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Nokweed Davy, you will not be forgotten RIP

September 3rd, 2016

The WMC family would like to express our sincere condolences for the recent passing of Wichit Somboon, known and loved in the Muaythai world as Nokweed Davy. His tragically early death at just 51 years is a loss to our sport community. We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family, friends, and colleagues who are affected greatly by this loss. He will be missed. Nokweed had many memorable achievements, holding the Rajadamnern stadium title across an ...

Hong Kong and Australia in the Spotlight for the Last Week of June

June 26th, 2014

After the highlight of the successful event earlier this month at the Monte-Carlo Fighting Master in Monaco, with HSH Prince Albert II as the honorary patron and many celebrities from the Muaythai world in attendance at the event including the president of Peace and Sport, Mr Joel Bouzou, Baroness Cécile de Massy, IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox; the spotlight on Muaythai is now moving to Hong ...

Buakaw, He for She Ambassador

January 13th, 2017

Muaythai is an Olympic recognised sport and always has and always will play an important part in contributing to social development and use the power of the sport and athletes to create a better tomorrow. Over many years social projects have been carefully planned such as Sport is your Gang by example which won the 2014 world spirit of sport award. Unity and diversity, anti-discrimination, gender equality, Muaythai for Everybody as a healthy lifestyle, cooperation with ...

Super Muaythai Months – April/May

May 18th, 2012

What a great couple of months for Muaythai, with so many events around the world. Let’s start at the top: Australia had two fantastic female events, with Caley Reece defending her World title, and Kate Heuston winning the Intercontinental title. USA: Two IFMA World Champions met in San Francisco for a much anticipated fight, Miriam Nakamoto against Sandra Bastian, WMC Light Weight Female World Champion. On the same card, Cyrus Washington faced down Ky Hollenback to ...

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 Youth are Our Future

November 13th, 2012

The World Muaythai Council and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur  have been involved in two charity projects since their inauguration. “Muaythai Against Drugs” is established in over 50 countries and promotes awareness of the dangers of drugs and the fostering of positive influences in the lives of youth today. In cooperation with Peace and Sport another important project has been instituted to help guide youth to healthier and safer life choices, “Sport Is Your Gang”. This ...

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 Back in Full Effect in Thailand

March 10th, 2021

It has been a turbulent few months for muaythai after Thailand experienced an outbreak of Covid 19 resulting in the stepping up of restrictions for many live sporting events. Now with a slow decline of the number of daily cases being reported muaythai is officially back in the motherland. This coming week the kingdom will be blessed with an abundance of shows bringing smiles to the many fans around the country with many of the main stadiums in Thailand ...

Muaythai Stands United Against Racism

June 11th, 2020

IFMA as an IOC recognised organisation since its establishment in 1992, stands united against racism and discrimination, it is deeply rooted in the IFMA philosophy and integrated into the preamble of the IFMA constitution. Respect is one of the five pillars of muaythai and from the moment you enter the IFMA family, there is a zero-tolerance policy for racial discrimination and harassment. Our athletes stand united and are the role models for the youth. Every stakeholder ...

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 ...

Buakaw: He for She Ambassador

April 19th, 2020

Muaythai has a responsibility as an IOC recognised sport in contributing to social development and implementing social change. The WMC and IFMA have long had a strong relationship with UNESCO, UN Women and Peace and Sport and have been very active with regards to the He for She Campaign. The He for She campaign which is run by UN Women came up with the “Active bystander” campaign produced with the objective to encourage young people especially ...

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 ...

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