Ramon Dekkers, you were an inspiration to many. Especially me. When I first started Muay Thai a few years ago, I really didn’t have any references, as I had been watching K-1 fights. Charlie showed me this highlight reel when I first started training.
Holy fuck this shit was intense. It inspired me to keep training, no matter how many times I was knocked to the canvas (which was pretty damn often).
Your accomplishments were many, and they’re only overshadowed by the influence you had on so many of us farang nak muay. I, and so many others like us can never express how grateful we are to have you as a hero, a guide, and an inspiration. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Well, I can only hope that they’ve got enough heavy bags in heaven. Maybe your turbine can spin there too. I’m sure it can. And even if it can’t, I’m sure you’d spin it anyway.
Farewell for now, Ramon. We’ll keep training and fighting on in your place. That much I can promise you.