Edit: This Patreon post has been made Public, for all.
One of the things I'm trying to do with the Preserve The Legacy Muay Thai Library project is to create more interview opportunities with legends of the sport. It's a chance for the world to hear directly about the lives of past stars and to let them speak for themselves. This involves not only being able to sit down and talk with these amazing men, but also arranging and paying for translations. Your patron support helps make all of this possible.
This is the full interview with 1972 Fighter of the Year Sirimongkol Looksiripat, a dear man who unfortunately died within the year after this recording. As such it is probably the only translated interview in his long and distinguished career in Muay Thai. The interview was already included in the full Muay Thai Library session with Sirimongkol and General Tunwakom, with my voiceover paraphrase. But I thought it was important to also create a translated, subtitled version for the sake of history. You can read the English subtitles by turning the CC playback option ON.
The full Sirimongkol session is here.
Kevin's memorial film on Sirimongkol's cremation ceremony is here.
You can also watch Sirimongkol in the original General Tunwakom session here, in which he was an assistant.
A special thank you to patron Prin Amorapanth who worked hard on the translation of the interview. We are all together preserving the legacy, and videos like this are part of that.