Ramon had to fight all of a sudden, on 20-4-1997 in
Amsterdam, against Sangtienoi for a rematch. As Ramon’s career began to wind
down, there were a few things that he wanted to do: exact revenge against
old foes that had gotten decisions against him – in this case,
Sangtienoi. And it
was a matter of pride that he fought in front of the hometown crowd. The
“Deadly Kisser” may have thought he had beaten Ramon in their previous
encounter but Dekkers had other ideas in this match.
However, there were more difficulties. After all the injuries, Ramon could
not use his weapons like his hard kicking techniques. He didn’t kick much –
it was more boxing and fighting with elbows. And it was that time that Ramon
had finally perfected that southpaw style – the versatile style that had
given men fits around the world.
It was a great thing to do for Ramon Dekkers in the fight
that was broadcast live to Thailand out of the stadium in Amsterdam. He used
his left leg to its fullest possibility to score points to make sure that
this time he would leave no room whatsoever to any doubt. Revenge is a very
sweet thing, especially to extract it in front of a great hometown audience
with millions watching in Thailand. And the way he did this was with great
composure, with great style. Ramon Dekkers, once again, was victorious in
that fight – in a very hard and tough fight against Sangtienoi, the Deadly
Kisser. Ramon won the fight on points. And as Ramon was congratulated by his
corner, he moved to the center of the ring and ironically, he gave a kiss to
the cheek of the man known as the “Deadly Kisser.” Now that was payback.