POR CHERDCHAI GYM

special report by Serge TREFEU (2013)

 

 

 

Camp is situated in the village from Chanieng to 15 km of the city of Surin in the district of Khwao Sinarin in the northeast of the Thailand. Por Cherdchai was created six years ago by Cherdchai Sangketkit, a businessman who lives in Surin City. In the first place camp had to offer evenings of boxing matches but a small stadium opened to Na Tang, a village not far from the camp. The camp is vast because his infrastructure was built with terraces around a boxing ring to be able to welcome the public, terraces are still in position in the camp...

THE CAMP IS VERY BIG, HIM IT ABLE TO THE PLACE TO PARK ITS CAR!

THE WOODEN TERRACES SERVE NOW AS SHELF FOR THE MATERIAL OF BOXING!



THE BASIC ROOMS OF THE BOXERS OF THE POR CHERDCHAI, FOUR ROOMS WHICH CAN WELCOME FIVE BOXERS EACH!

NOTICES SHOW BOXING STILL ARE TO HANG PROUDLY IN THE CAMP!

Today Por Cherdchai became the most important camp of the region, it supplanted the famous Sor Srisompong camp which is in 10 km. All the great champions of the Sor Srisompong left the camp, there is not more than fighter's handful in camp which was formerly a factory to champions.

From now on it is the boxers of the Por Cherdchai that represent the region, and they are many, neighborhood 20 to 25 fighters are in this camp who are for the greater part children. When I arrived in the camp, there were very few boxers because many had fought, after their fight the boxers are often going to rest in their family...

The owner Mr Sangketkit is a generous man because he built camp for the children of the region, to incite the young people to go in for sport instead of falling in the vice of the drug. In Thailand, the drug makes devastation as well in the big cities as in the countrysides. In the kingdom of Muay Thai, many camps are a part of program "to save" the young people of the drug by means of the boxing.

In poor areas the hard drug is a real plague, then, the government sometimes helps associations created sports structures to incite the young people to follow the way of the sport rather than that fatal some drug...

The Por Cherdchai camp is a part of this kind of program which is indicated on a sign to the entrance of the camp...

UNDER THE NAME OF THE CAMP " POR CHERDCHAI " IS REGISTERED A SLOGAN AGAINST DRUGS " IF YOU LIKE THE KING AND WORRIES YOU ABOUT THE CHILDREN, TELL THEM TO STAY FAR FROM DRUG "!

Mr Sangketkit loves the boxing but this remarkable man lost eyesight there are about twenty years, he could not thus admire any more the exploits of the boxers on the boxing ring, just continue in assisted the matches and vibrated with the public. In spite of his heavy handicap his passion for sport always remained intact. So, that he even allowed a young blind person to come to train in his camp. And incredible thing young visually handicapped person became a real fighter during a few years. Boxer was called "Jai Singh" and trained every day as his companions. Jai made five fights with five victories!

Of course, so that the match is fair when it met his opponents they had the bandaged eyes. But Jai had to develop an incredible sense of the dodge by training with sparring-partners who had the use of the view, and on the boxing ring, as soon as he touched his opponent, he made a combination of blows which very hurt!

MR. SANGKETKIT !

Mr. SANGKETKIT IN HIS CAMP!

THE OWNER OF THE POR CHERDCHAI IS HAPPY, HIS BOXER DENNONGPHLUANG HAS JUST GAINED THE BELT OF THEPRASIT STADIUM TO PATTAYA!

JAI SINGH, THE INCREDIBLE BLIND BOXER, TRAINS AS A PROFESSIONAL!

The camp counts many children boxers but also some very good fighters as Dennongphluang Por Cherdchai, Singdam Por Cherdchai, Deksalakam Por Cherdchai and Longtam Por Cherdchai. All these boxers fight for the famous promoter Chun Kietpetch.

Dennongphluang which is 22 years old made 70 fights for 60 victories, he's a champion of the Isaan and the champion of the stadium Theprasit of Pattaya, Dennongphluang often fights in the stadium TV7 in Bangkok where he beat in particular the champion Kongkiat Thor Pran 49 (Winner of the Tournament Tiger Ciment Channel 7 in 118 lbs). Singdam is him 18 years old and makes 60 fights for 50 victories, it has to gain champion's belt of the Isaan in 110 lbs, he fights regularly in the stadium of Lumpinee.

Deksalakam is 27 years old and often fights in the stadium of Lumpinee, he adds up 80 fights for 60 victories. When to Longtam it's most to experiment, in 22 years, young person has already made more than 100 fights for 70 victories, in the stadium of the lumpinee there are a good quote in the category 130 lbs...

DENNONGPHLUANG IN FULL SHADOW BOXING!

SINGDAM, AFTER TO BE WARMED IN THE ROPE GO TO LESSONS OF PAOS!

Three trainers supervise the fighters of camp " Muay khao " (specialist of the knocks of knees). In camp the boxers run a lot, they run 20 km daily, 10 km in the morning and 10 km after noon, and no way to lose heart during the jogging because the chief trainer follows the fighters in motorcycle!

THE BOXERS END THEIR SECOND JOGGING OF THE DAY!

AFTER THE JOGGING THE BOXERS CONTINUE THE WARM-UP BY JUMPING IN THE ROPE!

Here, the sessions in paos are six rounds, rounds of five minutes each. When in the session of clinch, she lasts 30 minutes in the morning and 40 minutes after noon!
On Wednesday and Saturday after noon are reserved for the sessions of sparring in Boxing...

THE KNOCKS OF KNEES, THE SPECIALITY OF THE CAMP!

THE SESSION IN PAOS IS ROUGH IN POR CHERDCHAI!

DENNONGPHLUANG IN PUNCH BAG!

THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE CAMP TAKE CARE OF OLD, MASSAGE FOR THE TRAINERS AND THE CHAMPIONS!

TO STRETCH ITS STRIPS FOR THE BANDAGE OF HANDS IS IMPORTANT, A BANDAGE CORRECT AVOID TO THE BOXERS WOUNDS IN HANDS AND IN WRISTS!

At the moment only a French fighter came to train for Por Cherdchai, he's to stay one week by being to accommodate at a friend's who lived near the camp...
But Mr Sangketkit accepts with pleasure the foreigners within his camp, to train in typical camp, it's necessary to count 600 bahts by days for two trainings with the meals...

POR CHERDCHAI GYM !

 

 

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