INTERVIEW OF PANOMTUANGLEK HA PALANG
by Serge TREFEU (2016)
Serge TREFEU: Hello Ajahn Panomtuanglek, how are you?
PANOMTUANGLEK HA PALANG: I’m doing great, thank you!
How old are you?
I’m 49 years old
You come of what region of the Thailand?
I’m of Maha Sarakham in the Northeast region of the Thailand
What is that you are married, do you have children?
Yes I’m married and I have three children
You have brothers and sisters?
We were five children in the family
You had brothers who also fought?
No, they did not like too much the boxing…
You began the boxing at which age?
I began the boxing at the age of 9
You fought at once?
Yes in 9 years and I won my first fight at points
How you discovered the boxing?
I looked at boxing matches at the TV with my father
In what camp you began your formation?
It’s at first my uncle who trained me at home, then I went to the camp Sor Popitak
Towards what age you left to Bangkok?
In 16 years I went to the camp Sor Sirinan (Ha Palang camp)
16 YEARS PANOMTUANGLEK FIGHTING FOR CAMP 5 PALANG (SOR SIRINAN)
PANOMTUANGLEK WORK HIS KNEES TO CAMP HA PALANG, THE CAMP HA PALANG (5 POWER) WAS SPECIALIZED IN KNEE BLOWS
SESSION OF CLINCH WITH CHAMOPHET HA PALANG (4 TIMES LUMPINEE CHAMPION, 5 TIMES RADJA CHAMPION)
What were the champions of this camp in the time?
Chamophet, Dieselnoi, and others…
THE CAMP SOR SIRINAN OF MRS SIRINAN AND MR. HIE KWAN WAS RENOWNED WITH HIS THREE LEGENDS, DIESELNOI ( LUMPINEE CHAMPION), PANOMTUANGLEK (LUMPINEE CHAMPION, RADJA CHAMPION) AND CHAMOPHET (LUMPINEE CHAMPION, RADJA CHAMPION)
You stayed for a long time in this camp?
Yes practically all my career
In what category you fought?
I have make my first fights in Bangkok in the category 100 lbs, then in 115 lbs, 118 lbs and I ended my career in 122 lbs
What are the titles which you gained?
I gained three belts, two of the stadium of Radja and one of the stadium of Lumpinee. I beat Teesout Sor Djitpatana for the belt of Radja in 115 lbs, Jompathong Nor Nanontachaï for the belt of Radja in 118 lbs and Phetdam Lukprabat for the belt of Lumpinee in 122 lbs. It was in 1986.
RADJA CHAMPION – 52 KG AND – 53 KG 500
LUMPINEE CHAMPION – 55 KG
You took away three belts the same year?
Yes year 1986 was a big year for me!
In what stadium you most fought?
I fought a lot in two big stadiums, Lumpinee and Radja
How much have you make of fights in your career?
I have make 180 fights with 165 victories, 14 defeats and one draw
You had which style of boxing?
I was a fighter strong in knees and who liked moving forward on the opponent
Which was your technique preferred in fight?
The blows of knees
What was your hardest fight?
My fight against Samart Payakaroon in 1987 in Lumpinee, I took hard KO against him…
Your best memory of boxing?
It’s to have beaten Teesout Sor Djitpatana for the belt of Radja because Teesout was a great champion in the time!
What are the known Thai fighters that you faced?
There was a lot, Jompathong, Samransak, Nampon, Kongtoranee, Manasak, Phetdam, Bounam, Samart, Khunpol, Kongnapa, Jongrak, Wangchanoi, Rainbow, Jaroentong…
PANOMTUANGLEK AGAINST JAROENTONG
You have already fought abroad?
No, I have never had the opportunity…
What is according to you the best foreign fighter today and in your time?
I cannot tell you, I don’t know enough the foreign fighters but in my time the most known was Ramon Dekkers
And now the best Thai fighter, it’s who according to you?
I don’t know, there are many fighters in Thailand…
Do you know French boxers?
