Muaythai World Championships Jonkoping – Day 7 May 25th 2016

Forty-three bouts took the IFMA world championships into the quarter final stages today on the seventh day of competition.
Today’s fights were B-class senior men, female juniors and male juniors with some boxers earning at least a bronze medal when winning quarter-final bouts. Temperatures were dropping during the day, going down to 6 celsius at one point. Many of the boxers were warming up in tracksuits and hats, unusual weather for summer but after a few rounds on the pads no-one seemed too much in danger of freezing! Read More

IFMA WC2016 Fight Programme – Day 8

Thursday 26th May Bout Schedule


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WC2016 Results 24th May

Results for Day 6 of the 2016 World Championship Tournament

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Muaythai World Championships – Day 6 May 24th 2016

The sixth day of competition at the IFMA Muaythai tournament saw a number of stunning knock-outs and even more stunning come-backs from determined fighters.
Both rings were in action again with 39 fights including 26 senior women’s bouts.
Local Jonkoping boy Erik Berglund (86kg) took on Belarus’ Anatoliy Vanakov in an exciting bout which drew in the local crowd but in the end he lost out by just one point.   Read More

The Heart and Soul of 2016

Athletes give Thumbs Up to Jonkoping

The chair of the Athletes Commission, Janice Lyn, from Canada, chaired the Athletes Commission meeting discussing the present championship and all upcoming future events. The athletes praised the location for training sports facilities, training area with two boxing rings to ensure that all athletes have worked their last training days. Read More

Smiling Faces at IFMA By-election

Fatima Pinto, Davide Carlot and Anatoly Simonchik are the newest editions to the IFMA executive board. The IFMA executive board elected 3 new members in the by-election in Jönköping, Sweden, in which Fatima Pinto, the former IFMA World Champion and winner of the gold medal at the World Combat Games and now president of the Norwegian Muaythai Federation, has been elected as an IFMA executive board member. Read More

IFMA WC2016 Fight Programme – Day 7

Wednesday 25th May Bout Schedule

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Rafal Szlachta Elected as IFMA Vice President

An important by-election took place at the IFMA AGM to vote for the remaining position of IFMA Vice President and IFMA executive board members. Rafael Szlachta has been voted as the IFMA Vice President. Read More

WC2016 Results 22nd & 23rd May

Results for Day 4&5 of the 2016 World Championship Tournament

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IFMA WC2016 Fight Programme – Day 6

Tuesday 24th May Bout Schedule

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World Muaythai Championships – Day Three Results

Female bouts opened the third day of the competition and representatives of the most numerous teams stepped in the ring. The host of the last World Games qualifier in Kazan, Russian Valeria Drozdova took on Funda Alkayus from Turkey. Both Russian and Turkish Muaythai are one of the strongest in IFMA and this time the Russian flag flew high for the Valeriya. After the match Valeriya said that this year is very important for Russian muaythai as again Russia will host a big muaythai event in Kazan in November. Read More

IFMA WC2016 Fight Programme – Day 5

MONDAY 23rd May Bout Schedule Read More

Muaythai Demo by the Tourism Authority of Thailand

An educational and cultural part of the World Muaythai Championships began last night with the Tourism Authority of Thailand opening up a booth for all the attendants of the event. A special demonstration of Thai culture, muaythai and an introduction in the muaythai master graduation attracted spectators which took part in an open training workshop and received special prizes for their pad work with muaythai masters. Read More

2016 IFMA World Championship Live stream