Archive for October, 2012

UPDATE – New Promo Video: Journey 8

October 26th, 2012

  New promo video available here: Only 3 days before it begins! http://vimeo.com/52569677 The fights are available online PPV for those who can't make it: www.gfl.tv --------------------- The stage is set for the 160lbs 8-man tournament semi-finals.  Shane Campbell will take on Troy Sheridan on one side of the brackets, while Sean McKinnon goes up against Preston Baptiste on the other. The winners will advance into the tournament final March 2nd 2013 to fight for their share of $20,000 in prize money ...

Caley Reece, undisputed Female Muaythai Champion, says goodbye to the ring

October 25th, 2012

Epic Fight Promotions put on a fantastic 12 bout card which will go down in the history of Australian Muaythai and the city of Perth. The night’s main event was the retirement fight of one of the world’s great female fighters, Caley Reece. She retires holding two WMC World Titles, and as one of the most outstanding ambassadors for female Muaythai in IFMA’s history. Caley’s final fight was a WMC World title fight, her defence of the ...

Sadly Missed

October 25th, 2012

The Muaythai World mourns the loss of Khun Benja Mesommonta, the wife of late IFMA President and WMC General Secretary, General Vorayudh Mesommonta. Khun Benja was known for her warm personality and fun outlook on life. She was always there when people were in need.  The World Muaythai Council mourns her loss and wishes her family comfort at this time. Those who knew her all have cherished memories of this truly lovely lady.            

There’s Thunder Coming: Rumble of the Kings

October 24th, 2012

This year Rumble of the Kings will see a fantastic promotion with two World title fights on the same card, one in Muaythai, and one in Boxing. WMC Vice President, Stephan Fox  said: “This is the way it should be: The WBC as the premier boxing promoter, and the WMC as the world controlling body for the sport of Muaythai. Boxing is boxing and Muaythai is Muaythai.  With this event, the WMC wants to send a ...

WMC & IFMA Champions Dominate Thai Fight

October 24th, 2012

The quarter-final of Thai Fight really showed how important the grassroots of Muaythai really are.  The WMC (World Muaythai Council) and IFMA (International Federation of Muaythai Amateur) since inauguration, over two decades ago, have worked together closely to ensure this.  In recent years the cooperation between the two organizations has really shown through.  Yesterday Thai Fight was a major success. Buakaw Por Pramuk is a three times WMC World Champion and, to the surprise of ...

WMC Nordic 4-Man Tournament Slated for November 10th, 2012

October 18th, 2012

On the 10th of November, the capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen will stage the Annual Nordic Championship 4-man event.  This time it will be a pre-qualifier for the SportAccord Combat Games 2013.  The concept is that every Nordic country will send one champion and the winner will be crowned the WMC Nordic Champion. Soufian Touti, a local favourite from Copenhagen will be fighting for Denmark, while from Finland, the multiple Finish champion, Jukka Kyynäräinen will be fighting.  Representing Sweden ...

Saenchai WMC Australian Tour

October 17th, 2012

Muaythai superstar Saenchai has been invited to Australia to conduct a series of seminars, co-hosted by Australia Muaythai, who is fully recognised by the Australian Government. Saenchai will tour major Australian cities to teach his unique fighting style and promote the Muaythai to Highest Sporting Recognition Campaign (Click here for more information on the Muaythai to Highest Sporting Recognition Campaign)

Thailand vs. Asia’s Roaring Success!

October 17th, 2012

One of Malaysia’s major convention centres, Sunway Pyramid, was packed to bursting point with excited spectators and dignitaries ready for a spectacular event. Elite Boxing, which brought the concept “Thailand vs Challenger” to the world, put on a world class event under the sanctioning of the Malaysian Muaythai Association and the World Muaythai Council. The audience was filled with Malaysian celebrities, and also featured a Malaysian fashion parade on the runway. The sold-out seats inside the ...

Muaythai featured in Sawasdee Magazine

October 16th, 2012

Muaythai's evolution in the 21st century as a growing global sport and lifestyle activity was extensively featured in Sawasdee Magazine thanks to Joe Cummings, a well-known fixture in Bangkok's writing scene, since his early days as a groundbreaking writer for Lonely Planet Thailand. Focusing on the development of Muaythai as an internationally recognized sport, the article explains Muaythai's road to trying to achieve recognition from the International Olympic Committee.

Muaythai nominated for highest television honour!

October 12th, 2012

Muaythai has already reached millions of households, but now it has really gone mainstream. It all began with “Contender Asia” which was included in the regional Emmy Awards for Asia, but now the break out show “The Challenger Muaythai” has just received a chance at one of the highest honours in television… nominated as one out of four top shows in the category “Non-Scripted Entertainment” for the 2012 International Emmy Awards. This is an amazing success story for Muaythai. The show’s ...

Caley Reece Final Defence of her World Title

October 9th, 2012

On October 13th, 2012 we will see one of the most successful female muaythai fighters standing in the ring for the last time.  Caley Reece has been an outstanding athlete with multiple Australian titles, IFMA World Champion title, finalist Sport Accord Combat Games and one of the selected finalists holding the WMC Female World Title in two separate weight divisions.  She has beaten the best in the world such as: Anna Willberg (Finland), Yodnampet (Thailand), ...

Thailand vs Asia

October 9th, 2012

Malaysia which was host for the famous reality show Challenger, and which has won the bid for the 2014 IFMA World Championship, is host for another world class event managed by Elite Boxing, under the sanctioning of the World Muaythai Council and the Malaysian Muaythai Association.  The Thailand vs Challenger series needs no introduction as Elite Boxing is in the third year of promoting this fantastic concept. Next week on October 9th the Sunway Pyramid Convention ...

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