Danny Bill Vs. Coban Lookchaomaesaithong

The best Farang Thaiboxer versus the infamous ‘Cruncher’ Coban, reknown for his many fights against Ramon Dekkers

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3 Responses to “Danny Bill Vs. Coban Lookchaomaesaithong”

  1. Did a little interview back in early 2006, enjoy. 🙂

    The Return of a Legend!
    By Larsenator

    Larsenator: Hi Dany how’s life?

    Bill: Everything is cool. Haven’t really done anything different up to this fight – I have prepared like I always used to do BUT I have lost fifteen kg. I have gone to my gym RM Boxing every day for five weeks and some times twice a day.

    Bill would catch almost every kick thrown by ‘Gibi’!
    Larsenator: Okay. People are calling your next fight a comeback fight. Is it a comeback fight or did you just take a break from fighting?

    Bill: It IS a come back fight. I’ve seen so many fights during the last two years and a lot of it is not proper Muaythai so I want to come back and show what real Muaythai is.

    Larsenator: How do you feel about fighting for SuperLeague?

    Bill: I feel good about it – very nice. With SuperLeague you can fight a lot – maybe every second month. SuperLeague is good for the sport and the fans and of course the fighters because we put Muaythai on the world map.
    The SuperLeague format is something we all want – it is good for all fighters all over the world.

    Larsenator: Dany could you try to explain to the fans how you got started in Muaythai?

    Bill: I started with football and one day I saw Muaythai on TV. I just tried Thaiboxing for fun but then I really liked it. You can do so many things (techniques) AND it is very physically demanding – I like demanding sports.
    For my first fight I was only fourteen: I won and then I fought every two months. I really like that. You feel good, your body is strong and I really like getting tired the way you do from training Muaythai. This is a sport I really like.

    Larsenator: And you fought in Thailand some years ago. Could you please tell us a bit about those days?

    Bill: My first fight in Thailand was during vacation for two months. I fought three times in Pattaya in the bars. I won all three fights.
    When I came back to Paris a promoter called me and he wanted me to fight on the Kings Birthday. I only had one weeks notice. The final decision was made the day before I had to leave so I went and won my first world championship title. It was against Den Muangsurin.
    All in all I have fought in Thailand thirty times.

    Larsenator: Wouw. So what is your plan these days – do you plan on fighting for many years now or..?

    Bill: I plan on fighting for two more years. But if my body is OK and I feel good about it then I will continue.

    Larsenator: Excellent. So what are your ambitions now?

    Bill: I just do it for my self now. I don’t want to gain too much weight so I am doing it as much because of the health thing because I feel good when I am in top shape. I want to prove to my self that I am the champ.

    Larsenator: Are there certain titles that you would like to get your hands on?

    Bill: I want to go back to being the champion. I want to go back to Japan ‘cause I really like to fight there. I have a lot of fans in Japan so it would be cool to go back and fight in front of them. Whatever opportunities arise I will jump on it. I don’t have any specific belts that I am going after.

    Larsenator: Dany I know that you are a busy man in another industry as well. Could you please enlighten the SuperLeague fans about your other projects?

    Bill: I produce music for some artists from the USA. I have produced five albums already. And next month I have another album coming out. My label is called Underground Academy and you can check out the website Undergroundacademy.com.
    Right now I only work with artist from the States. The genre is Hip Hop / R N’ B and Soul music.

    Larsenator: Cool. And what are your ambitions with regards to the music?

    Bill: Well this is what is going to be my future. I have seen to many fighters who haven’t got anything to do when they quit fighting. I don’t’ want to be a security guard or something so I just do what I enjoy doing which is to make good music. I have a lot of fun when I play the music.

    Larsenator: Now Dany back to our beloved sport and the main topic. What do you think about your opponent tomorrow?

    Bill: I don’t know him. I have never seen him fight. I just listen to my manager Rachid. And he says he has heavy hands. I don’t really care – I fought a lot of people like him: Ramon Dekkers and the likes. Tonight I will show him what real Thai boxing is – I come here to show proper Muaythai.

    Larsenator: Al right, cool. When we were in Istanbul, Turkey there was a film crew on-site doing a documentary about you. Can you please tell the fans about that project?

    Bill: Yeah we are doing a documentary about the Dany Bill story: When I started, what I have been doing, my music projects, fighting in Thailand and what the Thais think about me. So we are trying to show the real story about Dany Bill: The life of Dany Bill (laughs).
    It will be out in September 2006 and it will be released in ten countries: USA; Thailand, Europe and Japan. All the places I fought.

