great champion Veeraphol Sahaprom in 1991 at the Lumpinee stadium.

Samson also won the Radja belt in 115 lbs against the puncher Lakhin Wassantasit in 1992.

Samson has always made big wars in the ring, his fight against the mighty Deduang Por Pongsawang is one of the toughest matches of the year 1993.

Samson had a great career in Boxing, his name as Boxing fighter was Samson Dutch Boy Gym, he was undefeated in Boxing with 43 professional fights including 36 won by KO. Samson won the WBF World title in 1994 and he defended it 38 times, no one has succeeded to dethroned Roi Et’s bull.

Samson Isaan was voted "Best Boxer of the Year" in 1991 by the prestigious institution "The Sport Writers Association of Thailand".

 

Samson Isaan vs Veeraphol Sahaprom (Radja stadium 1991, victory of Samson by KO)

 

Samson Isaan vs Seanklay Sitkhruot (Lumpine stadium 1991, victory of Samson by KO for the belt of Lumpinee)

 

Samson Isaan vs Lakhin Wasantasit (Radja stadium 1992, victory of Samson for the belt of Radja)

 

Samson Isaan vs Deduang Por Pongsawang (Lumpine stadium 1993, victory of Samson)

 

Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj

แสงเทียนน้อย ส.รุ่งโรจน์

Date of birth: August 16, 1966

City of birth: Pathumthani (Center Region)

Team: Sitsurapong Gym

Title: Radja Champion in 135 lbs (1986), Lumpinee Champion in 140 lbs (1996), WMC World Champion in 140 lbs (1996)

Opponents he beat: Nokweed Davy, Chamophet Ha Phalang, Jack Kiatniwat, Chandej Saw Prantale, Sakmongkol Sitchuchok, Orono Por Muang Ubon, Therdkiet Sitepitak, Nampon Nong Kee Pahuyuth, Namkabuan Nong Kee Pahuyuth, Cherry Sor Wanich (KO), Neungtrakarn Por Muang Ubon, Keng Singnakonkuay, Pompetch Naratrikul, Superlek Sor Isaan, Pairoj Wor Wirapon, Jongsanan Fairtex, Chanchaï Sor Thamrangsee, Ankaradech Por Pao In

Particular Sign: His fighter name Sangtiennoi means "The flame that shines". His real name is Pongprasert. He started at age 13 at Lukbaanadi camp near his home, then at Sitsurapong camp.

At the age of 18, he left in the suburbs of Bangkok at Nonthaburi in Lukmingkwan camp. Sangtiennoi was a "Muay Bouk", a fighter who went on all the time, he was taking the shots and walked in front of his opponents without going back, he was an outstanding durable boxer.

Sangtiennoi was nicknamed “The Deadly Kisser” because he kissed his opponents on the forehead or on the cheek, which was a way of scoring his victory.

Sangtiennoi made 200 fights with 150 wins and 50 losses. In the stadium of Lumpinee, he made 50 fights and even more in the stadium of Radjadamnern, 80 fights.

At 20, he won the Radjadamnern belt in - 60 Kg against Jack Kiatniwat. Ten years later, he won the Lumpinee belt in - 65 Kg against Keng Singnakonkuay. He also won a WMC World Champion Belt in - 65 Kg in Australia.

Sangtiennoi is one of the legends of Muay Thai because of his long career and his bravery in fight.

During the top of his career, he was among those who received the biggest purses on the circuit with sums far exceeding of 200,000 baths.

Sangtiennoi also beat great foreign champions of the 90s like the Dutch Ramon Dekkers (2 victories, 1 defeat) and Hassan Kassrioui as well as the Frenchman Dany Bill (1 victory, 1 defeat).

Today, he has his own camp at Pathumthani, the Sangtiennoi Gym. He coaches his own son, Moses Sangtiennoi who has also become a great champion. As the star Thanonchai Thor Sangtiennoi and many other fighters.

