VENUM TRAINING CAMP
by Serge TREFEU (2019)
This multi-sport complex, ultra modern, opened in 2016. The Venum Training Camp is located in a very quiet area of the famous seaside resort Pattaya.
This camp was created by the great French champion Mehdi Zatout and the boss of the famous brand of combat sport VENUM.
Mehdi Zatout had a good career, this boxer with the will of iron, real warrior of the rings confronted the toughest fighters of his category such as Fayçal Akhlafa (Victory), Raouf Belliouz (Victory), Andrei Kulebin (Defeat), Super Boy (Victory), Saenchai Sor King Star (Defeat), Mickael Francoise (Victory), Saketdao Petphayathai (Defeat), Kaoponglek Luksuratum (Defeat), Dawut Kiatpatarapan (Victory), Fabio Pinca (Defeat), Morgan Adrar (Defeat), Yetkin Ozkul (Victory) and Singmanee Kaewsamrit (Victory)!
His fight record is laudatory because he started boxing very young, he has 115 fights for 75 victories including 43 by KO, 39 losses, and one draw. He won the title of French champion Thai boxing, a Thai boxing European WMC champion belt and two Thai boxing world champion belts in two different federations, the ISKA and the WBC!
In 2015, Mehdi Zatout and his family moved to Thailand for a new life. The champion made a parenthesis in his career as a boxer to devote himself to his long-standing project. The construction of a new kind of boxing camp in Pattaya. A camp that would include of course Muay Thai courses but also Boxing, MMA and Cross Training.
Mehdi Zatout is a representative of the Venum brand in France, so it is logical that he set up his gym with his associates of the famous brand that is known worldwide.
The land where the camp was built was a former French bowls court (Thai are fans of the petanque). On this vast terrain, an infrastructure of about 600 m2 (656 yard) has been built with a parking for the greater good of the combat sport practitioners.
Mehdi Zatout chose an off-centered district from noisy wildlife of Pattaya center, to 1Km800 from Jomthien beach. In the alleyway, Soi Khopai, where is the camp, there is no prostitute bar unlike the center of Pattaya. Because the Princess of Thailand owns property in the distric and she has formally prohibited the construction of Gogo Bar and other places of debauchery.
The surroundings of the camp are well ventilated, there is no building, just football fields that offer a beautiful view of the environment.
THE VENUM TRAINING CAMP
A hotel with swimming pool is 300 meters from the gym, it works in partnership with the Venum Training Camp and offers cheap rooms for Venum Training Camp guests. The neighborhood also includes many small restaurants as well as Seven/Eleven food stores.
MANY COMFORTABLE HOTELS ARE JUST NEXT TO THE VENUM TRAINING CAMP
It was with the great champion Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee (WPMF World Champion, WKN World Champion, S1 World Champion, Winner of the Thai Fight tournament) that Mehdi Zatout started classes in this temple of modern combat.
SUDSAKORN SOR KLINMEE, MEHDI ZATOUT, SITTICHAI SITSONGPEENONG
The gym has eight coaches from Muay Thai, including experienced Yak (Sudsakorn’s father-in-law) and champion Changpuek (Radja Champion, World Champion MMA World League, winner of the Elite Fight Night tournament, winner of the Super Muay Thai tournament). Also, professional instructors in MMA, in Boxing and Cross Training.
COACHES DO NOT LACKING AT VENUM TRAINING CAMP
Twenty professional boxers train daily at Venum Training Camp, five Thais and fifteen foreigners. The great champions Por Tor Tor, Wanmawin and Tawanchai are now part of Team Venum.
Por Tor Tor Petchrungrueng has been for two years at the Venum Training Camp in Pattaya. Por Tor Tor is the big champion of the 2016 Thai Fight in – 67 Kg, he beat in the final the Canadian Sean Kearny by KO by breaking his legs. In 2016, Por Tor Tor also won the most prestigious tournaments in Thailand, the Isuzu Cup Tournament (No. 26) which takes place every year at the stadium of Omnoi. In 2012, Por Tor Tor won the Omnoi stadium belt in 130 lbs by defeating Nuthaphon Kiataworn.
