INTERVIEW OF ANISSA MEKSEN

By Serge TREFEU (2016)

 

 

 

SERGE TREFEU: Hello Anissa, how are you?

ANISSA MEKSEN: Very well thank you

You grew in which place of France?

I grew in Nancy in Lorraine

Towards what age you began the boxing?

I began the boxing at the age of 12 having tested the judo and the karate during five years

How you discovered this sport and what attracted you towards the boxing?

My brother Mehdi who practiced boxing. He told me a day to come to try and since I have never arrested...

You felt at ease quickly very on the boxing ring in Thai boxing, pass from the Savate to Muay Thai (Anissa was World champion of French Boxing Savate) is not an easy thing, it's not given to everybody, how you made to adapt yourself so quickly to this discipline?

There is no secret. It's the fruit of a lot of work. When I want something I really give myself to 200 %. My objective was to be successful in Kick boxing, K1 and Muay Thai. For it we travelled in Thailand to learn. We belonged in the camp of Dédé (Adam Ausa) to the Max Sport Gym in Bangkok, but also in gyms of the Paris region, as that of Kamel Jemel (World champion of Thai boxing)

You changed gym for your trainings in Muay Thai? Today, you train in what gym and with which trainer?

I train for three years now for the OGB, Olympique Garennois Boxe. Benoit is at the same time my trainer and my manager. He puts a lot to make us more successful. Guillaume Pascal (France Champion Thai boxing) is one of my partners of trainings. He's on a good dynamics and it thanks to the teamwork and obviously of Benoit, which prepares us at best according to the terms



ANISSA MEKSEN WITH HIS COACH BENOIT ZEDE



During your first fights in Muay Thai, how was your sensations on the boxing ring because the movements, the techniques (Projection, clinch, poke) are good different from the Savate?

I dreaded a lot because my first experiences were made in Thailand, thus without elbow pads. My first purpose was to neutralize the clinch, to make of the anti clinch not to take bad knocks...

And over time the clinch became a real pleasure, as well as the projections and the pokes

You knew the champions in Muay Thai before beginning this sport?

Not clearly I did not know any. Today, it's true that athletes as Saenchai or still as our French Pinca are athletes whom I respect a lot

 

 

Lucia Rijker, Germaine de Randamie, Ilonka Elmont, Julie Kitchen, Nancy Joseph, these names tells you anything?

Yes of course. It's athletes who marked the spirits in their time!

In what year you went the first time in Thailand? You were to train in a camp? You can tell us your first anecdotes in Thailand, training, sensation and discovery of the country?

My first experience it belonged for holidays to Koh Samui. We tested a camp on the spot, the Pinyo Muay Thai and from there we signed a first fight a few days later. It was not a high-level fight but for a first experience in Muay Thai it was normal. From there, we saw a little bigger things and with my trainer we left two months for Thailand in the camp of Max Sport Gym, at Dédé. It's him who believed at first in me and who signed me my first world championship for the Queen's Birthday, whom I took away. It was in 2013, and it's from there that finally everything began...



ADAM AUSA OWNER OF CAMP MAX SPORT GYM PREPARES ANISSA MEKSEN FOR HIS FIGHT IN BANGKOK



WORLD CHAMPION S1 IN 2013 IN BANGKOK



ANISSA MEKSEN TO CAMP MAX SPORT GYM IN BANGKOK



ANISSA MEKSEN TRAINED WITH GREAT CHAMPION SAMY SANA IN CAMP MAX SPORT GYM



You have make other camps in Thailand?

I also trained two weeks for the camp of Youssef Boughanem to Pattaya, last summer. And in Singpatong to Phuket in 2013



TRAINING IN CAMP OF FAMOUS CHAMPION YOUSSEF BOUGHANEM, THE PETCHSAMAN GYM



To fight in Thailand or in France, for you it's the same thing?

I prefer to fight in France clearly. Simply because it's at my home and I feel good there



ANISSA MEKSEN HAS ALREADY FOUGHT IN BANGKOK, TO KOH SAMUI AND PHUKET



In 2014, you participated and took away famous TV Show of women Muay Thai in Thailand "Enfusion", on the island of Koh Samui. What to remember you keep of this experience of reality tv?

I keep only my performance on four fights. I took away them all and I put three KO, of which Iman Barlow (10 times World champion). This reality TV grouped 18 better fighters of my category, what made me proud of my way

How much you made of fights until today, victory and defeat?

I have 94 fights, for 91 victories and three defeats

Did you gain many fights by KO?

I gained 30 victories before the limit

What technique you most like placing in a fight?

I have no favorite techniques. I try to be complete and to adapt myself to my opponents



THE HIGH KICK OF ANISSA MEKSEN ARE SURGICAL PRECISION

 

What was your hardest fight so far?

The hardest are probably the ones that I realized during the show " Enfusion " because I had three fights in the same event, physically and morally was testing...



