World Muaythai Council

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World Muaythai Council
WMC LOGO HM The King.png
AbbreviationWMC
Formation1995
HeadquartersBangkok
Location
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
National associations
President
General Chetta Thanajaro
General Secretary
Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan
Vice President
Stephan Fox
Sport Director
Andrew Scott
WebsiteOfficial website

The World Muaythai Council (WMC) is one of the oldest and the largest professional sanctioning organizations of Muaythai in the world for the sport. The organization was set up in 1995 by parliament resolution, and is incorporated by the Royal Thai Government and sanctioned by the Sports Authority of Thailand, under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (Thailand). The Council has been charged with the responsibility for the expansion of Muaythai worldwide. This involves supporting youth interest and athletes to learn the skills of Muaythai and to assist in the pursuit of excellence in the art. [1][2]

History[edit]

Set up by parliament resolution, the WMC is incorporated by the Royal Thai Government and sanctioned by the Sports Authority of Thailand, working together with the highest sport authorities of all member countries around the world to regulate all aspects of the art and sport of Muaythai. The inauguration meeting was held in 1995 at an appropriate venue, the United Nation Conference Centre with representatives from 39 countries attended. Presently there are 120 member countries registered with the WMC. The Executive Board and various committees ranging from technical and rules, refereeing and judging, medical, finance, youth, women, press and public relations, business and legal; all were democratically elected.[2]


In 1996 an MOU was signed between the World Muaythai Council, the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under Royal Patronage and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) outlining that the 3 organisations will work closely together and support IFMA in getting muaythai into multi-sport events recognised by the IOC as well as GAISF recognition.


General Chetta the president of WMC at the time was Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Army, later serving as Defence Minister and also the President of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand.


In 1997 a joint effort began between WMC, IFMA and the National Olympic Committee of Thailand to get muaythai recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia. As a result of this muaythai was included in the Asian Games as a demonstration sport then in 1999 the Olympic Council of Asia officially recognised muaythai under IFMA as an official sport.


In 1998 muaythai began the process to become an official recognised sport and to be included into GAISF. In the year 2000 a world meeting took place with WMC, IFMA, the National Olympic Committee of Thailand and Sports Authority of Thailand in which 106 countries participated to vote on the idea of applying for GAISF membership. With a vote of 102 against 4 the world muaythai community decided to apply under the word ‘muaythai’ as the official name of the sport. Also at this meeting a resolution was reached that IFMA will hold 2 thirds of all executive positions in the WMC worldwide with WMC Thailand keeping their autonomy.


The cooperation continued with annual events held in Thailand to celebrate the Kings, Queens and Prince’s birthdays. In 2006, muaythai under IFMA was recognised by GAISF. In 2012 the WMC, IFMA and the Olympic Committee of Thailand started a campaign, muaythai towards highest recognition, applying for recognition to the International Olympic Committee and inclusion in the World Games. In 2014 muaythai got recognised by The World Games then in 2016 the IOC gave provisional recognition to IFMA. [3]


In the year 2019 after muaythai got recognised by the International Olympic Committee, the World Muaythai Council merged with IFMA to represent the professional sector which was witnessed by representatives of over 100 countries, the IOC and the Sports Authority of Thailand to ensure full cooperation with WADA and ITA to protect the clean athletes.

Royal patronage[edit]

On August 20, 2014, Muaythai and the World Muaythai Council received official Royal Patronage from His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. All government departments, sport and culture ministries, sport authorities, and all major Muaythai stadiums and promoters were invited to the historic event. PDG. General Saiyud Kerdphol, General Wimon Wongwanich the former President of WMC, General Chetta Thanajaro the current President of WMC, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan IFMA President and WMC General Secretary, Khun Kajorn Prowsree Vice President of the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under Royal Patronage of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Stephan Fox Vice President of WMC and General Secretary of the IFMA, and other notable VIPs were also in attendance. Over 20 representatives from the different embassies in Bangkok also came to witness the ceremony, along with representatives from the United Nations, among many other organizations. Along with Royal Patronage, the WMC logo was changed to include the Royal Insignia of His Majesty.[4]

Current champions[edit]

Men's divisions[edit]

