INTERVIEW OF SAM-A THOR RATTANAKIAT by Serge TREFEU (2011)
Serge TREFEU: Hello how's that go, in shape?
SAM-A THOR RATTANAKIAT: Yes in great shape
How old are you?
I am 27 years old
You come of what region of the Thailand?
I come from Buriram in Isaan (northeast)
Have you brothers and sisters?
We were three children in the family
You had a brother who also made of the boxing?
Yes my older brother was a boxer…
You began the boxing at which age?
In 9 years
Your first fight you made him for which age?
In 9 years a few months having begun the boxing…
How did you discover the boxing?
We often looked in family at boxing matches at the TV with my uncle who was a boxer, I liked very much seeing the fights all the weekends…
In what camp you began in you to train?
It was not a camp, it was at home, I trained me in family at the house
You came to which age to Bangkok?
At about 15 years I was in the camp Petchyindee in Bangkok, I stayed there more than ten years. Now I am in the camp Muay Thai Academy which is in Lumpinee Stadium, since five months
In what category you fight?
In 124 lbs (56 kg)
What are the titles which you gained?
I gained four belts. Two belts of Lumpinee in 115 lbs and 122 lbs, two belts of Thailand in 115 lbs and 122 lbs. At present I have the belt of Lumpinee and the belt of Thailand in 122 lbs!
Your belts you gained them against whom?
My first belt of Lumpinee I gained him against Petawang Sean, that of the Thailand against Petchboonchu FA Group. I beat Deatnarong Sitjaboon in 2008 for the belt of Lumpinee in 122 lbs, I defended my title in 2010 against Thong Puideenaidee. In 2009 I beat Wutidet Lukbanyai for the belt of Thailand in 122 lbs, I defended my title in 2010 against Rungruanglek Lookprabaht!
How much have you make of fights during your career?
400 fights, 350 wins, 43 losses and 7 draws
400 fights it is a lot, you fights often?
Yes I fought a lot in Isaan, I fought almost every week…
You gained many fights by KO?
Yes a lot, I gained more than 100 fights by KO!
You have which style of boxing?
I would say that I am Toymat and Fimeuu at the same time (Strong in fist and technique)
What was your hardest fight?
Against Rungruanglek Lookprabaht, one it is five times met, I beat him twice, once by KO in Radja and once in points in Lumpinee, he beat me three times. It is a very hard fighter to beat…
Your best memory of boxing?
All my victories are good memories, but I would say when I took the belt of Lumpinee to Deatnarong because it is a great champion!
What are the known Thai boxers whom you faced?
There was a lot, Yodseanklai (in 115 lbs), Chatchai, Pakorn, Singthongnoi, Pen Eke, Kanchai, Phonsanee, Wutidet, Deatnarong, Rungruanglek, Phetawee, Rungpet, Petchboonchu, Nong O, Kompayak, Manasak…
You have already fought abroad?
You would like to go to fight abroad?
Yes a lot especially in England and in France!
You know French boxers?
Not too much, I know just Stong Skarbowsky because he often fought in the Lumpinee
For you who is the best nakmuay foreigner today and has the time?
I do not know too much, there are many of farang (foreigner) which fight now. In the time I would say Skarbowsky he was very strong…
The best fighter thai, today it is who for you?
It is Seanchai Sor Kingstar!
What technique you most like making in fight?
Middles left and the left pokes
Who is your promoter?
Mr Virat Vichirarattanawong (Petchyindee)
What is your purse?
100 000 Baths
You make a good living thanks to the boxing, you were able to buy one to yourself house, a car?
Yes I win of very good purse thanks to Muay Thai I was able to put some money aside for my family…
When takes place your next fight?
On March 8th against Pokaew Fonjarngchonburi in Lumpinee, it is a super fight with 1 million bahts in game!
What would you like to make after the boxing?
I would like to be a trainer to the new camp Petchyindee, Muay Thai Academy, it is very well here, very beautiful, very clean, I like. Maybe also has my own camp in Isaan or in Bangkok…
Thank you for the interview and Chookdee for your fight in Lumpinee?
Thank you very much
Sam-A (pronounced Sam-ai) won at points against Pokaew in Lumpinee, the fight was one of the most beautiful of the evening. His following fight was against the current champion of the Lumpinee in 126 lbs, Kongsak Sitboonmee who has just received the title from "Best Boxer of the year ". Sam-A made draw in Lumpinee in front of terrible Kongsak!
The left leg and the punch of Sam-A electrocuted a lot of his opponents. This technical fighter in the devastating power makes left at present the Top 10 of the best fighters all categories confused. It is one of the rare boxers to gain purse today so important as Seanchai and Nong O, both current stars of the Thai circuit. Sam-A beat champions as Yodseanklai Petchyindee, Chatchai Sor Thanayong, Petawang Sean, Petalong Kor Samfai, Deatnarong Sitjaboon, Thong Puideenaidee, Pen Eke Sitnoomnoi (KO), Wutidet Lukbanyai, Rungruanglek Lookprabaht (KO), Phonsanee Sitmonchai, Pakorn Sakyothin, Phettawee Sor Kittichai, Rungphet Wor Sungprapai, Manasak Pinsinchai, Kompayak Fairtex, Petchboonchu FA Group!
SAM-A THOR RATTANAKIAT
Weight: 56 Kg
Number of fight:400. 350 Wins. 43 Losses. 7 Draws
Title: Lumpinee Champion in 122 lbs and 115 lbs. Thailand Champion in 122 lbs and 115 lbs.