Por Tor Tor is a very powerful “Muay Bouk” (Fighter who does not move back) who has devastating elbow techniques. He’s also strong with his knee techniques. His fighter nickname is “Khun Khao Chalamrai” (The Kick of the Shark Attacking).
POR TOR TOR PETCHRUNGRUENG
POR TOR TOR IS THE GREAT WINNER OF THE 2016 ISUZU TOURNAMENT
Wanmawin Or Meekun won the Radja stadium belt in 105 lbs at just 18 year old. In January 2018, he beat Petpanlan BigM gym by points. Wanmawin then went into the 115 lbs category to fight. In his last six fights, he won four, lost one in points and made one draw. Wanmawin is currently ranked N°5 in 115 lbs at the Radja and Omnoi stadium. Formed at Or Meekun Gym alongside female World Champion Petchada Or Meekun (WMC World Champion), Wanmawin is now fighting for the Venum Training Camp.
RADJA CHAMPION IN 2018
Young prodigy Tawanchai Sermponviwat won the Thailand championship belt in 126 lbs at just 17 years old. On February 18, 2017, in the stadium of Lumpinee, he defeated Wayunoi Phetkiatphet for the title of Thailand, a belt that he defended several times successfully including against the formidable Mongkolchai Shengsimewgym.
In 2018, he won the Muay Thai Sports Association champion belt in Buriram and defeated the best current champions such as Kulabdum Sor Jor Piek-Uthai (Current Lumpinee champion in 135 lbs), Ferrari Jakkayanmuaythai (Current TV7 champion in 135 lbs), Nuenglanlek Jitmuangnont (Current Omnoi champion in 135 lbs) and Kongnapha Simongkol (Winner of the 2018 Toyota Tournament).
Tawanchai was fighting for the famous PK Saenchai camp in Bangkok. But being a native of Chonburi near Pattaya, Tawanchai often fights now for Venum Training Camp.
Today, he’s ranked No. 1 Lumpinee in 135 lbs. In 2018, Tawanchai won all his fights with seven victories, he was selected to win the trophy of “Best boxer of the year 2018” awarded by the prestigious institution Siamkeela (SiamSport). 10 boxers are initially selected, then only the top three enter the final. Finally, the jury chose the winner on the day of the election. The three finalists this year were Tawanchai (7 wins), Kaonar (5 wins, 1 draw) and Rungkit (8 wins, 2 losses).
The 13th edition of the Siam Sport Awards took place on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Aksra Theater, King Power Complex, Bangkok. For athletes representing Muay Thai, it’s Tawanchai PK Saenchai Gym who won the precious trophy of “Best Boxer of the Year 2018”!
THAILAND CHAMPION IN 2017
MUAY THAI SPORT ASSOCIATION CHAMPION IN 2018
TAWANCHAI ALSO WON THE GOLDEN GLOVE TROPHY IN 2018
THE THREE FINALIST CHAMPIONS FOR THE SIAMKEELA TROPHY, TAWANCHAI, KAONAR, RUNGKIT
TAWANCHAI ELECTED “BEST BOXER OF THE YEAR 2018” AWARD SIAMSPORT
Team Venum also has top foreign champions including Alaverdi Ramazanov, Fahdi Khaled, Jacob Benko, Yacine Darkrim, Khaial Dzaniev and Kazbek Alisultanov.
Alaverdi Ramazanov (Gold Medal at the IFMA Amateur World Championships, Gold Medal at the IFMA Amateur European Championships, Russian Champion) is a 24-year-old Russian who has been living and fighting in Thailand for a few years. Alaverdi Ramazanov is 1m80 tall, which is great for his category, his knees are devastating. Nicknamed “The Dagger”, he scores 62 professional fights for only three losses. Alaverdi Ramazanov won the national title 12 times in Russia.
In One Championship Kingdom Of Heroes Show at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Alaverdi Ramazanov defeated the star Phetmorakot Wor Sangprapai (Lumpinee Champion in 105 lbs and 130 lbs, Thailand champion in 120 lbs and 130 lbs, winner of the tournament Toyota, WMC World Champion, Phoenix World Champion)!
