Archive for March, 2021

Congratulations Ajarn Thanong

March 4th, 2021

We would like to congratulate Ajarn Thanong Poompanich for his appointment as the new chairman of Lumpinee Stadium. Thanong is legendary in Thailand and the muaythai world and has been part of the IFMA and WMC family for many years. He is an outstanding muaythai practitioner and also one of the most efficient technical officials in the world. He has been voted referee of the year in Thailand multiple times. He has officiated at many IFMA and WMC events around ...

Philippines MAP out Women’s Month

March 3rd, 2021

The Philippine Muaythai organisation once again in cooperation with the National Olympic Committee and the government are working together to promote women's month. Over the next 30 days the most outstanding athletes, coaches and officials will put their voice forward to raise continued awareness of the importance of gender equality. They will highlight their journey, present initiatives and best practices not just on the field of play but as much on the field of life. We congratulate once again our Philippine friends on leading ...

#MuaythaiConnects Goes 2.0

March 3rd, 2021

IFMA has been praised by the world’s sporting community because it has turned crisis into opportunity during these times of the pandemic where many athletes have been deprived of being part of their normal training routines, competitions, socializing with friends and staying fit and healthy. The #MuaythaiConnects campaign was been established to promote physical and healthy activities, social engagement and continue to promote Muaythai without borders, discrimination and for all abilities. Some of the videos reached ...

Yodsanklai Hangs up the Gloves

March 2nd, 2021

Some big news in the muaythai world yesterday as Yodsanklai took to Instagram to announce his retirement from muaythai much to the dismay of his many fans across the world. Known as having the strongest kick in muaythai, Yodsanklai shot to international fame when he appeared on The Contender Asia, the award winning reality TV show sanctioned by the World Muaythai Council in which he for 15 weeks showed as much character as he did talent, ...

Channel 7 Awards

March 1st, 2021

Channel 7 is one of the founding members of the World Muaythai Council and the 2 parties have long since shared a great relationship and mutual respect for one another. The late WMC Director and Director of Channel 7 Sahasompop Srisomwong played an instrumental part in national and international development and is honoured by the IFMA and WMC family. This weekend the important Channel 7 ceremony was held to honour the athletes for the year 2020 and we certainly as ...

Congratulations Sami Kiblawi

March 1st, 2021

Sami Kiblawi needs no introduction in the world of muaythai as the President of the Lebanese Muaythai Federation, Asian Vice President, IFMA Executive Board member and one of the driving forces in the muaythai family. With recognition of muaythai within the Olympic movement, many Olympic Committees now have IFMA Executives in their own Executive Committee. This weekend was the election for the Executive of the Olympic Committee of Lebanon and Mr Kiblawi received 26 out of 28 votes ...

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