THE NICKNAMES OF THE THAI FIGHTERS

(Thanks to Direk)

special report by Serge TREFEU (2014)

 

 

 

When he begins his fighter's career, the Thai boxer changes his born name to bear the name of the camp which is going to form him. Then, according to their career, the most known champions receive a nickname of boxing ring, besides their fighter's name. This nickname is generally given by specialized journalists or by fans of Muay Thai. The nickname in Thai says to "Chaya", and every great champion had during his career his "Chaya" which marked the spirits of the enthusiasts of the Muay Thai!

So, some foreign champions who often fought in Thailand saw attributing fighter's nickname, nickname which makes a reference to their physical appearance or their fighting spirit on the Thai boxing rings!

The most famous of the foreign fighters in Thailand, the Dutch Ramon Dekkers (Rest In Peace) was nicknamed "Ay Mat Khanghanarok" who wants to say " The Turbine of hell ", because in the face of Dekkers his opponents often underwent an infernal hail of blow!

RAMON DEKKERS

AY MAT KHANGHANAROK (THE TURBINE FROM HELL)

Other foreign puncheur renowned in Thailand was French Jean-Charles Skarbowsky who was called "Namhon Morana", " The deadly perfume ". His punch was so devastating as when " the perfume " passed his opponents pass away!

JEAN-CHARLES SKARBOWSKY

NAMHON MORANA (THE DEADLY PERFUME)

The gifted of boxing rings Dany Bill had so dreaded techniques as the Thai fighters nicknamed him "Singdam Antarai", " The Dangerous Black Lion "!

DANY BILL

SINGDAM ANTARAI (THE BLACK LION DANGEROUS)

The great champion Stephane Nikiéma, because of his size and of his techniques of knees, was called " Diesel Dam", " Diesel Black ", in reference to the legendary " Diesel Noi "!

STEPHANE NIKIEMA

DIESEL DAM (DIESEL BLACK)

SILAPATHAI JOCKYGYM, STEPHANE NIKIEMA AND ROBERT KAENNORASING !

The French champion Guillaume Kerner had a nickname in France which was " the Angel Blond " (Nickname given by the journalist Pascal Iglicki) with regard to the " handsome boy's " face. But in Thailand, when Kerner fought for the camp Sor Ploenchit, the chief trainer of the camp Kim Yu (The main trainer of Dida in the movie Chokdee), to joke about his physical appearance of "handsome boy" nicknamed French " Nong Bui ". Nong Bui was one of the most beautiful women of Thailand who was elected " Miss Universe " in 1988!

GUILLAUME KERNER

NONG BUI

The formidable Fabrice Payen alias Fabrice Sor Vorapin who was the first classified western foreigner N° 3 in the stadium of Radja in 1989 was nicknamed "Seua Khao", " The white Tiger "!

FABRICE PAYEN

SEUA KHAO (THE WHITE TIGER)

Farid Villaume who gained his world champion's belt in Thailand was nicknamed "Khotmuay Muang Namhom", " The Listed of the city to perfumes ". Because the French champion was from Paris and the capital of France is known all over the world for his shops of luxury perfumes!

FARID VILLAUME

KHOTMUAY MUANG NAMHOM (THE LISTED OF THE CITY TO PERFUMES)

The multiple world champion John Wayne Parr had for nickname "Ay Djingdjo Antarai", " Dangerous Kangaroo ", simply because this great champion came from Australia, the country of Kangarooes!

JOHN WAYNE PARR

AY DJINGDJO ANTARAI (DANGEROUS KANGAROO)

When in the nickname of the boy wonder Damien Alamos, "Singkhao" (The White Lion), he was given by Serge Trefeu further to an article onto the young phenomenon which is appeared in the magazine Siamfightmag in 2012. Then, the nickname of Singkhao was taken back by the aficionados of Muay Thai in Thailand, Siamfightmag is proud to have been able to contributed in her renamed by Singkhao, the only foreigner to have twice won a belt of Lumpinee!

DAMIEN ALAMOS

SINGKHAO (WHITE LION)

At the beginning of his career in Thailand, the French Antoine Pinto was nicknamed Dek Chalam (The small shark), today, the champion Antoine Pinto is nicknamed by the Thai fans, "The Phenom"!

