INTERVIEW OF RITHEEWADA SITHIKUL
by Serge TREFEU (2017)
Serge TREFEU: Hello Ritheewada, are you okay?
RITHEEWADA: Yes thank you
How old are you ?
Which region of Thailand do you come from?
I’m from the town of Rattanaburi in the province of Surin in the north-east of the country
You have brothers and sisters ?
Yes we are three boys, I’m the second child of the family
Your brothers are boxers too?
Yes, my two brothers and me are fighters. My father is a former boxer. We are a family of boxer. My big brother is called Dejtheewada (The Powerful Angel), he’s a very good boxer and my little brother is also a good fighter
RITHEEWADA IN THE TRAINING WITH HIS YOUNGER BROTHER
THE OLDER BROTHER OF RITHEEWADA IS ALSO A FORMIDABLE FIGHTER
THREE BROTHERS, THREE BOXERS
You started boxing at what age?
I started at 9 years
RITHEEWADA IN 10 ANS
How old was your first fight?
I fought at the age of 9
CHAMPION OF THE ISAAN REGION IN 85 LBS
You won how much for your first fight?
I won the sum of 300 baht
How did you discover boxing?
It was my father who trained me in boxing. He has been a professional boxer, we have boxing in the blood in the family…
BOXING IS A FAMILY HISTORY IN THE SITHIKUL WITH THE FATHER, THE THREE CHILDREN, THE UNCLE
In which camp did you start your training?
In Camp Sithikul Sor Nipaporn which is in Rattanaburi, this is our family camp. The camp belongs to my father. I’ve been in this camp since I was a child. I have never been to another camp until now. Our house is next to the camp…
RITHEEWADA TRAINING AT SITHIKUL SOR NIPAPORN CAMP
THE SITHIKUL SOR NIPAPORN IS A SMALL FAMILY CAMP
In which category you fighting now?
I fight in Thailand today in 138-141 pounds (62 Kg 500-64 Kg)
What titles did you win?
I won the stadium belt TV7 in 140 lbs against Deasatan Phetpayathai in July 2014, beating him by knockout and I won the WMC World Championship belt in 140 lbs against Yodwicha Kemmuaythai on April 29, 2016!
WORLD CHAMPION WMC
How much you made of fights so far?
I made 120 fights for 101 victories, 15 defeats and 4 draws
You won many victories by KO?
Yes, I won 45 fights by KO
You have what style of fight on the boxing ring?
I’m a complete boxer, I use my techniques of legs as well as my elbows and my fists
RITHEEWADA IS ALSO STRONG WITH HIS POINGS THAT WITH HIS ELBOWS AND FEET
What is your technique preferred in fight?
I love all the techniques, I’m a fighter Fimeuu (Technique)
What was your hardest fight until today?
My two fights against Yodwicha, I think that it’s the hardest opponent whom I faced so far…
RITHEEWADA AGAINST YODWICHA
Your best memory of fight?
It’s to have beaten Pakorn PK Saenchai in 2016, in Ireland, it’s a very great champion. For this fight everybody thought that I would not beat him!
RITHEEWADA AGAINST PAKORN, VICTORY OF RITHEEWADA
EVEN IF THEY WERE IN CONFRONTATION IN A TERRIBLE BATTLE ON THE BOXING RING RITHEEWADA AND PAKORN ARE GOOD FRIENDS
What are the known fighters that you met?
The one that I the most met it’s Yodpanomrung (8 times), Yodwicha (Twice), Saksongkram (Twice), Manasak (Twice), Chujaroen (Twice), Nontakit (Twice), Por Tor Thor, Superlek, Pakorn…
On June 29th, you are going to come to fight in France in the event Best Of Siam against the French champion Morgan Adrar, what is what you know your opponent?
Not I don’t know him but the French fighters are very good it will make a beautiful fight
It’s the first time that you are going to come to fight in France?
Yes it’s the first time and I’m very happy to go to fight in Paris
RITHEEWADA IS READY FOR THE BEST OF SIAM
You have already fought abroad?
Yes once, in Ireland, I beat Pakorn PK Saenchaigym, it was the last year and once in Spain in 2015, it was for one Thailand against Italy, I beat Italian
Do you know French fighters?
The only foreign fighter whom I know today it’s Youssef Boughanem, the one who won the Thai Fight
What is the best foreign boxer for you?
The best so far it’s Ramon Dekkers, everybody knows him in Thailand even the youngest as me…
What is according to you the best Thai fighter at present?
At present, there are many of the good fighters but Saenchai is still one of the best because he’s there for a long time…
For what promoter you fights?
My promoter is a mister Phirapong Theradeatpong (Chun Kietpetch)
What is your purse in Thailand?
My purse in Thailand is 100 000 bahts
You lived good thanks to the boxing?
Yes now very well, I was able to buy to myself a car, but before it was more difficult the family life…
What do you think you do after boxing?
