Archive for December, 2012

The Emmy Experience: Muaythai

December 18th, 2012

To be nominated for an International Emmy Award is one of the highest honours for any actor, producer or television show. Challenger Muaythai made it as one of the four final nominations in its category of Non-scripted Entertainment, giving the sport even more credibility than it already possesses in the international media. Arriving by stretch limo, and undergoing the red carpet experience, surrounded by celebrities like Jessica Lange, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and many more, nominees made ...

Bangkok Post Million Baht feature

December 17th, 2012

The Bangkok Post, one of Thailand's largest and best known English-speaking newspapers, has featured the three protagonist of the Million Baht Babes. It's a great boost for the women as their Muaythai journey becomes better known. The press coverage shows that the popularity of female Muaythai is growing, which is key for the continued, balanced, development of the sport. Interested readers can find the article here: (http://www.bangkokpost.com/arts-and-culture/tv-and-radio/324243/samui-bash-gets-feminine-touch) ‘Million Baht Babes’ is the latest reality television series venture produced by ...

Elisa Salinas: Sport Is Your Gang finds strong support in South America’s “Queen of Reality TV”

December 14th, 2012

Elisa Salinas needs no introduction in the realm of the silver screen: she is one of the world’s leading television producers, with many Hollywood productions under her belt, affectionately known as the “Queen of Reality TV” in South America. She has produced over fifty telenovelas (the Spanish term for the very popular form of soap operas) and reality shows. Yet what many people don’t know is that Elisa is also a huge fan and practitioner of ...

Thailand’s Biggest Fight of the Year

December 13th, 2012

December 30th will see an incredible New Year’s bash, Muaythai combat promoted by Pieter Hoovers and Yokkao, sanctioned by the world governing body for the sport of Muaythai, the WMC. Contender Asia Champion, WMC World Champion and former King’s Cup winner Yodsanklai Fairtex will take on WMC World Champion and former King’s Cup winner Kem Sitsongpeenong. This is one of the most wanted fights, to be held at the Pattaya Boxing World Stadium. Watch for updates in ...

Saiyok & Nonsai in Canada’s Muaythai Mayhem 3

December 12th, 2012

On November 24th in Edmonton, Canada's third edition of  Muaythai Mayhem took place.  Representing Thailand in the main fight was Saiyok Pumpanmuang.  Saiyok won the Super 4 during the " Muaythai Towards Highest Recognition" gala event held on the 3rd of April this year, which was also the date of the launch of the "Sport Is Your Gang" campaign. Saiyok Pumpanmuang is an important fighter in the world of Muaythai,  the current Thai Welterweight Champion (67 kg) ...

“Seconds Knock Out” Italian Muaythai

December 3rd, 2012

PARMA, ITALY - On Saturday, December 15th, some of  Italy's best professional fighters will enter the ring for an action-packed gala evening.  The event will start at 20:00. The fight card so far is as follows: 79 -80 Match 1 Mykola Lapta TEAM SECONDS OUT Vs Aldo Rocca TEAM BOTTINO 80-85 Match 2 Lorenzo Domenichini TEAM SECONDS OUT Vs Erik Cunial TEAM CANOVA 57 KG Match 3 Ghigliotti TEAM SECONDS OUT Vs Daniel Saporito TEAM TOP RING   70 KG Match 4 Domenico Fontana TEAM ...

Muaythai celebrations for HM the King’s Birthday in Koh Samui

December 2nd, 2012

December the 5th is one of the most important days in the Muaythai calendar, as it marks the birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand. This year, a new King’s Birthday celebratory event will take place on the island of Koh Samui, featuring a Super Four competition with an incredible 2 million baht prize! At the same event, spectators will be able to watch the finale of the television reality show "Million Baht Babes."

The Million Baht Babes

December 1st, 2012

After the nomination of The Challenger Muaythai for an International Emmy Award, a new Muaythai reality show will hit the waves soon, this time featuring female Muaythai in Million Baht Babes. Three girls who have never fought in professional Muaythai, and who, in fact had very little prior knowledge of the art and sport, traveled to Thailand to complete a rigorous training program.  Hailing from Australia is Muaythai hopeful Sammy, together with Rachel from England and Micky representing Germany. The ...

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