MEHDI ZATOUT AND ALAVERDI RAMAZANOV
Fahdi Khaled (Intercontinental Champion WMC) lives in Thailand, he trains and fights for the Venum Gym now. He has forty professional fights to his credit. This Tunisian fighter is a regular in hard fighting in Thailand, he often fought in the stadium Max Muay Thai Pattaya. Now he’s in the organization One Championship, for his first fight in this big organization he faced the puncher Rodtong Jitmuangnon against which he lost points.
Jacob Benko (WMF World Champion, Supreme WMC I Champion) is a Slovak who is part of the current world tops in 75 Kg. This 1m96 giant has faced twice in 2018 the Australian star Toby Smith. The first time, he narrowly lost in points, the Australian ended the match with bloody head. And the second time Slovak lost by knockout. In February 2018, at the Muay Thai Super Champ 8, he beat by KO with a superb High Kick the formidable champion Kongjak Sor Tuantong (Radja Champion, Omnoi Champion, World Champion WMC and WPMF)!
WINNER OF KONGJAK BY KO
Yacine Darkrim (MTW World Champion, silver medal at the WPMF World Championships) was formed by the famous coach Kouider Abdelmoumeni of ESN Nanterre Gym, then he represented Team Chouk for a long time. He is a very experienced ring fighter with over a hundred fights, he lives in Thailand and has been fighting for many years in the Kingdom of Siam. Yacine Darkrim defeated champions such as Moses Tor Sangtiennoi and Petchmai Petchjaopraya. In 2011, he arrived in the final of the famous Toyota Marathon tournament where he lost to terror Aikpracha Meenayothin.
Khaial Dzaniev (Winner of the Kunlun Fight Tournament, Intercontinental Champion) is an Azerbaijan who has made 42 professional fights. This strong fighter is a bull ring. He was the big winner of the famous Chinese tournament Kunlun Fight in 2016. In the final, in – 70 Kg, he beat the Thai Changpuek. Khaial Dzaniev fights a lot in this big organization, in 2016, he defeated Zhao Chunyang, in February 2018, he destroyed the champion Li Xianchao. But the biggest performance of Khaial Dzaniev is to beat the superstar Buakaw Banchamek. In 2015, in Hong Kong, Azerbaijan defeated Buakaw who finished the match with several openings in the face. Khaial Dzaniev is one of the few foreign fighters to have beaten the Thai icon (Just 7 foreigners have beaten Buakaw throughout his career).
Kazbek Alisultanov is a 22 year old Russian who has made 15 professional fights for 10 wins. He fights in Thailand regularly at Thai Fight show and Max Muay Thai.
The Venum Training Camp also welcomes stars of the rings who come to prepare hard in this high-tech gym as Superlek Kiatmu9 (2 times Lumpinee champion, 3 times Thailand champion, best boxer of the year 2012), Petpanomrung Kiatmu9 (3 times Thailand champion, Glory World Champion), Sittichai Sitsonpeenong (Lumpinee champion, Thailand champion, Winner of the Toyota Tournament, Winner of the Kunlun Fight Tournament, Glory World champion), Victor Pinto (WMC World champion I-1, South Thailand champion) are often in the ring of Venum Training Camp.
POR TOR TOR AND VICTOR « LEO » PINTO
A STRIKE TEAM MADE IN MUAY THAI, PETPANOMRUNG KIATMUU9, SUPERLEK KIATMUU9, SITTICHAI SITSONGPEENONG, YOHAN LIDON, MEHDI ZATOUT, VICTOR PINTO
Practically all the Chinese champions of Kunlun and WMF have come to spend several months at Venum Training Camp.
The French champions also love the atmosphere of Venum Training Camp. French stars Samy Sana (A1 Boxing World champion, French champion Thai Boxing, Winner of the Wicked One Tournament), Bobo Sacko (WPMF World champion, WPMF European champion, WBC European champion), Azize Hlali (WPMF European champion, winner of the King Mohammed VI Grand Prix, French champion), Elias Mahmoudi (WPMF World Champion, WMF World Champion, MTGP World Champion), Brice Delval (S1 World Champion) and Yohan Lidon (World champion, WKN, WAKO, WMC, ISKA, WBC, WKA, IT’S SHOW TIME, A1) are preparing for the Venum Training Camp when they go to Thailand. The Venum Training Camp coaches have also prepared boxers for the Team NASR-K, Team BILOS, Team SOR MAHMOUDI and Team VALENTE.
