Bermuda fighters fly flag at prestigious Muay Thai Festival
Bermuda will be officially represented by Muay Thai fighters Ashton Bell and Tyler Kerr at the prestigious Thailand Cup.
The pair, who train and compete out of Fight City Muay Thai and Fitness club, received invitations to fight at the inaugural Amazing Muay Thai Festival, which runs from Thursday until Monday in Hua Hin, 135 miles south-west of the capital Bangkok.
Both men will fight in B Division, the highest level of amateur competition, with Bell at middleweight and Kerr at super lightweight.
The entire event will feature tournaments at three locations – Rajabhakti Park, Suan Son Pradipat Beach, and Hua Hin District and is the first time a festival dedicated to Muay Thai has been organised at this scale.
The Thailand government has designated Monday as National Muay Thai Day with the highlight of the festival being the world’s largest open-air Wai Kru ceremony and a showcase of the Mae Mai Muay Thai techniques.
The ceremony will be performed by 5,000 participants made up of boxers from Thai Boxing Club, the Royal Thai Army, and overseas visitors. The performance will be witnessed by Mauricio Sulaiman, president of World Boxing Council, as well as Muay Thai enthusiasts from more than 20 countries who have confirmed their attendance.
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