View Full Version : WBC plans could be a good thing for MT
06-13-2005, 01:23 PM
Check out this link about the WBC plans for Muay Thai world wide AND possible IOC relations:
06-13-2005, 02:05 PM
Pete, didn't I say that Muay Thai was headed for it's own sanctioning.
I think this is good for Muay Thai as a world stage but I am wondering. according to the WBC website they will have sole sanctioning, ranking, and title power that will be recognized.
How will this effect the IKF and other American Muay Thai sanctioning bodies?
Will their sanctioning power diminish? Their title belts loose credibility?
They are talking about televising Asian events in America not American events.
For the US, only top heavier weights will be considered to compete. Will U.S. fighters have to migrate to Thailand to compete regularly as others have migrated to the U.S. to box? Muay Thai fighters will have to register with WBC to compete. These are just questions and I am glad to see this aspect of kickboxing get some recognition I'm just wondering about the side effects as to how it will be set up. Go to http://www.wbcboxing.com and check out all their saying.
06-13-2005, 03:06 PM
[QUOTE=James Mitchell]Pete, didn't I say that Muay Thai was headed for it's own sanctioning.....They are talking about televising Asian events in America not American events..... For the US, only top heavier weights will be considered to compete. James Mitchell[/QUOTE]
I went to the website you suggested and am not finding anything, can you please provide a link to the article you are talking about?
Also, from an article written by Scott Mallon (http://www.maxfighting.com/index.cfm?ac=news.detail&nid=199), which many of us have done business with, it reports
"The official rankings in all divisions - and the WBC Muay Thai sanctioning of all Muay Thai championship events - will ensure that those who excel in the Thai fighting art - in particular talented young fighters - will be given every opportunity to enter into the highest levels of professional international competition.
The heavier weight Thai fighters who have difficulty getting match-ups in Thailand will, under the WBC umbrella, be able to get world title fights against top Europeans and Americans.
It is understood that some of the world’s top fight promoters are already planning some big events for WBC Muay Thai world title fights. The first championship is likely to be staged in Las Vegas in mid-year.
While Muay Thai has grown in international popularity over recent years, other ring sports like the K1 in Tokyo have dominated the media. Now that Muay Thai has come under the umbrella of the WBC, the sport can better position itself as the world leader in professional ring combat."
According to this article, they are already planning an event in the US. I would say that is an American event. I don't see where it says it will be limited to heavier weights in the US. What it says is that this will allow the "heavier thai fighters" to now have more competition. I am sure that is due to the fact that Thai fighters tend to be lighter and smaller boned, whereas Americans usually come in a little heavier sizes.
I guess I missed the post where you said Muay Thai was headed for it's own sanctioning. But then again, you seem to have a toe in everything that has every been discussed on here. :rolleyes:
06-13-2005, 04:53 PM
Pammypanda the thread was BIG COMPANIES THAT WILL SUPPORT KICKBOXING Post 16 Block 9 Line 1
The WBC website has it listed under news release on the right hand side you can click and open the article. I will read it again myself to make sure I read it right. Thanks.
06-13-2005, 09:48 PM
BIG COMPANIES THAT WILL SUPPORT KICKBOXING Post 16 Block 9 Line 1
My suggestion is that a Sacntioning body select a style to Sanction and go with it. Muay Thai is already progressing that way. This would be much less confusing than saying IKF Sanctioned and not know exactly what that meant. :eek: I guess I would count that as line 2 to be exact. LMAO!!! :D
Wouldn't just posting the quote like I did have been ALOT easier then going to the trouble of looking up the post number, figuring out the block number and trying to figure out which line? Do you keep your posts cataloged for easy reference? :cool:
I'm sorry I didn't understand "Muay Thai is already progressing that way" as saying Muay Thai was going to be sanctioned by the WBC. My apologies for not understanding something you said.
Now, since you suggested a sanctioning body select a style and go with it, and the WBC has selected Muay Thai, does that mean you feel now that the IKF should drop MTR and focus now only on FCR so when someone says they are hosting an "IKF Sanctioned" event, every one will know it is a FCR event? :confused:
06-14-2005, 10:09 PM
[QUOTE=Pammypanda1]Now, since you suggested a sanctioning body select a style and go with it, and the WBC has selected Muay Thai, does that mean you feel now that the IKF should drop MTR and focus now only on FCR so when someone says they are hosting an "IKF Sanctioned" event, every one will know it is a FCR event? :confused:[/QUOTE]
I am still anxiously awaiting your reply to my question. Please give me your thoughts on the above.
Also, could you please humor this unintelligent blonde, cause I still can't find the article you referred to on the WBC website about sanctioning muay thai. A direct link to the article would be very much appreciated.
06-15-2005, 05:04 AM
It appears the WBC has some sort of connection with Muay Thai. I'm not sure as to the extent of their committment or how active they are in it though.
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