The UAE will host the World Muaythai Championship in 2022, with the participation of 1,000 male and female players from 120 countries. This came during a press conference held by the Emirates Muaythai and Kickboxing Federation this evening at the Holiday Inn Hotel – Dubai Festival City, in the presence of the Secretary-General of the International Muay Thai Federation, Stephen Fox, and Tariq Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Federation, Secretary-General of the Arab Muaythai Federation, member of the Executive Office of the International Muaythai Federation. IFMA, Tournament Director, to talk about the Muaythai 6 Professional Championship, which starts tomorrow at the Festival Arena – Dubai, with the participation of many UAE and world champions, and will witness 15 fights with the participation of elite world champions representing 17 countries of both sexes, led by 6 players from the UAE champions.
Stephen Fox praised the efforts of the Emirates Federation, headed by Abdullah Saeed Al Neyadi, to spread the game, which contributed to the Muay Thai boom in the region, stressing that the Emirates Federation is capable of making all the International Federation championships a success. A large number of players are competing for the main card of the fight, led by our national team player, “The Ring Tiger”, Elias Habib Ali, in a strong and fiery confrontation with the Spanish ranked player Angel Marcos, who are competing for the title of (Intercontinental) WMC Light Heavyweight Champion.
And in another strong confrontation to win the title of (Intercontinental) champion in the WMC middleweight, the champion of our national team, Amin Al-Mu’tasim, is competing with the Italian champion Francisco Iadanza.
For the Asian title, our hero will face Zakaria Al-Jamari, the Filipino seed, in featherweight, Philip Delramino, while our player, Mohamed Mardi, will face Moroccan player Mohamed Amin Al-Harr in a strong confrontation. Our national team player, Noureddine Samir, will play with the Spanish player Gorka Karo in an exciting confrontation, while our hero, Ibrahim Bilal, will play against the Greek player Espero Besiri. The UAE national team prepared, through a camp that took about two months, in anticipation of the podium, especially since most of our players are fair at all levels.
Tariq Al Muhairi said that the end of the current season of the Federation will be exciting and distinctive for the participation of the most prominent players of the past season. He welcomed Stephen Fox, Secretary General of the International Muay Thai Federation, who will attend the activities of the tournament, in addition to consulting with the UAE Federation on the recommendation of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee to adopt Muay Thai and kickboxing within the games Olympic sports starting from the Summer Games to be held in 2024 in Paris or Los Angeles after presenting the recommendation to the Ordinary General Assembly (Congress) of the International Olympic Committee, which will hold its meeting on the sidelines of the next Tokyo Games in Japan from July 23 to August 8 .
The tournament director stressed the need for everyone to abide by the precautionary measures, a translation of the health protocol issued by the concerned authorities, and said that the federation harnessed all means of success for the tournament, which will be held without a public presence, but it provided a live broadcast service via the UAM application to transmit the facts of the tournament to all sports fans around the world.
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