THE THAI MAGAZINES OF MUAYTHAI

special report by Serge TREFEU

(THANK YOU TO DAVE FOX, MAT REID (G.V. MARTIAL ARTS), NUENGPICHIT SITYODTONG, DIREK TREESAK, ROB COX, MUAYSIAM MAGAZINE, NOI)

 

 

The specialist publications of the national sport in Thailand are numerous in the country. There are many newspapers and magazines which go out every week or every month.

Since the 60s, to see before, the press always gave important information, onto the fights, the camps, the champions, the trainers, the promoters, in short, all what turns around the sport King of the country, the Muay Thai...

Among the first big magazines, in the 60's and 70's, there had magazines for "KILA MUAY", "SPORT MUAYTHAI" and "FIGHTER".


KILA MUAY


SPORT MUAYTHAI


FIGHTER


Then in the 80's and 90's, they were "YOD NAKSOO" and "BOXING", among others.


YOD NAKSOO


BOXING


Today, the most known by magazines is certainly the famous "MUAY SIAM" who has existed since twenty years, the local Muay Siam is at Bangkok in 66/26 Soi Ramintra 40 in the district of Bungkumbut but there is also "MUAY SIAM TODAY", "MUAYTUU", "JAKAWANMUAY" , "CHAMP" and many the others...


MUAY SIAM


MUAY SIAM TODAY


MUAYTUU


JAKAWANMUAY


These newspapers, for the oldest, became real archives which allow of kept in memoirs all the great champions who made the history of Muay Thai, and they are many!

Certain boxers became legends of boxing rings, the others of the less known champions, but all have to mark with their imprint their passage in the long history of Muay Thai. Today still, even if Muay Thai gets out of breath little in Thailand, the generation of the young champions is very present and it considers good to write a new page of the history of Muay Thai...

The Thai specialized magazines are real historic encyclopediae, invaluable documents on the story of the Thai champions!

Here are unique photos of great champions of the glorious time of Muay Thai, champions who made « The front page » of the magazines of the 60's to 90's. But also photos of champions' new generation, 2000's in today. And some legends from the 30's to the 90's...

 

OLD GENERATION

 

APIDEJ SITHIRAN

 

BANKLANOI SOR THANIKUL

 

BOONGERT FAIRTEX

 

BOONLAI SOR THANIKUL

 

CHAMUAKPET HA PHALANG

 

COBAN LOOKCHAOMAETSAITONG

 

DAOTHONG SITYODTHONG, PUD PAD NOI WORAWUUT, PHUT LAOLEK

 

DIESEL NOI CHOR THANASUKARN

 

DIESELNOI CHOR THANASUKARN, NARONGNOI KIATBUNGDIT, SAMART PAYAKAROON, CHAMUAKPET HA PHALANG

 

FAPET SING UBON

 

HIPPY SINGMANEE

 

JAROENTHONG KIATBANCHONG, SAMRANTHONG KIATBANCHONG, OLE KIATONEWAY, JAROENSAP KIATBANCHONG

 

JAROENTHONG KIATBANCHONG, RAMBO PONGSIRIT, KONGTORANEE PAYAKAROON

 

JOKKY SITKANPAI

 

JONG JAROEN SORNRAM

 

KAENSAK SOR PLOENCHIT

 

KHAOGRAJANG LERKCHAI

 

KHAOSAI GALAXY

 

KHAOSAI GALAXY, SAMART PAYAKAROON

 

KONGTORANEE PAYAKAROON

 

KRONGSAK BORANRAT

 

LAMTAN LOOK RATMANOO

 

LANGSUAN PANYUTHAPHUM

 

MAEN SAHA THAI

 

NAMKHABUAN NONGKEEPAHUYUTH

 

NAMPHON NONGKEEPAHUYUTH

 

