Interview of F16 RAJANONT

by Serge TREFEU (2012)




Serge TREFEU: Hello, how are you?
F16 RAJANONT: Well very well !
How old are you?
I am 20 years old 
You come of what region of the Thailand?
I was born to Lahan Sai, in Isaan (northeast), it is 40 km in the South of Buriram and in 20 km of the border of the Cambodia!
You have brothers, what is what they are boxers also? 
No I am the only boxer of the family
You began the boxing at which age?
In 9 years

How you discovered the boxing?
My mother love Muay Thai, it is her who made me discover this sport...
Usually it is rather the father who is fascinated by the boxing?
Yes but my mother it is a big enthusiast (Laughter)!
Your first fight you made him for which age?
In 9 years, I won my first fight, I gained 100 bahts …
Teenager you were rather a brawler or at all?
Not really, from time to time, I was not too much a brawler...
You began Muay Thai in which camp?
I began in the camp Sopanchupan which is near Buriram, I stayed about 3 years in this camp...

How much you have make of fight for this camp?
About 60 fights
You came to which age to Bangkok?
I came to 12 years, I was in the camp Rachanont Gym where I am since 9 years now...


You live in the camp?
Yes I share my room with other boxers
In what category you fight?
In 135 lbs !
What are the titles which you gained?
I gained the belt of Thailand in 135 lbs against Aranchai Kiatpatarapan in 2011 at Lumpinee and belt of Lumpinee in 130 lbs against Kongsak Sitboonmee in 2011!

You also fought a lot in Boxing, you gained titles?
Yes I gained twice the Golden medal in Boxing amateur at the Games International of the Youth, it was in 2008 and in 2009!
How much have you make of fights, how much have you of victory and defeat?
I have make 115 fights for 100 victories, 13 defeats and 2 Draws


You gained many fights by KO?
Not many...
You have which style of boxing?
I am "Muay Khao" (Strong in knees)


What was so far your hardest fight?
Against Singdam Kiatmuu 9, it was in Lumpinee, I lost by KO against him, I had legs broken after the fight, Singdam is very strong!

Your best memory of boxing until today?
My victory against Kongsak Sitboonmee for the belt of Lumpinee, Kongsak is a great champion, my victory also against Aranchai is a good memory because it is my first belt which I gain!
What are the known Thai fighters that you faced?
Lerdsila (Victory), Traijak (2 victories), Wutidet (Defeat), Fahmongkon (1 victory, 1 draw), Aranchai (3 victory, 1 defeat), Pornsaneh (Defeat), Phettanong (2 victories), Parnphet (Defeat), Tukatatong (Victory), Nong-O (2 victories, 1 defeat), Kongsak (1 victory, 1 defeat), Singdam (Defeat), Sittichai (Victory)!

You have already fought abroad?
Yes once in Japan, I won at points...
You know French boxers?
I do not know too much the foreign boxers
You would like to go to fight in France?
Yes why not, in France or in England also I would like!
The best Thai boxer at present it is who for you?
It is Seanchai!
You have never met Seanchai?
No but I would like to meet him, I hope that I could face him soon!
Who is your promoter?
Petchyindee and Rachanont
What technique you love most in fight?
Fists and especially knocks of knees!

You make a good living with the boxing?
Yes, I bought my house to Buriram, I have just bought to myself a car, look it is parked there (He shows me his new car), I also have a motorcycle, thus it's good...
What is your purse today?
80 000 bahts !
Your next fight it is for when?
March 12th in Radja against Nong O, I have already beaten him twice!
You think of beating him again?
What would you like to make after the boxing?
I want to become military, to work in the army in a military base in Bangkok!
Thank you and chookdee for your fight!
Thank you




F16 lost his fight in points, in Radja, against the great champion Nong O Kaiyanghadaogym (3 times Lumpinee champion, twice Thailand champion). Year 2012 was for F 16 less good than its previous three years, in 2009, in 2010 and 2011...




In 2009, on January 6th, F 16 make a draw against Fahmongkon Kor Chaipayom, one month later, on February 6th, he fight again with Fahmongkon and beats him in points. On March 31st, he loses against Pettaksin Sor Thumpet. Then he beats, in points, Worachart Or Nuangjamnong, July 1st, Yodchat Fairtex, on July 24th and Sittichai Sitsongpeenong, on August 18th. On October 30th, he fights against Pettaksin for a match revenge, he loses in points again against him. Then, he beats, in points, Werayuth Loogpetnoi, on December 4th. But at the end of the year, on December 29th, he loses by KO against the bruiser Pornsaneh Sitmonchai!

In 2010, F 16 beat Lerdsila Chumpairtour, Traijak Sitjomtrai, Aranchai Kiatpatarapan and twice Phettanong Phetfergus!
He lose in points only against Aranchai Kiatpatarapan and the great champion Wutidet Lookprabath (Best fighter of the year in 2007)!
2011 is his best year, the beginning of the year, in February, he loses against Parnphet Chor Na Patalung. But on March 1st, in Lumpinee, he beats Aranchai Kiatpatarapan for the belt of Thailand in 135 lbs!
In April, he beats again Aranchai, then in May, he beats Tukatatong Phetphayatai and Traijak Sitjomtrai, and in July, he beats Nong-O Kaiyanghadaogym (Best fighter of the year in 2005) !

In August, he loses against Kongsak Sitboonmee (Best fighter of the year in 2010) which holds in this time the belt of Lumpinee in 130 lbs. On September 6th, F 16 fight again against Kongsak Sitboonmee in Lumpinee, belt 130 lbs is in game, F 16 beats Kongsak and becomes the new champion of the Lumpinee in 130 lbs!
In October, he fight against Nong-O Kaiyanghadaogym whom he beats again. But in December he meets in Lumpinee formidable Singdam Kiatmuu 9 (Best fighter of the year in 2002) and loses by KO against him...

Year 2012 was a black year for F 16 because he won only against Yodtuantong Petchyindeeacademy at the beginning of the year which then beat him for the match revenge, then he lost in points against Nong-O Kaiyanghadaogym in Radja stadium.
And especially he took terrible two KO in front of powerful Diesellek Aooddonmuang, on July 31st, of Lumpinee, KO in 3rd rounds and for the match revenge, in Lumpinee, on September 7th KO in 5th rounds!

F 16 is a great fighter and is certainly going to return in the Top 5 of the best fighters of Thailand. This strong boxer is strong in fist because he often fought in Boxing (twice Golden medal in Boxing amateur in the Games International of the Youth in 2008 and in 2009)!
But his key point, in spite of his short legs, are his knocks of very powerful knees. His fighter's nickname, F16, makes reference to a combat aircraft " General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon ", a fighter of the Royal Thai Air Force.

F16 is also called "Khaophanlaan" (knees in dollars)!



Real name: Worawut Phakdipinit
Nickname: "Jojo" and "Khun Khao Phan Laan" (knees in dollars)
Born city: Lahan Sai (Region Buriram)
Born: August 14th, 1991
Weight: 61 kg
Number of fight: 115. 100 Wins. 13 losses. 2 Draws
Title: Lumpinee champion in 130 lbs (2011), Thailand Champion in 135 lbs (2011)






Lumpinee Stadium