This weekend’s Chitalada Showdown Muaythai gala was a smashing success, featuring some friendly Finnish-Swedish competition between Nordic neighbours.
Upcoming Events (2013)
|26th–31st of May||SportAccord Convention 2013||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|29th of June–6th of July||Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games||Incheon, Korea|
|23rd–28th of July||European Championships 2013||Lisbon, Portugal|
|18th–26th of October||SportAccord World Combat Games||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|11th–22nd of December||27th South East Asian Games||Naypidaw, Myanmar|
One of Muaythai’s greatest fighters, Apidet Sithiran, aged 72, passed away on April 4th after a long battle with lung cancer.
In his heyday, Apidet (Narong Songmanee) was known as the “Kicker of Bang Nokkawek,” thanks to his incredible kicking skill. It soon became difficult for him to find opponents, as he proved so devastating in the Muaythai ring.
As promised, check out a little preview of the intro here, and catch the show on Star Sports tonight!
Muaythai has gone truly global in recent years, with events held regularly in over 100 countries world-wide – but many Muaythai fans don’t have the chance to visit arenas around the world. Therefore Fox Sports has once again signed a two year agreement to take Muaythai into their regularly scheduled sports programming. Every week, viewers will have the chance to witness events from around the globe and to see the best of the best competing for honour, fame and glory.
Tampere, Finland, will host the 4th Chitalada Showdown Muaythai Gala this Saturday, 6th of April.
The gala will feature five amateur fights, with three visiting Swedish opponents.
IFMA is happy to launch its official page for Frysbox, project partner in the “Sport Is Your Gang” campaign. Frysbox is a social project based in Sweden, aimed at helping youth find a sense of belonging in sport, and with one another.
The anti-doping resources on the website have just been updated.
The first round of the Slovenian Muaythai League will take place March 30th in the town of Višnja Gora, featuring twenty participating gyms from ten countries.
After the first half of the Junior Finals had taken place, the President of the Turkish Muaythai Federation, Mr. Halil Durna, opened the Medal Ceremony under a hail of confetti. The medal ceremonies for the Male Kids category took place, followed by the second half of the Junior Finals.
Day 5 of the Kids and Juniors World Championships saw the finals in the Male and Female divisions. The crowds were particularly lively as countries and teams cheered for their favourites.