NAMSAKNOI YUDTHAGARNGAMTORN

NOKWEED DAVY, WANPADET PHOOKRONGFAH, SANGTIENNOI SOR RUNGROJ, WANPICHIT KAENNORASING, BOONUM SOR JARUNEE

 

NOKWEED DAVY

 

NOOMTANONG SUANMISOKWAN

 

OLE KIATONEWAY

 

PALEUHAT LORNGERN

 

PANARIT LOOKSRIRAT

 

PANOI SAKORNPITAK, DIESELNOI CHOR THANASUKARN, POSAI SITTIBOONLART, WICHANOI PORNTHAWEE

 

PANOMTOANLEK HAPHALANG

 

PERMPON SIT PIMP

 

PONGTHAI SITTIBOONLEK

 

PHUT LOALEK, NATEE SAKNARONG

 

PRANSOK SAKAA PISAANCHAI

 

PRAPSEUK SIRIKORN

 

PRAYUTH SITTIBOONLERT

 

PUD PAD NOI WORAWOOT

 

RAJASAK SOR VORAPIN

 

RAKTEAR MUANGSURIN

 

RAKTEAR MUANGSURIN, DIESELNOI CHOR THANASUKAR, NONGKHAI SOR PRAPATSORN, PEDETSUK PITSANURAICHAN

 

RAMBO PONGSIRIT

 

RATTANASAK WAAYUGSAK

 

REUNGCHAI THAIRUNGRUANG

 

RUENGNARONG CHOMPHUTHONG, KITTI SOR THANIKUL, MR. SOR THANIKUL, SAMART PAYAKAROON, NOKWEED DAVY, CHAOWALIT SITPRAPORN, MONGKOL KIET SING NOI

 

ROBERT KAENNORASING

SAENDOA, HIPPY, THANOOIN, LANGSUAN, GANGWAANOI, THERDKIAT, NAMPHON, CHERRY, JOMHOD

 

SAENTANONG GEHTSONKRAN

 

SAKAD PETCHYINDEE

 

SAKMONGKOL SITCHUCHOKE, NAMKABUAN NONGKEEPAHUYUTH

 

SAMART PAYAKAROON, KONGTORANEE PAYAKAROON

 

SAMART PAYAKAROON

 

SAMART PAYAKAROON, SAMART PRASARMIT

 

SAMART PRASARMIT

 

SAMEUNAI KETSONGKRAM

 

SAMRANSAK MUANGSURIN

 

SAMRANTHONG KIATBANCHONG

 

SEANAPHA PHAYAKSOTHON

 

SEANCHAI JOKEU

 

SINGHKAOLEK BOONMEE RAJAWAT

 

SIRMONGKOL LUKSIRIPAT

 

SOMRACK KHAMSING, BOONLAI SOR THANIKUL

 

SUPERNOI GIATCHAINARONG

 

TAMINKONG LOOKOOTANG

 

WANGCHAINOI SOR PALANG CHAI

 

WEERACHART SORNDANG

 

 

NEW GENERATION

 

AIKPRACHA MEENAYOTHIN

 

ARANCHAI PRAN 26

 

ATTACHAI FAIRTEX

 

BOWEE SOR UDOMSORN

 

BUAKAW POR PRAMUK

 

CHAYLEK SOR PHOMSURI

 

DIESELLEK UNDOMUANG

 

DIESELLEK TOP KING BOXING

 

F16 RAJANON

 

FAMONGKON SOR JANWATLANPRATI

 

KAOTAM LOOKPRABAT

 

KHEM SITSONGPEENONG

 

MONGKONCHAI KWAITONGGYM

 

MUANGTHAI SOR BOONGIUM

 

NONG O KAYYANGDHAO

 

PENAIK SITNUMNOI

 

PET EK KIATYONGYUT

 

PETTAWEE SOR KITTICHAI

 

PHUJA SOR SUWANNEE

 

RAKIAT TEEDED 99

 

RUNGRAVEE SASIPRAPA GYM

 