 

Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj vs Cherry Sor Wanich (Lumpinee stadium 1991, victory of Sangtiennoi by KO)

 

Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj vs Ramon Dekkers (Lumpinee stadium 1991, victory of Sangtiennoi)

 

Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj vs Chanchaï Sor Thamrangsee (Lumpinee stadium 1993, victory of Sangtiennoi)

 

Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj vs Orono Por Muang Ubon (Lumpinee stadium 1993, victory of Sangtiennoi)

 

Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj vs Ankaradech Por Pao In (Radja stadium 1995, victory of Sangtiennoi)

 

Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj vs Jongsanan Fairtex (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Sangtiennoi)

 

Silapathai Jockygym

ศิลปไทย จ๊อกกี้ยิม

Date of birth: 23 November 1974

City of birth: Udon Thani (Northeast Region)

Team: Jocky Gym

Title: Raja Champion in 108 lbs (1992), Raja Champion in 118 lbs (1993), Raja Champion in 122 lbs (1994)

Opponents he beat: Samkor Kietmontep, Veeraphol Sahaprom, Karuhat Sor Supawan, Lakhin Wassantasit, Boonlay Sor Thanikul (KO), Kaensak Sor Ploenchit, Prabseuk Sitnarong, Chootin Por Thawatchai, Komkiet Sor Thanikul, Chaidej Keatchansing, Paidang Lersakgym, Komson Saknarin (KO), Duansongpong Por Pongsawang, Chamophet Ha Phalang

Sign Particular: Silapathai started boxing very early, he made his first fight at 10 years for the camp Kietnolat located in Udon Thani. At the age of 12, he joined the famous camp Jocky Gym of Bangkok, Silapathai made his all career for this mythical camp which included champions such as Chadet, Somrak, Robert, Rolek, Wangvisep, Patong.

Nicknamed « Jomsoklap » (The poke back fatal), a nickname given to 17 years old when he beat by KO with a poke back in 1991 at the Radja Stadium, the Radja champion Komson Saknarin.

Silapathai was also called «Jomtip 116 nat» (The front kick at 116 strokes) because he controlled this technique wonderfully. Silapathai is considered one of the greatest technicians of his generation. Khru Pipa, the head coach of the Jocky Gym said of Silapathai that he was for him the best boxer of the Jocky Gym so far.

Silapathai won his first title of Radja in 1992 against Vilakorn, the belt in 108 lbs. A belt that he also conquered in 118 lbs in 1993 and 122 lbs in 1994. On April 27, 1994, in the stadium of Radja, he won the Radja belt in 122 lbs against the legendary champions Chamophet Ha Phalang.

Silapathai made 190 fights for 160 wins, 27 losses and 3 draws. He fought mainly in the stadium of Radja where he made 60 fights. As well as 6 matches in the Lumpinee stadium and 6 matches in the stadium of Omnoi.

Silapathai is now a coach at Jocky Gym, a camp that was bought by former French ring legend Jean-Charles Skarbowsky who has represented this camp for several years. The camp is called today, the « Skarbowsky Gym ».

 

Silapathai Jockygym vs Boonlay Sor Thanikul (Radja stadium, victory of Silapathai by KO)

 

Silapathai Jockygym vs Veeraphol Sahaprom (Radja stadium 1993, victory of Silapathai)

 

Silapathai Jockygym vs Lakhin Wasantasit (Radja stadium 1993, victory of Silapathai)

 

Silapathai Jockygym vs Karuhat Sor Supawan (Radja stadium 1994, victory of Silapathai)

 

Silapathai Jockygym vs Chamophet Ha Phalang (Radja stadium 1994, victory of Silapathai for the belt of Radja)

 

Somrak Khamsing

สมรักษ์ คำสิงห์

สมรักษ์ ศิษย์อรัญ

Date of birth: 16 January 1973

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

Team: Sit Aran Gym

Title: Gold Medal of Boxing at the Olympic Games in 1996, N ° 1 of the Lumpinee stadium (1991), N ° 1 of the Radja stadium (1991)

