The news spread like wildfire in the microcosm of Muay Thai: the discipline finally opened up the doors of Olympics. It’s the main topic of conversation in Muay Thai training rooms worldwide during the evening practice sessions. Obviously, Muay Thai won’t be declared an Olympic sport once and for all from next month. It’s only a recognition that allows it to enter a sort of “prequalification chamber” in order to improve to comply with Olympic Charter. This step should run in a probationary period of 3 years. At the end of these 3 years, Muay Thai will definitely become an Olympic sport, or it will have to improve even more to comply with Olympic Charter, or it will be rejected.
The previously announced match-up between recently crowned featherweight world champion Robin "Pokerface" van Roosmalen (36-6, 20 KO) and dangerous challenger Matt "Matics" Embree (39-7, 18 KO) has been moved from the headline slot of one card – GLORY 37 Los Angeles – to the top spot of another – GLORY 37 SuperFight Series.
You undoubtedly know MuayTies, the favorite YouTube channel of muaythai enthusiasts. The guy behind these videos is Timo RUGE a german journalist. Here is his interview.
Marija Malenica, Cristian Spetcu and Amansio Paraschiv are the new Superkombat world champions after the Superkombat World Grand Prix Final anniversary edition. The last ever event under Eurosport flag was a huge success with a crowded arena and more than 5 million viewers on tv.
At 19, Mohammed JARAYA is already a phenomenon. He is one of Enfusion's superstars, winning the world belt at just 17. Our dutch correspondent met Mohammed in his gym. Here's his interview.
Josh JAUNCEY is one of the the most promising prospects fighting for GLORY. The 23 years old good-looking Canadian will face Dylan SALVADOR at GLORY 35 NICE on November 5th. Who is this mustached fighter ? Here is his interview.
Two of the biggest names in Australian fight sports clash in Perth for the last time. Perth's very own Daniel "The Rock" Dawson; the only man to win world titles in boxing, Muay Thai and kickboxing returns to Muay Thai after an illustrious career in boxing taking on 11 time world champion and veteran John Wayne Parr hailing from the Gold Coast.