    Larsenator: Wouw. I can’t wait for that. Did you participate in similar projects before?

    Bill: Only up to the fights but this is about my whole life and I have never done that before. We talk about Muaythai culture, Hip Hop culture; why do people fight; what is it people like about Thai boxing; what is the Hip Hop business like and a stories from the Hip Hop world.

    Larsenator: Now Dany you have been around for many years. What camp do you train at and why?

    Bill: I train at RM Boxing. I met Rachid when I was very young and started at his camp when I was fourteen years old. I went to another gym for some years but decided to come back because we go way back in time. Rachid and I are like family and Rachid knows all the right people so everything is perfect for me at this gym.

    Larsenator: What is good about this gym?

    Bill: RM Boxing has a lot of young people. They are the young generation – very strong people. We focus on a strong “heart” and I come there to show REAL Muaythai: Good techniques; good heart and they all want to learn it. It is a real Muaythai atmosphere there because they all want to learn the proper art.

    Larsenator: Excellent. Are there a lot of A-class Muaythai fighters at the gym and how is the atmosphere at RM Boxing?

    Bill: We have about ten A-class fighters but all in all we are about 300 fighters: a lot of girls, young guys and we are only closed on Sundays so it is a really big gym with the possibility to train like a real professional.
    A lot of people like the sport because it is very physical so we constantly get new members. Right now we have a lot of French champions in the junior category (children); a lot of female champions and of course the male champions.

    Larsenator: Sounds like a really good gym to me! You’ve had a lot of fights. Can you please state your exact fight record and also what titles you used to have?

    Bill: I’ve had 96 fights and only lost ten with forty of my wins being by way of KO. I was the world champion in WPKL and WMC (five times) – three of the champion fights were in Thailand and I won them all.

    Larsenator: Wouw that’s fantastic. And today – do you train like you used to do or has anything changed?

    Bill: I train like I used to do because I need to. There is a new generation and a lot of the fighters are really strong. They don’t care about the techniques – they just want to knock you out so I have to be very well prepared for every fight.

    Larsenator: Yeah you’re right. Well Dany it has been an honour talking to you. I wish you all the best for the fight tonight. May the best man win.

    Bill: Thanks Thomas.
    I would like to thank all the fans and everybody who likes the sport. And thank you SuperLeague for bringing me on board. And of course a big thank you to my manager Rachid Saadi – I will do my best for the comeback and for all my future fights.

  2. Nice interview. Danny is a true legend and he was definitely an influence on me as young kid of like 15 years old. I’m probably one of his biggest fans stateside.

  3. I TRULY LOVED DANNY BILL`S VERY NATURAL STYLE AND SENCE OF TIMING.
    DANNY WAS SO SMOOTH AND ON TARGET. DANNY`S MOVES ARE SO VERY THAI I WILL CALL HIM FEEMUR , THAT IS A COMPLEMENT AS A STYLISH THINGKING FIGHTER INDEED HE WAS.DANNY`S STYLE WAS FAR SUPERIOR TO ANY NON THAI NATIONAL EVER..
    WHEN DANNY SAYS PROPER MUAY THAI. MOST FIGHTERS START TOO LATE IN LIFE AND TRAIN WITH THE WRONG CAMPS TO LEARN ALL THE AUTHENTIC MUAY THAI MOVES.. THIS GOES BEYOND FINDING A FORMER THAI CHAMPION AND STUDYING WITH HIM .. UP AND COMMER NEED THE TEAM OF TRAINERS WHO COACHED AND TOUGHT THE NEW FOUND CHAMPS..
    ULTIMATLY THE MAJORITY OF THAI FIGHTERS ARE ONLY INTRESTED IN LEARNING THE POWER MOVES OF THE SPORT AND NEGLECT ALL OTHER TECHNIQUES .. MOSTLY NECK WRESTLING ..
    EVERY PROSPECTIVE MUAY THAI FIGHTER SHOULD LEARN GRECO ROMAN PUMMELING TO SUPPLEMENT AND AUGMENT THERE THAI NECK WRESTLING ..
    I HAVE FOUND G-R TO BE VERTUALLY IDENTICAL TO THE PRILIMINARY MOVES OF THAI NECK WRESTLING .. TRY PUMMELLING AND HOOK MOVES AND FIND OUT YOUR SELF..

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