Interview of AIKPRACHA MEENAYOTIN (Curent Lumpinee Champion and Thailand Champion) by Serge TREFEU (2012)
Serge TREFEU: Hello, how are you, in shape?
AIKPRACHA MEENAYOTIN: Yes very well
How old are you?
I am 27 years old
You come of what region of the Thailand?
I was born to Sisaket who is in Isaan (northeast)
You have brothers and sisters?
I'm three brothers
you have brothers who make of the boxing?
No I'm only boxer in familly
You began the boxing at which age?
In 9 years
How you discovered the boxing?
It is my father who made me discover the boxing, it is an enthusiast of boxing, we looked often together at the fights at the television, every weekend...
Your first fight you made him for which age?
In 9 years, I gained my first fight…
You are to marry, you have children?
Yes I am to marry but I have no child
Teenager you were rather a brawler or at all?
Yes a lot, especially when I was children at the school, I often fought...
You began Muay Thai in which camp?
In a small camp near to my home
How much you have make of fight for this camp?
You came to which age to Bangkok?
I came to 10 years, I was in the camp Meenayotin, and I am in this camp for a long time... You live in the camp?
Yes I share my room with four other boxers
In what category you fight?
In 147 lbs but I also fight in 152 lbs and 154 lbs
What are the titles which you gained?
I gained the belt of Lumpinee in 147 lbs in 2012, the belt of Thailand in 147 lbs in 2010, World Champion WMC's belt in 2010, when I was younger I gained the Belt S1 in 115 lbs, and I gained twice the Tournament Toyota!
The belt of Lumpinee you gained against whom?
I beat Prakaysang Sit Or, I beat him by KO, one month ago, in February, in the stadium Omnoi
The belt of Lumpinee it is made in the stadium Omnoi and not in the Lumpinee stadium?
And the belt of Thailand?
I beat Yodkhunphon F.A. Group, in December, 2010, in the stadium Omnoi also, I won by KO...
How much have you make of fights, how much have you of victory and defeat?
I have 90 fights. 75 wins. 15 losses
You gained many fights by KO?
You have which style of boxing?
I am a fighter who moves forward, I'm not move back...
What was so far your hardest fight?
At the moment I have no memory to have suffered in front of an opponent, I cannot say to you...
Your best memory of boxing until today?
My victory against Prakaysang Sit Or for the belt of Lumpinee, it is my best memory at the moment!
What are the known Thai fighters that you faced?
Prakaysang Sit Or (1 victory, 1 defeat), Kongjak Sor Tuantong (victory), Yodkhunphon F.A. Group (victory), Sittichai Sitsongpeenong (defeat), Superball Lookjaomaesaivaree (defeat), Farsura Wor Phetpoon (victory)
You have already fought abroad?
Yes once in the United States, I won by KO
You know French boxers?
I don't know too much the foreign boxers
Soon you going to meet the french Fabio Pinca, you know him?
Yes I know his name, I saw him fighting in Thai Fight against Kem but I don't know specially this fighter, but it is a good fighter he already met several champions, according to what we said to me...
You think of winning against him?
Yes there is no problem
You are ready, well trained?
Yes, I had no big preparation because I fought not long ago and I was in vacancy but my manager called me to say to me that I was going to fight in France then I returned me to train, but I am ready, there is no problem...
You are going to meet him in France, you were already in France?
No I go in France for the first time
For you who is the best nakmuay foreigner?
I don't know the foreign fighters...
The best Thai boxer at present it is who for you?
I cannot say to you, there are several good boxers in Thailand...
Who is your promoter?
What technical you like most in fight?
The pokes it is my speciality, I like very much fists also...
You make a good living with the boxing?
I begin to have good purse, I bought my house in Isaan, I have a motorcycle, and soon I hope to buy to myself a car...
What is your purse today?
100 000 bahts
Your next fight is in France?
Yes on March 17th
Which would you like to make after the boxing?
I don't know too much still, maybe a trainer…
Thank you and chookdee for your fight in France!
Aikpracha is a fighter who moves forward as a bull, it is a durable boxer who never move back, his techniques of elbows are formidable, he likes placing them in fight, especially 'Tatmala' (Poke back up) which he often makes in exit of clinch. He is at present among best of his category in Thailand, he holds at present the belt of Lumpinee and the belt of Thailand, two prestigious belts. Aikpracha is of the same level as Kem Sitsongpeenong, Superball Lookjaomaesaivaree, Singmanee Sor Srisoopong or still the star Buakaw Por Pramuk. He already has to face foreigners in Thailand, he beat the robust Iranian Vahid Rossani, French Antuan Pinto, a talented technician who lives in Thailand and the Swedish Tobias Alexander, whom he beat by KO in the 1st round. The fight in front of Fabio Pinca will be surement a beautiful opposition, Pinca likes this boxer's style which moves forward, these two warriors are certainly going to make for us a great war, in any sportsmanship!
Weight: 67 Kg
Number of fight: 90. 75 wins. 15 Losses.
Title: Lumpinee Champion. Thaïland Champion. World Champion WMC. S1 Champion. 2 time winner Toyota Cup
Team: MEENAYOTIN GYM