February 6 will an auspicious day for the Muaythai community around the world as it marks the historical coronation date of the Ayutthaya-era king Somdet Phra Sanphet VIII, also known as Phra Chao Suea (the Tiger King), the father of Muaythai. Thailand is a country rich in culture and history and Muaythai has played a significant part in the shaping the culture and history of the Kingdom.
Celebrated around the world by our 130 member Federations and practitioners of Muaythai from all walks of life, Muaythai Day will be organized by the Thai government and the World Muaythai Council and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur in a special two-part ceremony. There will be a morning Krob Khru ceremony for all masters and students of the art of Muaythai held at the Ministry of Culture and an afternoon International Muaythai gala event with fighters from all over the world competing in special tournaments in honour of as Phra Chao Suea (the Tiger King).
The press conference for the event was held at the Sport Authority of Thailand, where all fighters were present and the matchups for the super 4 bouts were drawn. National and international press were present at the press conference as the Presidents of WMC, IFMA and representative of the Thai Government announce the agenda for the day.
The event will feature three Super 4 bouts with three special trophies given out to the fighters. There will also be six female fights with a special trophy given by the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Campaign and the Thai Government.