THE YOUNG PHENOMENA OF MUAY THAI

by Serge TREFEU (2013)

 

 

  

In the country of Muay, the fighters begin early their learning of the boxing, generally it is between 8 years and 10 years when they put gloves for the first time. But some begins the boxing downright in 5 years or 6 years as for example the boxers Phompet, Chapoi and Samrong.
Phompet, today in the camp Kanisorn to Thonburi, is 5 years old had already made about twenty fights and gained champion's belt of the centre region of the Thailand!

PHOMPET

The young Chapoi from the camp Sor Poonsawan in Bangkok began him in 6 years and in only 10 years he was a Isaan champion!

CHAPOI

Samrong, from the camp Chowachala to Buriram, began in 5 years and in 9 years it had already made about 100 fights!

SAMRONG

His small warriors which starts very early their boxer's career professional are many in Thailand. At the beginning of their career they link the fights without injury time during all year, they fight often, very often, especially the young boxers of the Isaan (Northern Region). In the region of the northeast, his children boxers can fight practically every week in the numerous village holydays where Muay Thai is always present among the festivities...

Most will have honorable careers because are all fighters in the soul. But some are more talented than others and become real prodigies of the boxing, the boxing which they control in the perfection, a boxing innate which they practise naturally, as a gift that they would have received by the "Gods of Muay Thai". Those there, are different from other fighters and gain important titles from them younger ages...

The story of Muay Thai knew, in any time, talented young people. We can quote, among others, for the 80s, legends such as Samart Payakaroon and Chamuakpet Ha Phalang who were a champion of the Lumpinee in 17 years, for the 90s and on 2000, the star Seanchai Sor Kingstar who was him 16-year-old Lumpinee Champion as well as Yodseanklai Fairtex who also gained the belt of Lumpinee in 16 years or the great champion Robert Kaennorasing who took champion's belt of the Radja at the age of 17, there were of course many of the others...

Today there is in Thailand a generation of young really incredible phenomena with boxers who make parties the best current fighters of the country, such as Superlek " The Small Great" Wor Sangprapai (17 years, Lumpinee Champion, Thailand Champion), Songkom "The double-edged sword" Sakhosim (17 years, World Champion WBC Youth), Petpanomrung "The diamond of Phanom Rung" Wor Sangprapai (17 years, Thailand Champion), Peateng Kiatphontip "Uncle Teng" (15 years, World Champion WMC). But the most known are unquestionably the champions The Lek Wor Sangprapai (17 years), Yodvicha Por Boonsit (16 years) and Sangmanee Sor Tienpoh (16 years)!

PEATENG KIATPHONTIP WORLD CHAMPION WMC IN 105 LBS

PEATENG FROM ROB COX 'S KIATPHONTIP GYM RECEIVED THE AWARD OF THE YOUNG FIGHTER IN LUMPINEE AND RADJA IN 2012

PHOTO ROB COX

SONGKOM SAKHOSIM WORLD CHAMPION WBC YOUTH IN 2012

The Lek Wor Sangprapai comes from Khon Kean in Isaan and trains for the camp Petchyindee Gym, his promoter is Virat Vichirarattanawong (Petchyindee Promotion).

The Lek " The small Lake" in only 14 years had already more than 200 fights to his credit. 
In 2010, 14-year-old just, he win the belt Omnoi Champion in 100 lbs. Then, he takes World Champion WMC's belt in 105 lbs against Julong Ekbangsai. In 2011, at the age of 15, he takes the title of Thailand Champion in 108 lbs again by beating Julong Ekbangsai. In this match the dumpan in game was of a million bahts. During their first confrontation for the belt WMC, the dumpan had reached the astronomical sum of 3 million bahts, it was the biggest dumpan of these last years. A sum exceeded today with the famous match of the former legends between Somrack Sor Khamsing and Jomhod Kiatadisak who took place in 2013 in Radja with a dumpan of 6 million bahts!

The Lek is a terrible hit hard who moves forward ceaselessly on his opponents, he always made very hard fights, in 2011 he beat in points Khunsuk PN Gym (Lumpinee Champion in 108 lbs and Thailand Champion in 108 lbs) in Lumpinee in an amazing match which was elected " Best fight of the year in Lumpinee "!

But The Lek lost later by KO against the young Songkom Sakhosim, a "Muay Mat" very strong in fist, which began a career in Boxing in parallel with his career of Thai boxing, Songkom in only two professional fights in Boxing became World Champion WBC Youth in 112 lbs on March 2nd, 2012 and World Champion WBC Youth in 118 lbs on December 3rd, 2012!
In June, 2012 The Lek has still made a terrible fight in Lumpinee against Design Rajanont, current champion of Thailand in 115 lbs, when he brought down in 4th rounds with a blow of knees in the liver!

