Interview of KEORIT NOI by Serge TREFEU (2009)
Serge TREFEU: Hello how are you well ?
KEORIT NOI: Yes very well
How old are you ?
You come of what region of the Thailand?
I am from the South of the country, Phangna above the island of Phucket
You are married you have children?
Yes and I have two children
Have you brothers and sisters?
I have two sisters and brother
Your brother makes of the boxing?
Yes my small brother is a good nakmuay, he often fights in Lumpinee in Bangkok
You began the boxing at which age?
At about 8 years
Your first fight you made him for which age?
From 8 years I have make my first fight…
How did you discover the boxing?
Near to me there was nakmuays. I liked going to look at the trainings when I was children. Before 8 years I was too small to begin Muay thai but as soon as I was 8 years old I wanted at once to learn Muay Thai…
It was in the camp that you began Muay Thai?
It was not in a camp, it was at home. I train me in family
Your Whai Khru which taught him to you?
I was inspired by boxers at whom I looked at the TV. My Whai Khru was the one of Hanuman…
Towards what age you came to Bangkok?
At the age of 13 I went to the camp Chonponpitap to Nonburi near Bangkok
You stayed for a long time in this camp?
I stayed there 15 years
You lived in the camp?
Yes I shared a room with the other boxers
In what category you boxed?
At first there – 59 kg then – 63 kg
What are the titles which you gained?
I gained the belt of Radja – 59 kg in 2002. And in 2004 I gained World champion’s belt also at the stadium of Radja!
How much have you make fights, how much have you of win and defeat?
I have make 179 fights. 120 wins. 54 Losses. 5 Draws
You gained a lot of fights by KO?
Not many about twenty
You had what style of boxing?
I was Muay Khao (specialist of knees)
What was your most hard fight during your career?
For me all fights are hard. All fighters whom I met are strong (laugh)!
Your best memory of boxing?
My win against Phetnamek for the belt of Radja remains my nicest memory!
You have already fought abroad?
I have already fought in Japan where I won and once in the United States, I lost in points over there…
And in France?
You know French boxers?
Yes I know Stong Skarbowsky, very strong. I also know his friend Australian Timor which train with him because I have already beaten him
Who is for you the nakmuays best foreigner?
It was Ramon Dekkers, terrible fighter!
What are the known fighters whom you faced in your career?
There is a lot but the most known are Buakaw (win on points), Chookdee Por Pramuk (win on points), Samkor (Lose in points) and Phetnamek (win on points)…
The best Thai boxer at present it is who for you?
It is Seanchai Sor Kingstar!
Who was your promoter in the time?
It was Songchaï
What technique you preferred most in fight?
It was especially the knocks of knees
You won of good purse when you fought?
Yes I gained some money but I spent everything. I have neither house, nor car, just a motorcycle…
Today you stopped the boxing which do you make?
I work from time to time as worker on Krabi. I sometimes train a little in a camp to Phucket. But I would like to train all the time in a camp, if I find a camp which accepts me full-time as to trainer I stay there…
Thank you and chookdee
Weight: 63 Kg
Number of fight: 179 fights. 120 wins. 54 Losses. 5 Draws
Title : Radja Champion. World Champion