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Rodrigo Medeiros

Favorite Submissions DVDs

 

 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 Sangtienoi, the "Deadly Kisser"

     

 
In 1991 Ramon fought against the legendary Sangtienoi, the “Deadly Kisser.” They called him the "Deadly Kisser" because sometimes he’d kiss his opponents before knocking them out. There was some kissing in that fight in Lumpinee stadium. Ramon gave him one kiss in Round 4.
A professional fighter for over a decade, Sangtienoi 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., Sangtienoi was called “king of the ring.” 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.
Ramon won at least 4 of the 5 rounds but still lost by decision. Now the Thai people got totally frustrated and disappointed. They could not find a Thai opponent who could knock him out.

Dekkers always tried to play the game as well as he could, but he also tried to be tactical, to fight like a Thai and use the point system in his head. Still it was very hard for him to win on points in Thailand at that time.
 

 
The Thais – including Sangtienoi – started to understand that if you fought aggressively against this young man from Holland, that you might end up as Coban did – flat on the deck. So they started to fight more conservatively and to hope for those decisions because it was very hard for anyone to stop Ramon Dekkers at that time – including this man, the Deadly Kisser, Sangtienoi. Even though he tried for those elbows, to try and open up a cut, it was really a conservative match that he tried to fight. He did not try to go for the finish at all times.
 

 

Ramon was really dictating the pace of the fight. He cut Sangtienoi and knew that if he didn’t knock him out, he would lose the fight. Even though he was so much stronger and he was dictating the fight, they still made him lose it. He would have his revenge some years later.

     

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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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