INTERVIEW OF THANONCHAI THANAKORN
by Serge TREFEU (2015)
Serge TREFEU: Hello Thanonchai, how are you?
THANONCHAI THANAKORN: Very well, thank you
How old are you?
I’m 22 years old
You come of what region of the Thailand?
I was born to Satuek, a city in the region of Buriram in the northeast of the Thailand
What study you have make?
I have study in the industrial technology (The electrical energy), I have my Advanced technician’s certificate
You have brothers and sisters?
I have a brother and a sister
Your brother is also a boxer?
No he’s too small still to make of the boxing…
You began the boxing at which age?
I began the boxing at the age of 12
How you discovered the boxing?
My father adores the boxing, I looked with him at the matches at the television, it’s him who gave me the passion for the boxing
At what age did you do your first fight?
I made my first fight a few months after beginning my training in Muay Thai at the age of 12
You won your fight?
Yes I won my fight by second-round knockout and I won the sum of 200 baht!
In what camp you began your training?
I trained with my father at my home. Then, Master Palanoy Kietanane (Three times Lumpinee champion) took me to Professor Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj (Lumpinee Champion, Radja champion) in the camp Thor Sangtiennoi to Phatumthani, I began to fight under the name of Thanonchai Kepmoukhornchanok for this camp then with the name of the camp Thanonchai Thor Sangtiennoi. I stayed several years in the camp Thor Sangtiennoi. I’m trained also with Khru Sangtiennoi to the camp Baan Muay Thai which closed. And now I’m in the camp Poptheeratham Gym, Master Payakaroon’s camp (Samart Payakaroon) who is my professor today. My trainers are Khru Kop, Khru Peun, Khru Nee and Khru Oy. I fight from now on under the name of Thanonchai Thanakorn. Mr. Thanakorn Jiraponsousakoun is the financier of my official sponsor
THOR SANGTIENNOI GYM IS THE CAMP OF THE STAR OF THE 90S, SANGTIENNOI SOR RUNGROJ (THANONCHAI IN RED SHORTS IS SQUATTED IN THE CENTER OF THE PHOTO)
TRAINING IN THOR SANGTIENNOI GYM
THANONCHAI IS VERY RESPECTFUL TO HIS FIRST TRAINER
SANGTIENNOI « THE DEADLY KISSER »
THANONCHAI WITH HIS NEW TRAINER, THE ALIVE LEGEND OF BOXING RINGS, MASTER SAMART POPTHEERATHAM
Which fighters you trained to Sangtiennoi camp?
There was Moset (S1 World Champion), Faasawang (Radja Champion), Tiankao, Palangchai…
PALANGCHAI, MOSET, THANONCHAI
which category you fight?
I was fighting at 115 lbs, 126 lbs and now 130 lbs!
You won belts of big stadiums?
I once fought for Radja belt in 115 lbs in 2007 against Yodtongthai Por Telakoon twice for the belt of Thailand in 126 lbs, December 3, 2013 against Superlek Kiatmuu9 and February 28, 2014 against Rungpetch Kayanghaadao, and once for the belt of Lumpinee in 126 lbs, October 8, 2013 against Superbank Sakchaichote, but unfortunately I have not yet won belts…
How much have you make of fights so far?
I have make 140 fights for 86 victories, 50 defeats and 4 idraws
You have which style of boxing?
I’m a boxer who moves forward on his opponent, I like the hard fights!
What is your technique preferred in fight?
I like very much the techniques of punches and low kicks
What was your hardest fight until today?
My two fights against Seksun were very hard because Seksun is a very powerful fighter. My fights against Sangmanee were also difficult
BOTH CONFRONTATIONS BETWEEN THANONCHAI AND SEKSUN WERE DANTESQUE
Your best memory of boxing?
This is of beating Sangmanee because it’s a great champion!
THANONCHAI AND SANGMANEE CLASHED FOUR TIMES WITH THREE VICTORIES FOR THANONCHAI AND A DRAW. FOR THEIR FIRST FIGHT, THANONCHAI TO END WITH AN EYE COMPLETELY TO CLOSE, THE SWOLLEN FACE
What are the known fighters that you faced?
