Interview of THANONGDETH CHENGZIMAYGYM (Current Lumpinee Champion of – 67 kg) by Serge TREFEU (2009)
Serge TREFEU : Hello, how are you, good?
THANONGDETH CHENGZIMAYGYM: Yes, well very well
How old are you?
I have 24 years old
Where you come of the Thailand?
I come from Roi Et in the region of Isaan (Northeast of the country)
Have you brothers and sisters?
Yes I have two brothers
Your brothers also boxers?
Not I am the only one to make of Muay Thai…
Were you brawler when you were child?
Not of all
You began the boxing at which age?
In 9 years
Your first fight you made him for which age?
From 9 years I have make my first fight…
How did you discover the boxing?
My father was a boxer. He practiced for a long time Muay Thai in professional, it is him who introduced me!
In what camp you began Muay Thai?
It was not in a camp, it was at home. It was my father who training me
Towards what age you came to Bangkok?
I came in the capital at about 12 years…
And in what camp were you?
In Kiatpetch Gym
Since how long you are in Kiatpetch Gym?
It has been 12 years since I am in this camp!
Do you live in the camp?
Yes I have my room in the camp
In what category you fight?
In – 67 kg
what are the titles) that you won?
I am at present a champion of the Lumpinee – 67 KG. I also took the belt of the stadium of Omnoï!
When did you win the belt of Lumpinee?
I took the belt of Lumpinee in April, 2008 in front of Kaodangyai…
How much have you make of fights, how much have you of victory and defeat?
I have 100 fights for about 80 wins, I do not remember any more exactly…
Do you won many fights by Knock Out?
Not little, less than about ten!
You have which style of boxing?
I am Fimeuu (technician)
What was so far your hardest fight?
Against Kiattaksin Sor Damong in Lumpinee Stadium. It was in 2006, a fight very, very hard…
Your best memory of boxing until today?
My victory against Orono in the stadium TV7!
Do you have already fought abroad?
Yes I once fought in Spain
Would you like to go to fight abroad for example in France?
Yes I would like very much fighting still in Europe…
Do you know French boxers?
I know only of name Stong Skarbowsky which often fought in Thailand…
Who are for you the nakmuays best foreigners?
I do not know too much. I do not know the foreign fighters a lot. But I would say maybe Skarbowsky because he was very strong…
The best Thai boxer at present it is who for you?
It is Seanchai Sor Kingstar, the best technician at present!
What are the fighters whom you beat these last ones time?
Singsiri Por Sirichai, Kaodangyai Sor Surapitfarm…
Who is your promoter?
Mister Peerapong (Owner Kiatpetch Gym and of the Stadium TV7)
What technique do you like most?
I like very much tip (front kick)
Do you win of good prize money today?
Yes I have my house and a car to Roi Et, in my home in Isaan
Your next fight it is for when?
I have to meet normally Australian Soren on March 16th in Bangkok…
What would you like to make after the boxing?
I do not know too much still. Maybe to trainer, but I would see later…
Thank you and chookdee for your fight against Soren!
Thank you very much
Weight : 67 Kg
Size : 1m78
Number of fight : 94. 78 wins. 13 Losses. 3 draws
Titles : Lumpinee Champion. Omnoï Champion
Team : KIATPETCH GYM