Interview of KAOPONGLEK LUKSURATHUM

by Serge TREFEU (2013)

 

 


 

Serge TREFEU: Hello, how are you, well?
KAOPONGLEK LUKSURATHUM: Yes, very well thank you
How old are you?
Soon 36 years...
You come from of what region of the Thailand?
I am from the city of Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima) in Isaan (northeast)
You are married, do you have childrens?
Yes I am married with an Italian and I have a daughter
You have brothers and sisters?
I have a brother and two sisters
Your brother made of the boxing also? 
Yes but he stopped now...
You began the boxing at which age?
In 11 years

How you discovered the boxing?
My father who is a serviceman is an enthusiast of boxing, it's him who made us discover the muay thai and has train us at home at the beginning...
Your first fight you made him for which age?
In 11 years, and I won at points, I touched 150 bahts (4 euros)
Teenager you were rather a brawler or at all?
No I brawl very rarely...
You began Muay Thai in which camp?
In a camp near in my home which is called "Luksurathum", there were approximately about twenty fighters permanently in the camp...
How much you have make of fight in Isaan?
A lot, I fought a lot, in Isaan I fought every week, I can not say to you exactly I have make more than 100 fights in Isaan...

You were in a camp in Bangkok then?
No I always fought for my camp of Korat, I trained for Korat and then I was going to fight in Bangkok, I have make my first fight in Bangkok in 13 years!
In what category you fight?
At the beginning in 130 lbs (58 kg) then in 140 lbs (63 kg) and today in 66 kg
You gained belts of stadium of Bangkok?
Yes I gained the belt of Lumpinee in 130 lbs there is about fifteen year against Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee, I also gained a tournament importing the year before!
You gained other belts?
Yes I gained two world champion's belts in Italy, one in 2001 and an other one in 2007

How much have you make of fights, how much have you of victory and defeat?
I have make 300 fights with about 250 victories!
You gained many fights by KO?
Yes about nearly hundred!
You have which style of boxing?
I am Fimeuu (technician)
What was your hardest fight?
Against Stong Skarbowsky!
You met him several times with every time of the terrible fights?
Yes one it is four times faced, I won twice, once by stop of the referee, and once by KO and he beat me twice by KO. The fight in the stadium of Rajda was hardest (victory of Skarbowsky by KO)...

 

KAOPONGLEK VS SKARBOWSKY (FIGHT IN RADJA STADIUM OF BANGKOK)

 

 

KAOPONGLEK VS SKARBOWSKY (FIGHT IN PARIS)

 

 

Your best memory of boxing until today?
My victory for the belt of Lumpinee against Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee (4 times Lumpinee champion, World champion) it was a great champion, he had beaten Samkor, Jareonchai and Chatchai!
What are the known Thai fighters that you faced?
Sangtiennoi (Victory), Namkabuan (Victory), Samkor (Defeat), Orono (Victory), Lamnamoon (Victory), Visanupon (Victory) and many others...
You fought a lot abroad, how much you have make of fight?
Really a lot about 80 fights abroad!
What are the most known foreign champions whom you met?
There is a lot, Skarbowsky, Kulebin, Morris, Roqueni, Pinca, Piscitello, Mabel and others...

You know French boxers?
Yes I know it a lot, at first of course Skarbowsky that I know best (Laughter), Pinca, Piscitello, Mabel I know them because they fight often also in Italy!
For you who is the best nakmuay foreigner?
Before I would say Stong Skarbowsky and today it's Giorgio Petrosyan for me...
The best Thai boxer at present it is who for you?
There are several good boxers in Thailand, Seanchai, Sam A, Nong O, are strong, I find the young Yodvicha so very strong!
Who is your promoter?
In Thailand it was Songchai, abroad I fought for several promoters, today I come in France to fight for the promoter Stong Skarbowsky!

What technique you love most in fight?
I love the pokes it is my speciality!
What is your purse today?
Today I gain a purse between 3000 and 5000 euros for fight abroad, in Thailand I gained a purse about 100 000 bahts!
Your next fight is in France against Mehdi Zatout, you know your opponent?
No I don't know my opponent but the French fighters are always very good thus I think that it will make a beautiful fight...
What would you like making after the boxing?
I want to open my own gym in Italy and to train fighters, to form champions...

It makes how long that you are installed in Italy?
It makes soon 12 years, I live in Triesta, I am installed well in Italy, I feel good...
You speak well Italian now?
Si un poco "just a little" (Laughter)
Thank you and chookdee for your fight in France!
Thank you 

 

SERGE TREFEU AND KAOPONGLEK

 

Kaoponglek beat in points French Mehdi Zatout in a very close match in the event Best Of Siam 3, the old lion of boxing rings is present always in 36 years.

 

KAOPONGLEK VS ZATOUT

 

Kaoponglek, nicknamed "Black Mamba" is a fighter who fight intelligently, he has a very vicious boxing, he puts to sleep his opponents, lets them believe that they dominates him and then they counter with his magnificent poke or the formidable back leg!
In Thailand he made an exemplary career, in 1995 he was elected " Best Fighter of the Year " because he beat the biggest champions of his category such as Visanupon Saksamuet, Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj, Namkabuan Nongkeepayayuth, Orono Por Muang Ubon, Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee!

Then it left settling down in Italy to make the second career abroad. Two great champions Skarbowsky and Mabel were the rare to have brought down The Black Mamba by KO. Kaoponglek practically beat all the foreign champions that he met and often by KO!

 

KAOPONGLEK LUKSURATHUM

Real name: Somsak Prachumwong

Height: 1m70

Weight: 66 kg

Number of fight: 300. 250 Wins. 50 losses

Title: Lumpinee Champion. World champion WAKO. World champion MTA.

 

 

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