THE CAMP FONJANG PUMPHANMUANG GYM
Special report by Serge TREFEU (2016)
This camp is situated in the city of Chonburi (30 km of Pattaya) who is 80 km from Bangkok. The camp is in a very known complex of musical bars and restaurants to Chonburi, the “Fonjangnanghay“. This place is very livened up in the evening…
THE ENTRANCE OF COMPLEX FONJANGNANGHAY
The camp belongs to the Colonel of the National police force Mr. Southat Pumphanmuang who is a promoter in the stadium of Lumpinee.
Since ten years, Mr. Pumphanmuang is the head of the police of the criminal cases of the East region from the country, a vast region which includes eight provinces Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Nakhon Nayok City, Sa Kaeo, Prachin Buri and Chachoengsao.
MR. SOUTHAT PUMPANMUANG WITH HIS CHAMPIONS
The colonel is an enthusiast of boxing long-time, here now decade when he organizes big events of Muay Thai within the stadium of Lumpinee, he became one of the most important promoters of this stadium today.
His first champion in the 2000s was Sombounbaip Pumphanmuang who gained the belt of Lumpinee in 112 lbs, then there been Hualalompong Fonjangchonburi who was in 2006 a champion of the Lumpinee in 108 lbs and twice champion of Thailand.
HUALALOMPONG FONJANGCHONBURI IN FRONT OF HUALALOMPONG STATION OF BANGKOK
His first big star was Saiyok Pumphanmuang, a champion who is still classified among the best world of the category 160 lbs. Saiyok was a world champion WMC in 140 lbs, champion of the Radja in 140 lbs, champion of Thailand in 147 lbs, champion of the Lumpinee in 154 lbs, world champion WMO in 160 lbs and winner of Tournament Thai Fight in 160 lbs. Saiyok beat champions as Samranchai, Bernung (KO), Laemthong, Singsiri (KO), Chanajon (KO). And he especially overcame practically all the world stars of his category such as Bruce Mac Fie, Rudolf Durica, Armen Petrosyan, Warren Stevelmans, Farid Villaume, Antoine Pinto, Abdallah Mabel, Cedric Muller, Andrei Kulebin, Vuyisile Colossa, Jordan Watson, Fabio Pinca, Wilfried Montagne, Mickaël Piscitello, Remy Vectol!
THE COLONEL PUMPHANMUANG AND THE PROMOTER OF EVENT MR. CHUN KIETPETCH (PINK SHIRT) WITH SAIYOK DURING HIS VICTORY FOR THE TITLE OF LUMPINEE CHAMPION
RADJA CHAMPION, WORLD CHAMPION
Other big champion of Mr. Pumphanmuang is Armin Pumphanmuang who was a world champion WMT in 147 lbs, world champion WPMF in 147 lbs, and world champion WPL in 147 lbs. The last belt that he took away was the one of the WBC in 2015 (WBC International Muay Thai), he beat in Italy, Italian Luca Tagliarino. Armin overcame several French champions as Charles François, Abdoul Touré, Morgan Adrar, Abdallah Mabel and Raphael Liodra!
The champion Saiyok and Armin, who are always under contract with the promoter Southat Pumphanmuang, train in the camp ” Ayong Pumphanmuang Gym “, the camp situated in Bangkok, near the old stadium of Lumpinee. Mr. Southat Pumphanmuang also has parts in this camp. Because previously, this camp was called ” Muaythai Plaza 2004 ” and belonged to Mr. Pong who was associated with Southat Pumphanmuang. But Mr. Pong left living in his native region to Lampang, a city near the capital of the North Chiangmai. He moreover opened a small camp to Lampang who is called “New Pumphanmuang Gym”. The owner of the Pumphanmuang Gym in Bangkok is now a Chinese nicknamed Ayong who is the new boss of the camp.
SAIYOK WITH COLONEL PUMPHANMUANG IN FRONT OF CAMP “MUAY THAI PLAZA 2004” IN BANGKOK
The camp of the Colonel to Chonburi exists since the beginning of 2000s. Today, he counts about ten professional boxers. The structure of the camp Fonjang Pumphanmuang Gym is enormous because the camp also acts as small stadium in which takes place regularly boxing matches.
THE ENTRY PANEL OF THE STADIUM FONJANG CHONBURI
THE STRUCTURE OF THE CAMP FONJANG PUMPHANMUANG IS VERY BIG
The spearhead of the camp is Pokaew Fonjangchonburi, Pokaew is an old fox of the boxing rings who is always at the top level in 35 years. This fighter is of the same style as the great champion Pornsanae Sitmonchai, because of his longevity on the boxing ring and of his durable boxer incredible capacity. Pokaew and Pornsanae was moreover in confrontation in 2014 and after a titanic battle Pokaew beat Pornsanae by KO!
