By The Nation
Patchareewan Kanha called a press conference to issue the denial, after several pictures of her with other men emerged on the Internet following her decision to announce that she and Srisaket had split.
“We have been separated for some time and during our separation, both of us have been seeing someone else,” she said.
She said had she been a bad woman, Srisaket would have not remained on good terms with her.
“We did not end our relationship because of a love triangle. We just could not adjust ourselves to each other any more,” she said.
She also denied reports that her greed over his money had led to big quarrels.
“No, that’s not true,” she said.
Earlier this month Srisaket, whose real name is Wisaksil Wang-ek, had already tried out the wedding clothes as he still expected to marry his long-time girlfriend as scheduled next week.
The couple had been together for about 14 years and had endured the toughest times together.
When they were younger and poorer, Srisaket even used to search for leftover food chucked by a local restaurant for the two of them to survive on. He proposed to her last September, after returning from a successful defence of his super-flyweight world crown in New York.
Srisaket gave a short interview about the sudden break-up on Thursday.
“I don’t have another woman. I am always in training,” the boxer said.
Srisaket said he did not know why his girlfriend wanted to end the relationship and said it had ended just a few days earlier.
It was reported that following the break-up, Srisaket briefly posted a message saying: “I feel like I have been a fool for so long. Just as I’ve said earlier, I have never abandoned anyone”.
The message also reportedly drew an outpouring of sympathy for the fighter but it had been withdrawn by press time yesterday.
Srisaket’s Facebook page still featured a cover photo of him kissing Patchareewan on the cheek.
He described himself as an “engaged man” and chose to describe himself with words: “If you love your life, do not fight your wife.”
Patchareewan, meanwhile, has now described her status as “single”.
Her Facebook description says: “Walking alone is not as frightening as it seems.”
There is much speculation she has already found herself a new boyfriend after she |posted a picture of herself with a man on Thursday.
“No, we are just seeing each other,” she said. “The relationship has not yet developed into girlfriend-boyfriend status.”