RUNGUBON EMINENT AIR

 

SAEGMANEE SIT GANCHAI

 

SAM A RATHANAKIAT, KONGSAK SITBONMEE

 

SAM A RATHANAKIAT

 

SAMKOR KIATMONTEP

 

SAYOK PHUNPANMUANG

 

SEANCHAI SOR KINGSTAR

 

SINGDAM WOR RUNGRIAN

 

SINGHJAOTAA ROONGSAK PARNSOMBOON

 

SINGMANEE SOR SIRIPONG

 

SURYA SOR PLOENCHIT

 

THELEK WORSANGPRAPAI

 

WANCHALERM PUNPANMUANG

 

WANLOP WEERASAKLEK,YODSANKLAI FAIRTEX

 

WANRANCHAI RAJANON

 

WUTTIDET LOOKPRABAHT

 

 

LEGENDS OF 30 YEARS TO 90

 

SAMARN DILOKVILAS

« GENTLEMAN OF SIAM »

Dominated the fight scene in the 30's, completly so in muaythai, losing only once and drew twice in boxing against arch-rival Somphong at Lakmuang arena. Campaign in Malaysia and Burma was just a sucessful. In Muaythai, he fought Somphong to a 10 round draw at Sararom Palace (1933) and won a 6 rounder in Pattani (1936). A last boxing encounter at Suan. Chaochet ended in a draw. He made a comeback after the war, only two lose twice to Sukh.

 

 

SUKH PRASARTHINPIMAI

« FLUORESCENT DEMON »

35 year old former homicide convict became national grand champion and Idol in 1948 soon after release. Lost to Surachai (points) and Chuchai (KO) 3 years later but fought until 1953. A legend of all-time.

 

« GHOST TIGER »

While having just outfought the ageless Sukh, and beaten Somsri for the first Radjadamoen title in 160 lbs, the shiny star from Cholburi with superb kicking and a fierce attacking style was ambushed and killed inside a Bankapi brothel. His death remains one of the biggest tragedy and mistery in muaythai history.

 

APIDEJ SIDHIRAN

«  THE WHIRHWIND KICKER »

Undisputed King of muaythai in the 60's. Won OBF welterweight crown (65), but lost in following year, in muaythai, to Danchai and Dejrit. Regained throne by KO over Dejrit in 68. He was 42 when lost on TKO to Japan's Yasunori Suda in Hong Kong (83). A feared champion in his prime and definitely one of the greatest of all-time.


PHUT LAOLEK

«  COMET OF THE SOUTH »

Undisputed King of muaythai 1974-77 with a flashy, all-round and colourful style. His talent was fully demonstrated in 3 victories (out of 4 bouts) over the fearsome Saensak , beating Kongdej twice, Srimongkhol once, and a brilliant triumph in the 1975 fight of the year against Vicharnoi, that set a million baht gate record.


DIESELNOI CHOR THANASUKARN

«  KING OF THE SKY PIERCING KNEES »

The 6'1'' tall brawler was underfeated who he retired in 1985, after beating such classy opposition as Porsai, Vicharnoi, Khaosod, Raktae, Khaopong, Samart, Sakad and Krongsak. He also scored a kayo against American WKA world champion John Moncayo in Los Angeles in a fierce contest.


CHANGPUEK KIATSONGKRIT

«  THE SUPER ELEPHANT »

The strongest welterweight boxer in Thailand in the 90's. Beat Krongsak, Raklae (twice) and Kayood Payap for that status. Fought Kaman 4 times won in Paris (89), Bangkok (90) and Tokyo (93), only lost (90) in Holland. Outscored Smit in the « dirtiest » fight at Lumpinee stadium (90). First Thai boxer to fight for K1 GP, but suffered Kayo by Citakic for quarter final K1, he was still active in 2004.

 

MUAYDEETSPORT

MUAY TIES

Lumpinee Stadium