Rank Mini flyweight Flyweight Bantamweight Super bantamweight
C N/A N/A N/A N/A
1 Thailand Netipong Phrommakhot Russia Charak Murtuzaliev Thailand Detrak Kulsena Thailand Buengon Leknakhonsiri
2 Russia Ovsep Aslanyan Thailand Chanalert Meenayothin Thailand Kumandoi Petcharoenvit Thailand Kompatak Sinbi Muaythai
3 Thailand Petchdech Wor Sangbrapai Thailand Satanmuanglek Petchyindee Academy Thailand Ronchai Dor Ram Intra Thailand Ponsane Sor Pumiphat
4 Thailand Yodglaa Isaan Tractor Thailand Petch Anuwat Nor Anuwatyim Thailand Saotho Sitchefboontham Thailand Petch Hua Hin Bor Petch Kai Gaew
5 Thailand Watcharapon Meenayothin Thailand Peerapat Muayded 789 Thailand Petchmuangsiri Oduegdaeng Thailand Gongtonee Sor Somai
6 Cambodia Koemrieng Him Thailand Sagaenam Jitmuangnon Thailand Chattrapetch Sor Poonsawat Thailand Chaila Por Lak Boon
7 Laos Soulixay Singsavath Thailand Malaynguen Somwang Gai Yang Philippines Ariel Lee Lampacan Thailand Tepthaksin Sor Sonsing
8 Turkey Zubeyr Barin China Chenghao Luo Peru Nicolas Young Peru Nicolas Young
9 Afghanistan Mashal Islamzai Belarus Mikita Mironchyk Russia Kholmurod Rakhimov Russia Kholmurod Rakhimov
10 Japan Tanaka Awa Sport Gym Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Arifkhanov Kazakhstan Yelaman Sayassatov Kazakhstan Yelaman Sayassatov
Rank Featherweight Super featherweight Lightweight Super lightweight
C N/A N/A Cyprus Savvas Michael N/A
1 Kazakhstan Almaz Sarsembekov Thailand Superlek Kiatmuu9 Russia Aik Begian Ukraine Igor Liubchenko
2 Thailand Kiewpayak Jitmuangnon Thailand Yodtongtai Sor Somai Thailand Gaonar Sor.Jor.Tongprajin Russia Abdulmalik Mugidinov
3 Thailand Petchpangan Mor Ratanabantid Thailand Yodkritsada Yutthichonburi Thailand Rodtang Jitmuangnon Thailand Nuenglanlek Jitmuangnon
4 Thailand Messi Bangkok Prab Thailand Mongkhon Gaew Sor Somai Thailand Tiradetch Chor Hapayak Thailand Chamuaktong Fightermuaythai
5 Thailand Samingdet Nor Anuwatyim Thailand Lamnammoonlek Or Acharia Thailand Sittisak Sengchimyou Yim Thailand Chado Suanahaanpikmai
6 Thailand Chalam Parunchai Thailand Thanupetch Wor Sangbrafai Thailand Extra Rongsamak OBJ Udon Thailand Saengmanee Saengmanee Setiyon
7 Russia Alexsandr Abramov Russia Alexsandr Abramov Thailand Petchmanee Por Lakboon Malaysia Mohd Fazzatkie Bin Mohd Zaki
8 Sweden Nicholas Bryant Thailand Thanonchai Thanakorngym Turkey Sercan Koc Philippines Ryan Jakiri
9 Ukraine Vladyslav Mykytas France Arthur Meyer Belarus Daniil Yermolenka Thailand Kittipop Mueangprom
10 Russia Tagir Khalilov United Kingdom Johnathan Haggerty Vietnam Nguyễn Trần Duy Nhất Afghanistan Mohammad Yousef Jahangir
Rank Welterweight Super welterweight Middleweight Super middleweight
C France Bobo Sacko Ukraine Oleksandr Moisa France Jimmy Vienot France Yohan Lidon
1 Thailand Thanet Nitutorn Thailand Kunsuk Sitchefboontaam Russia Ilia Balanov France Jimmy Vienot
2 Thailand Pongsiri P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym Thailand Talaytong Sor.Thanaphet Thailand Capitan Petchyindee Academy Slovakia Vladimir Moravcik
3 Thailand Yodlekpetch Or Pitisak Thailand Saenpon Petchpachara Academy Thailand Yodwicha Banchamek Australia Toby Smith
4 France Rafi Bohic Thailand Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy Thailand Superbon Banchamek France Samy Sana
5 United Kingdom Liam Harrison France Nacheer Kiatcamton Gym Belgium Youssef Boughanem Uzbekistan Mansurbek Tolipov
6 Belarus Dzimitry Varats Thailand Sonkaw Sitgamnansue Ukraine Oleh Huta Thailand Kompikart Sor Tawanrung
7 Hungary Speth Norbert Attila Thailand Wanchalerm Nuantongsnooker Belarus Andrei Kulebin Ukraine Volodymyr Baryshev
8 United Kingdom Charlie Peters Russia Artem Pashporin Thailand Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy Spain Nayanesh Parikh Bumba
9 Turkey Erdem Dincer United Kingdom Liam Nolan Peru Gabriel Mazzetti Lebanon Youssef Abboud
10 Australia Chadd Collins Scotland George Mann United Arab Emirates Amine El Moatassime Sweden Anton Sjoqvist
Rank Light heavyweight Cruiserweight Heavyweight Super heavyweight
C N/A N/A N/A N/A
1 Thailand Suthat Bunchit (Rungrawee) Russia Gadzhi Medzhidov Ukraine Oleh Primachov Turkey Bugra Tugay Erdogan
2 Belarus Mikita Shostak Belarus Yavheni Vavchok Belarus Dzianis Hanchanarok Belgium Yassine Boughanem
3 Ukraine Vasyl Sorokin Ukraine Anatolii Sukhanov Czech Republic Jakub Klauda France Amine Kebir
4 Canada Simon Marcus Poland Lukasz Radosv Sri Lanka Weerasinghe Madushanka Ukraine Viktor Torkotluk
5 Thailand Tengnueng Sitjaesairoong United States Nathaniel Gaston Azerbaijan Zabit Samedov United States Steve Banks
6 Australia Jake Lund Spain Lorenzo Jiminez Martinez Russia Nadir Iskhanov Algeria Chelli Kahin
7 Russia Surik Magakian Kazakhstan Alexandr Tsarikov Pakistan Syed Asrar Hussain Sha Czech Republic Michal Reissinger
8 Netherlands Nicolai Woltmeijer Bartholin Serbia Milos Cvjeticanin France Brice Guidon Poland Matuesz Duczmal
9 United Arab Emirates Ilyas Hbibali Algeria Benkerrov Messaoud Dominica Miguel Fuerte Brazil Vinicius Silva Novaes De Souza
10 Mexico Miguel Angel Padilla Turkey Cengaver Taylan Kemik Italy Raffaele Vitale Iran Soleymani Safakhaneh Seyed Kaveh

