Interview of CHAMUAKPET HA PHALANG
by Serge TREFEU (2012)
SERGE TREFEU: Hello Chamuakpet how are you?
CHAMUAKPET HA PHALANG: Very well thank, I have just opened a camp of Muay Thai in Japan…
You are how old?
I am 50 years old
You are of which region of Thailande?
I am of the region of Chonburi
What is that you are married, you have children?
Yes I am married and I have four children
You have brothers and sisters?
Yes I have three sisters and two brothers
Your brothers made of the boxing also?
Yes my younger brother and my older brother were also fighters, we are boxer’s family…
You were a brawler child?
No, never I fought
You began Muay Thai at which age?
I began the boxing at the age of 11
Your first fight you made him at which age?
One year later, at the age of 12
In what camp you began Muay Thai?
It was in the camp Sor Warakunchai
You have make how much fight for this camp?
I have make approximately 40 fights for this camp…
Towards what age you were in a camp in Bangkok?
In 15 years I left to Bangkok, I was in the camp Sor Sirinant
You stayed for a long time in this camp?
I stayed 14 years in camp Sor Sirinan (Ha Phalang)
CAMP HA PHALANG
You won the belts of the great stadium of Bangkok?
Yes I won nine belts of Lumpinee stadium and Radja!
What are the belts that you won and against who?
My first belt of Lumpinee at 102 lbs I won in 1980 against Samart Payakaroon after that year I won the belt of Radja at 104 lbs against Kiophit Chuwattana, in 1981 I won the belt of Lumpinee at 108 lbs against Narak Sipkraysi, in 1982 I won the belt of Lumpinee at 112 lbs against Kongtoranee Payakaroon, in 1983 Lumpinee belt at 118 lbs against Sonsean Sitnoenpayoon, in 1989 I won the belt of Radja at 122 lbs against Wanpichit Keannorasing, in 1990 Radja belt at 126 lbs against Kiatniwat Jack, in 1994 I won again the belt of Radja at 122 lbs against Paydeang Leusakyim, and my last belt, Radja belt at 126 lbs in 1994, I won against Chaydet Kietkangsing!
Against the Star of boxing rings Samart Payakaroon you fought how many times?
We met three times, I once won and he beat me twice…
DIESELNOI CHOR THANASUKARN, CHAMUAKPET HA PHALANG, SAMART PAYAKAROON
How many fights you have make, how much victory and defeat?
I have make 250 fights with 200 wins, 48 losses and 2 Draws
SEANCHOEN PINSINCHAI VS CHAMUAKPET HA PHALANG
You gained many fights by KO?
Not many, about 15 victories by KO
KONGTORANEE PAYAKAROON VS CHAMUAKPET HA PHALANG
What was your fighter’s style?
I was a fighter rather technical, a fighter who moved forward and strong in knees!
What was your hardest fight in your career?
It was my fight against Aphirak Singbobé, the first time, he was heavier than me, a very hard fight because it was a great champion…
Your best memories fighter?
I think this is my fight against Chaydet Kietkangsing for my ninth belts because I was the only one to win as many belt and is a great reward for the end of my career…
What are the known boxers that you face?
There have been many, Samarth Payakaroon, Kongtoranee Payakaroon, Samransak Muangsurin, Aphirak Singbobé, Kiophit Chuwattana, Narak Sipkraysi, Seanchoen Pinsinchai, Jaroenthong Kietbanchong, Sonsean Sitnoenpayoon, Wang Noi Chai Sor Phalangchai, Wanpichit Keannorasing, Sor Ploenchit Manasak, Mafeuang Viraphol, Jack Kiatniwat, Chaydet Kietkangsing, Sor Chanchay Thamrangsi, Langsuan Phanyuthaphum, Olé Kietwanway, Kangwannoy Siboualoy, Silapathai Jocky Gym, Paydeang Leusakyim, Sor Samingnoy Thanikul, Prabsuck Sitsantad, Suwitlek Lukbangprasoy, Paleuhatlek Sitchunthong, Sonsin Sityodthong, Lankrung Kietkingkrai, Sor Sangtiennoi Rungroj, Somrack Sor Khamsing…
SANGTIENNOI SOR RUNGROJ VS CHAMUAKPET HA PHALANG
What technique you liked to do in fight?
I liked the “tip” (Front Kick) and knee blows
You fought abroad?
Yes I fought in China, Japan and the U.S.
Who was your promoter in the time?
Songchai Rattanasuwan and Niwat Laosuwanwat
Do you know French fighters?
Yes I know well Guillaume Kerner
CHAMUAKPET HA PHALANG, GUILLAUME KERNER
What is for you the best foreign fighter of time and of today?
It is the Dutch Ramon Dekkers, today I do not see a foreigner so strong as him…
And in Thailand, today, what is the best fighter for you?
It is Saenchai Sor Kingstar!
What make you now, you became a trainer?
Yes and I opened my camp in Japan which is called the CHAMUAKPET MUAYTHAI ACADEMY, he is in Tokyo, you can go to see the information on the Web site: www.chamuakpet-muaythai.com (site in Japanese)
Thank you very much for this interview and Chookdee for your camp
Thank you very much
Legendary Chamuakpet is one of the rare nakmuay of the history to have taken away 9 belts both more prestigious stadium of Bangkok. In only 18 years he was already a champion of the Lumpinee. It was the great fighter who mastered blow of knees in the perfection, and his techniques in Boxing were also dreaded by his opponents. There were moreover 6 times a champion of Asia PABA in professional boxing (10 victories, 1 defeat). He will remain for ever to etch sth on the history of Muay Thai because he beat the biggest of his time, and to face several times legends as Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj (3 victories, 1 draw) and Samarth Payakaroon (1 victory, 2 defeats)!
CHAMUAKPET HA PHALANG
Fighter’s name: CHAMUAKPET HA PHALANG
Real name: VICHEIN BUTDEE
Weight: 57 kg
Number of fight: 250. 200 wins. 48 Losses. 2 Draws
Title: Lumpinee champion in 102 lbs (1980), Radja Champion in 104 lbs (1980), Lumpinee Champion in 108 lbs (1981), Lumpinee Champion in 112 lbs (1982), Lumpinee Champion in 118 lbs (1983), Radja Champion in 122 lbs (1989), Radja Champion in 126 lbs (1990), Radja Champion in 122 lbs (1994), Radja Champion in 126 lbs (1994)
CHAMUAKPET MUAYTHAI ACADEMY
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