The Final of the Silk Road Cup 2013 has attracted many dignitaries, such as the President of SportAccord, Mr. Verbruggen, the President of IFMA, Dr. Tapsuwan, General Thanajaro, IFMA General Secretary Mr. Fox, EMF General Secretary Mr. Szlachta, and member of the Thai Government Sports Commission, Mr. Uthaiviankul, the President of the Uzbekistan Muaythai Federation and FAMA Vice President Mr. Tashmatov and General Secretary of the Uzbekistan NOC, Mr. Kasimov.
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.
This year, 2012, is a historical one for many reasons. We have just witnessed the amazing Olympic Games in London, Muaythai has launched its application to become IOC recognized, and this year also marks 150 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Thailand. In order to celebrate this, a cultural exchange will take place between the two countries. The “Thailand VS Germany” gala event will take place on German soil on September 15th, sanctioned by the world governing body for Muaythai, the World Muaythai Council (WMC), and organised by Elite Boxing Germany in cooperation with the official German Muaythai member federation, Muaythai Bund Deutschland (MTBD).