The President’s Cup 2011 – Kazakhstan

Nursultan Nazarbayev
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karim Massimov
Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
President FAMA
President of Kazakhstan Muaythai Federation

The first President’s Cup was held in March 1993 and at that time was went under the name “Eluhan” Traditional International Tournament. The professional sporting club “Eluhan” was established in 1992 and is the main muaythai training camp in Kazakhstan.

In 2007 President’s Cup was held in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, and was truly an amazing event. With 7 fighters representing the best of Kazakhstan as well as 7 fighters hailing from across the world fighting for the World, European, Asian and Inter-continental belts.

In 1995 the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, visited the year’s event and participated in the opening ceremony. He was highly satisfied with what he observed there, in particular the fights themselves and the manner in which the tournament had been organised. So much so that since 1998 the event is formally titled the ‘Cup of the President of Kazakhstan’, shortened to the ‘President’s Cup’.

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