Opponents he beat: Chamophet Ha Phalang, Chatchanoy Chaoayroy, Changnoi Sirimongkon, Kukrit Sor Nayaim, Sakmongkol Sitchuchok, Boonlay Sor Thanikul, Panomrung Sit Sowapor, Suwitlek Sor Sakaorat (KO), Anantasak Phayutaphum, Namkabuan Nong Kee Pahuyuth

Sign Special: Formed by his father, a former boxer, Somrak comes from a boxer's family. His big brother Somrot Khamsing (Pimalan Leksitalat) was a great champion who was among the best in his category in Muay Thai and Boxing. He was Asia Champion and Quarter Finalist at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Somrak made his first fight at the age of 7, he trained at Sor Kingstar gym in Khon Kaen, a camp that later formed the legend Saenchai. At the age of 11, Somrak joined the Sit Aran gym in Bangkok, a camp that trained champions such as Soming, Pimthong, Tamrawee, Jocky Sitkanpai. His fighter name was Pimaranlek Sit Aran, it's only later that he will take the fighter name of Somrak Khamsing when he fights in Boxing. Then Somrak represented the famous camp Jocky Gym for several years and ended up at Kietpetch gym, the camp of the Lumpinee Promoter Chun Kietpetch.

Somrak remained for a long time No. 1 in 126 lbs in the stadium of Lumpinee and Radja but never had the opportunity to fight for a belt of one of these prestigious stadiums. Yet, he beat practically every great champion of the time.

Somrak Khamsing (Sometimes called Somluck Khamsing) is a true legend living in Thailand. His record is phenomenal in both Muay Thai and Boxing with 300 fights in Muay Thai and 200 fights in Boxing. His Muay Thai techniques were spectacular, sometimes close to the Muay Boran.

In Boxing, he's the first Thai boxer to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. Like the great champion Samart Payakaroon, Somrak has also tried cinema and song making him even more famous in his country.

Somrak set up his own camp in the Bangkapi district, Somrak Gym (Thor Thepsuthin Gym).

 

Somrak Khamsing vs Boonlay Sor Thanikul (Lumpinee stadium 1991, victory of Somrak)

 

Somrak Khamsing vs Kukrit Sor Nayaim (Lumpinee stadium 1991, victory of Somrak)

 

Somrak Khamsing vs Suwitlek Sor Sakaorat (Lumpinee stadium 1995, victory of Somrak by KO)

  

Superlek Sor Isaan

ซุปเปอร์เล็ก ศรอีสาน

ซุปเปอร์เล็ก ช.สวัสดิ์

Date of birth: March 21, 1969

City of Birth: Ubon Ratchathani (Northeast Region)

Team: Sor Sumalee Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 122 lbs (1989), Lumpinee Champion in 126 lbs (1993)

Opponents he beat: Mathee Jaydeepitak, Cherry Sor Wanich (KO), Jareonthong Kietbanchong, Nuengsiam Keatwichean (KO), Sirimongkol Kiatbanchong, Phon Narupaï, Kaona Bualuangprakanphai, Rittichai Lookchaomaesaitong, Grandprixnoi Muangchayaphum, Dokmaï Por Pongsawang, Sanpetch Lukrangsit (KO), Phetsayam Kietsingnoi (KO), Nuathoranee Thongraja, Chandet Sor Prantalay (KO)

Particular Sign: Superlek trained and fought for the famous Sor Sumalee camp in Ubon Ratchathani, a camp in which he remained until the end of his career. In this camp, there were also the great champions Lamnamoon, Deachkalon, Panomrunglek and Jompoblek.

His fighting style was "Muaymat" (Strong in Fist), nicknamed « Aymat Rimot » (The correct punch), Superlek was a terrible striker with murderous low kicks, he destroyed many opponents with his fists and low kicks of lumberjack.

