In 1993 Ramon fought Chanoy, a Thai elbow specialist living
in Germany. Chanoy was a very difficult opponent. He was a perfect
technician especially as far as elbows are concerned. He hit Ramon with an
elbow and gave him a very big cut on his forehead which left a permanent
mark. It was a very big cut but they used super glue and it helped. With the
application of that superglue, effectively Ramon had become bionic. And he
was going to need those extra special tricks “up the sleeve” of his corner
to get through this fight against this madman technician, Chanoy.
Chanoy really seemed to be slippery in getting that elbow
on the inside but Dekkers was undeterred. He was going to go out there to
try and knock this man out; but Chanoy was ice-cold, meeting Dekkers on his
own home ground, trying to go again and again to that elbow, which if there
ever was a weakness to Dekkers’ arsenal, it was with the elbow. Chanoy
wanted to exploit that weakness. But, Dekkers was undeterred and was
swinging for the knockout until the very end.
Ramon knew that maybe the ref was going to stop this fight
so he had to just use his low kicks. It was too late. After 2 rounds, Chanoy
couldn’t walk anymore but it was the end of the fight. Ramon lost on points.
Chanoy’s leg was totally bruised and Ramon still continued to fight with the
cut. In his corner, Cor Hemmers did a helluva job in that fight. That cut
was quite a souvenir from Chanoy.