Male intercontinental champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Date Won
Super Heavyweight Vacant
Heavyweight Vacant
Cruiserweight Vacant
Super Light Heavyweight Lebanon Kassem Daher April 29, 2017
Light Heavyweight United States Brian McGrath July 21, 2019
Super Middleweight Thailand Dabmoon Sia Chot Bangsaen June 16, 2018
Middleweight United Kingdom Liam Nolan September 29, 2017
Super Welterweight Russia Magomed Zainukov December 22, 2018
Welterweight Thailand Pakorn Musipon December 22, 2018
Super Lightweight Italy Luca Falco January 26, 2019
Lightweight Australia Jianzhong Tan May 16, 2007
Super Featherweight United Kingdom Richard Hames August 20, 2010
Featherweight Vacant
Super Bantamweight Vacant
Bantamweight Vacant
Super Flyweight Vacant
Flyweight Vacant
Light Flyweight Vacant
Mini Flyweight Vacant
Pinweight Vacant

Male european champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Date Won
Super Heavyweight SwedenSimon Ogolla November 25, 2016
Heavyweight Vacant
Cruiserweight Ukraine Anatoly Sukhanov November 24, 2018
Super Light Heavyweight Vacant
Light Heavyweight Vacant
Super Middleweight Thailand Dabmoon Sia Chot Bangsaen June 16, 2018
Middleweight United Kingdom Jake Purdy March 7, 2020
Super Welterweight Russia Artem Pashporin December 22, 2018
Welterweight France Thibault Arias April 13, 2019
Super Lightweight France Matthieu Guevara May 18, 2017
Lightweight France Yassine Hamlaoui March 9, 2017
Super Featherweight France Georges Gautherie April 26, 2018
Featherweight Vacant
Super Bantamweight Vacant
Bantamweight Vacant
Super Flyweight Vacant
Flyweight Vacant
Light Flyweight Vacant
Mini Flyweight Vacant
Pinweight Vacant

Women's divisions[edit]

