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World Title Showdown in France

September 29th, 2021

This weekend will see the fight of the champions of champions between Jimmy Vienot from France and Yodwicha from Thailand. After the full recognition of muaythai by the International Olympic Committee. IFMA, the WMC, and the French federation have joined forces to promote muaythai even more in France. The French Muaythai federation is fully recognised by the National Olympic Committee of France and President Nadir Allouache is also a member of the French Olympic Committee and an IFMA Executive Board member.  This event ...

About Us

July 31st, 2010

The WMC is the authoritative body for regulating professional Muaythai, both in Thailand and around the world. Set up by parliament resolution, the WMC is incorporated by the Royal Thai Government and sanctioned by the Sports Authority of Thailand, working together with the highest sport authorities of all member countries around the world to regulate all aspects of the art and sport of Muaythai. The inauguration meeting was held in 1995 at an appropriate venue, ...

WMC / IFMA Hosts Chinese Government and President of the Chinese Olympic Committee

September 24th, 2012

Last year the WMC and IFMA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese government stating that all international Muaythai events in the People’s Republic of China will be sanctioned and coordinated by the World Muaythai Council (WMC) and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA). The Chinese government wants to ensure that there is a proper fostering and grassroots development of Muaythai in the People’s Republic of China, which can only be done in cooperation ...

Female Boxing Continues to Thrive

June 15th, 2016

The world of female muaythai is ever expanding especially in recent times. The development of the sport through the hard work of the WMC and IFMA has reached such a level that it is now beginning to rival male muaythai. Although the prestigious Lumphinee and Rajadamern stadiums still hold a men-only policy there are more and more all-female competitions beginning to emerge. In 1996 the WMC broke old traditions by establishing female only events with a ...

The Road to Birmingham TWG2022

August 25th, 2021

Only 10 months to go until the opening of the World Games in Birmingham, USA. 30 international federations and sports are part of this important multi-sport games event and one of the major events within the Olympic family. This month's highlight The World Games is the pathway towards the Olympics as all of the five new sports that were added in the Tokyo Olympic Games have been included in a past edition of the World ...

Mission 89, GoodCorporation, FIFA & IFMA Working Towards the Protection of Youth

July 31st, 2020

IFMA has joined up with anti-trafficking charity Mission 89 and GoodCorporation alongside other leading sports organisations such as FIFA, to commit to the fight against child trafficking in sport, by supporting the principles outlined in the Framework on Safeguarding Children from Trafficking in sport. The Framework draws on best practice models from international organisations such as UNICEF, FIFA and StreetFootballWorld. Practices and procedures that should be followed to manage the safe recruitment of child athletes from ...

The Kids Are Our Future

February 28th, 2011

As Muaythai is gaining world popularity and is aiming for IOC recognition, the World Muaythai Council and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur has a very strategic Youth program in Place, which is implemented in over 100 countries. Participation in sports is indisputably beneficial in fostering responsible social behaviours, greater academic success and an appreciation of personal health and fitness. It is the aim of the WMC and IFMA to give the children an important sense ...

Thai Leading Masters Show Respect

December 13th, 2016

Hundreds of year old traditions came alive on December 5th at the WMC  and IFMA King Rama 9 Memorial Muaythai Tournament, where over 200 leading masters from all Muaythai styles, male and female from all regions of Thailand came together in a very special ceremony. Grom Tanai Luek have always been the guards of masters protecting King and country and they all came together to show their respect to the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama the ...

Spectacular Opening of the Iraqi National Championships

August 6th, 2021

The Iraqi muaythai federation fully which is fully recognised by their National Olympic Federation and sponsored by his Excellency Minister Ihsan Abd Al Jabbar Ismail opened up the 2012 national championships. President Mustafa Alaq stated that Iraq is proud to have received the full permission by the government to do this national championships taking into consideration health and safety and well-being of the athletes during the pandemic. He further stated that it is important for Iraq to prepare for the upcoming IFMA world championships, the Indoor Asian ...

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 ...

SportAccord Presidential Election, April 2011

April 25th, 2011

After a unanimous vote on the 8th April 2011 the incumbent, Hein Verbruugen, was re-elected as the President of SportAccord during the SportAccord General Assembly. President Verbruugen has had a long history with both SportAccord and other international sporting bodies. From 1991 until 2005 he presided over the Union Cycliste Internationale before stepping down as President and taking on the task of the Vice Presidency. The President has been a member of the International Olympic Committee ...

Monaco Takes Centre Stage

December 16th, 2013

14th of June will see one of the biggest events the WMC has ever sanctioned with a total of 7 world title fights on the card for the Monte Carlo Fighting Masters event under the high patronage of Prince Albert II. A special press conference was held at the Sport Authority of Thailand on Friday 13th December, chaired by The Baroness Cecile De Massy and the WMC President General Chetta Thanajaro. The function room was packed ...

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