Superlek beat great champion Cherry Sor Wanich twice by KO, once in the second round and once in the fifth round.

Superlek has met three times the Dutch terror Ramon Dekkers with two wins and one defeats, defeat at Lumpinee in 1990, victories at Lumpinee in 1991 and 1994. It's against Ramon Dekkers that Superlek won the biggest purse of his career which was to 250 000 baht.

Superlek also beat on King's Birthday the great French champion Manu N'toh.

This great champion unfortunately died in 2013 due to blood poisoning (Septicemia).

The son of Superlek has become a champion who fights today in the biggest stadiums of Bangkok, he's 26 years old and is called Padsaenlek Rachanon, he trains and fights for the famous camp Rachanon Gym.

 

Superlek Sor Isaan vs Jareonthong Kiatbanchong (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Superlek)

 

Superlek Sor Isaan vs Cherry Sor Wanich (Lumpinee stadium 1992, victory of Superlek by KO)

 

Superlek Sor Isaan vs Nuathoranee Thongraja (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Superlek by injury stop)

 

Thedkiat Sitthepitak

เทอดเกียรติ ศิษย์เทพพิทักษ์

Date of birth: August 29, 1970

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

Team: Nong Kee Pahuyuth Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 122 lbs (1989), Lumpinee Champion in 126 lbs (1990)

Opponents he beat: Rot Lukrangsee, Boonlong Sor Thanikul, Panomrunglek Chor Sawad, Phetdam Lukboraï, Jareonthong Kietbanchong, Rajasak Sor Worapin, Jack Kiatniwat, Sanit Wichitkriangkrai, Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj, Cherry Sor Wanich, Nuathoranee Thongraja, Superlek Sor Isaan, Oley Kiatoneway, Robert Kaennorasing, Orono Por Muang Ubon, Rainbow Sor Prantalee, Charndet Sor Plantalay, Jongsanan Fairtex (KO)

Particular Sign: Thedkiet of his real name Somkid Crearone was a superb Fimeuu (Technician) who delighted the punters for his tactical and technical battles. Thedkiet had many fighter nicknames but the one that best suited him was « Rachanheang Lumpinee » (The King of Lumpinee).

Thedkiet was formed at the famous camp Nong Kee Pahuyuth, the camp of Master Pramote Haymook. The Namkabuan, Nampon and Hansuk Champions' Camp. And although Thedkiet was training with his comrade Namkabuan, a rare thing, the two champions of the same camp clashed at the Lumpinee stadium with a victory at the points of Namkabuan. A match in which Namkabuan was badly opened at the front.

Thedkiet won the Lumpinee belt in 122 lbs on November 7, 1989 against great Champion Superlek Sor Isaan.

Then, Thedkiet beat another 90's champion for the Lumpinee championship belt in 126 lbs. On March 23, 1990, he defeated Phetdam Lukborai. Thedkiet defended his belt victoriously against the star of the 90s, Oley Kiatoneway. Thedkiet kept his good for several years, he lost his title against the champion Mathee Jaydeepitak.

 

Thedkiat Sitthepitak vs Oley Kiatoneway (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Thedkiat for the belt of Lumpinee)

 

Thedkiat Sitthepitak vs Cherry Sor Wanich (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Thedkiat)

 

Thedkiat Sitthepitak vs Orono Por Muang Ubon (Lumpinee stadium 1996, victory of Thedkiat)

 

Thedkiat Sitthepitak vs Jongsanan Fairtex (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Thedkiat by KO)

 

Thedkiat Sitthepitak vs Nuathoranee Thongraja (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Thedkiat)

  

Veeraphol Sahaprom

วีระพล สหพรหม

Date of birth: 16 November 1968

City of birth: Kaeng Khoi in the province of Saraburi (Central Region)

