Wanheng Menayothin - Not so good because I am not training much. I was not 100%. I have personal problems with my family.
AW - Though it’s still early days, do you know when you may next fight? What are your plans for 2013?
WM - I hope to fight Denver Cuello in an eliminator with the winner fighting WBC champion Xiong Zhao Zhong.
AW - Xiong Zhao Zhong won the WBC strawweight 105-pound title. You’re the WBC International champion. Is that a fight you are looking at? What are your thoughts on Xiong?
WM - I will fight anyone. It’s up to my promoter. I don’t know.
AW - What do you think of the strawweight division and the current champions like the WBA’s Ryo Miyazaki, the IBF’s Mario Rodriguez and the IBO’s Hekkie Budler?
WM - I do not really follow boxing and my handlers take care of who I fight but it would be an honour to fight any of them and try to become a world champion.
AW - Could you tell us about your youth growing up in Maha Sarakham, Thailand?
WM - My parents stay at home. They quit work and just own a farm. The employee’s are other people. I was born into poverty, very poor, nothing to eat. Now I am good.
AW - How did you first become interested in boxing?
WM - I started boxing in 2007. I am so good in Muay Thai but make more money in boxing than Muay Thai, so I fight both boxing and Muay Thai now.
AW - Did you fight in Muay Thai before you boxed? Could tell us about that, what you won and how many fights you had?
WM - I started Muay Thai when I was 12 years old. I have 100 professional Muay Thai fights; I won 70.
AW - Could you tell us about your team? Who is your manager, trainer and promoter and where do you train?
WM - Na Heng is manager; Siu Nao is promoter. I train in Kasetsart University, Bangkok.
AW - Training is very different in Thailand. Could you tell us about a normal day in training for you?
WM - I get up 5 a.m. and run one hour. My trainer teaches different every time. I finish at 9 a.m. From 14.30 (2.30 p.m.), I run 30 minutes and train until 18.00 (6 p.m.) everyday.
AW - Tell us about yourself as a person and what you like to do away from boxing.
AW - For many years, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam was the best fighter in Thailand. He recently retired. What are your thoughts on him?
WM - He teaches me lots of things, everything in boxing. We stay in the same gym. He is calm, patient and diligent.
AW - In closing, do you have a message for the strawweight division?
WM - I wish everyone good health and hope. 2013 is a good year for them. I hope to continue my progress as a professional boxer. Thank you.
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