THE FIGHTS OF ANISSA MEKSEN TO TOURNAMENT ENFUSION WERE VERY HARD

 

Your best memory of boxing?

Probably my victory in the tournament Enfusion, the tournament in 18 where I made four fights, four victories with three KO, of which Iman Barlow!

And the worst?

Kunlun Fight last October. Where I took the blows heads repeatedly, what was worth to me a beautiful wound in the nose, and a stealing for the match...

You took away several titles in Muay Thai, what is the title of which you are the most proud?

I took away two European titles, WFC and WBC, and three world titles, S1, WPMF and WBC. The one of which I'm the most proud it's probably my world champion's last title WBC obtained last month against German Myriem Uslu (World champion of Thai boxing)!



ANISSA MEKSEN COLLECTS BELTS AND TROPHIES



What is what there is a fighter whom you would like to face in particular?

Not of opponents in particular

What are for you the champions of Muay Thai the strongest in your current category?

The strongest are Iman Barlow, Ashley Nichols, Myriem Uslu, Evra Naranjo ...

Of that think you of feminine Muay Thai in France? Today, for you what is what there are enough events with fighting women?

No, there is not enough. We don't speak enough French women champions. It's the world which remains male. But that begins slowly to change...

You also excel at various disciplines feet and fists as the kick boxing and the K1, the Boxing it also attracts you?

No, I'm certainly going to turn to another discipline but probably not Boxing

You have a status of high-level sportswoman or you have to work in parallel of your professional career in boxing?

There is no high-level status in these disciplines. Today, the boxing is my job

What council you would give to a girl who starts the boxing and who wants to make a professional career?

If she wants to undertake a professional career, she should give itself the ways for. Even if she is successful, it's necessary that she's enjoy the company of others. And it, without a good trainer and a manager, it's complicated...

On April 30th, 2016, in the event Kerner Thai show, in Paris, you go met the Norwegian Fatima Pinto, you know this champion? What is what you go made a special preparation in the face of this fighter who has the reputation to be a durable woman boxer?

I know a little Fatima Pinto. She evolved in the same tournament as me in Enfusion. It's the formidable opponent who is several times a champion of Europe and world champion IFMA. We got ready well for this match



MEKSEN AGAINST PINTO A FIGHT THAT WE PROMISE A BEAUTIFUL WAR ON RING



What is that you knew the career and renamed in the world of Muay Thai of the organizer of the event of April 30th, Mr. Kerner?

Kerner Thai is and will be a beautiful organization. I'm satisfied to fight there and it in front of my public



KERNER THAI SHOW APRIL 30, 2016 IN COUBERTIN STADIUM



What are your objectives for year 2016? You already have fights of planned in Muay Thai and other disciplines?

My objective, it's clearly to gain each of my fights and to make history of the boxing. I work very hard for it.

As regards my next terms, there is a Master Fighting Fighting which will take place in Monaco where I shall compete for a world championship of K1 WAKO. Other dates are in progress...

Thank you very much Anissa for this interview and I wish you CHOOKDEE for your fight of April 30th!

Thanks to Siam Fight Mag!

And I was also to thank all the people who contribute to my success: my trainer Benoit and my sparrings, Guillaume and Richard. Also my sponsors: Venum, HK Protect, One Gel, Nutriforme and Printed Me

 

Anissa Meksen is at present N°1 any category confused in boxing feet and fists, this virtuoso of boxing rings made the space in her category, today the fighters don't crowd to face him. She has a complete, very technical style, a foolproof determination, and fast and powerful sequences which often disrupt his opponents. On the boxing ring she's transformed into real destructive machine, we could compare her with the formidable Dutch of the 90s Lucia Rijker "The Dutch Destroyer". Now it's "The French Destroyer" who is going to make history of feet and fists. This great champion who has another beautiful career in front of her, has already taken away everything the titles and beaten the best champions of his category such as Funda Diken (TKO), Yolande Alonso, Phet Yodying (KO), Myriem Uslu, Iman Barlow (KO), Ashley Nichols, Evra Naranjo, Donatella Panu, Feride Kirat (KO), Isis Verbeek, Soraya Bucherie, Padua Clarissa (KO), Khampetch Monoprangroj!

 

 

 

ANISSA MEKSEN

Date of birth: April 28, 1988

Weight: 54 kg

Number of fight: 94. 91 Wins (30 KO). 3 Losses

Title: World Champion Thai Boxing WBC (2016), World Champion Thai Boxing WPMF (2014), World Champion Thai Boxing S1 (2013), World Champion K1 VWS (2015), Europe Champion Thai Boxing WFC (2015), Europe Champion Thai Boxing WBC (2014), World Champion French Savate (2012, 2011, 2009), Europe Champion French Savate (2010, 2007), France Champion French Savate from 2002 to 2013

Team: Olympic Boxing Garennois

 

 

ANISSA MESKSEN "THE FRENCH DESTROYER" IN ACTION