Interview of ATTACHAI FAIRTEX by Serge TREFEU (2009)
Serge TREFEU : Hello, how are you, well ?
ATTACHAI FAIRTEX: Yes very well, and on top form
How old are you?
I’m 29 years
Where you come from in Thailand?
I come from the city Surin in Isaan (Northeast of the country). This city is very known for its famous holiday of the elephants which takes place every year …
Are you married, have you children?
Yes and I have two little boys
Have you brothers and sisters?
I have four brothers!
Your brothers were boxers also?
Yes two of my brothers were very good boxers. Today they don’t fight any more…
Were you a brawler when you were a child?
Yes, especially at the school…
You began the boxing at which age?
At about 8 years
Your first fight you made him for which age?
In 9 years
How did you discover the boxing?
There was a small camp near to my home. I often looked at the trainings. And then my older brothers also fighters, I began with them…
Did you begin Muay Thai in a camp in the region of Isaan?
It was not a camp, we trained in family at the house. Then later I went on approximately one year to the camp Sit Wuangwang to Surin
Towards what age you went for the capital?
At about 11 years I went to Bangkok to the camp Por Samranchai or I stayed about 14 years. Then I was in Fairtex of Bangkok, I stayed there on one year. And now for 3 years I belong here to the Fairtex Gym of Pattaya
In what category you fight today?
In – 61 kg
What are the titles which you gained?
I was Champion of Lumpinee in – 61 kg and in – 56 kg and Champion of Thailand in – 49 kg
How much have you make of fights, how much have you of victory and defeat?
200 fights. 180 wins. 15 Losses and 5 draws
You won many fights by Knock Out?
Not too approximately about twenty victory by K.O
You have which style of boxing?
I am fimeuu (technician)
Your hardest fight it was against which opponent?
Against Diesel Lek in the stadium of Radja. I lost in front of him, a very hard fight. But he was in a category above mine in the time…
What is your best memory of boxing?
My victory 2 years ago against the big champion Anuwat Kaewsamrit in the stadium of Radja. Beautiful memory!
What is the fighter who gave you most opposition?
I think that it is Seanchai…
Seanchai Sor Kingstar, how many times you met him?
Five times. He won 4 times at points and we made a draw!
What are the known Thai champions that you faced?
Seanchai, Khumpinit, Orono Majestic, Singdam Kiatmuu, Anuwat, Diesel Lek, Chalermpon, Therdkiet, Samkor, Kongpipop, Nopparat, Sakadpetch, Namsaknoi, Petmunkonk …
You have already fought abroad?
Yes I fought a dozen times abroad, in France, in Belgium, in the United States (Las Vegas), in Japan and in Macao
You won all your fights abroad?
Yes I have only a defeat against Kamel Jemel in Kick boxing, undone on disqualification (poke)…
In Japan it was in Boxing that you fought?
Not it was in Muay Thai. I fought five times over there with five victories!
And in France how much you have make of fight?
In France five times also …
The most tough of the French fighters that you met it is who?
I would say Kamel Jemel, very, very hardly with his fists, it is a powerful boxer. And also Fabio Pinca, a boxer of a very good technical level!
Would you like to fight again in France?
Yes with pleasure. I like France and public French. French know well Muay Thai!
A new fight against Fabio Pinca?
Yes, no problem, it is an excellent fighter!
Do you know French boxers?
I know well Stong Skarbowsky because it is a friend, later I know Farid Villaume also and then those that I met as Kamel Jemel (2 wins, 1 lose by disqualification), Fabio Pinca (2 wins), Farid Khider (1 win)
Who is for you the nakmuay best foreigner?
It is Stong Skarbowsky, he is very strong!
Who is your promoter?
It is Phillip Wong from Fairtex
You well earn the keep today?
Yes OK, no problem, I have just bought a house to Pattaya!
Who is for you the best boxer at present in Thailand?
It is Seanchai Sor Kingstar!
What technique do you like most?
All the techniques of Muay Thai, I am a technician…
Your next fight it is for when?
At the moment I have nothing, I wait that my promoter finds me a fight. I would fight certainly abroad. Maybe in France…
What would you like to make after the boxing?
Can be to trainer, I don’t know too much still. I already train a little in Fairtex Gym…
Thank you and chookdee for your next fights
Weight: 61 Kg
Number of fight: 200 fights. 180 wins. 15 Losses et 5 Draws
Team: Fairtex Gym
Titre: Lumpinee Champion. Thailand Champion