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Phuket Muay Thai tourney to celebrate HM the Queen’s birthday

Phuket Muay Thai tourney to celebrate HM the Queen’s birthday

PHUKET: The President of the Amateur Muay Thai Association of Thailand (AMTAT) and the International Amateur Muay Thai Federation, former Thai Army chief Gen Chetta Thanajaro yesterday (August 3) announced a major Muay Thai tournament, to take place in Patong on August 11.


By Prapaporn Jitmaneeyaphan

Sunday 4 August 2013, 10:38PM


Gen Chetta with two of the women boxers and the belt they will battle for.

Gen Chetta with two of the women boxers and the belt they will battle for.

Speaking at a press conference at the Tiger Hotel, Gen Chetta announced that the best woman boxer in the “Muay Thai Festival in Honour of HM Queen Sirikit’s 81st Birthday” will receive a cup donated by HM the Queen.

Gen Chetta praised the people of Phuket for showing their allegiance to HM the Queen by organising the tournament in honour of her birthday on August 12. “This is regarded as good luck, especially for the people of Phuket.

The tournament, starting at 8pm, will consist of 10 fights, seven of them between women fighters. The tournament, at Bangla Boxing Stadium on Phang Muang Sai Gor Rd, will start at 8 pm with a bout between Khaonokna Saksuthin and Mayuree WorPor Chiyaphoom.

Tickets will cost B2,500 for VP seats, B2,000 for other ringside seats, and B1,700 for others.

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This will be an excellent Muay Thai show that we can take pride in, while at the same time demonstrating our fidelity to HM the Queen,” Gen Chetta said.

Chairat Sukkhaban, Deputy Mayor of Patong, said, “Patong Municipality is willing to support all kinds of sports. Patong has been called ‘the living room of the country’. That’s why we are really honored and willing to host this Muay Thai tournament in Patong

Many people from around the world come to Phuket in order to learn about Muay Thai, and it is a well-known sport around the world. I think sport works well in parallel with tourism.”

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