Ramon “Diamond” Dekkers is known by many as a true
Path To Muay Thai
Many follow his path on a quest to become better practitioners of the sport. Ramon Muay Thai journey is truly one of epic proportions. He grew up in Breda, Holland, and at the young age of 13 began training with is sole longtime coach Cor Hemmers who later became his step-father. Soon after his training, he began fighting at 16 years. He quickly earned the reputation as a guy that was a heavy hitter after he scoured several KO wins against much more experienced fighters. At the age of 18 in 1987 Dekkers won the his afirst Dutch Muay Thai title.
Dekker Move onto Thailand
In 1990, he scoured several big victories over top Thai opponents in the Netherlands and France. This then posed Dekkers to fight the best in the Muay Thai league at Lumpinee stadium, Thailand. It was at Leumpinee stadium that Dekkers secured his name as a Muay Thai legend by beating native Thai champions at their national sport. Some of the names who fell to Dekker at Lumpinee include Superlek Sorn E-Sarn, James Bond, Sombat Sor Thanikul and Coban Lookchaomaesaitong.
End of a Journey
Dekkers announced his retirement in 2006 in Amsterdam at the at K-1 World Grand Prix fight. Unfortunately, at the age of 43 Dekker suffered a heart attack and died while cycling in his native home town of Breda. Many regard Dekker as
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