World Muaythai Council

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]

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

HistoryEdit

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]

Royal patronageEdit

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.[3]

Current championsEdit

Men's divisionsEdit

Rank Mini flyweight Flyweight Bantamweight Super bantamweight
C N/A N/A N/A N/A
1   Netipong Phrommakhot   Charak Murtuzaliev   Detrak Kulsena   Buengon Leknakhonsiri
2   Ovsep Aslanyan   Chanaluet Meenayothin   Kumaradoy Petchjaroenwit   Kompatak Sinbi Muaythai
3   Petchdech Wor Sangbrapai   Satanmuanglek Petchyindee Academy   Ronchai Dor Ram Intra   Ponsane Sor Pumiphat
4   Yodglaa Isaan Tractor   Petch Anuwat Nor Anuwatyim   Sao To Sitchef Boontaam   Petch Hua Hin Bor Petch Kai Gaew
5   Watcharapon Meenayothin   Peerapat Muayded 789   Petchmuangsiri Oduegdaeng   Gongtonee Sor Somai
6   Koemrieng Him   Sagaenam Jitmuangnon   Chattrapetch Sor Poonsawat   Chaila Por Lak Boon
7   Soulixay Singsavath   Malaynguen Somwang Gai Yang   Ariel Lee Lampacan   Tepthaksin Sor Sonsing
8   Zubeyr Barin   Chenghao Luo   Nicolas Young   Nicolas Young
9   Mashal Islamzai   Mikita Mironchyk   Kholmurod Rakhimov   Kholmurod Rakhimov
10   Tanaka Awa Sport Gym   Bakytzhan Arifkhanov   Yelaman Sayassatov   Yelaman Sayassatov
Rank Featherweight Super featherweight Lightweight Super lightweight
C N/A N/A   Savvas Michael N/A
1   Almaz Sarsembekov   Superlek Kiatmoo 9   Aik Begian   Igor Liubchenko
2   Kiawpayak Mor Ratanabantid   Yodtongtai Sor Somai   Gaewna Sor Jor Dongprajin   Abdulmalik Mugidinov
3   Petchpangan Mor Ratanabantid   Yodkritsada Yutthichonburi   Rodtang Jitmuangnon   Nuenglaanlek Jitmuangnon
4   Messi Bangkok Prab   Mongkhon Gaew Sor Somai   Tiradetch Chor Hapayak   Chamuaktong Fightermuaythai
5   Samingdet Nor Anuwatyim   Lamnammoonlek Or Acharia   Sittisak Sengchimyou Yim   Chado Suanahaanpikmai
6   Chalam Paranchai   Thanupetch Wor Sangbrafai   Extra Rongsamak OBJ Udon   Saengmanee Saengmanee Setiyon
7   Alexsandr Abramov   Alexsandr Abramov   Petchmanee Por Lakboon   Mohd Fazzatkie Bin Mohd Zaki
8   Nicholas Bryant   Tananchai Somwang Gai Yang   Sercan Koc   Ryan Jakiri
9   Vladyslav Mykytas   Arthur Meyer   Daniil Yermolenka   Kittipop Mueangprom
10   Tagir Khalilov   Johnathan Haggerty   Nhat Nguyen Tran Duy   Mohammad Yousef Jahangir
Rank Welterweight Super welterweight Middleweight Super middleweight
C   Bobo Sacko   Moisa Olexsandr   Jimmy Vienot   Yohan Lidon
1   Thanet Nitutorn   Kunsuk Sitchefboontaam   Ilia Balanov   Jimmy Vienot
2   Pongsiri PK Saenchai Muaythai Gym   Talaytong Sor Thanapetch   Capitan Petchyindee   Vladimir Moravcik
3   Yodlekpetch Or Bidisak (Or Ajariya)   Saenpon Petchpachara Academy   Yodwicha Banchamek   Toby Smith
4   Raffi Singbatong   Bangplinoy Sor Jitpadana   Superbon Banchamek   Samy Sana
5   Liam Harrison   Nacheer Kiatcamton gym   Youssef Boughanem   Mansurbek Tolipov
6   Dzimitry Varats   Sonkaw Sitgamnansue   Oleh Huta   Khompikad Sor Tawnrung
7   Speth Norbert Attila   Wanchalerm Nuantongsnooker   Andrei Kulebin   Volodymyr Baryshev
8   Charlie Peters   Artem Pashporin   Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy   Nayanesh Parikh Bumba
9   Erdem Dincer   Liam Nolan   Gabriel Mazzetti   Youssef Abboud
10   Chadd Collins   George Mann   Amine El Moatassime   Anton Sjoqvist
Rank Light heavyweight Cruiserweight Heavyweight Super heavyweight
C N/A N/A N/A N/A
1   Suthat Bunchit (Rungrawee)   Gadzhi Medzhidov   Oleh Primachov   Bugra Tugay Erdogan
2   Mikita Shostak   Yavheni Vavchok   Dzianis Hanchanarok   Yasin Petchsaman MT
3   Vasyl Sorokin   Anatolii Sukhanov   Jakub Klauda   Amine Kebir
4   Simon Marcus   Lukasz Radosv   Weerasinghe Madushanka   Viktor Torkotluk
5   Tengnueng Siaesaitjrong   Nathaniel Gaston   Zabit Samedov   Steve Banks
6   Jake Lund   Lorenzo Jiminez Martinez   Nadir Iskhanov   Chelli Kahin
7   Surik Magakian   Alexandr Tsarikov   Syed Asrar Hussain Sha   Michal Reissinger
8   Nicolai Woltmeijer Bartholin   Milos Cvjeticanin   Brice Guiden   Matuesz Duczmal
9   Ilyas Hbibali   Benkerrov Messaoud   Miguel Fuerte   Vinicius Silva Novaes De Souza
10   Miguel Angel Padilla   Cengaver Taylan Kemik   Raffaele Vitale   Soleymani Safakhaneh Seyed Kaveh

