Interview of SAYOKNOI PUMPANMUANG (Current World champion WMC and Champion of Thailand) by Serge TREFEU (2009)
Serge TREFEU: Hello, that goes you are in shape?
SAYOKNOI PUMPANMUANG: yes very well
How old are you?
I have 25 years old
You come from of what region of the Thailand?
I am native of the centre region of the city Phitsanulok
Phitsanulok it is not far from the city of famous Sukhothai with its antique ruins?
Yes exact, Phitsanulok belonged to the Kingdom of Sukhothai. To Phitsanulok we also have antique beautiful ruins…
Phitsanulok is the born city of King Naresuan (1555-1605), you know his story with regard to Muay Thai?
Yes a little. This King, I believe, is the first one to require that all the soldiers of his army have a practice and control the Muay Thai …
Exactly Phitsanulok is thus a region of antique warrior, can be that you belong to one of these descendants of the antique warrior of the Muay Thai?
(laughter) Yes maybe…
You come from a large family?
We are four children in my family
Have you brothers who fight?
Yes I have a brother who is a boxer, moreover he is not bad…
You began the boxing towards which age?
About 11 years
Your first fight you made him for which age?
From 11 years …
How did you discover the boxing?
My father is a passionate person of boxing, it is him who showed us Muay Thai to my brother and me
In what camp you began Muay Thai?
To the camp Sor Riendek which is to Phitsanulok
You have made a lot of fight for this camp?
Yes a lot, I do not know any more how much exactly…
Then you came in a camp to Bangkok?
No I had no camp on Bangkok. I came to fight and I come back in my home
Today you are in the camp Muaythai Plaza on 2004 in Bangkok, it makes how long that you are here?
Yes I am for one and a half year in the camp Muay Thai Plaza 2004
You live in the camp?
I have a room in five minutes on foot
In what category you fight?
In – 67 kg
What are the titles which you gained?
I gained the belt of Radja, and at present I have belt Thailand Champion and the belt World Champion WMC
In what year you took these titles?
I gained my belts last year (2008)
How much have you make of fights, how much have you of victory and defeat?
I have 220 fights for 180 wins
You gained many fights by KO?
Not too much about twenty
You have which style of boxing?
I am fimeuu (technician)
Your best memory of boxing until today?
My victory in the stadium of Radja when I gained the belt!
Your last the hardest fight?
Against Samranchai 96 Penang (classified N ° 3 of Radja and Lumpinee at present, Lumpinee Champion, Omnoi Champion)
Yes win on points
It was where?
You have already fought abroad?
Yes in Japan, in Hong-Kong and in Holland
In Holland it was against whom?
It was for Slamm 5 against Fikri Tyarti (World champion, Europe Champion)
Yes I won at points
Would you like to go to fight in France?
Yes a lot I have never fought over there
Do you know French boxers?
Not too much except for Stong Skarbowsky
For you what are the best nakmuays foreigners in Thailand?
Ramon Dekkers and Stong Skarbowsky were two better foreign fighters until today…
And the best Thai boxer at present?
it is Seanchai Sor Kingstar!
What technique do you like most?
My techniques were preferred, it are all techniques with elbows…
You gain good purse today?
Yes my purse are correct, I was able to buy a house to Phitsanulok
Your next fight it is for when?
I fights in Finland on April 6th, I do not know my opponent
You have tattoos in the back, what is that they are Thai traditional tattoos?
Those represent your tattoos?
I have a dragon and a phoenix tattooed in my back
What would you like to make after the boxing?
I do not still know, at the moment I fight…
Thank you and chookdee for your fight in Finland!
Thank you very much
Sayoknoi won by KO at second rounds his fight in Finland against Semoes Cojim. On May 9th, in Sweden, he beat in points the redoubtable Slovak champion Rudolf Durica (World champion WMC, WMTA, WPKL), then on May 30th in Holland he beat by KO the Dutch Harry Ludjwrick. 8 august in Hong-Kong he beats by KO Russian Dmitry Askenove. September 26th in superfight in Sweden it again beat in points his compatriot Samranchai 96 Penang. In Italy on November 7th it beat the hard Armen Petrosyan (Brother of Giorgio Petrosyan). On November 29th he will fight in Slamm 6 in Holland against the Dutch Warren Stevelmans (Winner K1 Max Holland). He also beat by KO of the champions as Australian Bruce Macfie (World champion WKA, Fighter from Contender Asia), Ben Burton (Australia Champion), Japanese Disuke Hamako and hard Singsiri Por Sirichai. In 2010 Sayoknoi became a champion of the Lumpinee in front of great French champion Farid Villaume!
Sayoknoi is a big fighter who in spite of his 67 kg can face any foreign champion in 70 kg. Powerful and technical boxer he would have his place among the fighters of the K1 Max…
Weight: 67 Kg
Number of fight: 220. 180 wins. 39 Losses. 1 Draw
Title: World Champion WMC. Radja Champion. Thailand Champion. Lumpinee Champion
Team : Muay Thai Plaza 2004