20 Apr

Dekkers interview – Ramon Dekkers – The man behind the knockouts

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRzTBsxWnBo

Although the video might be long (1 hour and 26 minutes), it is worth watching. You’ll be taking a closer look at an eight time world champion in Muay Thai, Ramon Dekkers, also known as “The Diamond”. The eight time Muay Thai champion, was determine to be a great fighter, he started his training of judo at the age of 12, later he moved to boxing; after a year of training in boxing he decided to switch to Muay Thai. Sadly, Dekkers passed away on February 2013, but has left a legacy and has become world known for his many achievements. With a total of 223 fight, with 186 wins (95 by KO), 35 losses and 2 draws; Dekkers records show to be some of the best in the world. Even though Dekkers was actually a kick-boxer in Europe, when he decided to fight travel to Thailand, he was forced to win his matched by KO, since in Thailand (Muay Thai), point rules are different from Europe’s (Kickboxing).

Dekker became a very popular fighter in Thailand; he was also awarded the position of ambassador of all foreign fighters in Thailand. He was an impressive fighter and has become a legend in martial arts.

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