Team: Nakornloung Promotion Gym

Title: Radja Champion in 108 lbs, Radja Champion in 112 lbs, Radja Champion in 115 lbs, WBA World Champion and WBC Boxing Champion in 118 lbs

Opponents he beat: Keawmorakot Praynan (KO), Noppadet Sor Rewadee (KO), Burlek Pinsinchai (KO), Dennuah Denmoree (KO), Duangsompong Por Pongsawan (KO), Samson Isaan (KO), Langsuan Phanyuthaphum (KO), Silapathai Jocky gym (KO), Dokmayphay Por Pongsawan, Sukhothai Thaksimeter, Chatchainoi Chawraiaoy, Colalek Sor Thanikul (KO), Chain Pinsinchai (KO), Samernoi Tor Boonlert (KO), Paruhatlek Sitchunthong

Particular Sign: Veeraphol of his real name Thiraphon Samranklang was born in the region of Saraburi but he grew up in Nakhon Ratchassima (Northeast Region).

Nicknamed « Phayak Naa Kroeum » (The Tiger with the serious face) and « Death Mask » because when he fought in the ring his face did not show any emotion, he was impassive throughout his fight.

Veeraphol is one of the biggest puncheurs of the 90’s, he beat by KO great champions like Keawmorakot Praynan, Noppadet Sor Rewadee, Burlek Pinsinchai, Deaneuha Deanmolee, Duangsompong Por Pongsawan, Samson Isaan, Langsuan Phanyuthaphum, Silapathai Jocky gym (For the Radja belt), Samernoi Tor Boonlert (For the Radja belt). Veeraphol won his first belt at the Radja stadium at 19 years old in 1987, the Radja belt in 108 lbs. In 1988, he won the Radja belt in 112 lbs and later in 115 lbs.

Veeraphol, who had cleaned up in his category in Muay Thai, turned to Boxing where he made an exceptional career with 72 professional fights for 66 victories including 46 by KO, 4 defeats and 2 draws. He won the World Champion belt in two federations the WBC and the WBA.

Veeraphol is one of the few boxers to beat by KO the bull Samson Isaan in 1993 in the stadium of Lumpinee.

Veerapol has opened a restaurant in Chaiyaphum in the Northeast region, the establishment is called "Raan Champ Lok" (The restaurant of the world champion).

 

Veeraphol Sahaprom vs Langsuan Phayutaphum (Radja stadium, victory of Veeraphol by KO)

 

Veeraphol Sahaprom vs Silapathai Jockygym (Radja stadium, victory of Veeraphol by KO)

 

Veeraphol Sahaprom vs Samson Isaan (Lumpinee stadium 1993, victory of Veeraphol by KO)

 

Veeraphol Sahaprom vs Burlek Pinsinchai (Radja stadium 1994, victory of Veeraphol by KO)

 

Wangchannoi Sor Palangchai

วังจั่นน้อย ส.พลังชัย

Date of birth: May 30, 1967

City of Birth: Lopburi (Central Region)

Team: Sor Palangchaï Gym

Title: Lumpinee Champion in 118 lbs, Lumpinee Champion in 122 lbs

Opponents he beat: Samart Payakaroon, Jirapong Sitkorayuth, Kongtoranee Payakaroon, Chatchai Payseethong, Jaroensap Kietbangchong, Keansak Sor Ploenchit, Nomtuanlek Ha Phalang, Karuhat Sor Supawan, Superlek Sorn Isaan, Oley Kiatoneway, Samransak Muengsurin, Cherry Sor Wanich (KO), Matee Jedeepitak, Langsuan Phanyuttapum, Chamophet Ha Phalang, Nampon Nong Kee Pahuyuth, Namkabuan Nong Kee Pahuyuth (KO), Khaona Sor Kietalingchan

Sign Individual: His real name is Arporn Sophap, Arporn’s parents gave birth to four children, four boys whose Wangchannoi was the youngest of the family. The little one, Arpon, was the most scabby of the brothers, at school he often fought. So, one of his big brothers who practiced boxing taught him the Art of Muay Thai to channel his aggressiveness.

