MUAY THAI BROTHERS
Special report by Serge TREFEU (2014)
The boxing in Thailand is really an affair of family, many fighters have to begin their learning thanks to their father or to their brother. In the families which count several boxers, it’s often the older brother who introduced the youngest, the elder brother is the reference, it’s him who is going to give the taste of the sport to his younger brothers…
The great champions such as Wangchannoi Sor Palangchai (Double Lumpinee champion, ” Best fighter of year 1993 “), Chamophet Ha Phalang (4 times Lumpinee champion, 5 times Radja), Sagat Petchyindee (3 times Lumpinee champion, 3 times Radja champion, World champion) and Fasuchon Sit O (Lumpinee Champion, 3 times Thailand champion, ” Betst fighter of year 2000 “) each was formed by their older brother who taught them the rudiments of the boxing!
The brothers the most famous boxers in Thailand are certainly both brothers Samart and Kongtoranee Payakaroon. Samart Payakaroon is a monument of the Thai boxing which was a champion of the Lumpinee in four different categories and world champion of Boxing WBC, was elected ” Best fighter of the year ” in 1981, 1983, and on 1988!
When to his older brother Kongtoranee Payakaroon he also has an exceptional list, he took away the belt of Lumpinee in five different categories and received the trophy from ” Best fighter of the year ” in 1978 and 1984!
SAMART PAYAKAROON AND KONGTORANEE PAYAKAROON !
SAMART AND KONGTORANEE WITH KHRU YODTONG (RIP) !
Other unforgettable brothers in the world of Muay Thai are unquestionably the brothers Jaroenthong Kietbanchong and Samranthong Kietbanchong as well as the brothers Nampon Nongkee Phahuyuth and Namkabuan Nongkee Phahuyuth!
Jaroenthong and Samranthong whose real surname is Chumanee arises from a large family among which many people were boxers, they grew up in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s region in the South of the Thailand. Jaroenthong Kietbanchong was a champion of the Lumpinee in two different categories and he has to take away world champion WMC’s belt against legendary Ramon Dekkers!
JAROENTHONG KIETBANCHONG AND SAMRANTHONG KIETBANCHONG !
Nampon and Namkabuan came from the region of Buriram in the northeast, the elder brother, Nampon, was a champion of the Lumpinee in two different categories and his younger brother Namkabuan was an immense champion who took away the belt of Lumpinee in 130 lbs and has it kept for six years, Namkabuan was also a world champion WMC!
NAMPON NONGKEE PAHUYUTH !
NAMKABUAN NONGKEE PAHUYUTH !
There were also the boys of the family Chuthong more known under hippy Singmanee’s names, Kompayak Singmanee and Thungsong Singmanee. His fighters belonged to a large family who lived in the city of Thungsong in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s region, in the South of the Thailand. The elder brother of the brothers, Thungsong, was a big fighter, and the youngest son of the family Kompayak was a champion of the Lumpinee. But the most famous were Hippy Singmanee who conquered the belt of Lumpinee in two different categories and made history of Muay Thai with his fabulous fights!
HIPPY SINGMANEE !
In the 2000s it’s two brothers native of the region of Khon Kaen who made speak about them, Robert Kaennorasing and Rolek Kaennorasing. Robert gained his first belt of Radja is only 17 years old and gained the belt of Radja in three different categories as well as the belt Isuzu!
ROBERT KAENNORASING !
ROLEK KAENNORASING !
Of the region of Khon Kaen have little to quote also the brothers Somrak and Somrot Khamsing. Somrot Khamsing, the elder brother, made a big career in Boxing, he was among the best world of his category. Somrot was a champion of Asia and quarter of finalist in the Olympics Games of Atlanta in 1996!
When to Somrak it’s the Thai boxer the most known for the Thailand, he was for a long time number one in Muay Thai in all the big stadiums of Bangkok. In 1996, Somrak gained in Boxing the golden medal – 57 kg in the Olympic Games of Atlanta, Olympic Games in which he participated four times in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004!
The alive legend Pud Pad Noi Worawoot (Three times Lumpinee champion, ” The Golden leg “) which is also native of the region of Khon Kaen made party of a family of several boxers. His older brother Pud Pat and are a younger brother Pud Pad Nit were big fighters who unfortunately died both…
The most known trio of fighters is doubtless three brothers Dekdouan Por Pongsawan, Dokmaipha Por Pongsawan and Thukatathong Por Pongsawan who come from of Roi Et region in Isaan, his boxers of the famous camp Por Pongsawan were very dreaded in their big time !
DEKDOUAN POR PONGSAWAN, DOKMAIPHA POR PONGSAWAN, THUKATATHONG POR PONGSAWAN !
As other champions’ sibship he had also Sukhothai Taximeter (Radja champion) and Sisachanalay Taximeter of the region of Sukhothai and more recently Ritijak Kaewsamrit (World champion WMC) and Yutajak Kaewsamrit (Omnoi champion) of the city of Chiangrai in the North, Kayasit Chuwattana (Radja champion, World champion WBC) and his younger brother Tingtong Siangsawangpanpa (Lumpinee Champion) of the city of Lopburi…
SUKHOTHAI TAXIMETER AND SISACHANALAY TAXIMETER !
