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Government Supports to Unite Muaythai in the Kingdom of Thailand

January 20th, 2021

An important meeting took place at the Thai parliament between the two recognised national federations governing the sport of muaythai in Thailand, the AMTAT and the PAT. Also present at this landmark meeting was the IOC recognised International Federation, the IFMA. The meeting was chaired by Parliament Sports Commission Chairman Dr Boonlue Prasertsopa and was organised to seek clarification on the status of the sport at the national level within Thailand caused by some confusion amongst ...

Bruce Macfie: Pride of Australia

January 19th, 2021

Bruce Macfie is known as a muaythai legend in Australia with a professional career spanning across 13 years. Beginning training in 1995 at the Street Heat Muaythai Gym in Noosa, Australia Bruce quickly adopted the name "the Preacher' due to his strong religious faith. During Macfies career he was a regular on Fox Sports TV shows including Xplosion and Evolution fighting many legendary fighters such as John Wayne Parr, Yodsaenklai Fairtex, Saiyok Pumpanmuang, Soren Monkongtong, Daniel ...

Mardsua: Rise to Fame

January 15th, 2021

Mardsua is a big name on the muaythai scene winning many accolades along his journey and rising to fame in 2012. Representing Thailand, Mardsua began training at a very young age where his talent was quickly recognised and he began fighting on local shows. Mardsua has a massive fan base in Hong Kong as he has been crowned the WMC I-1 champion many times and holds notable wins over Antoine Pinto, John Wayne Parr and Jordan ...

Pakorn: 2 Time WMC World Champion

January 12th, 2021

Pakorn, also known as Pakorn P.K Yokkao Saenchai is a well respected muaythai fighter from Thailand who has many followers both in Thailand and around the world. Originally from Samut Prakan just outside Bangkok, Pakorn began training and fighting muaythai at the age of 9 years old winning his first fight and the rest was history. He has trained out of various gyms including Sakyothin, Jitti Gym, 13 Coins and the famous PK Saenchai Muaythai ...

The WMC Welcomes the New Year

January 7th, 2021

2020 was a year with many challenges mourning the loss of lives and 21 continues as 2020 ended but with added optimism due to the positive developments regarding testing and vaccines. We certainly can not underestimate the journey ahead and the World Muaythai Council under the IOC recognised umbrella organisation IFMA can only applaud the positivity, resilience and innovative approach of all member countries.  The recognised world of muaythai stands in solidarity and unity to protect all members ...

Muaythai on Hold Again in Thailand

January 7th, 2021

After a turbulent 2020 for the sport of muaythai across Thailand, 2021 has now brought a second wave of despair to the muaythai community with restrictions being reimposed following a new recent Covid 19 outbreak. For the latter part of 2020 Thailand seemed to have beaten the virus with no local cases recorded for many months and gyms and muaythai shows in Thailand operating on a daily basis. Then in December, a string of cases linked ...

Petchmorakot: Reaching for the Stars

December 23rd, 2020

Petchmorakot Petchyindee is rapidly becoming one of the greatest fighters of this era and has given the fans some great performances over the last 10 years. Originally from the Ubon Ratchathani province in the Northeast of Thailand Petchmorakot is known for his devastating elbows, knees and slick style. Petchmorakot is a two-time Lumpinee champion and holds wins over fighters such as Auisiewpor Sujibamikiew, Kwankaw, Wanchai Sor Kitisak, Pokaew, Petpanomrung Kiatmuu9, Liam Harrison and the best pound ...

Yodsanklai: The Boxing Computer

December 22nd, 2020

Yodsanklai Fairtex also known simply as Yod in Thailand is one of the best muaythai fighters of the last 20 years, racking up close to 300 fights across his career. Yodsanklai is often referred to as the boxing computer by the Thai newspapers as a testament to his perfect technique. Originally from Nong Bua Lamphu Province in the Northeast of Thailand, Yodsanklai began training muaythai at 8 years old when his older brother introduced him to ...

Jordan Watson: Pride of Britain

December 18th, 2020

Jordan Watson is a fighter from the UK known as "Quadzilla" due to his heavy kicks and fights out of the world famous Bad Company gym in Leeds. One of the unsung heroes of the sport, Jordan has been in there with some of the best in the game including Buakaw, Giorgio Petrosyan, Yodsaenklai and Saiyok to name a few. Jordan began training at the age of 6 years old under the tutelage of trainer Richard ...

Artem Vakhitov: WMC and IFMA Champion

December 17th, 2020

For those of you who have been following the sport of muaythai for the last 12 years or longer it is more than likely that you have stumbled across the name Artem Vakhitov, the Russian muaythai fighter who dominates both the cruiserweight and heavy weight divisions. Vakhitov began training at 11 years old, breaking onto the scene in 2009 before becoming five-time Russian champion. He then went on to win four IFMA European gold medals ...

Russian Cup A Huge Success

December 16th, 2020

The Russian Muaythai Federation just concluded the all Russian event for youth and senior athletes. The host city, Nizhniy Novgorod, saw a record number of Muaythai athletes, and the event itself broke the most number of athletes ever gathered for a Russian national event. More than 1000 athletes checked into the official venue over 5 competition days for the Muaythai Russian Cup.  A few famous names were noticed who got to defend their national colours like Artem ...

Artem Pashporin: Russian Champion

December 15th, 2020

Artem Pashporin, a name that needs no introduction in the muaythai world has had a successful career both on the amateur and professional levels. Born in the city of Bogorodsk in the Nizhny Novgorod region, Pashporin fights out of the world famous Budokai Muaythai Gym and is a WMC European Champion amongst his many other accolades. On the professional side Pashporin has been in the ring with some of the all time greats including Buakaw, ...

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