Pokaew nicknamed “Khun Khao Kiim Lock” (The blow of knees of the steel clamp) was a champion of the Radja in 122 lbs in 2004 against Densayam Lukprabat and champion of the Lumpinee in 122 lbs in 2006, a title which it gained against the magnificent technician Nong O Sit Or. Pokaew was also a champion of the stadium of Omnoi.
Pokaew beat many of big champions in his career, he met the best, often with dumpans very high as in 2012 against the young boy Phetpanomrung Wor Sungprapai with a 2 million baht dumpan, a victory of Pokeaw or against the star Sam-A Kayanghadao, in December, 2012, for the belt of Thailand in 122 lbs with a 2 million baht dumpan, a victory of Sam-A.
Pokaew overcame champions such as Sanghiran Lookbanyai (WBC Champion in Boxing), Lekkla Tanasuranakorn (Lumpinee Champion, Thailand Champion), Rungrath Sor Jor Toipedrew (Radja Champion, TV7 Champion), Famai Skindewgym (TV7 Champion ), Phetpanomrung Wor Sungprapai (Thailand Champion), Tong Puideenadee (Lumpinee Champion), Muangthai PK Saenchai Gym (Lumpinee Champion, TV7 Champion)!
POKAEW “KHUN KHAO KIIM LOCK”
MEDICAL EXAMINATION FOR CHAMPION POKAEW BEFORE HIS FIGHT IN RADJA STADIUM.
TWO BIG PROMOTERS OF RADJA STADIUM MR. SOMMAI SAKULMETA (BROWN JACKET) AND MR. CHUJAROEN RAVEEARAMWONG (GREEN SHIRT) WATCH CLOSELY THE HEALTH OF THE CHAMPION
POKAEW AGAINST TONG PUIDEENADEE IN LUMPINEE STADIUM
POKAEW IN SPECIALIZED MAGAZINES
Other renowned fighters of the camp are Satanfa Sor Boonklong, Theglaff Pumphanmuang, Lookman Fonjangchonburi and the brothers Aphisit and Aphirak.
Satanfa is a 19-year-old young boy who is very well classified in the stadium of Radja, there are at present N ° 2 in 140 lbs. Satanfa began well year 2016 because he beat, on February 12th in the stadium of Lumpinee, the titleholder of the Lumpinee in 135 lbs, Chujaroen Dabrunsarakam!
SATANFA SOR BOONKLONG
Theglaff nicknamed Phetmai (The new Diamond) was formed in the famous camp of the Northeast region, the Sitboonmee Gym. Phetmai, it’s the young boy who goes up in the category 135 lbs, this diamond of Muay Thai begins to be shaped well, he’s classified N ° 3 in the stadiums of Lumpinee and Omnoi and N ° 2 in the TV7 stadium. In 2015, he beat good champions such as Simanoot Sor Suriya (Finalist of the Tournament Isuzu), Denkiri Sor Sommai (Lumpinee Champion, TV7 Champion) and Phonaik Mor Puwanath (N° 2 in the stadium of Omnoi).
Lookman beat twice formidable Rungphet Wor Rungriran (Lumpinee Champion, TV7 Champion, Omnoi Champion ), as well as Chaylek Kwaytonggym (Winner of the Tournament Muay Siam) and robust Seeoui Sor Sunanchai (Kietpetch). Lookman often fight in the stadium TV7 where his fights are appreciated by the fans of Muay Thai. In 2012, Lookman received the trophy from ” Best fight of the year in the stadium TV7 ” for his match amazing against Seeoui Sor Sunanchai. Both fighters who were already in confrontation five times obtained each the trophy from ” Best fight of the year in the stadium TV7 ” and were divided a 1,2 million baht bonus!
LOOKMAN WITH HIS TROPHY “BEST FIGHT OF THE YEAR TV7 STADIUM”
Apisit and Apirak Fonjangchonburi fights in the stadiums of Lumpinee and TV7 a lot, they are a member of the best fighters of the category 118 lbs.
The Fonjang Pumphanmuang camp is opened to the foreigners, many foreign fighters, beginners as professionals, came to train in this camp which is one of the most considered by the region of Chonburi. There are so from now on special lessons for the girls, because the foreign femal boxers are more and more numerous to come to train in the Thai camps…
THE TEAM FONJANG PUMPHANMUANG GYM
TRAINING IN FONJANG PUMPHANMUANG GYM