Archive for February, 2013

In memory of Ramon Dekkers (1969-2013)

February 28th, 2013

Photo credit: De Telegraaf, Netherlands Ramon Dekkers, Dutch Muaythai legend from Breda, passed away yesterday due to a heart attack on February 27, 2013 after feeling unwell and sustaining a bicycle crash while training. A multiple time Muaythai champion, Dekkers was the most respected foreign Muaythai fighter in Thailand. He was the first non-Thai to be crowned Muaythai boxer of the year in Thailand, and has also received the highest Thai honours.  Only 43 years old, this is ...

Clash of Legends

February 26th, 2013

In honour of Women's Day, the Clash of Legends will take place March 9th  in Paris. From Thailand, expect to see Armin, Teputsin and Pokaew, facing off against some of France's finest: Choplin, Ozkul, Demebele, Diaby, Chiahou and Karbouchi. Fight Card: Gregory Choplin (France) VS Giul Silva (Portugal) Yetkin Ozkul (France) vs Pokaew Pumphanmuang (Thailand) Sekou Dembele (France) vs Armin Pumphanmuang (Thailand) Mohamed Diaby (France) vs Teputsin Pumphanmuang (Thailand) Ibrahim Chiahou (France) vs Karbouchi Bagdad (France) Walid El ouali (France) vs Malik Senouci ...

Yodsanklai wants to continue his winning streak

February 25th, 2013

Yodsanklai, who had a fantastic 2012, with wins for the WMC title over the Slovakian Moravcik, began 2013 on fire, stopping Kem in the New Year event, and Gregory Chopin in Las Vegas. Now he is facing French superstar Lidon. Yodsanklai stated that the WMC title is the belt of all belt and that 2013 will be his biggest year to come. Lidon, known for his fantastic grappling skills, is the second person standing in his ...

Best of Siam 3: A Great Success

February 23rd, 2013

Former WMC and French Champion Jean-Charles Skarbowsky and Thai Champion Krongsak Prakong-Boranrat krongsak, together with Muaythai enthusiast Hakim Didda have begun 2013 with the Best of Siam 3. The fight card was full of Thai and international superstars. Thai Champion Petchasawin took on Charles Francois, and this fight had it all from the opening to closing, all eight weapons of Muaythai, to the delight of the audience. It came down to a split point decision in ...

Thai Fight celebrates Muaythai Day

February 22nd, 2013

Photo: https://www.facebook.com/thaifight.tv Thai Fight in cooperation with the National Culture Commission, and also to promote the Muaythai Towards Highest Recognition Campaign, is staging another spectacular Muaythai event, this time in the old capital city of Siam, ancient Ayutthaya. The fight card is filled with Thai superstars, taking on fighters from around the world. Saiyok, who won the trophy donated by HM the King at the gala event last year where Muaythai officially applied for IOC recognition, will take on ...

WARRIOR FC returns

February 15th, 2013

Following the massive success of the first Warrior FC, the Canberra community has the pleasure to once again host some of Australia and the world's best in professional Muaythai. On April 6th, Warrior FC returns to the AIS Arena! Presented by the ACT Combat Sports Association and sanctioned by Muaythai Australia and the World Muaythai Council, Warrior FC will deliver rapid action, non-stop, featuring fighters from Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand. Expect to keep seeing this level ...

Final Fight for the WMC North American Title

February 8th, 2013

On Saturday March 2nd, professional Muaythai returns to Calgary with Journey Fight Series IX. The event will also mark Team Smandych's 2nd annual fundraiser event for breast cancer: $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to research. Last year over $5,600 was raised, and this year’s goal is to raise $8,000! The main event of the evening will feature "Shotgun" Sean McKinnon vs. Shane "Shaolin" Campbell for the WMC 160lbs North American Muaythai Title and their share ...

Muaythai Fights Child Abuse

February 4th, 2013

New Zealand has one of the highest statistics for child abuse and negligence. As part of IFMA’s social responsibilities and activities, this is an important issue for prevention and raising awareness and funds for support programs. Former Muaythai champions and superstars, who now have families of their own, have joined forces to participate in this event. They have volunteered to put on the gloves again for this special night, to raise money and awareness. Seventy-five percent ...

Youngblood

February 1st, 2013

On the 9th February get ready for the Youngblood professional fighting league in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. Fighters from three European countries will participate in the event and fight for points to enter the Youngblood ranking system. The 71kg Youngblood Grand Prix pyramid will take place on the 1st June, at the Profiliga Muay Thai 13 event. Main Fight of the night: -82 kg Boris Kušpal  Firegym BB SVK vs Roman Cíger Progressive gym MT SVK International Champion of Euroliga -81 kg Silvester Pichler ...

Thai Culture Minister Vows to help Muaythai Grow Internationally

February 1st, 2013

The newly appointed Culture Minister of Thailand, HE Mr. Sontaya Kunplome, who was the Sports Minister at the time when IFMA successfully became GAISF (SportAccord) recognised, hosted a special meeting at the ministry with the President of the World Muaythai Council (WMC), General Chetta Thanajaro, the President of the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand (AMTAT) and International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA), Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, the General Secretary of IFMA, Mr. Stephan Fox, and many ...

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