Special report by Serge TREFEU (2014)
This camp exists since about twenty years and is in the region of Samut Prakan which is 30 km in the South of Bangkok, in the village of Bang Bo. Although it’s a small infrastructure, Sakhomsin always produced big champions!
MANY TROPHIES SAKHOMSIN EXPOSED WITH PRIDE!
The camp is not big, it just contains four punch bags and a small boxing ring. He’s situated in a quite small alley but we see him easily by far because the walls of the camp are decorated with magnificent mural painting representing scenes of mythical battles!
A SIMPLE CAMP BUT CLEAN!
The boxers sleep all in the same room who just contains the minimum living wage, mattresses thick as pancake and small fans…
ROOMS OF CAMP ARE REALLY BASIC!
Sakhomsin was created by Mr. Pornchai Kurumaethaporn, a passionate person of boxing, who today became a politician important in the region of Samut Prakarn!
KHRU PORNCHAI KURUMAETHAPORN!
The name of the camp “Sakhomsin” composed of three words « Sak » (The power, the powerful), « Hom » (Fragrant) and « Sin » (The morality, the precept), literally it means that here the boxers are powerful and morality!
At the beginning, Khrou Kurumaethaporn taught to the camp Saksamut, in this camp two great champions were formed, Visunaporn and Naykritnaphong who are the own brothers of Pornchai Kurumaethaporn, then Pornchai opened the Sakhomsin camp in the 90s. Visunaporn Saksamut was an immense champion of the 80s who gained five belts of Lumpinee, he also represented Sakhomsin during of numerous years!
At the end of the 90s, there was Yondaeng Sakhomsin (Omnoi Champion in 108 lbs) and Narupon Sakhomsin (Lumpinee Champion, Thailand Champion). Narupon was formed in Sakhomsin before being bought in 2005 by the famous camp Fairtex, this big champion made hundred of fights for Sakhomsin Gym. With Team Sakhomsin, Narupon gained his belt of Lumpinee in 1999 and his belt of Thailand in 2001!
Later with Team Fairtex, Narupon fought a lot abroad, he notably beat champions such as Yohan Lidon (1 victory, 1 Lose), Wilfried Montagne, Yacine Benhadj, Soren Mongtong, Fadi Merza and Vuyisile Colossa!
NARUPON FAIRTEX ALIAS NARUPON SAKHOMSIN!
Then, in year 2000, it’s Bernueng Sakhomsin and Janrob Sakhomsin who have to wear proud the colours of Sakhomsin Gym!
Bernueng is a powerful fighter who gained five belts, world champion WMC’s belt in 140 lbs, champion of Radja’s belt in 140 lbs, world champion WMC’s belt in 160 lbs, world champion WPMF’s belt in 160 lbs and world champion WPMF’s belt in 175 lbs, Bernueng fought for Sakhomsin during almost ten years!
When to Janrob, he gained a belt of Omnoi Stadium in 130 lbs in 2010. Janrob is not any more in the camp Sakhomsin but in a camp to Pattaya, he often fights now abroad…
Today, Sakhomsin counts a dozen boxers who for most fight in the big stadiums of Bangkok, there is among others Jatujak Sakhomsin, Arinchai Sakhomsin, Kaichon Sakhomsin, Tekhuk Sakhomsin and the pearl of the camp, Songkom Sakhomsin!
Songkom « The double-edged sword » is a boy wonder wich gained in 2012, in only 17 years, world champion WBC Youth’s belt in Boxing against Philippine Wilber Andogan!
Songkom beat the Philippine by KO, he defended then his title successfully by bringing down by KO, the Indonesian Bonuses Burba!
In Muay Thai, Songkom is also a formidable puncher who defeated fighters such as Kongburee Wor Sungprapai, Ekmongkol Kaiyanghadao, Dejsakda Sitsongpeenong, Ponmongkol KT Gym, Songkom Sitjaroensub, Hongtonglek Chor Farpiansee (KO), Nuengthep Eminentair (KO), Theppithak Pithakmuangcan (KO), Wanchai Sor Kitisak (KO), Thelek Sungprapai Wor (KO), Luknimit Singklongsi (KO)!
SONGKOM SAKHOMSIN WBC WORLD CHAMPION!
Two trainers supervise the boxers of the Sakhomsin Gym who make undergo to the fighters of the Sakhomsin of the sessions in paos very testing. The techniques of fists are the big speciality of Sakhomsin Gym, the proof is with the champion Songkom there who is at present one of the biggest to puncheur of his category!
SESSION IN PAOS!
SPARRING IN BOXING!
TRAINING TO PUNCH BAG AND CLINCH!
THE BOXERS OF SAKHOMSIN GYM THEM ARE JOGGING IN THE OPEN AIR FAR FROM POLLUTION OF BANGKOK!
The foreigners who came to train for Sakhomsin Gym are really very rare, it’s not a camp where we accept the beginners. Here, it’s necessary to have an excellent level in Muay Thai and a big physical condition to be able to follow the training of Spartan of the boxers of the Sakhomsin Gym!
THE TEAM SAKHOMSIN GYM !