Interview of PANTURAK NAMTONG say TAN by Serge TREFEU (2009)
Serge TREFEU: Hello, how are you, in shape?
TAN: Yes, very well, sabaï, sabaï!
How old are you?
I am 26 years old
You come of what region of the Thailand?
I come from Lopburi a city which is 100 km from Bangkok in the North. She is very known for these monkeys who are the main attraction in the city…
Have you brothers and sisters?
I have a brother and a sister
You began the boxing at which age?
In 15 years
Your first fight you made him for which age?
In 15 years
How did you discover the boxing?
Near in my home there was a camp, I often saw the boxer’s trains. It tempted me…
In what camp you began Muay Thai?
It was in the camp Sor Roup Laprajam to Lopburi where trained Linglom Singchueplerng, a great champion!
You fought a lot for this camp?
I have made approximately 50 fights
Towards what age you came to Bangkok?
I came to Bangkok towards the age of 20 years. I went to the camp of Otnoi near Bangkok
Today you are in the camp RMB gym, since how long?
Yes I belong to Pattaya in RMB gym for 5 months. I also train the boxers here…
In what category you fight?
– 70 kg
What is the title importing that you gained?
I recently gained a belt Intercontinental in Italy in Milan
How much have you make of fights, how much have you of victory and defeat?
I have make 150 fights for 120 victories, 25 defeats and 5 draws
You gained many fights by KO?
Not little, only 3 victories by KO…
You have which style of boxing?
I am Fimeuu (technician)
What was so far your hardest fight?
It belonged to Ayuthaya in the North, I fought against a champion of the camp Sor Ploenchit, I do not remember his name but it was a fight very, very hard…
Your best memory of boxing until today?
My victory exactly to Ayuthaya because I won against a good boxer and I took gained an important trophy!
You have already fought abroad?
Yes I fought in Italy (Tan fought in France then against Djimé Coulibaly, lose in points)
Would you like to go to fight again abroad?
Yes I would like very much…
You know French boxers?
I know a little Kamel Jemel who came to train here in RMB gym
Who are for you the best nakmuays foreigner?
I do not know too much. I do not know the foreign fighters a lot. But I would say Jo Spain who is not bad and also Masato in K1 who is good…
The best Thai boxer at present it is who for you?
It is Seanchai Sor Kingstar but Ekapon is also very strong!
Who is your promoter?
It is Mokun a promoter on Pattaya
What technique do you like most?
I love techniques with High kicks, especially the one who knocks in the neck…
Your next fight it is for when?
At the moment I have no fight, I wait if a proposition after I fight…
What would you like to make after the boxing?
Maybe trainer, I do not still know…
Thank you and chookdee!
Weight: 70 Kg
Number of fight: 151. 120 wins. 26 Losses. 5 Draws
Title: Intercontinental Champion
Team : RMB GYM