INTERVIEW OF SITTISAK SIANGSIMEWGYM
by Serge TREFEU (2020)
Serge TREFEU: Hello Sittisak, how are you?
SITTISAK: Very well thank you
How old are you ?
I am 33 years old
You come from which region of Thailand?
I was born in Lao Suea Kok in the Ubon Ratchathani region (Northeast region). But I got married and my wife is from Chaiyaphum area so I live there now in Phu Khiao
SITTISAK IS A HAPPILY MARRIED CHAMPION
Do you have children?
Yes, I have two children, two little boys
SOMWANG FAMILY IS A HAPPY FAMILY LIVING SIMPLY IN THE COUNTRY
You have brothers and sisters ?
We are four children in the family but one died…
Were you a brawler as a child?
Yes, I often fought on the street…
You started boxing at what age?
I started boxing at 11
At what age did you make your first fight?
I made my first fight a few months after I started boxing, I won by knockout in the second round and I won the sum of 200 baht
How did you find out about boxing?
We often watched family boxing on TV
In which camp did you start your training?
I started boxing at Por Cherdkiat gym which is located in the town of Phu Khiao in the Chaiyaphum region
Did you fight a lot for this gym?
I stayed 8 years at Por Cherdkiat and I made 80 fights for this gym
How old were you in Bangkok?
Around the age of 18 I joined the Kiatpetch Gym which is in the district of Huaykwang in Bangkok
What champions were there at Kiatpetch Gym?
There were many great fighters Thukatathong, Naruenat, Santipab, Sakeddao, Rittidetch, Noppadeth, Thanongdeth, Changpeuk…
THE KIATPETCH GYM IS A CHAMPION FACTORY
THE KIATPETCH GYM CAMP ON SIAMFIGHTMAG.COM
Are you still at Kiatpetch Gym?
Yes, from the age of 18 until today my 33 years, I have been fighting for Kiatpetch Gym for 15 years!
Do you sleep in the gym?
I have a room in the gym when I am at Kiatpetch
In which category are you fighting?
I fight in Thailand today between 135 lbs and 138 lbs
What titles have you won?
I won 9 belts. I won my first belt, the TV7 belt in 108 lbs against Lomsuphaphan Pet Pet, the TV7 belt in 122 lbs against Sakunpetchlek Por Sakulpetch, the champion belt of Thailand in 130 lbs against Panphet Kiatcharoenchai, the TV7 belt in 130 lbs against Kongbeng Kor Romsrithong, the Omnoi belt in 135 lbs against Phetmai Pumphanmuang, the WPMF world champion belt in 135 lbs against Jeereethong Seatranferry, the Lumpinee champion belt in 135 lbs against Chujaroen Dabransarakham, the TV7 belt in 135 against Mahadech PK Saenchai Gym and the WMO world champion belt in 140 lbs against Rungsaengtawan Sitboonchop!
4 TIMES TV7 CHAMPION
WPMF WORLD CHAMPION
WMO WORLD CHAMPION
Do you actually have a belt?
Yes, I have the belt of the stadium TV7 in 135 lbs, I am the reigning champion
How many fights have you done so far?
I only count the fights in Bangkok, I made 125 fights for 78 victories, 35 defeats and 2 draws
You won a lot by knocking?
Not much, only 3 wins by KO on Bangkok
What fighting style do you have in the ring?
I am a Fimeuu (Technician) with very good knee strokes
What is your favorite technique in fight?
I love knees and elbows
What has been your hardest fight so far?
My hardest fights were against Jomthong Chuwatthana and Singdam Kiatmuu9, both times I had bad injuries
Your best memory of a fight?
When I won my Lumpinee champion belt in 135 lbs in 2016 against Chujaroen because he is a great champion, also my last belt of the TV7 stadium in 135 lbs against Mahadech in 2019 is a good memory!
Who are the known fighters you faced?
I have faced many champions, I would mention those with whom I have fought the most fights, Panphet (9 times), Penaik (5 times) and Chujaroen (4 times). I beat Penaik Sitnumnoi, Singthongnoi Por Telakul, Panphet Kiatcharoenchai, Chamuathong Fightermuaythai, Chujaroen Dabransarakham!
Have you ever fought abroad?
Yes, once in Japan and once in Spain
Would you like to come and fight again in Europe, in France for example?
I would love to come and fight in France!
Do you know French fighters?
I know Antoine Pinto and Rafi Singpatong by name
Who is the best foreign boxer for you?
Today, I would say the Brazilian Lobo Phuket Fight Club and at the time, the strongest was Ramon Dekkers!
Who do you think is the best Thai fighter currently?
I think Prajanchai P.K. Saenchai Gym is very strong right now
What is your purse in Thailand?
My purse today in Thailand is 60,000 baht (Sittisak also won 90,000 baht purse)
Who is your promoter?
I fight for two promoters, for the stadium of Lumpinee Mr. Pheerapong Theeradejpong (Chun Kiatpetch) and for the stadium of Radja M. Songchai Ratanasuban
PEERAPONG THEERADEJPONG (PROMOTER CHUN KIATPETCH) ON SIAMFIGHTMAG.COM
SONGCHAI RATANASUBAN (PROMOTER SONGCHAI) ON SIAMFIGHTMAG.COM
Do you live well because of boxing?
Yes of course, thanks to boxing I was able to build my house on a large lot, I also bought a beautiful car, boxing made my life easier financially…
What do you think you’re doing after boxing?
I would like to teach boxing and have my own boxing camp, maybe in the Chaiyaphum area in Phu Khiao
When is your next fight?
