by Serge TREFEU (2019)
The Lukmakhamwan Gym is located in the southwest suburb of Bangkok in the Bang Bon district near the train station Rang Sakae. This gym has existed for about ten years. The first years the Lukmakhamwan Gym was a small gym. But in 2013, the owners built a huge infrastructure and today the gym has about 20 professional boxers
THE TEAM LUKMAKHAMWAN GYM IN 2012
LUKMAKHAMWAN GYM HAS LARGE INFRASTRUCTURE
The gym is owned by Mrs. Lamprai Maensonara and Mr. Thongin Maensonara who own a few commercial businesses in addition to their boxing gym. Mr. Thongin Maensonara was also an officer in the Thai army.
MR. MAENSONARA THE OWNER OF LUKMAKHAMWAN GYM
Lukmakhamwan Gym is a gym in which great champions have evolved, such as Tong Lukmakhamwan, Phet Lukmakhamwan, Phonkrit Lukmakhamwan, Palangnum Lukmakhamwan and Darky Lukmakhamwan.
Tong Lukmakhamwan, also known as Tong Puideenadee, is one of the gym’s oldest champions. He has successfully represented the Lukmakhamwan gym for many years. Tong has won three important belts, the Radja belt, the Lumpinee belt and the Thailand champion belt.
Tong comes from Roi Et’s province to northeast. He first fought for the famous Por Samranchai Gym, the gym where the star Attachai Por Samranchai who later became Attachai Fairtex. Tong’s fighting name was Amnasak Por Samranchai. He won his first Radja belt in 122 lbs for this gym. Then he joined the Lukmakhamwan gym in the late 2000s.
At the Lumpinee stadium on May 10, 2011, at the age of 27, Tong won the Thailand belt in 122 lbs against Rungruanglek Lookprabat (Lumpinee Champion, Thailand Champion, Best Boxer of the Year 2009).
On 3 April 2012, he defended his Thailand belt in 122 lbs and won the Lumpinee belt in 122 lbs by defeating the young star Phetpanomrung wor Sangprapai (Kiatmuu9).
Three months later, on 6 July 2012, he still kept his Thailand belt in 122 lbs against Tingthong Chor Kowyuha-Isuzu.
This technical fighter also defeated champions such as Chatchatnoi Kandeansiou, Palangthip Nor Sripung, Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai, Pokeaw Fonjangchonburi, Lomisaan Sitsoreung.
Tong made his last fights at 32, he stopped his career in 2014, today he’s no longer in Lukmakhamwan gym. But his picture of champion proudly sits at the entrance of the gym.
TONG LUKMAKHAMWAN THAILAND CHAMPION
Phet (The Diamond) Lukmakhamwan is better known as Phet Or Phimonsri. He also fights with the name Phet Sawansangmancha and Phet Ekbangsai.
Phet is 24 years old and comes from Nakhon Ratchassima in the northeast. Phet won four belts, the Radja belt, the Omnoi belt, the S1 belt and the TV7 belt.
At 17, in 2012, he won his first important belt. The Radja stadium belt in 105 lbs. A year later, he won the S1 World Championship title in 108 lbs.
On April 12, 2014, Phet defeated Visunlek Seatrandiscovery for the Omnoi stadium belt in 118 lbs.
Phet won his last belt on February 25, 2018, against Chatchai Sor Tianpho, he won the TV7 stadium belt in 122 lbs.
This magnificent champion is currently ranked No. 5 in 122 lbs at the famous stadium TV7.
Phet beat many great champions like Palangphon Por Rungruangkamai (Radja Champion, Lumpinee Champion), Rungunbon Sakami (Omnoi Champion), Wanchalong Sitzornong (Lumpinee Champion, TV7 Champion), Nuengthep Sakami (Lumpinee Champion), Senkeng Keelasport (TV7 Champion), Sprinter Pangongprab (Radja Champion), Satanfaa Eminentair (TV7 Champion), Ronachai Santi-Ubon (Lumpinee Champion)!