Male intercontinental championsEdit

Weight Class Champion Date Won
Super Heavyweight Vacant
Heavyweight Vacant
Cruiserweight Vacant
Super Light Heavyweight   Kassem Daher April 29, 2017
Light Heavyweight Vacant
Super Middleweight   Dabmoon Sia Chot Bangsaen June 16, 2018
Middleweight   Liam Nolan September 29, 2017
Super Welterweight   Magomed Zainukov December 22, 2018
Welterweight   Pakorn Musipon December 22, 2018
Super Lightweight   Luca Falco January 26, 2019
Lightweight Vacant
Super Featherweight Vacant
Featherweight Vacant
Super Bantamweight Vacant
Bantamweight Vacant
Super Flyweight Vacant
Flyweight Vacant
Light Flyweight Vacant
Mini Flyweight Vacant
Pinweight Vacant

Male european championsEdit

Weight Class Champion Date Won
Super Heavyweight  Simon Ogolla November 25, 2016
Heavyweight Vacant
Cruiserweight   Anatoly Sukhanov November 24, 2018
Super Light Heavyweight Vacant
Light Heavyweight Vacant
Super Middleweight   Dabmoon Sia Chot Bangsaen June 16, 2018
Middleweight   Jake Purdy March 7, 2020
Super Welterweight   Artem Pashporin December 22, 2018
Welterweight   Thibault Arias April 13, 2019
Super Lightweight   Matthieu Guevara May 18, 2017
Lightweight   Yassine Hamlaoui March 9, 2017
Super Featherweight   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 divisionsEdit

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

Female intercontinental championsEdit

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

Female european championsEdit

Weight Class Champion Date Won
Super Middleweight Vacant
Middleweight Vacant
Super Welterweight Vacant
Welterweight Vacant
Super Lightweight Vacant
Lightweight   Jennifer Colomb November 30, 2013
Super Featherweight Vacant
Featherweight Vacant
Super Bantamweight Vacant
Bantamweight   Myriam Djedidi February 3, 2018
Super Flyweight Vacant
Flyweight   Sandra Godvik September 2, 2018
Light Flyweight Vacant
Mini Flyweight   Fanny Ramos November 24, 2018
Pinweight Vacant

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "SportAccord News". Sportaccord.com. Retrieved 2015-07-29.

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