But The Lek then lost in points, in September in Lumpinee, for the championship of Thailand in 112 lbs against Fahsithong Thor Thepsuthin and in Radja in October against Siangmorakot Thor Manotumraksa. In 2013, The Lek is classified N° 8 in Thailand in 112 lbs but this prodigious boxer will come back certainly again quickly in the Top 5 of the best fighters of the very high Thai ranked...

THE LEK WOR SANGPRAPAI

THE LEK WITH HIS THAILAND BELT AND THE SUM OF ONE MILLION BAHTS OF DUMPAN

THE LEK WITH HIS WORLD CHAMPION WMC BELT AND THE SUM OF THREE MILLION BAHTS OF DUMPAN

VIDEO THE LEK WOR SANGPRAPAI

Yodvicha Por Boonsit who comes from Nakhon Ratchassima in Isaan trains for the camp Seangmorakot Gym in Bangkok, his promoter is Pradit Saridappirak (Petchsupaparn Promotion). 
In only 16 years Yodvicha " The best of the wisdom" is already a Omnoi champion in 126 lbs and Lumpinee Champion in 130 lbs, title which he holds even today and which he gained November 9th, 2012 in front of formidable Kongsak Sitboonmee (Double Lumpinee champion, Thailand Champion, World Champion WMC).

Yodvicha has just beaten in 2013 two stars of his discipline. In the stadium of Lumpinee, the champion Petboonchu FA Group (Current N°1 in 135 lbs in Lumpinee, 5 times Lumpinee champion, 4 times Thailand champion, World champion WMC) and in the stadium of Radja, in main fight, the great champion Singdam Kiatmuu 9 (Current Lumpinee champion in 135 lbs, Double Thailand Champion, Double Lumpinee Champion, Best fighter of the year in 2002)!

Yodvicha had also beaten in 2012, in Lumpinee, the star Nong O Kayanghaadao (3 times Lumpinee champion, twice Thailand champion, Best fighter of the year in 2005), the champion Petawee Sor Kitichai (Thailand Champion, S1 Champion) and do a draw against formidable Pakorn Sakyotin (Radja Champion)!
This very strong fighter with his pokes received in 2012 the award of the " Best fighter of the year ", trophy which he shared with the young champion Saengmanee Sor Tienpoh. It is the first time in the story of Muay Thai that this prestigious title was given to two boxers at the same time!

His next big challenge had to be April 9th in Lumpinee where he had to meet in main fight Seanchai Sor Kingstar, a fight of shock of generation, between the young Yodvicha, the star who rises and Seanchai, King of the boxing rings which is at the top always in spite of his 33 years. But unfortunately Seanchai it is seriously hurt in the neck and the fight was cancelled...

YODVICHA POR BOONSIT

VIDEO YODVICHA POR BOONSIT

YODVICHA IN HIS CAMP THE SEANGMORAKOT GYM

THE NOMINATED FOR THE TITLE OF " BEST FIGHTER OF YEAR 2012 ": SANGMANEE SOR TIENPOH, SINGDAM KIATMUU9, YODVICHA POR BOONSIT, PRAJANCHAY POR PETNUMTONG

BOTH WINNERS WHICH SHARE THE AWARD OF " BEST FIGHTER OF YEAR 2012",SANGMANEE SOR TIENPOH AND YODVICHA POR BOONSIT


YODVICHA AND SANGMANEE OFTEN MAKES « THE FRONT PAGE » OF FAMOUS MUAY SIAM MAGAZINE

KONGSAK SITBOONMEE VS YODVICHA POR BOONSIT

NONG O KAYANGHAADDAO VS YODVICHA POR BOONSIT

PETBOONCHU FA GROUP VS YODVICHA POR BOONSIT

SINGDAM KIATMUU 9 VS YODVICHA POR BOONSIT

SEANCHAI SOR KINGSTAR VS YODVICHA POR BOONSIT

Sangmanee Sor Tienpoh who has just had 16 years in March, 2013 is the new boy wonder of Muay Thai, he comes from Khon Kean in the northeast and trains for the camp 13 Coins Gym in Bangkok, his promoter is Songchai Rattanasuban (OneSongchai Promotion). 

Sangmanee " jewels of light " is 16 years old made 80 fights (70 wins, 8 losses, 2 draws) because he fight since the age of 6 years. This gifted child is already Radja Champion in 115 lbs, 112 lbs and in 108 lbs, Lumpinee Champion in 105 lbs and World Champion S1 in 110 lbs.

