Interview of NARUPON FAIRTEX by Serge TREFEU (2009)
Serge TREFEU: Hello, how are you?
NARUPON FAIRTEX: Yes, well, I had a wound in the shoulder but it begins to go better…
How old are you?
I have 25 years old
Where you come from in Thailand?
I come from the Centre region of a city right by Bangkok
Are you married, have you children?
Yes and I have a little boy who in 3 months
Have you brothers and sisters?
I have an older brother and a big sister
Your brother was a boxer also?
Not I am the nakmuay only one of the family
Were you a brawler when you were a child?
Not of all
You began the boxing at which age?
In 7 years
Your first fight you made him for which age?
In 8 years
How did you discover the boxing?
Near to me there was a small camp of Muay Thai, it is there that I discovered the boxing…
Did you begin Muay Thai in this camp?
Not in the other who was also not far from to me, he was called Sakomsing Gym
You have made many fights for this camp?
More than 100 fights!
Your Whai Khru you learnt him in this camp?
Yes it is Whai Khru ordinary, I would say about the Center of the Thailand (Whai Khru Tchalat Lopburi)
Now you belong to the Fairtex Gym of Pattaya, since how long you are here?
For 4 years I am installed in Fairtex Gym
You have your personal room here?
Yes I have my personal room with all the comfort, it’s good…
In what category you fight today?
In – 70 kg
What are the titles which you gained?
I was Lumpinee Champion in 1999 and Thailand Champion in 2001
How much have you make of fights, how much have you of victory and defeat?
214 fights. 171 wins. 43 Losses and 5 Draws
Do you won many fights by Knock Out?
Not many, about ten…
You have which style of boxing?
I am fimeuu (technician)
Your hardest fight it was against which opponent?
All the fights are hard, every opponent can be difficult to fight. I could not say which opponent in particular…
What is your best memory of boxing?
When I gained the belt of Lumpinee in front of Chookdee Por Pramuk, it is my best memory of victory!
You have already fought abroad?
Yes a lot, in Holland, in Italy, in France, in Singapore and in Hong-Kong
In France how much you have make of fight?
I fought four times in France
What are the French fighters whom you faced?
Yohan Lidon (1 win, 1 Lose), Wilfrid Montagne (1 win), Yacine Benhadj ( 1 win)
What is the French fighter who gave you most opposition?
I would say Yohan Lidon
Would you like to fight again in France?
Yes a lot, I like public French and to fight against the French boxers it is a pleasure because they are of a very high level!
A new fight in front of Yohan Lidon?
Yes, I would like very much fight again against him to set my revenge
Do you know French boxers?
I know well Rafik Bakouri because it is a friend. I know of name also Stong Skarbowsky, Farid Villaume and Danny Bill
Who is for you the nakmuay best foreigner?
In the time I would say Ramon Dekkers, he was very strong and today I think that Farid Villaume is the strongest among the foreigners…
Who is your promoter?
It is Phillip Wong from Fairtex
You well earn the good purse today?
Yes I have already won much money. I was able to buy a house and a car. I am not spendthrift I pay attention …
You participated in the “Contendeur Asia “, which remember you of this experience?
It was the very beautiful experience which marked me for ever. During the broadcast I was made of very good friends…
Who is for you the best boxer at present in Thailand?
I think that it is Yodseanklai Fairtex!
What technique do you like most?
All the techniques of Muay Thai, with legs, knees, elbows, fists, I am a fimeuu…
Your next fight it is for when?
I do not still know, I wait because I was hurt and I get back only of my wound in the shoulder. I soon fought when I would have a proposition…
What would you like to make after the boxing?
I would like to open a gym of boxing in Hong-Kong, I already have a contact over there, a friend to me is installed in Hong-Kong
Thank you and chookdee for your next fights
Narupon Fairtex won the revenge against the champion Yohan Lidon, he beat French in points in a match very close. Narupon Fairtex is a boxer of a high technical level which makes left “Dream Team Fairtex”. He is very wanted abroad because he has an ideal corpulence to face the boxers between 70 kg and 75 kg. He has already beaten of big champion foreign as Soren Mongtong, Fadi Merza, Vuyisile Colossa, Wilfried Montagne, Yacine Benhadj and Yohan Lidon. He only lost against two great champion of Muay Thai that is Giorgio Petrosyan (Lose in points) and Yohan Lidon (Lose on wound)!
Weight : 70 Kg
Heigh : 1m80
Number of fight : 214 fights. 171 wins. 43 Losses et 5 Draws
Team : Fairtex Gym
Title : Lumpinee Champion. Thailand Champion