Muay Thai fighter Buakaw Banchamek
Renowned Muay Thai fighter Buakaw Banchamek / Pic: Facebook / BanchamekGym

This year Muay Thai Day celebration is held from 6 to 7 February in Bangkok, Thailand. The event marks the homage paid by practitioners from all around the Globe to King Somdej Phra Sanpher the 8th, who raised to the throne on February 6th, 1702. Better known as Phra Chao Sua, or the Tiger King is renowned for his skills in Martial Arts.

Recognized by IOC (International Olympic Committee) International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) reports that the two-day fiesta has been organized in cooperation with World Muaythai Council (WMC) and Royal Thai government. The celebration begins with the official Wai Krhu ceremony scheduled for morning on February 6. The afternoon will remark those involved in Sport for their outstanding contribution. Athletes, coaches and officials will be honored by the Sport Minister of Thailand, as well as other Executive Board members.

The second day, February 7, is dedicated to athletes. The announced International Muay Thai event features three four-man single-elimination tournament in different weight classes.

The undercard includes a series of prestige bouts, moreover World Championship contest. In addition, a special female fight for the UNite trophy will take place, dedicated to promote the “end violence against women” campaign as well as gender equality. The happening is held under the slogan of “True spirit of Muay Thai, respect all, fear none”.

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