ANTOINE PINTO (WITH HIS BROTHER VICTOR PINTO)

DEK CHALAM (THE SMALL SHARK)

The French champion Fabio Pinca fought several times in Thailand but when he took away the belt of the famous Thai tournament Fight in 2010, he became famous in all the country. And the aficionados of Muay Thai nicknamed him "Muken Snaipeur Yoshi Hiro", " The Super Hero Sniper Yoshi Hero ". Yoshi is a great hero of a Japanese video game and the word "sniper" is given for the precision of the knocks which Pinca imposes to his opponents!

FABIO PINCA

MUKEN SNAIPEUR YOSHI HIRO (THE SUPER HERO SNIPER YOSHI HERO)

Here are some unusual nicknames great Thai champion who marked the history of Muay Thai, champions of the 70s until today!

YEAR 70

SAENSAK MUANGSURIN

AY SAIP (THE SLY)

PHOUT LAOLEK

AYNOU MUANG TRANG (THE KID OF TRANG)

PUD PAD NOI

DJANOUKEANG THONG (GOLD TIBIA)

WICHANOI PORNTAWEE

NAKCHOK AMATA (THE IMMORTAL BOXER)

JOCKY SITKANPAY

KHUN KHAO PALANG MAA (THE POWER OF THE HORSE KNEE KICKER)

YEAR 80

KONGTORANEE PAYAKAROON

AYNOU MAHASADJAN (BOY WONDER)

SAKAD PETCHYINDEE

DJOM WAI KHRU (THE BEAUTIFUL WAI KHRU « DANCE »)

SAMRANSAK MUANGSURIN

AYMATSAKLEK (THE IRON FIST)

CHAMOPHET HAPHALANG

BAN MAYROU ROY (EVERLASTING FLOWER)

SAMART PAYAKAROON

PHAYAK NAHYOK (TIGER JADE)

DIESELNOI CHOR THANASUKARN

KHUN KHAO SAO THORLEK (THE SKY PIERCING KNEE KICKER)

SAENCHEUNG PINSINCHAI

MANOUT HIN (STONE MAN)

JONGSANAN FAIRTEX

MANOUT NAI (WOODEN MAN)

PANOMTUANGLEK HAPHALANG

KHUN KHAO THALEE KLANG (THE MARINE STORM KNEE KICKER)

HYPPY SINGMANEE

KHOTMUAY MUANG TAI (THE LISTED OF SOUTH)

CHANCHAI SOR TAMRANGSEE

PHOUT 2 (THE SECOND PHOUT « PHOUT LAOLEK »)

KRONGSAK BORANRAT

NAKROP WAT (TEMPLE WARRIOR)

YEAR 90

JAROENTHONG KIATBANCHONG

AY PHET (THE DUCK)

NEUATHORANEE THONGRACHA

AY RET DONG (THE MIGHTY RHINOCEROS)

OLÉ KIATWANWAY

KHAYMOUK DAM (BLACK PEARL)

CHERRY SOR WANICH

CHALAM DAM (BLACK SHARK)

NAMPON NONGKEE PAHUYUTH

KHUN KHAO NAY PEUAIYE (THE REBUILT BLOW OF KNEE)

LANGSUAN PHANYUTHAPHUN

KHUN KHAO RAY NAMDJAI (THE BRUTAL BLOW OF KNEE)

PHETDAM LOUKBORAI

KHUN KHAO KIN KON (THE CANNIBAL KNEE KICKER)

WANCHANNOI SOR PALANGCHAI

AYMAT 33 WEE (THE PUNCH LIGHTNING OF 33 SECONDS)

KARUHAT SOR SUPAWAN

AYSIYAN (THE GIFTED)

SANGTIENNOI SOR RUNGROT

DJOMDJUMPHIT (FATAL KISS)

SUPERLEK SOR ISAAN

MAT RIMOTE (THE CORRECT FIST)

MATEE DJEDIPHITAK

SAY MAHAKHAN (THE BRUTAL LEFT ARM)

PAYROT WOR WORAPON

SAY MANGKON (DRAGON LEFT)

PAYROJNOI SOR SIAMCHAI

AYLEUHATLEK (THE BLOODY STEEL)

PONGSIREE POR RUAMRUEDEE

RAMBOW (RAMBO)

SOMDET SIT O

RAMBA (RAMBO CRAZY)

