INTERVIEW OF BENZ RSM
by Serge TREFEU (2016)
Serge TREFEU: Hello Benz, how are you?
BENZ RSM: Very well thank you
How old are you ?
I’m 20 years old
Which region of Thailand do you come from?
I’m from the region of Chaïnat (Center)
You have brothers and sisters ?
I have a big sister and a little brother who has two months
You started boxing at what age?
I started boxing at the age of 7
You fought at 7?
Yes and I won my fight by points, I won 250 baht
How did you discover boxing?
With my father at home, then my parents worked at the stadium of the Lumpinee (Old Stadium), they were selling tickets at the entrance of the stadium, so I have been in the boxing atmosphere since I was a kid. My parents came to Bangkok when I was 5 years…
In which camp do you train today?
Before I was at Camp Sit Or and Camp Por Seangthep and now at the RSM Academy camp which is in Bangkok
RSM ACADEMY GYM
In which category do you fight?
I fight in heavy weight + 100 Kg
There are not many Thai fighters at this weight, it’s hard for you to meet fighters in Thailand?
Yes it’s true that I confront more often foreign fighters…
Which titles did you win?
In 2014, I won the WMF World Championship Belt, in 2016 the WBC World Championship Belt and the Super Muay Thai Tournament
WORLD CHAMPION WMF
The WBC belt you won by beating Yassine Boughanem (May 2016), in the stadium Radja, you will meet again Yassine Boughanem in October 2016 but in Paris, what do you think of your opponent?
He’s a very good fighter, he fights like the Thai so it will make a nice match in Paris
This is the first time you have come to fight in France?
Yes and I’m very happy to discover Paris, it’s a beautiful city!
How many fights have you been up to now?
I have 80 fights for 55 wins, 22 losses and 3 draws. But in fact I had stopped fighting for several years then I come back fighting…
Did you win a lot of fighting by knockout?
You have what style of boxing?
I’m a fighter Fimeuu (Technician) despite my weight (Laughter)
What is your favorite technique in fight?
The techniques with elbows, I love
What was your hardest fight?
Against Alexy in Pattaya because he opened me well with his pokes
Your best memory of boxing?
The victory for the WBC belt against Yassine, a beautiful memory!
Have you ever fought abroad?
Yes in China, Japan and Australia
You know French fighters?
I know Rafi Singpatong and also Damien Singpatong
What do you think is the best foreign fighter today?
I think it’s Damien Singpatong (Alamos)
Damien Alamos no fights now, do you know other foreign fighters so strong?
No I don’t see…
And the best Thai fighter now, is that according to you?
For me the best was Sam-A
What is your promoter?
I don’t really have a promoter, it’s my manager Mr. Jit Cheosakul (Owner of RSM Academy camp) who takes care of my fights
BENZ WITH HIS MANAGER MR. JIT CHEOSAKUL
What is your purse at present?
My purse is 50 000 bahts in Thailand
You lived good thanks to the boxing?
Yes I was able to buy to myself a beautiful motorcycle not yet a car but I hope that it will come
After your boxer’s career of which think you to make?
I hope to have a camp on Bangkok if possible, we shall see. At the moment I give lessons to the camp RSM Academy
BENZ GIVES LESSON SINCE 16 YEARS AGE
Thank you very much for the interview and chookdee for your next fight
Thank you very much
Benz has lost his rematch against young prodigy Yassine Boughanem in Paris at the Best Of Siam 9…
BENZ AGAINST BOUGHANEM
Benz weigh 119 kg and trains for the camp RSM Academy in Bangkok, a High Tech camp situated in the 3rd stage of a building in Thong Lor’s district. This young Thai heavy weigh has a very aggressive boxing, he attacks hardly from the first round, he’s nicknamed “Benz Sip Winaatii (10 seconds)” since he put KO in 10 seconds, in February, 2016, the Malaysian Mohamed Hassan Bin!
On March 27, 2016, he won the Super Muay Thai (Buakaw Promotion) by defeating Russian Nikolav Gussev.
WINNER SUPER MUAY THAI TOURNAMENT
On May 27, 2016, at the stadium of Ratchadamnoen, the Thai beat Yassine Boughanem and won the WBC World Championship belt.
WBC WORLD CHAMPION
Benz has already beaten foreign fighters such as Peter Rompothong, Alex Chainoy, Satuyan Ailechi (KO)…
Birth Name: Atthapong Sangthep
Fighter Nickname: Benz Sip Winaatii
Date of Birth: March 25, 1997
Weight: 119 Kg
Number of fight: 80. 55 Wins. 22 Losses. 3 Draws
Title: WBC World Champion (2016), Winner Super Muay Thai Tournament (2016), WMF World Champion (2014)