Rank Pinweight Mini flyweight Flyweight
C N/A N/A Thailand Ticha Wor Por Sukothai RR Kila Korat
1 Belarus Alena Liashkevich Finland Tessa Kakkonen Vietnam Bùi Yến Ly
2 Thailand Samtiya Bor Buayboonpuet Australia Sze Sze Rowlinson Russia Ekaterina Gurina
3 Thailand Pluengwaree Sor Boonchay Thailand FahChiangRai Sor Sakunthong Turkey Funda Alkayis
4 Finland Satu Mykkanen Thailand Gulabdam Sit Sor Nor Thailand Ploykiaw Sakchad
5 Thailand Tawanchai Dabhanyim Thailand Gaewda Wor Muangpetch Thailand Sommanee Wor Santai
6 Thailand Pawida Sor Pongsakon Turkey Gulistan Turan Thailand Rungnapa Por Muangpetch
7 Ukraine Yuliia Diachenko Thailand Suphisara Konlak Thailand Petchiruang Wor Woragon
8 Russia Vera Negodina France Myriame Djedidi Slovakia Monika Chochlikova
9 Vietnam Huỳnh Hà Hữu Hiếu Singapore Cheryl Gwa United Kingdom Lisa Brierly
10 Ukraine Yuliia Diachenko Ukraine Hanna Avakova Canada Yumiko Kawano
Rank Bantamweight Featherweight Lightweight
C Sweden Sofia Olofsson Thailand Pecthdabi Mor Krungtep Thonburi N/A
1 Russia Almira Tinchurina Russia Maria Klimova Israel Nili Block
2 Thailand Jitti Sor Sor Chiang Mai Australia Yolanda Schmidt Sweden Isa Tidblad
3 Thailand Kwanjai Sor Tawanrung Canada Candice Mitchell Russia Ekaterina Vinnikova
4 Thailand Wondergirl Fairtex Thailand Sayfa Sor Suparat Belarus Darya Bialkova
5 United States Sylvie Petchrungruang Thailand Nongurn Sor Konggrapan Thailand Janjeira Wankrue
6 United States Liya Sinbi Muaythai Gym Thailand Jomyuttting Sor Engineer Concrete Mexico Mariana Ramirez Sanchez
7 Philippines Jenelyn Olsim France Anaelle Angerville Belarus Mariya Valent
8 United States Coral Carnicella Canada Taylor McClatchie Austria Nina Scheucher
9 Thailand Yadrung “Chomanee” Tehiran Czech Republic Karolina Klusova Ukraine Oleksandra Pecheniuk
10 Czech Republic Viktorie Bulinova Sweden Patricia Axling Finland Gia Winberg
Rank Lightweight Welterweight Middleweight
C Australia Claire Baxter N/A N/A
1 Australia Zoe Putorak Turkey Bediha Taçyıldız Finland Anna Rantanen
2 United States Angela Whitley Sweden Emma Stonegård Abrahamsson Sweden Angela Mamic
3 Sweden Sara Matsson Russia Anastasiia Nepianidi New Zealand Genah Fabian
4 Russia Veronika Profeva Kazakhstan Ilmira Kunakhunova Canada Charmaine Tweet
5 Sweden Isa Tidblad Belarus Alexsandra Sitnikova Iran Mahsa Salehpour
6 Russia Svetlana Vinnikova Kyrgyzstan Alena Artemova Croatia Helena Jurišić
7 Sweden Erica Björnestrand Finland Riikka Järvenpää Russia Anna Tarasava
8 Colombia Sabina Mazo Mexico Maria Eugenia Gonzalez Sanquis Thailand Michelle Lanna MT
9 Turkey Kübra Akbulut Australia Georgia Smith Thailand Gradai Noi Wor Por Sukhothai
10 Ukraine Anita Khodieieva Russia Tatiana Sharkova New Zealand Tersi Rookwood

Female intercontinental champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Date Won
Super Middleweight Vacant
Middleweight Vacant
Super Welterweight Vacant
Welterweight Vacant
Super Lightweight Vacant
Lightweight Vacant
Super Featherweight Vacant
Featherweight Germany Saskia D’Effremo November 4, 2017
Super Bantamweight Italy Barbara Bontempi July 16, 2016
Bantamweight Thailand Hongyoklek Liangprasert February 7, 2019
Super Flyweight France Myriam Djedidi February 3, 2018
Flyweight Vacant
Light Flyweight Vacant
Mini Flyweight Vacant
Pinweight Vacant

Female european champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Date Won
Super Middleweight Vacant
Middleweight Vacant
Super Welterweight Vacant
Welterweight Vacant
Super Lightweight Vacant
Lightweight France Jennifer Colomb
Super Featherweight Vacant
Featherweight Vacant
Super Bantamweight Vacant
Bantamweight France Myriam Djedidi February 3, 2018
Super Flyweight Vacant
Flyweight Sweden Sandra Godvik September 2, 2018
Light Flyweight Vacant
Mini Flyweight France Fanny Ramos November 24, 2018
Pinweight Vacant

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green, Thomas A. (2010). Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation. ABC-CLIO. p. 323. ISBN 978-1-59884-243-2. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
  2. ^ a b "World Muaythai Council". Wmcmuaythai.org. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  3. ^ "Muaythai Receives IOC Recognition". International Federation of Muaythai Associations.
  4. ^ "SportAccord News". Sportaccord.com. Retrieved 2015-07-29.

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