NAMKABUAN NONGKEE PAHUYUTH

DJOMKAYNAA (THE PLOWMAN)

SAMKOR KIETMONTEP

AY KHANG KHAW (BATMAN)

NUNGUBON SITLERCHAI

TUAN PEY (THE LAME)

ORONO POR MUANG UBON

BAK SAM O (MISTER 3 O)

KAENSAK SOR PLEONCHIT

YOD MUAY SONG PHUT (THE BEST BOXER FOR TWO YEARS)

SAKMONGKOL SITCHUCHOK

SAY NAYOK (THE LEFT HANDER JADE)

JAROENSAP KIETBANCHONG

DJAYPHET (DIAMOND HEART)

LAMNAMOON SOR SUMALEE

KHUN KHAO WEETAN (THE VAMPIRE KNEE KICKER)

BOONLAI SOR THANIKUL

FAEDLEK MUAY THAI (TWIN BOXING STEEL)

SILAPATHAI JOCKY GYM

DJOM SOK KLAP (SPINNING ELBOW)

ROBERT KAENNORASING

AY TAP REU (THE SLEEPY)

CHATCHAI PAESEETHONG
SAMART 2 (THE SECOND SAMART « SAMART PAYAKAROON »)

COBAN LOOKCHAOMAESITONG

AY MAT MOLAM (FIST MOR LAM « MUSIC ISAAN »)

CHANGPUEK KIATSONGKRIT

SEUPER CHAANG (THE SUPER ELEPHANT)

HANSUK PRASATHINPANOMRUNG

AY MAA PAYOT (THE SPIRITED HORSE)

RAJASAK SOR VORAPIN

MUAY ANADJAK (BOXING EMPIRE)

KAOPONGLEK LUKSURATHAM

MAENGMOUM SIDAM (BLACK SPIDER)

YEAR 2000

LERDSILA CHUMPAIRTOUR

PLALAY SAY SAKET (QUICK AS A ROULETTE EEL)

ATTACHAI FAIRTEX

LEYEM THEWDA (THE MAN WITH THE TACTICAL ANGEL)

ANUWAT KAEWSAMRIT

PHETCHAKAT KON TAGON (THE EXECUTIONER WITH CURVED EYELASHES)

YODSAENKLAI FAIRTEX

AY NOU KOMPOUITER (THE MAGICAL COMPUTER)

BOWEE SOR UDONSOM

RAINBOW SAIPHANMAY (THE NEW RAMBOW)

SAYOK PUMPANMUANG

DJOMSOK KOINTER (THE POKE INTERNATIONAL)

SAENCHAI SOR KINGSTAR

KHOT MUAY SARAKHAM (THE GREAT HIGHLY-RATED OF SARAKHAM)

SAMRANCHAI 96 PEENANG

THEPABUT SALAM (PRINCE SLUM)

SUDSAKORN SOR KLINMEE

DAOTOU 7 SII (THE STAR IN 7 COLORS)

NONSAI SOR SEANYAKON

DEBOEDIKAT (THE BODYGUARD)

THONGCHAI THOR SILACHAI

YAI HIN (THE GREAT ROCK)

NAMSAKNOI YUTHAKARNKAMTHON

RAM MUAY MÔKII (RAM MUAY SORCERER)

FAHSUCHON SIT O

JOMTIP SAYFAA (THE PUSH OF FLASH OF LIGHTNING)

PORNSANAE SITMONCHAI

AYMATNAKA (THE KILLER FIST)

YEAR 2010

SEKSUN OR KWANMUANG

KON MAYOM KON (THE ONE WHO REFUSES NOBODY)

SUPERLEK KIATMUU9

BAK PAED SAEN (MISTER 800 000)

PHETBOONCHU F.A. GROUP

KHUN KHAO RIM KONG (THE KNEE KILLER RIVER KONG)

PAKORN SAKYOTIN

KUMAN TONG (GOLDEN BOY)

SANGMANEE SOR TIENPO

THAROK NUNG LAAN (MILLION DOLLAR BABY)

WANCHALONG SITSORNONG

SAY ANTAPHAN (THE BAD BOY LEFT)

SANSATAN SOR SURADEJ

KHUN KHAO SANTHAN TRONG (THE BLOW OF KNEE PRECISE AND STRONG)

 

 

 

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