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IFMA Muay Thai World Championships Cancun 2018 / Pictured: Superbon Banchamek performing Wai Khru Ram Muay / Pic: Facebook

IFMA World Championships Cancun 2018

World Muay Thai Championships 2018 takes place in Cancun from Tuesday May 10 to Saturday May 19. The event follows a historic The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, where “The Art of Eight Limbs” made its debut this July. It is also the first time when the Pan-American Continent hosts a muaythai event of this caliber.

On Tuesday International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) revealed the official logo of the upcoming championship. Quetzalcoatl was announced as the mascot of the event.

“Feathered Serpent is one of the most important deities among pre-hispanic civilizations located in the eastern region of Mexico, where the championship takes place,” outlined in the press release. “Legend has it that Quetzalcoatl adopted the human form to share his knowledge with other humans.”

“This was one of the main ideas to represent the duality between animal power and human knowledge, that is very similar to Muay Thai. The balance of these two qualities makes the perfect combination to practice this sport. The circle symbolizes a pre-hispanic border that gives stability and power to the letters and Quetzalcoatl figure.”

In 2017 IFMA Muay Thai World Championships was held in Minsk, Belarus. According to the reports, the event showcased the strongest field of athletes.

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former National champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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