The legendary actress, singer and fashion model, Brigitte Bardot, now socially involved with her foundation for animal welfare, has lent her support to the Saint Tropez FightNight along with WMC, IFMA and UN.
Promoter Olivier Muller stated that this is an important event to create social awareness of the positive change and contribution sport can make to society. “This year is very special as we will celebrate Brigitte’s birthday this coming September. We all here in St Tropez, owe a lot to Brigitte and it is important for me to contribute to this ‘other fight’ against mistreatment of animals throughout the world.”
The WMC President said that this is an important event to show that muaythai is based on important values and that giving back is an important part of the sport and art-form.
IFMA President, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, stated that muaythai has been involved in many charity projects which have been highly promoted this year when SportAccord nominated muaythai with the recognition of the “Spirit of Sport” award.
Charissa Tynan, the Sport Director of IFMA, said that she has been a big fan and has been deeply touched by Madame Brigitte Bardot’s work all her life, and that she is delighted of this first time ever rendez-vous between the Brigitte Bardot Foundation and MuayThai.
The world is paved by actions of great women who have given their lives to beautiful causes, and this takes and even stronger importance as the FightNight Saint Tropez is also promoting feminine values through the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign.
WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox, stated that the world muaythai community would like to thank Mme Brigitte Bardot for her legendary work and commitment that she has given and done and that we all look forward to an unforgettable night in Saint-Tropez which the cultural, social, and sporting elements combined, will ensure a spectacular evening for all.