Press Conference: King’s Cup 2010

The WMC, BlackHawk Sports AG and One Songchai staged a combined press conference to do the official draw for the King’s Cup 2010 super 8 tournament.

The press conference was presided over by H.E. General Pichitr Kullavanijaya, privy councilor to HM the King.

General Chetta Thanajaro, WMC President, Benjamin Aebisher and Marin Huter of BlackHawk Sports AG, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan IFMA President, Khun Oh Ratasuban of One Songchai Promotions and Stephan Fox, WMC Vice President all made speeches on the historical event.
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Press Conference – King’s Cup Supreme Muaythai Tournament 2010, December 5th

While reminding everyone that this year’s King’s Cup muaythai Super 8 event has been moved to a new location, Sanam Suar Par, we would like to announce the 8 fighters and the draw for the tournament.

Yesterday, 3rd of December, the official press conference took place. It was a full house event, with over 300 fans, athletes and journalists from around the world coming together to assist to the official draw ceremony.

As part of the press conference, the MOU signing between the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur and “Peace and Sport” took place. This is an organization that under patronage of the Prince of Monaco, Prince Albert II, aims to make the world a better place through the help of sports.

To achieve this, it promotes the practice of various sports, aiming particularly on the young generation, by fostering social stability between communities, especially in areas made vulnerable by extreme poverty, recent conflicts or lack of social consistency.

The draw for the Super 8 tournament was quite a dramatic one, ran by the President of the WMC himself, Gen Chetta Thanajaro.

Cosmo Alexandre, from Brazil, was the first fighter to enter the conference, bringing back to Thailand the King’s Cup trophy, which he had, for the first time, taken away from the Kingdom last year, winning this prestigious muaythai event.

Cosmo and Yodsanklai, the home fighter, were set in opposite sides of the draw, as the other 6 fighters were pulled out. From the top of the draw we have then, Cosmo Alexandre fighting against Jesse Miles, from Canada. Alex Vogel, from Germany will see Yan Xu, from China, in the first face up.

Kaver Soleimani, the youngest of all, with only 22 years of age, will have to show he is ready for a step up, facing Jordan Watson, from England. And finally the draw that brought the most drama, sees the home national champion, Yodsaeklai, getting the hardest fight of all, and having to deal with Vuyisille Colossa right on the first round.

The King’s Cup fights will kick-off tomorrow at 22.00 and promise much excitement.

Press Release: King’s Cup, 5th December Moved to Sanam Suar Par‏

This year’s Muaythai King’s Cup event will be held at Sanam Suepa instead of Sanam Luang as in previous years.

Sanam Suepa, located opposite Suan Amporn near the King Rama V Monument (see map) in the Dusit Palace district in Bangkok, is notable as the venue of the annual Bangkok Jazz Festival.

The event is open to the public and will feature a super 8 tournament which will pit 8 world class muaythai fighters from Thailand, Brazil, Germany, China, England, South Africa, Canada and Iran!

Fights start with the IFMA world championship amateur finals from 16.00-20.00, followed by the undercard fights from 20.00-22.00.

The King’s Cup Super-8 will kick-off at 22.00 and is scheduled be televised LIVE around the world!

Don’t miss out the action as 8 men vie for the coveted King’s Cup Trophy donated by HM the King of Thailand…. In the end only one will take the crown and title of reigning King’s Cup champion!!

Contact Information

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