At the age of 10 years old, he had his first fight under the control of his big brother, who will be his coach for several years.

The young Wangchannoi was soon spotted by one of the biggest promoters of the moment, Songchai Ratanasuban. Songchai brought him to the Bangkok region at the age of 15 and took him into his already well lined championship team.

But Wangchannoi is an unstable boxer, he couldn’t stay long in a training boxing camp. During his long career, Wangchannoi was a little of a wanderer in the Muay Thai camps, going first to camp Dechrat, then to the famous camp Muangsurin, then to camp Kietsingnoi, Kietbanchong and Sor Khet Talingchan, and finally to camp Sitchang.

Wangchannoi won the Lumpinee belt in 118 lbs against the formidable Nampon Nong Kee Pahuyuth.

Then, in 122 lbs, he won the Lumpinee belt against Superlek Sor Isaan, this title he also won against Nomtuanlek Ha Phalang, Karuhat Sor Supawan and Chatchai Payseethong.

Wangchannoi has made 300 fights in his career with 267 wins including over 40 won by KO, 30 defeats and 3 draws.

His hardest fight, he faced the living legend of rings, Samart Payakaroon. A difficult fight for Wangchannoi because Samart’s superb tip (Front kick) was very embarrassing, and Wangchannoi was smaller than his opponent. But Wangchannoi managed to defeat King Samart, who was doing his last fight on the Thai rings, on May 10, 1989, at the Lumpinee stadium.

Wangchannoi is one of the few boxers who beat the star of the 80s, Samart Payakaroon. For his fight against Samart, Wangchannoi received a purse of 260,000 baht.

Wangchannoi was a terror of rings in the 90s, this great fighter possessed the lightning in his fists. But he was also very good with his knees, his low kick and his pokes, he was a complete boxer, an incredible puncher.

Wangchannoi was nicknamed « Wonderman » by the aficionados of Muay Thai. But Muay Thai fans in Thailand had mostly nicknamed him « Aymat 33 Wee » (The punch bursting in 33 seconds). For Wangchannoi has “turned off the light” to many of his adversaries. This nickname was given to him after his memorable battle with legendary Namkabuan Nong Kee Pahuyuth. Wangchannoi knocked down Namkabuan in the first round in 33 seconds with a terrible left uppercut to the jaw.

The two champions found themselves for revenge and after a hard fight Wangchannoi beat Namkabuan again but at points.

Wangchannoi has always fought violently, gamblers loved his powerful and offensive style, he has done many fights with important dumpans like against the great champion Oley Kiatoneway where the dumpan in game was a million baht, dumpan won by the team of Wangchannoi.

In 1993, Wangchannoi was voted "Best Boxer of the Year" by "The Sports Writers Association of Thailand".

Today, Wangchannoi became a coach. He also opened a butchery with his wife in the North East region of Maha Sarakham, where he now lives.

 

Wangchannoi Sor Palangchai vs Samransak Muangsurin (Lumpinee stadium 1989, victory of Wangchannoi)

 

Wangchannoi Sor Palangchai vs Namkabuan Nong Kee Pahuyuth (Lumpinee stadium 1990, victory of Wangchannoi by KO)

 

Wangchannoi Sor Palangchai vs Kaensak Sor Ploenchit (Lumpinee stadium 1993, victory of Wangchannoi)

 

Wangchannoi Sor Palangchai vs Karuhat Sor Supawan (Lumpinee stadium 1994, victory of Wangchannoi for the belt of Lumpinee)

 

Wangchannoi Sor Palangchai vs Cherry Sor Wanich (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Wangchannoi by KO)

 

Wangchannoi Sor Palangchai vs Langsuan Phayutaphum (Lumpinee stadium, victory of Wangchannoi)

 

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