INTERVIEW OF THANANCHAI RACHANON
by Serge TREFEU (2018)
Serge TREFEU: Hello Thananchai, how are you?
THANANCHAI: I’m fine thank you
How old are you ?
I’m 18 years old
Which region of Thailand are you from?
I’m from Khon Kaen (Northeast Region)
You have brothers and sisters ?
I have two brothers
Your brothers are boxers too?
You were a brawler at school?
I only fought with my friends for fun
Did you start boxing at what age?
I started at 6 years old
At what age did you make your first fight?
At the age of 6, I made my first fight which was a victory in points
How much did you earn for your first fight?
I won the sum of 200 baht
How did you discover boxing?
It was my uncle who introduced me to boxing, he brought me to a boxing camp
In which camp did you begin your training?
I started boxing in the Srithananchai Siksanamphet camp in Nonthaburi near Bangkok
You did a lot of fighting for this camp?
Yes I fought for this camp for 8 years
How old were you in Bangkok?
At the age of 14, I joined the Rachanon camp in Bangkok
THANANCHAI AT 14 YEARS IN RACHANON GYM
Are you still in this camp today?
Yes I fight for the Rachanon Gym for 3 years
TRAINING AT THE FAMOUS CAMP RACHANON GYM
OWNER OF CAMP RACHANON GYM (COMMANDER AT THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, OLYMPIC CHAMPION BRONZE MEDAL OF BOXING AT THE 1996 OLYMPIC GAMES) WITH HIS TEAM
What are the Rachanon fighters currently?
There are many, Satanfah, Yardfa, Padsaenlek, Sanganda, Jiwyee, Teelek, Phetchingchai, Komson…
THE RACHANON GYM IS A CHAMPION CAMP
In which category do you fight?
I fight in Thailand today in 147 lbs (67 Kg)
What are the titles you won?
I won four belts in 2018. In February, I won the WMC world champion belt in 147 lbs, I defeated the French Brayan Matias. In March, I won the Thailand Champion Belt in 147 lbs against Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor at Ayuthaya. In May, I still beat Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor for the Phoenix World Champion belt in 147 lbs at Lumpinee. And in August, at Omnoi stadium, I won the Omnoi belt in 147 lbs against Ponek Aor Kwanmuang!
WMC WORLD CHAMPION
PHOENIX WORLD CHAMPION
How much did you fight so far?
I made 75 fights for 59 wins 15 defeats and 1 draws
Did you win a lot of wins by knockout?
I won 12 victories by KO
What style of fight are you in the ring?
I’m a fighter Muay Khao (Strong in knees)
What is your favorite technique in combat?
I’m a Muay Khao, I really like knees. But I’m also a fimeuu (Technician). I like the beautiful technique!
What was your hardest fight so far?
For now, I don’t remember having a very, very hard fight…
Your best fight memory?
When I beat by KO Simanut Sor Suriya and also when I beat Chujaroen, they are great champions!
What are the known fighters you met?
Navi, Yodpanumrung, Simanut, Rambo, Chujaroen, Ponek …
Have you ever fought abroad?
Yes once in China, I won
Would you like to come to fight in Europe?
Yes a lot
On October 12th you are going to come to fight in France in the event All Star against Rafi Singpatong for the belt of Lumpinee, you know Rafi Singpatong and what do you think of him?
I’m really very happy to come in France and to discover this country. Yes, I know Rafi, it’s a great fighter. And I hope that I”m going to gain this championship and to return the belt in Thailand!
DJAMEL YACOUBEN IS THE FIRST PROMOTER TO ORGANIZE A BELT OF THE LUMPINEE OFFICIAL IN FRANCE, ONLY THE FFSCDA FEDERATION UNTIL TODAY HAD SUCCESSFUL THIS EXCEPTIONAL EVENT IN 2010
RAFI SINGPATONG VS THANANCHAI RACHANON FOR THE BELT LUMPINEE IN 147 LBS. RAFI SINGPATONG IS THE CURRENT CHAMPION OF LUMPINEE IN 147 LBS
What is what you know French fighters?
No, I don’t know too much the foreign fighters
What is the best foreign boxer for you?
I think that it was the strongest Ramon Dekkers, in any case it’s the foreigner about which Thai spoke most in his time…
What do you think is the best Thai fighter right now?
The best in recent years has been Saenchai!
What is your purse in Thailand?
My purse in Thailand is 80 000 baht
You live well thanks to boxing?
Yes, but I still don’t have enough money to buy a car and a house, I hope soon…
What do you think after boxing?
I would like to trade, business, I don’t know exactly yet…
Would you like to have your boxing camp?
If I’m lucky to have it later, I will be happy, of course, to have my own boxing camp!
Thank you very much for the interview and I wish you chookdee for your fight
Thank you very much
Thananchai is the future young hopeful of the category 147 lbs, in just 18 years he’s already a champion of Thailand, a champion of Omnoi, world champion WMC and world champion Phoenix. At present, he’s ranked N° 1 in the stadium of Lumpinee in the category 147 lbs.
This rangy fighter is very strong with his techniques of knees, he gained a victory by KO thanks to his formidable knocks of knees. In 2017, he beat by KO Navi J-Powerroofpuket, Simanut Sor Sarinya, Palangchai Lukmuangphet, Monsiam Lukmuangphet and Vinailek Sor Jor Vichitpadriew (Stop on wound nudge)!
VICTORY BY KO OF THANANCHAI ON MONSIAM LUKMUANGPHET
The last fights of Thananchai in 2018:
In January, Thananchai lost in points against Yodpanumrung Jitmuangnont (TV7 Champion) in Yala in the south
In February, in Bangkok, he beat by points Brayan Matias of France for the WMC World Champion Belt in 147 lbs.
THANANCHAI RACHANON VS BRAYAN MATIAS, WMC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
In March, in Ayuthaya, he won the Thailand Champion Belt in 147 lbs by defeating Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor (TV7 Champion)
In May, at the Lumpinee stadium, he beat Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor again and won the Phoenix World Champion belt in 147 lbs
THANANCHAI RACHANON VS RAMBO PHET TOR TOR AOR, PHOENIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
THANANCHAI RACHANON WITH MR WICHAI RACHANON
In July, at the stadium of Lumpinee, he beat in points the great champion Chujaroen Dabransarakarm (Lumpinee Champion, winner of the tournament Footkien Group)
On 25 August, at the Omnoï stadium, he defeated Ponek Aor Kwanmuang (Omnoi Champion) for the Omnoï Belt in 147 lbs
THANANCHAI RACHANON VS PONEK AOR KWANMUANG
THANANCHAI IN SPECIALIZED MAGAZINES
Name of birth: Nitutorn Thanet
Date of birth: 23 February 2002
Weight: 67 Kg
Number of fight: 75. 59 wins. 15 defeats. 1 draw
Title: Thailand Champion in 147 lbs (2018), Omnoï Champion in 147 lbs (2018), WMC World Champion in 147 lbs (2018), Phoenix World Champion in 147 lbs (2018)
Team: Rachanon Gym