I met Payaknoi (Victory), Fhanimit (Victory), Naka (Loss) Lamnammoon (Victory), Sayanoy (Win by KO), Pokaew (Loss), Lomtalae (Victory), Luknimit (Victory), Rungpetch (Loss), Superbank (Loss), Fonluang (Victory), Superlek (Loss), Rungrat (Victory), Singtongnoi (Loss), Sangmanee (3 wins, 1 draw), Wisanupon (Victory), Phetthavee (1 victory by KO, 1 victory by points, 1 draw), Songkom (draw), Muangthai (1 win, 1 loss), Thaksinlek (2 wins), Seksun (1 win, 1 draw), Phet-utong (Victory), Yodtongthai (1 win, 1 loss ), Sirimongkol (Victory)…
You have already fought abroad?
You would like to come to fight in Europe?
Yes a lot
What is according to you the best foreign fighter today?
I don’t know enough the foreign fighters…
What is the best Thai fighter today according to you?
I find that Saksongkram Poptheeratham is very strong
For what promoter you fights?
Mr. Songchai Ratanasuban
What is your purse at present in Thailand?
I touch good purses between 100 000 and 130 000 bahts
What do you think to make after the boxing?
My dream it’s to have my own camp of boxing, I hope to have him one day
You want to add some thing?
My motto is ” We are similar but each the identity ”
Your next fight?
On October 14th in Radja, I meet again Sangmanee
Thank you for the interview and chookdee for your fight!
Thank you very much. And I’m to thank you for the book which you made to honor the Thai champions!
THANONCHAI WITH THE BOOK « TRAVEL IN THE COUNTRY OF MUAY THAI »
Thanonchai was the young boy protected from the former star of boxing rings Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj, he improved with years to become a formidable fighter today. The punters like his boxer’s style durable boxer by moving forward on his opponents. He’s moreover nicknamed by the fans of muay Thai, “Rambo 2” in reference to the great champion of the 80s “Pongsiri Rambo Por Ruamruedee”, one of the biggest durable boxer of the history of Muay Thai. Thanonchai also has on his boxing shorts the famous “Death’s-head” which carried Rambo Pongsiri.
RAMBO 2, THE TANK IS READY TO CHARGE AT THE BOXING RING
Thanonchai always makes fights in which he spares no effort.
THANONCHAI IS A WARRIOR WHO OFTEN MADE VERY HARD FIGHTS
It’s terrible confrontations, in 2014 and 2015, against Seksun and Sangmanee can be classified among the hardest fights of the year
THANONCHAI VS SANGMANEE
THANONCHAI VS SEKSUN
Thanonchai has already beaten great champions such as Lamnamoon Sakchaichote (Radja Champion, Omnoi Champion), Luknimit Singkhlongsi (Radja Champion, World Champion WMC), Fonluang Sitboonmee (Omnoi Champion), Rungrat Naratrikul (Radja Champion, TV7 Champion, World Champion WMC), Phetthavee Sor Kitichai (Thailand Champion, World Champion S1), Sangmanee Sor Tianpo (Lumpinee Champion, Radja Champion, World Champion S1, Best boxer of the Year 2012), Muangthai PK Saenchai (Lumpinee Champion, TV7 Champion), Seksun Or Kwanmuang (TV7 Champion, World Champion Muay Thai Warriors), Yodtongthai Por Telakoon (Radja Champion), Sirimongkol PK Muaythaigym (Radja Champion), Thaksinlek Kiatniwat (No. 1 Lumpinee and Radja)!
The latest fighting in Thanonchai:
– On 8 January, to stadium of Radja, he beats Thaksinlek Kiatniwat
– On 12 February, to stadium of Radja, in main event, he beats the bull Seksun Or Kwanmuang
– On March 30, to stadium of Radja, in main event, he beats again Thaksinlek Kiatniwat
– On June 4, to stadium of Radja, in main event, for revenge, he made a draw against Seksun Or Kwanmuang
– On July 2, to stadium of Radja, in main event, he loses against Muangthai PK Saenchai
– On 10 September, to stadium of Radja, he beats Phet-utong Or Kwanmuang
THANONCHAI IN SPECIALIZED MAGAZINES
Real Name: Jomnong Hampatong
Nickname: Hong (The Swan), Rambo 2
Date of birth: July 2, 1993
Weight: 59 Kg – 62 Kg
Number of combat: 140. 86 Wins. 50 Losses. 4 draws
Team: POPTHEERATHAM GYM