I do not have any fights currently seen with the covid crisis I have not fought since December. My last fight was on December 15, 2019 against Teeradech Chor Haphayak in the stadium TV7…
Thank you very much for the interview and I wish you chookdee for your next fights
Thank you so much
Sittisak Siangsimewgym (Petchphayathai) is an old ring fox who has won nine belts in his long career.
Sittisak was formed in the Por Cherdkiat Gym which is located in the city of Phu Khiao in the province of Chaiyaphum in northeast Thailand. A gym that formed, among others, the great champion Sittichai Por Cherdkiat (Lumpinee Champion, TV7 Champion).
Sittisak fought under the name Sittisak Por Cherdkiat, he won two belts under the colors of this gym. His first belt, he won at the age of only 15, the belt TV7 in 108 lbs, on November 16, 2002 against Lomsuphaphan Pet Pet. Four years later, on 20 August 2006, he beat Sakunpetchlek Por Sakulpetch for the TV7 belt in 122 lbs.
SITTISAK FOUGHT FOR THE POR CHERDKIAT GYM FOR 7 YEARS
Around the age of 18, he joined the famous Kiatpetch Gym of Lumpinee promoter N°1, Mr. Pheerapong Theeradejpong (Chun Kiatpetch). Sittisak was named after Petchphayathai and then Siangsimewgym, who are sponsors of the Kiatpetch Gym.
SITTISAK HAS SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTED THE FAMOUS KIATPETCH GYM FOR 15 YEARS
On June 10, 2011, Sittisak Siangsimewgym won the Thailand title in 130 lbs in front of Panphet Kiatcharoenchai. The following year, he conquered his third belt of the TV7 Stadium, the TV7 belt in 130 lbs by defeating Kongbeng Kor Romsrithong.
On September 19, 2015, he beat Phetmai Pumphanmuang and hung at his waist the belt of the famous Omnoi stadium in 135 lbs, the same year he won the WPMF world champion belt in 135 lbs against Jeereethong Seatranferry.
On June 3, 2016, at 29, he won the Lumpinee belt in 135 lbs against star Chujaroen Dabransarakarm, who had held the title for a year. In 2018, Sittisak won a WMO world champion belt in 140 lbs against Rungsangtawan Sit Or Boonchop.
On 10 February 2019, at the age of 32, Sittisak conquered his fourth belt of the TV7 stadium, the TV7 belt in 135 lbs against Mahadech Chor Ajchriya who was 25 years old, a belt which he defended victoriously on 7 July against Sibsaen Thor Jareonthongphuket (24 years old), Sittisak still holds the TV7 belt in 135 lbs at 33 years old. It is a great performance for this boxer to be still champion of the prestigious stadium TV7 at this age where often the Thai champions are towards the end of their career.
TV7 CHAMPION AT 32 YEAR
Furthermore, Sittisak is one of the rare fighters to have conquered 4 titles of the stadium TV7 in four different categories, a title of the stadium of Lumpinee and a title of the stadium of Omnoi, it only remains for him to gain a title from the stadium of Radja to definitively enter the history of Muay Thai!
SITTISAK IS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CHAMPIONS WITH 9 BELTS WON
Sittisak has defeated champions such as Wancharachai Rajanon, Apisit KT Gym, Chamuaktong Sor Yupinda, Chujaroen Dabransarakam, Petchmai Deuklapataya (KO), Nonthakit Thor Morsi, Yodawut Kaoklai Gym, Petchnamek P.K. Saenchai Gym, Ferrari Jakkayanmuaythai, Mahadech Chor Ajchriya, Sibsaen Thor Jareonthongphuket, Panphet Kiatcharoenchai, Penaik Sitnumnoi, Singthongnoi Por Telakul, Chamuathong Fightermuaythai!
SITTISAK MADE MANY VERY HARD FIGHTS AT TV7 STADIUM
SITTISAK IS A VERY GENEROUS AND RESPECTFUL CHAMPION AS GOOD ON THE RING AS WITH HIS FAMILY, MOM OR HIS MANAGER AND PROMOTER CHUN KIATPETCH
Sittisak matches in 2018 and 2019:
In 2018 (4 wins, 1 loss):
He beat at points Rungsangtawan Sit Or Boonchop (WMO World Championship)
On July 1, he beat points Petchnamek P.K. Saenchai Gym
On August 11, he beat Kiatpetch Swanahanpikmai on points
On October 7, he lost by knockout to Mahadech Chor Ajchriya
On December 2, he beat Ferrari Jakkayanmuaythai on points
In 2019 (3 wins, 2 losses):
On February 10, he beat in points Mahadech Chor Ajchriya (TV7 Championship in 135 lbs)
On April 14, he lost to points Sibsaen Thor Jareonthongphuket
On July 7, he beat Sibsaen Thor Jareonthongphuket on points (TV7 Championship in 135 lbs)
On October 20, he beat Takaokew Singmayin on points
On December 15, he lost to points against Teeradech Chor Haphayak
SITTISAK MADE THE ONE COVER OF MANY SPECIALTY MAGAZINES
Birth name: Sittisak Somwang
Nickname: The Zing
Date of birth: December 2, 1987
Weight: 63 Kg-69 Kg
Number of fights: 125. 78 victories. 35 losses. 2 draws
Title: TV7 champion in 135 lbs (2019), WMO world champion in 140 lbs (2018), Lumpinee champion in 135 lbs (2016), WPMF world champion in 135 lbs (2015), Omnoi champion in 135 lbs (2015 ), TV7 champion in 130 lbs (2012), Thailand champion in 130 lbs (2011), TV7 champion in 122 lbs (2006), TV7 champion in 108 lbs (2002)