I knew Guillaume (Kerner) because he stayed longtime in my camp
THE GREAT FRENCH CHAMPION GUILLAUME KERNER STAYED ONE YEAR IN CAMP HA PALANG, HE TRAINED WITH CHAMOPHET, DIESELNOI AND PANOMTUANGLEK
KERNER WITH PANOMTUANGLEK AFTER HIS FIGHT IN RADJA STADIUM
KERNER WITH PANOMTUANGLEK AND CHAMOPHET
KERNER WITH DIESELNOI
What was your promoter in the time?
What was your purse when you fought in Thailand?
I gained very good purses, my most important purse was 240,000 baht
Today you have become a trainer?
Yes I was first trainer in Thailand to Pichitman camp. Then I left Japan
PANOMTUANGLEK WAS TRAINER IN CAMP PICHITMAN DURING SEVERAL YEARS
It makes how long that you are a trainer in Japan?
It makes 12 years
You are in the same gym as your former partner of training Chamophet?
No, he’s a trainer in another gym in Japan
What’s the name of the gym where you give the lessons?
Sidoukan which belongs to Saitama, it’s near Tokyo
PANOMTUANGLEK IN SIDOUKAN GYM
Are you a house in Thailand?
Yes in Pathum Thani and I go every year
Thank you for the interview
Thanks to you still thinking about me and my career
Panomtuanglek is a member of legends of the 80s, this formidable fighter was generous on the boxing ring, a little too well, he often made hard fights against great champions who put him KO as Samart Payakaroon, Manasak Sor Ploenchit, Khunpol Kaewsamrit, Kongnapa Watcharawit, Jongrak Lukprabat (Stop on wound).
PANOMTUANGLEK AGAINST SAMART
PANOMTUANGLEK AGAINST KONGNAPA
In front of the terror Wangchanoi Sor Palangchai, for the belt of Lumpinee in 122 lbs, on November 25th, 1988, Panomtuanglek also lost by KO…
PANOMTUANGLEK AGAINST WANGCHANNOI FOR THE LUMPINEE BELT IN 122 LBS
But this great champion defeated the best champions of his generation such as Jompathong Nor Nanontachaï (2 times), Samransak Muangsurin (2 times), Nampon Nongkeepahuyuth (KO), Kongtoranee Payakaroon, Manasak Sor Ploenchit (1 win, 1 loss by KO), Phetdam Lukprabat, Bounam Sor Jarunee (KO), Teesout Sor Djitpatana!
PANOMTUANGLEK AGAINST JOMPATHONG FOR BELT RAJA IN 118 LBS
TWO MATCHES BETWEEN PANOMTUANGLEK AND PUNCHER SAMRANSAK WERE TERRIBLE OF BATTLES, THEY CLASHED IN LUMPINEE STADIUM IN 1987 WITH TWO VICTORIES FOR PANOMTUANGLEK
PANOMTUANGLEK AGAINST KONGTORANEE
PANOMTUANGLEK AGAINST MANASAK
PANOMTUANGLEK AGAINST BOUNAM
Panomtuanglek had shots killers knees, fans of Muay Thai had given him two nicknames, “Khun Khao Talae Klang” (Knees at the furious wave) and “Ay Khao Hot” (The shot of brutal knees)!
KHUN KHAO TALAE KLANG “KNEE AT THE FURIOUS WAVE”
In 1986 Panomtuanglek received the prestigious trophy “Best Fighter of the Year” by The Sports Writers Association of Thailand!
TROPHY OF BEST FIGHTER OF THE YEAR WITH LEGENDARY KAOSAI GALAXY
THREE GREAT CHAMPIONS OF CAMP HA PALANG EACH WON THE TROPHY “BEST FIGHTER OF THE YEAR” DIESELNOI IN 1982, CHAMOPHET IN 1985 AND PANOMTUANGLEK IN 1986!
PANOMTUANGLEK IN SPECIALIZED MAGAZINES
PANOMTUANGLEK HA PALANG
Real Name: Anusak Tipratok
Fighter nickname: Khao Khun Klang Talae (Knees at the furious wave), Ay Khao Hot (The shot of brutal knees)
Address: 199/8 Rangsit Pathum Thani
Date of Birth: November 1, 1966
Weight: 60 Kg / 65 Kg
Number of fight: 180. 165 Wins. 14 Losses. 1 Draw
Title: Lumpinee Champion in 122 lbs (1986), Radja Champion in 118 lbs (1986), Radja Champion in 115 lbs (1986)