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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

     

Ramon Dekkers vs. Coban (2nd Fight)

     

 
One week after his fight with Sangtienoi, Ramon fought a rematch with Coban (1991) in Thailand. Coban had thought, going into this fight, that he was the man who had Dekkers’ number. After all he had easily stopped him before in their previous meeting. But this time Dekkers was very angry by losing the rematch to Nangpon, so he wanted to make a crisp and clear impression in the minds of all those in Thailand. Ramon knew that he had to knock him out; that he had to do everything to win this fight. The Thais thought, after the victory by Coban in France, “finally we have an opponent who can beat Dekkers for our own audience in Thailand.”

Coban had never been knocked out before and it was a huge surprise for the Thais. And Ramon used an incredible punching power. That has always been great – incredible punching power with high kicks, leg kicks…he never stopped punching until Coban went down. Coban came back then, it was counted 8, but then again Coban came forward and right into his doom. Ramon jumped in with an elbow but it was a left hook that ended matters right away. Ramon gave him almost 25-30 punches on his head before he went down. Landing solid combinations, Dekkers claimed victory by TKO after the referee halted the fight. It was Ramon’s finest hour, his own admission, a huge victory in Thailand against a true champion.
 
 

 
Watching this fight, you cannot help but be impressed by the expressions on the faces of the Thais. They could not believe what happened. The crowd was in awe indeed. As a matter of fact, they sat there with their mouths closed and it was an eerie silence. It was the biggest victory of Ramon’s career. What a surprise! It was quiet in the stadium. 15,000 people and nobody said anything.

That fight had been broadcast all over Asia and Europe. That was the fight where Ramon’s name became really terrifying. Coban was at that time the biggest name from Thailand. He had never been knocked out. He knocked out opponent after opponent. At that point, Ramon became a big star in Asia. And not only Asia as the fight was broadcast on screen sports in Europe, watched by millions.

After the fight with Coban, the Thais asked Ramon if he wanted to stay in Thailand for one month. Cor Hemmers arranged for his whole family to come over. And he fought one more fight. Ramon Dekkers was now becoming the fastest rising star in Thailand in Muay Thai and he was being matched against the best. But that rising fame was a dual edged sword. The Thais paid good money to see him fight, yet, of course, they did not want him to win.

With an intense rivalry brewing after each fighter had claimed one victory over the other, the stage was set for a third fight. In 1992, the two got it on once again 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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