Interview of TUKKATATONG PETPHAYATAI by Serge TREFEU (2010)
Serge TREFEU: Hello, you are well, in shape?
TUKKATATONG PETPHAYATAI: Yes very well, thank you
How old are you?
I am 23 years old
You come of what region of the Thailand?
I am of the region of Buriram in Isaan (northeast), I was born in a village in the countryside not far from the city of Buriram
How much were you in the family?
I have two brothers
Your brothers are boxers also?
No I am the only one to make of the boxing
Child you were rather a brawler or at all?
Yes very brawler, I fought almost everything in daytime, especially at the school…
You began the boxing at which age?
In 10 years
How you discovered the boxing?
When I was children I saw the boxers running in the countryside and I already liked this sport, later I saw the matches on the television and I did not miss one it…
Your first fight you made him for which age?
From 10 years…
You began Muay Thai in which camp?
At the beginning it was in family with neighbour’s one trained at the house then I was in the camp Sitawi to Buriram (today Kayasityatkietpet camp), I stayed there 4 years
You came to which age to Bangkok and in what camp you were?
In 14 years I was in Bangkok to the camp Kietpetch of Mr Chun, it has been 9 years since I am in Kietpetch
You live in the camp?
Yes I share my room with the other boxers
In what category you fight?
In 140 lbs (-63Kg 500)
What are the titles which you gained?
I gained the belt TV7 in 130 lbs against Ningmonkon Keannorasing it was in 2008, and I also gained champion’s belt of the Isaan (Northeast)
How much have you make of fights, how much have you of victory and defeat?
I have 160 fights. 118 wins. 40 Losses and 2 draws
You gained many fights by KO?
You have which style of boxing?
I am Muay Khao (With knees)
What was so far your hardest fight?
Against Wachana Keawsamrit in the stadium of Radja, I lost by KO, in more he opened well me with a poke also…
Your best memory of boxing until today?
My victory on Seanchainoi in the stadium of Omnoi, he is very hard to beat…
You have already fought abroad?
Yes once it was in Japan I lost in points against Nong Bee Kiatyongyut
Would you like to go to fight abroad for example in France?
Yes I would especially like very much fighting in France, to see Paris, walk me in the streets of Paris…
You know French boxers?
No I do not know too much the foreign boxers
The strongest foreign nakmuay for you it is who?
Today I find very strong English Liam and before I would say Ramon Dekkers, it was a big fighter!
The best Thai boxer at present it is who for you?
It is Seanchai Sor Kingstar!
What are the known fighters that you faced?
Seanchainoi Phumpanmuang (victory), Jomthong Chuwatana (defeat), Attachai Payanam (victory), Phuja Sor Suwanee (victory), Nong Bee Kiatyongyut (1 victory, 1 defeat), Chock Eminentair (3 victories, 1 defeat), Wachana Kaewsamrit (defeat), Ningmonkon Keannorasing (victory)…
Who is your promoter?
What technique you love most in fight?
The knocks of knees it is my speciality!
You make a good living with the boxing?
Yes but still not enough…
What is your purse today?
70 000 bahts
Your next fight it is for when?
Against Petmankong Petfergus in the stadium of Omnoi
What would you like to make after the boxing?
I would like to buy a ground from Buriram and to make build a store…
Thank you and chookdee for your fight!
Thank you very much
Tukkatatong lost in points against Petmankong who gained the belt Isuzu against Saenchainoi just one month later. After his fight against Petmankong, Tukkatatong met again Nong Bee and Seanchainoi, and beat them everything them two. Then he beat Orono Or. Khwanmueng (Radja Champion) and Daoprakay Sor. Sommai (N° 5 in Thailand). In January, 2011 he found redoubtable Jomthong Chuwatana for the championship of Radja in 130 lbs, he lost in points against Jomthong (3 times Radja Champion, World champion WBC) who keeps his title. Tukkatatong is very strong in clinch especially with the knees, he exhausts his opponents with this technique. At present he’s N° 1 in 140 lbs in the TV7. It is the fighter who comes from Buriram, the earth of the warriors…
Weight: 65 Kg
Number of fight: 160. 118 Wins. 40 Losses. 2 Draws
Title: TV7 Champion. Isaan Champion
Team: KIETPETCH GYM