INTERVIEW OF MANGKON KIETSOMKOUM by Serge TREFEU (2011)
Serge TREFEU: Hello how are you?
MANGKON KIETSOMKOUM: Very well thanks
How old are you?
I am 27 years old
You come of what region of the Thailand?
I come from Rayong, it is not very far from Pattaya…
You are married, you have children?
I have two children, a son and a girl
Have you brothers and sisters?
Just a sister
You began the boxing at which age?
In 12 years
Your first fight you made him for which age?
In 12 years after two months of training
How did you discover the boxing?
My father was a boxer it is him who taught me the boxing…
In what camp you began in you to train?
To the camp Sitpongdet to Rayong
You always stayed in this camp?
Yes I was going to fight in Bangkok then I returned to Rayong. It was a small family camp, we were just four boxers…
In what category you fought?
In 135 lbs (61 kg)
What are the titles which you gained?
I gained the belt of Radja against Thepalit Poratchai and World Champion WMC’s belt in Australia against Bruce MacFie
How much have you make of fights during your career?
150 fights, 120 victories, 28 defeats 2 draws
You have which style of boxing?
I am Muay Khao (with knees)
What was your hardest fight?
Against Nong Be Kiatyonyut, one it is twice met in Radja, I once won and he once beat me, every time it was very hard against him…
Your best memory of boxing?
My victories on Namsaknoi Yuttakarnkamthon, I beat him in Radja and in Lumpinee, it is a very great champion!
What are the known Thai boxers whom you faced?
Against Kailoung (victory), Joeadap (1 victory, 1 defeat), Namsaknoi (2 victory), Nong Bee (1 victory, 1 defeat), Narupol (2 victories), Teelek (victory), Buakaw (defeat)…
You have already fought abroad?
Yes twice in Japan and twice in Australia, twice in Australia it was against Bruce MacFie, a victory and a draw in front of him…
You met several times Chong Skarbowsky, you remember your fights against him?
Yes one it is three times met and it always been very hard against him. He beat me by KO the first time then I beat him in points two other times. It is a great champion…
You know French boxers?
I know just man Chong Skarbowsky, also Farid Villaume, he beat me by KO…
For you who is the best nakmuay foreigner today and in the time?
Today I find French Damien (Alamos) the one who fought in the TV7 very well, before I would say Skarbowsky
What technique you most like making in fight?
I like the pokes and the kicks left leg
Who was your promoter?
What was your purse?
75 000 Baths
You make a good living thanks to the boxing, you were able to buy a house, a car?
Just a small house to Rayong…
Today what you do make?
I am to trainer to the camp Chonateethong to Pattaya, I fights also still a little, and moreover I should go to fight in China soon…
Thank you for the interview and Chookdee for your fight?
Mangkon was in the 2000s a redoubtable fighter. It is one of the rare boxers to have beaten twice legendary Namsaknoi. He also beat two great foreign champions of time Bruce MacFie and Jean-Charles Skarbowsky. It is two wins on points against Skarbowsky are moreover fights of anthologies!
Weight: 65 Kg
Number of fight:150. 120 Wins. 30 Losses.
Title: Radja Champion. WMC World Champion
Team: Chonateethong Gym
MANGKON VS SKARBOWSKY