The quarter-final of Thai Fight showed how important the grassroots of Muaythai really are. The WMC (World Muaythai Council) and IFMA (International Federation of Muaythai Amateur) since their inauguration over two decades ago, have worked together closely to ensure this. In recent years the cooperation between the two organizations has really shown through. Yesterday Thai Fight was a major success. Buakaw Por Pramuk is a three times WMC World Champion and, to the surprise of many, also the winner of the IFMA Cultural Festival.
The final battle for the 70KG division Thai Fight 2011 title between WMC champion Buakaw and Australia’s Challenger Muaythai contestant Franki Giorgi was a fight to be remembered.
Buakaw kicked off the first round with a round house left to Giorgi who started his game with a barrage of kicks and non-stop punches. Buakaw maintained his composure, attacking with a steady flow of left kicks making it very difficult for the Aussie to use his weapons.
One of the many successful event series is with no doubt Thai Fight, which has become one of the most popular and entertaining events in Thailand. Sunday 18th December will mark the finals where 2 x WMC World Champion Buakaw who also won the WMC Muaythai Against Drugs title at the opening of the MPL in Long Beach CA in September, will take on WMC Australian Champion Franki Giorgi who was also one of the 16 contestants in the hugely successful Challenger Muaythai reality TV show.
The 2nd final will be between WMC/One Songchai King’s Cup champion Kem against the European superstar Pinca.
The event will be broadcast live on Thai TV channel 3 from the King Chulalongkorn Monument in Bangkok.