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 Ramon Dekkers: Multimedia The Beginning

Fame And Glory In Thailand

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Full Contact Karate - Muay Thai

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Cor Hemmers

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End Of A Great Career

     

Ramon Dekkers: The Beginning

     

Ramon Dekkers and Cor Hemmers

 
Ramon got involved in the martial arts around 1986. He visited a gym in Breda where he saw Thai boxing and liked what he saw. He started training in that gym. The gym’s trainer was Cor Hemmers. He was the first and only trainer Ramon had. Cor remembers him as a little blonde guy, 15 or 16 years old, that came into his gym He had done some general boxing before and then he said, “I want to start Thai-boxing.” He trained about 3 months – his mother dropped him every day, brought him to the gym and picked him up after training. And then, Cor thought, this is a very explosive guy with some real talent. He saw that Ramon had potential and could build up to a good fighter. Hemmers had been beginning a team. He had no real fights by that time – everybody was new and he thought well, since this guy was 16 years old, maybe they could make a first fight with him – a Thai boxing fight. So, he discussed that with Ramon and with Ramon’s mother.

That was also the way that Cor got to know Ramon’s mother. He felt she was a very attractive woman and they started dating. They fell in love, married, and that is how Ramon became his trainer’s stepson. Cor married Ramon’s mother and kept on training him for his first fight.

In that first fight, Ramon won in a spectacular KO at only 16 years old. He fought a good boxer with a good boxing history, but he knocked him out. Cor immediately saw that he had good power compared to his weight – he was a very light guy at that time, about 55/56 kilos – but he had a punch like maybe a 70 kilo guy. And then came his 2nd fight, his 3rd fight and so on. He kept on knocking people out so his name was growing in the Muay Thai world although he was still a young guy. Then he grew up into a very spectacular fighter – all his fights were explosive and always spectacular.

In the beginning of his career Ramon's manager was Clovis Depretz, the manager of legendary Rob Kaman. This explains why Rob Kaman was in the ringside during many of Ramon's matches, including his farewell fight. They often trained together and became good friends. He and Ramon were dubbed by many as "The Double Dutch duo" in Thailand.
 
     

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  Ramon Dekkers: Multimedia The Beginning

Fame And Glory In Thailand

Interview

Titles

Injuries

Full Contact Karate - Muay Thai

Best Fights

Cor Hemmers

Technique

End Of A Great Career

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