I don’t really know yet but I would like to work in the police
Thank you very much for the interview and I wish you chookdee for your fight in France
Thank you very much
Ritheewada ” The brave Angel ” Sitthikul trains in the camp Sitthikul Sor Nipaporn which belongs to Rattanaburi in the region of Surin in the Northeast of the Thailand, the born region of the star Buakaw. Ritheewada is a member of current superstars of the Thai circuit, he’s ranked today N° 2 in the stadium TV7 and N° 3 in the stadium of Lumpinee. This magnificent technician is a fighter who knows how to adapt himself to every type of opponent. Ritheewada took away the belt of the stadium TV7 in 140 lbs, in July, 2014, by beating by KO Deasatan Singsinoigym and he also gained world champion WMC’s belt in 140 lbs by beating terrible Yodwicha Kemmuaythai, on April 29th, 2016.
This young champion received in 2015 the trophy of ” Best fighter ” of the famous stadium TV7!
TROPHY OF THE BEST BOXER OF STADIUM TV7
His fighter’s nickname is “Theewada Deun Kin Somtam” (The Angel walker who eats the somtam salad (Salad of spicy papaya of the northeast)). But the fans of Muay Thai also nicknamed him ” Saytheewada 2 ” (The left-handed Angel N°2 in reference to the great champion Attachai Fairtex who was nicknamed The left-handed Angel in his big time).
ATTACHAI ” THE ANGEL LEFT-HANDED ” FROM 2000S AND RITHEEWADA ” THE ANGEL LEFT-HANDED ” FROM 2010S
ATTACHAI AND RITHEEWADA IS TWO FRIENDS IN LIFE
Ritheewada has already beaten great champions such as Superlek Kiatmuu9, Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon, Saksongkram Poptheeratham (2 times), Por Tor Thor Phetrungruang, Manasak Sor Jor Lekmuangnont, Yodwicha Keammuaythai (2 times), Sensatan PK Saenchai Gym (2 times, win by points and win by KO), Chujaroen Dabransarakham, Nontakit Tor Mosree (2 times), Pakorn PK Saenchaigym!
RITHEEWADA IS A WARRIOR WHO HAS FEAR OF NOTHING NOT EVEN OF AN ELEPHANT
The fighting of Ritheewada in 2015, 2016 and 2017:
In April he beat Saksongkram Poptheeratham (Omnoi champion, winner by knockout of Yetkin Ozkul at Best Of Siam 2 in 2012), in June at the Lumpinee stadium, he lost to KO against Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon, in Songkla, in South, he defeated the solid Por Tor Thor Phetrungruang (Omnoi Champion, winner of the Isuzu Tournament, Winner of the Thai Fight Tournament, winner of Charles François at the Thai Fight Paris 2017), On 12 September in Spain, in Barcelona, at the The Circle event, won against Italian Fabio Di Marco, in October, at the Lumpinee Stadium, beating Manasak Sor Jor Lekmuangnont, in November, at the Lumpinee stadium, he beat Yodvicha Keammuaythai (Thailand Champion, Lumpinee Champion, Omnoi Champion, winner of Bobo Sacko at Best Of Siam 7, Jimmy Vienot at Warriors Night 5 and Azize Hlali at Night of the Titans) and in December, in Roi Et, in the northeast, he beat Sensatan PK Saenchai Gym (Thailand Champion, Lumpinee Champion)!
In January, in Buriram, in the north-east, he lost to TKO in the fifth round against Manasak Sor Jor Lekmuangnont, on February 20, in Ireland, in the city of Cork, at the Siam Warriors event, he beat his compatriot the dreaded Pakorn PK Saenchaigym (Lumpinee Champion, Radja Champion, Thailand Champion, WMC World Champion, winner of Jimmy Vienot at Top King France 2014), on March 7th in Maha Sarakam, in the northeast, Ritheewada took his revenge by beating Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon, on April 6, in Chiangmai, in the north, he beat Sensatan PK Saenchai Gym again but by knockout in the fourth round, on April 29, at the stadium of Lumpinee, he beat again the young boy Yodvicha Keammuaythai for the WMC World Championship belt in 140 lbs, but on June 3, at the Lumpinee stadium, Ritheewada lost his WMC belt against his pet peeve, Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon (Thailand Champion, TV7 Champion), on July 31, At the TV7 stadium, he lost again against Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon and on October 4, at the Lumpinee stadium, he defeated Chujaroen Dabrasarakham (Lumpinee Champion, winner of the Fooktien group tournament, winner of Rafi Bohic at Best Of Siam 9)!
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WMC RITHEEWADA AGAINST YODWICHA
On 24 January, at the Lumpinee stadium, he beat Nontakit Tor Morsee, on 11 February, at the Lumpinee Stadium, he beat again Nontakit Tor Morsee, on 7 March, at the Lumpinee stadium, Ritheewada lost to points against Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon for the championship belt of Thailand in 140 lbs and on May 5, at the stadium of Lumpinee, he lost by points against Chujaroen Dabrasarakham!
RITHEEWADA IN SPECIALIZED MAGAZINES
Birth Name: Thanakrit Sithikul
Nickname: Theewada Deun Kin Somtam (The Angel Walker who eats the somtam salad), Saytheewada 2 (The Angel left-handed 2)
Date of Birth: June 15, 1996
Weight: 64 Kg- 68 Kg
Number of fights: 120. 101 wins (45 KO), 15 losses, 4 draws
Title: World Champion WMC in 140 lbs (2016), TV7 Champion in 140 lbs (2014)
Team: Sithikul Sor Nipaporn Gym