THE CAMP NUMPONTHEP GYM
by Serge TREFEU (2015)
The Numponthep camp is situated in the district of Khlong Toei, he’s not far from the old stadium of Lumpinee, in an alley which is just next to the building of the ” TV3 Channel “, on the Rama IV road. This camp exists since more than 20 years but he was previously called “Sor Chitlada Gym” known also under the name of Windy Sport Gym. The Sor Chitlada Gym was created by Mr. Sahasomphop Srisimwong who was a promoter important for the stadiums of Lumpinee and TV7!
Great champions represented this camp such as Sanam (World champion WBC), Pongsaklek (World champion WBO) and Sirimongkol (World champion WBC). Then, there been the formidable Nonsai Sor Sanyakorn (Thailand Champion, World champion WMC, WKN, WPMF, WKBF, UK) who is always in the camp!
NONSAI SOR SANYAKORN (SRISUK) WON 5 BELTS OF WORLD CHAMPION
But in February, 2012, the Sor Chitlada Gym changed name and owner to become today the “Numponthep Gym”, since three years now the boxers fight under the name of Numponthep Gym. The name of the camp makes a reference in the name of the new owner and the manager who is called Num ” Pit ” Ponthep
THE GYM NUMPONTHEP IS TYPICAL THAI CAMP
Khru Pit is a old fighter who is native of the city of Ubon Ratchathani in the Northeast of the Thailand. Num Ponthep made his formation in the famous camp Por Muang Ubon of Ubon Ratchathani, he’s trained with two immense champions of the 90s, Orono Por Muang Ubon and Neungtrakarn Por Muang Ubon!
Num Ponthep made hundred fights and took away champion’s belt of the province of Ubon Ratchathani, he was considered for his technique and his capacity to adapt itself has every style of his opponents!
Khru Pit after his career became a trainer during several years to the famous camp Muay Thai Plaza 2004 in Bangkok. To the Muay Thai Plaza 2004, it’s him who prepared for his fights the star of the Thai Fight Sayok Pumpanmuang (Lumpinee Champion, Radja Champion, Thailand Champion, World champion WMC), as well as the great champions Armin Pumpanmuang (World champion WPMF, Z1) and Jaochalam Chatnakanok (World champion WBC), he also trained Nonsai Sor Sanyakorn (Thailand Champion, World champion )!
KHRU PIT (BLUE SHORT) IN CAMP MUAYTHAI PLAZA IN 2008
KHRU PIT WITH NONSAI
KHRU PIT WITH ESANKEW
KHRU PIT AND SATANMUANGLEK AT HIS VICTORY IN LUMPINEE FOR THAILAND CHAMPION BELT
Now the pearl of the camp it’s the young boy Satanmuanglek who holds today champion’s belt of Thailand in 108 lbs. a belt that he won against Samdee PetchyindeeAcademy, in the stadium of Lumpinee, on December 30th, 2013!
He also gained world champion WMC’s belt in 100 lbs against Kumarntong Jitmuangnont, on March 21th, 2012, at the stadium of Radja, champion’s belt of Thailand in 105 lbs, in the stadium of Lumpinee, on February 8th, 2013, by beating by KO Newlukrak Exidicalgym. And on June 7th, 2013, he beat again Newlukrak Exidicalgym but for champion’s belt of the Lumpinee in 105 lbs!
Satanmuanglek beat the best in his category such as Samdee PetchyindeeAcademy, Wanchai Kiatmuu9, Palangphon Petchyindeeacademy, Detkart Por Pongsawang (KO), Khunhan Sitthongsak, Tanadej Thor Pran49, Amata Por Tongburan (KO), Kumarntong Jitmuangnont, Phetmuangchon Kor Tanachote, Newlukrak Exidicalgym (KO), Banlangngern Por Pinbhat!
SATANMUANGLEK WON 4 BELTS
In this camp, there is also very good fighters like Kwankao Chor Rachapasadu Esan (Thailand Champion in 130 lbs) which beat twice the great champion Pornsanae Sitmonchai, once by KO and another time by stop on wound, Fasongseang Numponthep gym, Kaenesan Numponthep gym, Kaentawan Numponthep gym, Esankew Numponthep gym, Fandankai KRS, Fapennueng KRS and Yadfa KRS!
KWANKAO CHOR RACHAPASADU ESAN (THAILAND CHAMPION)
FANDANKAI IS CHAMPION STADIUM OF BANGLA TO PHUKET
Most of the boxers of the Numponthep Gym are native of Ubon Ratchathani because they trained all for the camp KRS gym which is situated in the center of Ubon Ratchathani, the camp of Mr. Sunjorn Kramsawat’s (Brother of legendary champion Nung Ubon Sitletchai)!
The Numponthep Gym have at present about ten professional fighters who are supervised by several trainers, Num Ponthep, Permsak, Pong Ubon, Fandankai, Krit and Petpitsanu, the chief trainer of the camp is Chomdet (Chomchai Sukhachon alias Khu Moo)!
Khru Moo also made his formation to the famous camp Por Muang Ubon, he fought under the name of Ludnimit Por Muang Ubon, he fought in France, in Italy, in Holland, in Australia and in Japan!
PONG UBON AND KRHU MOO (BLUE SHORT), PONG UBON IS THE UNCLE OF SATANMUANGLEK
The training is very hard in Numponthep Gym because the infrastructure of the camp has no good ventilation, it’s in the real oven that train everyday the boxers of the Numponthep Gym!
The morning jogging which is made in streets polluted of Bangkok is 12 km and that of the afternoon is 8 km!
The session of clinch is testing, it lasts 30 minutes without time of rest and the sessions in paos are also terrible, five round of 4 minutes with only 1 minute of rest!
THE BOXERS CONTINUE THEIR WARM-UP IN THE ROPE AFTER HAVING RUN 8 KM
THE SKIPPING ABOUT ON A TIRE, A CLASSIC EXERCISE TO STRENGTHEN DEVELOP THE MUSCLE OF THEM CALFS
THE HAND WRAPS IS IMPORTANT FOR NOT INJURING IN THE TRAINING
THE SESSIONS OF CLINCH IN THE NUMPONTHEP GYM ARE REALLY ROUGH BECAUSE HE MAKES A DREADFUL HEAT INSIDE THE CAMP
SESSION IN PAOS
BEAUTIFUL KNEE BLOW JUMP OF FANDANKAI
Very few foreign boxers manage to follow the infernal pace of the trainings of the professional Thai boxers of the camp. However, in Numponthep Gym, there are many foreigners who come to train because the camp accepts everyone about is the level of the follower, the trainers really take time to take care of foreign fighters!
THE TEAM NUMPONTHEP GYM