PHET LUKMAKHAMWAN WITH HIS S1 WORLD CHAMPION BELT ACCOMPANIED BY THE FAMOUS PROMOTER SONGCHAI (WHITE SHIRT) AND M. MAENSONARA (WHITE JACKET)
Pongkrit Lukmakhamwan is 31 years old, from Chachoengsao in the center of the country. He was formed at Kor Kampanat gym which is in Phanom Sarakham in the Chachoengsao region. Before joining Lukmakhamwan Gym, he fought under the name Pongkrit Kor Kampanat. Pongkrit won two belts, a WPMF World Champion belt and a TV7 belt.
On August 6, 2015, he won the TV7 stadium belt in 118 lbs against Jakdao Witsanukonkan, the year before he also won a WPMF world champion belt in 118 lbs.
Pongkrit has beaten champions such as Satanfaa Eminentair (TV7 Champion), Khunsueknoi Sitkaewprapol (TV7 Champion), Hanphon Kor Suwanthat (Omnoi Champion), Worawute Baoweegym (Lumpinee Champion) and Pompeun Por Aaothalaybangsae (Thailand Champion)!
PONGKRIT LUKMAKHAMWAN WITH HIS BELT OF TV7 CHAMPION ACCOMPANIED BY THE FAMOUS PROMOTER CHUN KIETPETCH (GREY JACKET) AND M. MAENSONARA (BEIGE SHIRT)
Palangnum Lukmakhamwan was one of the first champions of the Lukmakhamwan Gym, he won a major tournament in 118 lbs in 2007.
PALANGNUM WITH MR. MAENSONARA
Darky Lukmakhamwan is 21 years old, comes from Buriram in the northeast, has been training at Lukmakhamwan Gym for several years. Darky is IBF World Champion in Muay Thai. On February 13, 2017, at the Lumpinee stadium, he defeated Kayasit Kiatjaroenchai and won the IBF World Champion belt in 135 lbs. In that match, there was a Dumpan (Bet between Team) of a million 600,000 baht at gambling.
Darky is a powerful boxer who has beaten good fighters like Yuthapum Kaewsamrit, Yodsiam Kemmuaythaigym, Denpichit Sakburiram, Hachalam Sitpupanpu, Chatchai Sitapanon, Diesellek M-U Den, Paetseanlek Rachanon, Phetnamlek P.K Saenchaigym, Pinpetch Sitjedaeng, he also made some terrible battles against star Kulapdam Sor Jor Piak-Uthai in TV7 stadium (Defeat by points).
IBF WORLD CHAMPION
The gym also includes top fighters like Kubota Lukmakhamwan and Phayakdam Lukmakhamwan.
Kobuta Lukmakhamwan is 17 years old, comes from Buriram and has been training at Lukmakhamwan Gym for three years. Kobuta is currently engaged in the famous 115 lbs Tiger Cement Tournament 19. This tournament has become as famous as the Isuzu and Toyota tournaments. It takes place once a year in the mythical TV7 stadium, it’s a tournament with sixteen fighters who compete during the year. As part of the 2019 Tiger Cement tournament, at stadium TV7, in February, Kobuta defeated Khunluang Sor Kongdech, in March, he lost by KO against Chalamkhao Nayokethasala, in May, he defeated Petchjing Ohbangna and on June 9, He lost again by KO against Chalamkhao Nayokethasala.
KOBUTA IN THE PUNCH BAG
TOURNAMENT TIGER CEMENT AT TV7 STADIUM
Phayakdam Lukmakhamwan, 24 old, totals about 70 fights. He has mostly fought in the Radja stadium in the 130 lbs category where he beat boxers such as Mongonpeth Or Sabaitae, Kunphon Sitkaewpaphon, Yodrachan Kietwina.
This big gym often welcomes foreign fighters, several foreign boxers of various nationalities have already trained at Lukmakhamwan Gym.
PREPARATION OF TYPICAL ISAAN DISH, THE SOM TAM (GREEN PAPAYA SALAD SPICED). MANY BOXERS OF GYM COME FROM ISAAN REGION (NORTHEAST)
BOXERS EAT IN FAMILY AT LUKMAKHAMWAN GYM