Saengthien Noi " Deadly Kisser"
A professional fighter for over a decade, Saengthien Noi had secured his name in the annals of Muay Thai history with his outstanding fighting skills and exemplary sportsmanship both inside and outside the ring. At his natural weight of 140 lbs and more Saengthien Noi is still
called king of the ring. At his What he lacked in speed he more than made up for in skill. His roundhouse kicks and piercing knees were the best in the business.
SakmongKhong was only 18 years old when he fought against Dutch Champion Ramon Dekker. However, that night at Lumpinee against Sakmongkol, Dekker was overwhelmed by the younger fighter.
Rambo "Pongsiri Por Pongsawang"
Rambo was one of Thailand's most famous Thai boxers from Thailand a fighter who gave his all from the opening of the bell to the last. Rambo was responsible for making the Muay Thai scene popular, even for non-Muay Thai enthusiasts. He was the one responsible for the renovations at Lumpinni Stadium because audiences were too big for the stadium. Rambo created history when ever he fought in the main event at Lumpinni stadium and the promoters took a staggering 3.2 million Baht from the gate.
Samart Payakaran is a Muay Thai legend in his own right. He was highly respected for his skills. He also competed in pro boxing and did quite well. last match in Muay Thai. One of his fans, Rob Kaman (Muay Thai Heavyweight Champion at the time) was also at ringside. Samart showed an almost legendary mastery of the art that night. When M. Comery threw a high Thai roundhouse kick and followed it with a
Thai Spinning Back Kick. Samart then hammered M. Comery with kicks, punches, elbows, and knees. M. Comery was not able to continue after the end of round 2. With his good looks, Samart became a Thai singer and movie star.
Dutch born Rob Kaman started his career in the kickboxing circles, where he competed successfully, many of his matches were held in Japan and Thailand where he reached almost legendary status. He and fellow countryman Ramon Dekker, dubbed by many as "The Double Dutch duo". Rob Kamam is recognized throughout the world, and began many a young European Thai fighter on their own
paths of glory. A gentleman in his own right and a role model to thousands, he is still classified as one Europe's All time great Thai boxers, being one of the few to beat the Thais at their own game.
Dutch Born Ramon Dekker is probably one of the best known European Thai boxers of all time. He has fought against some of the top Thai boxers of his time including Coban whom he fought twice, knocking out Coban in round one, then in a following bout, being knocked out by Coban in an almost copycat version. He has competed around the world and won several championships throughout his
career. Noted as a skilled fighter with powerful punches and kicks, and a tendency to go head -to-head with his opponents, which made him a favorite with the Thai's. Dekker is a very good Muay Thai fighter and one who had beaten many Muay Thai champions including Nangpon Nongeeb Pahuyuth for the World Muay Thai Championship in Holland.
Ronnie Green "Machine Gun Ron"
British born Thai boxer, Ronnie Green was recognized as one of the top European fighters of his time, having competed throughout the world in both Kick boxing and Thai Boxing. He had fought against many formidable Thai fighters from Thailand, where he was noted as being a great tactician. He had a tremendous roundhouse kick
where he had been able to kick faster than his opponent could often punch, giving him the name 'Machine Gun'. Ronnie became a five time Muay Thai Champion.
Born Thailand in 1960, Nanfah "Lot" Seharadecho, became Bangkok's Rajadmnern bantamweight champion he began his career at the young age of 12. he held the championship title from 1980 to 1986 when he retired undefeated. In his time, Nanfah held a Thai boxing record of
120 wins, 20 draws and six losses. he also held a total of 45 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in International-style boxing. Nanfah represented his country as a boxer in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, the same games that 'Sugar Ray Leonard became a star. After he retired he traveled to Los Angeles in the United States, where he taught a number of American Thai fighters. sadly on November 21st. 1991 he died of a heart attack.
Berg Lerk Pin Sinchai
He started Muay Thai when he was 9 years old under the his father, who was also his first teacher and coach. When he was 11 he changed to the well known Pin-Sinchai Camp in Bangkok, where he is still doing a job as a Muay Thai coach today
. He brought out two National Thai Champs , Ped Si La and Ped Nam Ek. Berglerk became a two time champion of Lumpini. The first championship versus "Od Noi Lug Pabat" and the second versus "Fan Long Sid Sam Tahan". Berglerk fought a lot of famous Muay Thai fighters in Thailand at his time. For example "Lug Sid Chuntong, who won against Samart. Other famous fighters like Bun Nam Soo Jaruni, Samart Payakarun and Vorapin.
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