Interview of KHEM FAIRTEX by Serge TREFEU (2009)
Serge TREFEU: Hello, how are you?
KHEM FAIRTEX: Very well
How old are you?
I am 24 years old
Where you come from in Thailand?
I come from Isaan (Northeast of the country) of the city of Maha Sarakham
It is the same city where from comes Seanchai Sor Kingstar?
Yes exactly, we come from the same place…
Are you married, have you children?
Yes I am married and I have a girl which have 4 year old
Have you brothers and sisters?
Yes an older brother and two big sisters
Your brother was a fighter?
Not I am the only one to make of Muay Thai in the family
Were you a brawler when you were a child?
Not too much
You began the boxing at which age?
In 13 years
Your first fight you made him for which age?
From 13 years …
How did you discover the boxing?
Thanks to my father who is a passionate person of boxing. He introduced me to Muay Thai
Did you begin Muay Thai in a camp in the region of Isaan?
In fact, I have made that some fights in Isaan and then in 14 years I left directly to Bangkok
In what camp you were in Bangkok?
I went to the camp Sor Ploenchit
How long you stayed in Sor Ploenchit?
About 9 years
You have made a lot of fight for this camp?
I was formed in Sor Ploenchit, I thus have make most of my fights for Sor Ploenchit, more than hundred of fights!
After Sor Ploenchit which is one of the most beautiful camps of Thailand, you are now in the camp Fairtex Gym of Pattaya, one of the biggest and luxurious Gym of the country. We can say that you are lucky to train in these magnificent camps?
Yes I have a lot of luck because in Sor Ploenchit it was already the “Top” and there since near one year I am in Fairtex Gym where I am really indeed. There is all the comfort that goes …
Have you your personal room here?
Not I share her with Kaew (Lumpinee Champion, World champion WBC, Thailand Champion) but it is a big room with air-conditioning, TV …
In which category you fight today?
Before I fought in – 61 kg after in – 63 kg and today I am between 69 and 70 kg
What are the titles which you have already won?
I won the belt of Radja – 61 kg in 2007. For the King’s Birthday 2008 I won the Tournament S1 – 70 kg for the belt S1-WMC. And in 2009 I won the belt of Thailand and World WMC in – 69 Kg.
How much have you make of fights, how much wins and losses?
I have more than 100 fights for 90 wins and 2 draws
You won many fights by Knock Out?
About thirty wins by K.O.
You have which style of boxing?
I am a fighter who advances and I use my elbows a lot to destabilize my opponents…
What was until now your hardest fight?
It was during the Tournament S1 for the King’s Birthday in 2008. I fought three fighters following, very strong foreigners. I won final (final won against the Slovak Egon Racz) but it was very hard physically!
By winning this Tournament you open doors for a qualification to the Contendeur Asia season 2, you would be satisfied to participate in this famous TV program?
Yes I would like very much participating in it to honor my country!
What is your best memory of boxing?
When I beat Seanchai Sor Kingstar in the stadium of Omnoï in 2004, it was the best fighter of the country and he is the strongest even today in Thailand!
You know well Seanchai and you?
Yes one it is already fought several time (2 wins for Seanchai and 1 win for Khem)
You have already fought abroad?
Just twice. In Surinam and in Japan
In Japan it was K1 Rule?
Not in Muay Thai
Would you like to go to fight in France?
Yes I would like very much going to fight in France…
Do you know French boxers?
No I do not know too many the French boxers
Who are for you the best fighter foreigners?
I don’t know, I cannot say, I don’t know the foreign fighters a lot …
Who is your promoter?
It is Phillip Wong from Fairtex
You well earn the keep today?
Yes it’s OK, I have my house and I have just bought a car …
What technique do you like most?
All the techniques with elbows!
Your next fight it is for when?
At the moment I have no fight of foreseen, I wait…
What would you like to make after the boxing?
I would like to set up a business, one 7/11 near my home in Isaan
Thank you and chookdee
Khem Fairtex alias Khem Sor Ploenchit who beat great champion as Seanchai, Kongpipop, Singmanee, Nopparat, Diesellek and Big Ben is the new recruit of the Fairtex Gym. Fairtex bought him recently to the camp Sor Ploenchit. We speak about a million baht transfer for this fighter of exception! (Khem is now in Sitsongpeenong Gym)
Weight : 70 Kg
Heigh : 1m73
Number of fight : More 100 fights. 90 wins and 2 draws
Team : Fairtex Gym
Titre : World Champion WMC – 69 Kg (2009). Thailand Champion – 69 Kg (2009). S1-WMC Champion – 70 Kg (2008). Radja Champion – 61 Kg (2007).