Archive for May, 2021

WMC and IFMA mourn the loss of H.E. Mr. Andrii Beshta Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Thailand

May 31st, 2021

H.E. Andrii Beshta was known for his love for sport and muaythai. He has been a strong supporter of using sport towards creating positive change and he has been supporting not only the Ukrainian national team and athletes when competing in Thailand but also his presence and support for IFMA’s social projects was greatly appreciated and will be missed. He was on hand to witness and support IFMA when the IOC granted provisional recognition in ...

Siam 2 Sydney Springs Back into Action

May 28th, 2021

Get your Google calendars updated as Saturday the 26th June will see the return of Siam 2 Sydney for a day of muaythai bouts and festivities. The event which is sanctioned by the WMC and is now in its 18th season promises not to disappoint with a strong line up as usual. Fight fans will be pleased to see 2 time WMC Australian champion Yolanda Schmidt back in the ring after some time out following an ...

Road to MTGP:Athens

May 27th, 2021

After a long hiatus due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, Muay Thai Grand Prix will once again be gracing the city of Athens, Greece. The show which is sanctioned by the WMC is set for Sunday May the 30th live from the Greek online Arena and boasts a stacked card of international fighters alongside local heroes. The event will feature a Super 4 international tournament with the winner to be crowned as the WMC super ...

USA Muaythai Event Breaks Statewide Record: 300 Muaythai Bouts in 2 Days!

May 25th, 2021

Phoenix, AZ: The U.S. Muaythai Open (USMTO) is one of the most prestigious and respectable events in the world and it is the only event in North America that closely adheres to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) recognized standards for the sport of Mauythai. 2020 was a challenging year for the USMTO as the organizers had to overcome many unique challenges to host the event due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The USMTO made three ...

Italian R&J Course

May 24th, 2021

The Italian muaythai Federation which is the sole recognised federation by the National Olympic Committee of Italy is holding a three-part weekly IFMA/WMC R&J seminar. The safety of the athletes is always at the forefront of IFMA, ITO Rodolfo Meoni Stated, especially at the grass roots level where we must ensure that we have the best referees in the centre ring to ensure safety and fairness for these young athletes. He went on further to say that ...

Coastal Warfare Returns!

May 21st, 2021

The 29th of May in the sunshine state of Queensland will play host to an evening of muaythai action presented by Coastal Warfare Muaythai Fight Series. The event which now boasts its 19 edition is sanctioned by the WMC and Muaythai Australia and promises not to disappoint with the finest of Queensland's pugilists all coming to showcase their skills. The headline event will be contested for an MTA State title between Tom Sonmerville and Clinton Corke. ...

Celebrating IFMA’s 20+ year HERStory of female development and the promotion of gender equality in muaythai.

May 20th, 2021

Many organisations are trying to claim credit for the incredible development in female muaythai. As our older sister in muaythai, an IFMA Vice President, and one of the two female IFMA Continental Presidents, please allow me to take you all on a reflective journey back through the history of female muaythai. After three years of researching my thesis around female muaythai I feel I am in a position to paint a solid picture of the ...

Iraq Muaythai Development

May 19th, 2021

The Iraqi muaythai federation fully recognised by Iraq National Olympic Committee and Ministry of Youth and Sports is one of the leading muaythai federations in Asia. President of the Iraqi muaythai federation, Mr. Mustafa Alag is also an executive board member of the National Olympic Committee. Iraqi muaythai federation’s mission is to ensure that all regions of Iraq develop equally and to ensure the wellbeing and safety of the athletes. The federation in cooperation with the government ...

An Explosive Line up

May 18th, 2021

Explosive Fight Promotions is back with a vengeance and have set their sights on June the 26th for the next event. The Elite Fight Series will head to the Cairns High State High School for an evening of premier muaythai featuring the very best of homegrown Ozzy athletes. The event which is sanctioned by the WMC boasts a solid card with a WMC light heavyweight State title on the line which will be contested between Paul ...

IFMA and WMC Mourns Passing of Major General Kru Amnat Pooksrisuk (1959 – 2021)

May 17th, 2021

The International Federation of Muaythai Associations and the World Muaythai Council mourn the loss of one of our leading figures who has been part of the IFMA and WMC development since the early days of the 90’s. Kru Amnat dedicated his life to the Kingdom of Thailand and the art and sport of muaythai. Since his early childhood he has devoted his life to the very traditional rules of muaythai through all the different styles and ...

Morocco sets record high participation at online coaching course

May 13th, 2021

The Royal Moroccan Federation of Kickboxing, Muaythai, Savate and similar sports has set a new record with over a thousand participants coming together for a three-day national online training course organised for the benefit of coaches and seconds. The training course received an overwhelming and unexpected reception by the Moroccan muaythai community of trainers and coaches, due to the continuation of the precautionary measures that are still recommended by the health authorities in Morocco. ...

Iman vs Bekah: World Title Bout

May 12th, 2021

Some fantastic news for fight fans this week as a world title bout between Iman Barlow and Bekah Irwin has just been signed off by the WMC international office in Bangkok. The fight will take place on the 12th of June on Triumphant 11 in Miami, Florida. This bout has faced many obstacles due to the pandemic with travel restrictions playing a major factor. Now Team Barlow will fly out to the US via Mexico where ...

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