THE GREAT CHAMPION SAMY SANA
THE STAR YOHAN “THE LUMBERJACK” LIDON
ELIAS MAHMOUDI, BOBO SACKO, BRICE DELVAL
ELIAS MAHMOUDI AND BRICE DELVAL PREPARE IN TWO FAMOUS CAMPS WHEN THEY GO TO THAILAND, JITMUANGNON GYM AND VENUM TRAINING CAMP
MEHDI ZATOUT WITH “THE SORCERER” NASSER KACEM THE BOSS OF TEAM NASR-K
NICOLAS SUBILEAU SAYS “BILOS” WITH HIS MEHDI ZEGHDANE CHAMPION
The star of K1 Chingiz Allazov also spent at the Venum Training Camp Pattaya and the former glory of the rings Kamel “Mister Dynamite” Jemel. Kamel Jemel (2 times Thai Boxing World champion, 2 times Thai Boxing European champion, 7 times Thai Boxing French champion, Vice Lumpinee champion) is also a trainer at Venum Gym in France. Because the Venum label is present in several countries.
KAMEL « MISTER DYNAMITE » JEMEL
KAMEL JEMEL IN PAOS WITH FAHDI KHALED
KAMEL JEMEL AT PATTAYA WITH A JETSKI VENUM
Mehdi Zatout at age 35 is back in the ring and trains today as at twenty. In June 2018, at the One Championship (Muay Thai fight with MMA gloves), he met the Thai Tukkatatong Petpayathai (TV7 Champion), he lost to this formidable opponent. Then, on October 6, 2018, again at the One Championship, he faced Thai star Nong O Kayanghadao (Lumpinee Champion, Radja Champion, Thailand Champion, World champion One Championship, Best Boxer of the Year 2005 and 2010) against which he lost by points.
Trainings in paos at the Venum Training Camp for professionals are from 2pm to 4pm. And for intermediate or beginner boxers, the session is from 4pm to 6pm. This allows coaches to be able to turn everyone to paos. Work with punch bags, sparrings and fitness activities are free. Sparring partners are not lacking at Venum Training Camp, there are always several great champions to make furious sparring sessions.
WORK IN THE PUNCH BAG
Daily jogging takes place every morning except on Sundays. The particularity of jogging at Venum Training Camp, compared to other gyms, is that the itinerary changes every day. On Mondays, it’s a mountain and forest course, on Tuesdays, an intensive course with several tours climbing stairs, on Wednesdays, jogging is done at the seaside, on Thursdays, it’s a run of several tours around Mount Big Buddha, on Fridays and Saturdays, a 10 Km run on the beach with exercise in the water and on the sand.
AFTER JOGGING, A TECHNICAL SESSION ON THE BEACH ALLOWS A UNIQUE WORKOUT IN MUAY THAI
Don’t hesitate to come to the Venum Training Camp, the quality of the training, the professionalism of the coaches and the warm welcome will certainly enchant you!
ALAVERDI RAMAZANOV, WANMAWIN OR MEEKUN, TAWANCHAÏ SERMPONVIWAT, FAHDI KHALED, KAZBEK ALISULTANOV
SUPERB JUMP KICK FROM CHAMPION SITTICHAI
THREE KILLERS OF THE RINGS THAT DO NOT WANT TO DEFY, SITTICHAI, SAMY SANA AND SUDSAKORN
LIVE THE VENUM TRAINING CAMP EXPERIENCE!
500 baht the session
800 baht a day
3000 bahts the week
10,000 baht the month
These prices are eligible for all Venum Training Camp trainings in Muay Thai, Boxing, MMA, Ju Jitsu or Cross Training.
Lesson with teacher: from 7 am to 12 pm.
Free lesson: 12 pm to 2 pm.
Lesson with teacher: from 2 pm to 8 pm.
There is also a special formula that allows the person to be supported upon arrival at the airport with a driver who drives him by air-conditioned car to his hotel near the gym.
You can book your stay at Venum Training Camp by paying by credit card on the Venum Gym’s secure website.
All information about the Venum Training Camp is on the website:
VENUM TRAINING CAMP
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