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It has begun: The official press release for muaythai towards the highest recognition

March 30th, 2012

A press conference was held at the Emerald Hotel for the upcoming muaythai gala event which has three objectives: The official application for muaythai to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee, the official application for muaythai to be included in the International World Games, and the launch of the muaythai campaign “Sport Is Your Gang”, in cooperation with Peace and Sport, partner of the IOC. His Royal Majesty the King of Thailand has donated the ...

Youth World Championships Record Number

July 24th, 2017

The beautiful city of Bangkok will be the centre of the world for the muaythai youth championships from the 3rd to the 11th August. Over 1000 participants are confirmed from all 5 continents which will take part in this sporting and cultural exchange. The event titled Reaching for the Stars will be in line with IFMA’s youth and grass root development to use the power of sport and muaythai to create a better world. It will ...

The Highest Honour Given to WMC Vice President

October 17th, 2019

World renowned sports personality Stephan Fox needs no introduction in the world of sport. A former World Champion who transitioned through various roles including administration and where today, he is the President of AIMS the IOC recognised umbrella organisation for Non-Olympic recognised sports. Mr Fox is also Vice-President of GAISF, the world umbrella organisation for Olympic and Non-Olympic sports promoting the mission of one voice for all sport. Stephan Fox has dedicated his life to sport ...

Muaythai Mourns the Loss of Branko Cikatic

March 24th, 2020

Branko needs no introduction in the world of sport. Having been the first K1 World Grand Prix champion, Branko was also a multiple world champion and dedicated the latter part of his life to the development of the nest generation, and served for numerous years as the President of the Croatian Muaythai Federation an on the IFMA board. Over the last years like a true warrior, Branko has battled his illness and will always be remembered ...

The WMC and IFMA Stands for Non-Discrimination and Gender Equality

June 5th, 2020

Today, the WMC and IFMA would like to address reports of a meeting in Thailand of the Subcommittee for the Development and Promotion of Boxing discussing the issuance of a regulation to make elbow protection mandatory for women. We have come a long way in terms of gender equality since the early promotion of women’s muaythai in 1995 which opened up Muay Ying competitions at Rangsit Stadium unde the World Muaythai Council. Since then inclusion of ...

Thai Team Ready for Royal Event

June 10th, 2014

The Thai team is ready to take on the world at the Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters under the high patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. General Chetta Thanajaro gave the team well wishes and H.E. General Pichitr Kullavanijaya, the Privy Councillor to His Majesty the King of Thailand, and honorary IFMA and WMC President has given a special token to HSH Prince Albert II for a special ceremony. Thailand is truly proud of its fighters and Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan stated that this event is a historical ...

Tolga Ebren, fought like a lion …

July 16th, 2020

Tolga Ebren was born on February 21, 2001 in Eindhoven. At the age of six he started Muaythai training with his uncle Duran Ebren, from Muaythai Academy Duran Gym. When he was ten years old, he wanted to quit Muaythai to do something else. He then chose to play football. After two years of the football adventure, Tolga wanted to return to train Muaythai with his uncle and not without merit. He became Dutch champion in ...

7 WMC World Titles With a Fantastic Opening With HSH Prince Albert II

June 19th, 2014

It was 8 month in the making and finally Monte-Carlo made Muaythai history on June 14th at the 2014 Fighting Masters.   The event started with a great opening with HSH Prince Albert II entering the stadium and the capacity crowd standing up to show their respect to his Highness . The Baroness Cécile de Massy,  the visitors from Thailand lead by  M.L. Trinuch Sirivadhanabhakdi , the Thai ambassador to France M. Apichart Chinwanno, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan ...

Heavyweight Superstars Head the Fightcard in Saint-Tropez

July 31st, 2014

Many superstars will fight for honour at a great cause in Saint-Tropez with the likes of Peter Aerts, Freddy Kemayo, Jerome Le Banner, and many more. Peter Aerts, one of the greatest heavyweight boxers in the world with legendary status in Asia, especially in Japan is set to feature on FIGHTNIGHT2014’s superb fight card next week in Saint Tropez. Known for his devastating high-kicks which earned him the nick name “The Dutch Lumberjack”, Aerts will be facing ...

The WMC Congratulates Dr. Muhammad Yunus

July 29th, 2021

The IOC has awarded Dr. Yunus, the second ever Olympic Laurel during the Olympic Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Initiated for Rio 2016, the Olympic Laurel is to be awarded at the opening ceremony of each summer edition of the Olympic Games. The IOC awards the Laureate to someone who has made significant achievements in education, culture, development and peace through sport. Professor Yunus was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 and he ...

Muaythai Angel Shines in Saint-Tropez

August 14th, 2014

Taehiran Chommanee, the winner of the WMC Muaythai Angels Competition, has been competing in Saint-Tropez verses Irina Mazepa under the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign. A fantastic promotion with many VIPs from around the world present, it was Chommanee winning the contest and the award given by HE M. Apichart Chinwanno the Thai ambassador to France, Joël Bouzou the President of Peace and Sport, muaythai consultant, Jean-Laurent Bourquin, and Mr Jaru the CEO of ...

World Expo Finishes with Muaythai Mega Event #RoadToBHM – The World Games 2022

April 5th, 2022

The greatest show on earth have put their final curtain down in a star-studded night. The giant entry portals of the World Expo 2022 have opened 180 times over the last 6 months and at 3am on April 1st the curtain came down no doubt on the largest gathering of the world since we all have been affected by Covid 19. We only can share the closing message of his His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid ...

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