His first belt of Lumpinee in 105 lbs he gained against Phet Lukmakhamwan then he gained the belt of Radja in 108 lbs in front of Dedkad Por Pongsawan, in Radja stadium, the World champion's belt S1 in 110 lbs against Kudsakornnoi Sor Junlasen and in Lumpinee, rare, the belt of Radja in 112 lbs against Prajanchay Por Phetnamtong!

He last title Sangmanee gained on February 21st, 2013, in Radja, against Insee Kao Rachanon so by hanging on his fifth belts, the belt of Radja in 115 lbs !
He fought for the belt of Lumpinee in 115 lbs in December, 2012 against Superlek Wor Sangprapai which held the title but he lost in points. 

Superlek which comes from Buriram is also a young phenomenon which in only 17 years is already Lumpinee champion and twice Thailand champion, his purse is 65 000 bahts.

In 2012, he received the award of " Best boxer of the year " by the Authority of the Sports of Thailand. This award is not the same that award attributed by all the magazines specialized Muay Thai in Thailand who vote every year for the " Best fighter of the year ". The Authority of the Sports of Thailand gives every year a award to the Thai athletes some is their sport.

Superlek trains in the same camp as the great champion Singdam, to the camp Kiatmuu 9 to Buriram. This camp also includes the young Petpanomrung Wor Sangprapai who is 17 years old is already three times Thailand champion!

SUPERLEK WOR SANGPRAPAI

SUPERLEK VS SANGMANEE FOR THE BELT LUMPINEE IN 115 LBS!

SUPERLEK WOR SANGPRAPAI AND SINGDAM KIATMUU9

PETPANOMRUNG WOR SANGPRAPAI

THE CHAMPIONS FROM KIATMUU9 GYM, SUPERLEK (TWICE THAILAND CHAMPION, LUMPINEE CHAMPION), PETPANOMRUNG (THREE TIME THAILAND CHAMPION), PANOMRUNGLEK (TWICE LUMPINEE CHAMPION, THAILAND CHAMPION), SINGDAM (TWICE LUMPINEE CHAMPION, THREE TIME THAILAND CHAMPION)

Sangmanee, as The Lek Wor Sangprapai, also fight with big sum of dumpan in game, during its match for champion's belt of the Lumpinee in 105 lbs against Pet Lukmakhamwan, the dumpan was 600 000 bahts, a dumpan gained by the team Sangmanee...
Sangmanee received in 2012 the award of " Best fighter of the year ", this honorary trophy which was also awarded to Yodvichai Por Boonsit the same year. 

Sangmanee is a real phenomenon because contrary to the other fighters he continues to follow important studies. He is going to train only having to spend his day at the school. It is sometimes hard to reconcile high-level sports and the studies but at the moment the young Sangmanee gets out of it very well. He trains in the same camp as the star Seanchai Sor Kingstar, in 13 Coins Gym in Bangkok. And Sangmanee is a great technician who has a boxing of the same style as his partner of training, the genius of boxing rings Seanchai.

Today, Sangmanee gain the biggest purse as Seanchai, 100 000 bahts, what is enormous for a 16-year-old young man. This "handsome boy" became a real small star in Thailand, he is permanently followed by fans, especially girls, who support him in all the fights...

His manager has of big ambition for his prodigious boxer, he wants to concentrate him to the Boxing so that he participates in the Olympic Games of 2016 and win a golden medal. Challenge is interesting because the Thai government had promised the 100 000 million bahts sum for the boxer who would bring back a golden medal during the Olympic Games of London in 2012. The boxer Kaeo Prongpayoon had almost succeeded by won the silver medal in the Olympic Games of 2012!

SANGMANEE SOR TIENPOH

SANGMANEE VS INSEE KHAO FOR THE BELT RADJA IN 115 LBS!

SANGMANEE SOR TIENPOH, SOMCHAI NITIVANGUE (OWNER OF 13 COINS GYM), SEANCHAI SOR KINGSTAR

SANGMANEE TOP MODEL

SANGMANEE MAKE «  THE FRONT PAGE » OF MUAY SIAM MAGAZINE

SANGMANEE AND HIS FANS

SANGMANEE AND HIS AWARD OF « BEST FIGHTER OF THE YEAR »

THE PHENOMENON SANGMANEE TO 10 YEARS

The girls also became in Thailand of formidable fighters from their youngest ages. We can quote among the numerous current woman boxers, whiz kid Namtan " The Sugar " Por Muangpet, from the camp Por Muangpet to Samut Prakarn, she is a member of champions who is in full ascension, is only 17 years old she has already made 72 fights with 66 wins and took champion's title of Thailand!

SANGMANEE WITH THE WOMAN CHAMPION NAMTAN PORMUANGPET