RITIJAK KAEWSAMRIT AND YUTAJAK KAEWSAMRIT !
KAYASIT CHUWATTANA !
TINGTONG SIANGSAWANGPANPA !
Today, the most known brothers are the current champion of Thailand in 130 lbs Phetpanomrunglek Kiatmuu9 who is the younger brother of the champion Panomrunglek. Phetpanomrunglek is only 18 years old is already champion of Thailand in four different categories. His older brother Panomrunglek Kiatmuu9 was champion of the Lumpinee, champion of Thailand and winner of the tournament Isuzu, his two great champions train in the famous camp Kiatmuu 9 in the region of Buriram!
PHETPANOMRUNGLEK KIATMUU9 AND PANOMRUNGLEK KIATMUU9 !
The twins the most known in the world of the boxing are unmistakably both brothers Khaokor Galaxy and Khaosai Galaxy who are native of Petchabun. Khaokor was twice a world champion WBA in professional boxing with 24 victories and just 2 defeats to his fight’s record !
Khaosai when to him was undoubtedly one of the biggest puncheur of the story of the boxing with 49 victories among which 43 gained by KO for a single defeat, he took away world champion’s belt WBA, a belt which he defended triumphantly 19 times!
KHAOKOR GALAXY AND KHAOSAI GALAXY !
Petchabun also produced two other phenomena, the twins Chana Por Paoin and Songkram Por Paoin. Chana was world champion of Boxing WBA is only 18 years old and his brother Songkram took world champion WBA’s belt at the age of 30!
CHANA POR PAOIN AND SONGKRAM POR PAOIN !
In Muay Thai, the most illustrious twins are the great champions Boonlai Sor Thanikul and Boonlong Sor Thanikul of the region of Chachoengsao. Boonlong was one of the best fighter of his category, champion unfortunately died, when to Boonlai he was twice a champion of the Lumpinee and beat all the stars of his category such as Jongsanan Fairtex, Chatchai Paiseethong, Karuhat Sor Supawan, Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee, Superlek Sor Esarn, Oley Kiatoneway, Chamophet Ha Phalang, Jaroensap Kietbanchong, Namkabuan Nongkee Pahuyut!
BOONLUNG SOR THANIKUL AND BOONLAI SOR THANIKUL !
Another pair of twins famous is Phet Ek Sitjaopho and Phet O Sitjaopho of the region of Hua Hin. Phet Ek was a champion of the Lumpinee, champion of Omnoi and ” Best fighter of the year of the stadium Lumpinee in 2002 “, his brother Phet O Sitjaopho took away the belt of Thailand and the belt Isuzu, they are now 33 years old and have to stop their career…
PHET O SITJAOPHO AND PHET EK SITJAOPHO !
He had there many of the others of the twin champions as Hongthongnoi Sonchai Gym and Hongthonglek Sonchai Gym from Sakhon Nakhon, Luktam Sor Ploenchit and Lukton Sor Ploenchit from Nakhon Ratchassima, Paruhatlek Sitjamee and Paruhatnoi Sitjamee (Lumpinee champion) of Bangkok and the memorable twins of the camp of legendary Karuhat Sor Supawan, Chayai Sit Karuhat and Chaylek Sit Karuhat (Lumpinee Champion)!
HONGTHONGNOI SONCHAI GYM AND HONGTHONGLEK SONCHAI GYM !
LUKTON SOR PLOENCHIT AND LUKTAM SOR PLOENCHIT !
PARUHATNOI SITJAMEE AND PARUHATLEK SITJAMEE !
CHAYAI SIT KARUHAT AND CHAYLEK SIT KARUHAT !
CHAYAI SIT KARUHAT AND CHAYLEK SIT KARUHAT WITH KARUHAT SOR SUPAWAN !
Today, the twins boxers who most make speak about them are formidable Kengkat Sor Chokitchai (Radja Champion, Thailand Champion) and Kengkla Sor Chokitchai (TV7 champion, Lumpinee champion) of Chumphon in the South who are 21 years old, the twins of the Sakchaichot Gym, the renowned camp, Lamnamkong Sakchaichot and Lamnamoun Sakchaichot of the region of Buriram who are 22 years old, Phungnoi Phetsuphapan (Lumpinee champion) and Phunglek Phetsuphapan of the northeast of Kalasin who have 24 years old and the twins world champion WPMF, Apisit KT gym and Apisak KT gym of Chayaphum of the camp Max Sport Gym in Bangkok who are now 26 years old!
KENGKLA SOR CHOKITCHAI AND KENGKAT SOR CHOKITCHAI !
LAMNAMKONG SAKCHAICHOT AND LAMNAMOUN SAKCHAICHOT !
PHUNGNOI PHETSUPHAPAN AND PHUNGLEK PHETSUPHAPAN !
APISIT KT GYM AND APISAK KT GYM !
APIRAK, THE JUNIOR OF THE FAMILY WITH HIS TWO OLDER BROTHERS APISIT AND APISAK!