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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: Nangpon (2nd Fight)

     

 
Ramon went to Thailand for a rematch with Nangpon in Lumpinee only two months after their first fight, on 24-04-1990. As might be expected, he lost that fight on points.

The Thais had asked him if he wanted to bring the belt with him. He didnít but it was a very good fight. It was his first time in Thailand, fighting with elbows and using their rules. The temperature when he arrived was 40 degrees Celsius. He had trained at home, but had only one week before the fight to train in Thailand Ė and in that heat.

As mentioned before, in Thailand you canít win on points if you are a foreigner. You can see fights where the foreigner fought for 5 rounds and won at least 4 of the 5 rounds but still would lose the fight on points.

Well you can imagine the difficulties Ramon was facing there: the temperature, the climate, their way of scoring the fight and of course the Thais wanted him to lose because he had defeated their national pride. Ramon had to be better in their national sport than their fighters. So, he had to score a knockout and that was not always possible.
 

 
Itís a funny thing that under Muay Thai rules, the kicks and the knees are counted more in the scoring. So, Dekkers had his own unique way of imposing his will but the Thai was playing to the crowd and Dekkers, even though he was giving everything he had, was not going to get his decision this particular night. The Thai was doing everything he could to keep that fight within the rules and within the scoring of the native culture and within the scoring of Muay Thai itself. And even though Dekkers tried some very fancy techniques, the Thai only seemed amused. As you can imagine, the judges awarded the victory to the Thai as Dekkers, in his heart, probably wanted some more of that man again. Did the crowd think that Dekkers had won? Nobody knows. But many people around the world thought that he had.
     

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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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