INTERVIEW OF SAMSAMUT KIATCHONKHAO
by Serge TREFEU (2011)
Serge TREFEU: Hello how’s that going, in shape?
SAMSAMUT KIATCHONKHAO: Very well thank you
How old are you?
I am 24 years old
You come of what region of the Thailand?
I am of Thungsong in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s region (the South of the Thailand)
Have you brothers and sisters?
We are four in the family
You have a brother who fights?
Yes my small brother also fights…
You were a brawler when you were a child?
You began the boxing at which age?
In 9 years
Your first fight you made him for which age?
From 9 years, after 2 months only of training
How did you discover the boxing?
It is my uncle who made me discover the boxing…
You began Muay Thai in which camp?
In a small camp to Thungsong who is called Petnakon
You have made how much fight for this camp?
Approximately 50 fights
You always stayed in this camp?
Not at about 14 years I went to the camp Kiatchongkhao to 15 km of Thungsong, and it has been 10 years since I am in Kiatchongkhao
You have your room in the camp?
Not I have my house near the camp
When you are going to fight in Bangkok, it is long the route, it is difficult for a boxer of the South to go to fight often in the capital?
Yes Bangkok it is far from Thungsong but in Bangkok I went to the camp Lukbanyai and to the camp Chuwattana for me train before my fights to Radja. Then as I often fought in Bangkok, I stayed in the camp Kiatphontip, I trained over there and I fought for this camp…
Kiatphontip it is Rob Cox’s camp?
In what category you fight?
In 135 lbs (61 kg)
What are the titles which you gained?
I gained two belts. I gained the belt of Thailand against Petchasawin in 2009 and the belt of Radja against Winailek in 2010, I defended my title a few months later again against Winailek, I won at points…
How much have you make of fights during your career?
120 fights, 90 victories, 30 defeats
You gained many fights by KO?
Just 3 or 4 victories by KO
You have which style of boxing?
I am Fimeuu (technician) but also Muay Khao (with knees)
What was your hardest fight?
My fight against Thalangchai, it is very strong with his fists, it very hurt me with his fists…
Your best memory of boxing?
My victory on Petchasawin Seatransferry for the belt of Thailand!
What are the known Thai boxers whom you faced?
Jomthong, Daoprakay, Jaroenchai, Petchasawin, Thalangchai, Winailek, Sakadpetch, Chok Eminent Air, Saksurin…
You have already fought abroad?
Yes twice, in England and in France. I fought against Liam Harrison in England, I lost in points but I was not trained correctly, I had only some weeks of preparation. In France it was in Lyon, I won against Hocine Benoui
What do you think of your fight against Benoui?
It was a beautiful fight. Benoui is a good fighter, he moreover touched me several times with his tip (front kick) the chin…
And your fight against Liam?
It is a good fighter but I would like to meet him again…
You would like to come to fight again in France?
Yes of course, there is very good fighters in France
You know French boxers?
I know Fabio Pinca who gained Thai Fight and that also who in fought in the TV7, Damien (Alamos)
For you who is the best nakmuay foreigner today and has the time?
To part Pinca which I saw boxing in Thai Fight, I cannot say because I do not know too much the farangs boxers (foreigner)…
The nakmuay thai best today, for you it is who?
Seanchai Sor Kingstar
What technique you most like making in fight?
knees it is one of my specialities
Who is your promoter?
Chujarean Raveearamwong (Chuwattana)
What is your purse today?
60 000 Baths in Thailand and abroad 90 000 bahts
You make a good living with the boxing?
I was able to buy a house but not still of car, I just have a motorcycle, I hope to have my car soon…
When are your next dates of fights?
I have to fight at the end of March to Surathani against a farang, I do not know his name…
After the boxing which would like you to make?
I would like to open my camp to Thungsong in the South
Thank you for the interview and Chookdee for your fight?
Samsamut is a very strong fighter with the knees, his mastery of the clinch is redoubtable. He has no more his belt of Radja and fight less often in Bangkok lately. But it is a fighter always at the top level because he beat champions such as Sakadpetch Ingram gym, Winailek Por Rangsan, Chok Eminent Air, Jaroenchai Keza Gym and Petchasawin Seatransferry!
Weight: 62 Kg
Title: Radja Champion. Thailand Champion
Team : KIATCHONGKHAO GYM