WBC MUAYTHAI BEIJING BLOCKBUSTER

9 Jan 2009


China?s fighting hero Kang En moves up into the front ranks of Muaythai when he takes on the USA superstar Kevin Ross for the WBC MUATHAI Interim International Super Lightweight championship in Beijing, China, on 18 January.

Kang En, an elite martial artist sensation, has impressed fight pundits with his classy Muaythai skills, speed and fearless courage. He?ll be fully tested by Ross who is trained by Master Toddy and is the shinning star of Muaythai in Nevada and a top attraction in Las Vegas. Kang En?s Muaythai record is 16 wins for 1 loss. He has beaten quality opponents such as Thailand?s Kongnapa and American Joe Sarkissian.

The winner will fight Denmark?s Ashley Beck to unify the WBC MUAYTHAI Super Lightweight Int?l Division. Beck was to defend his title against Kang En but had to withdraw after suffering an injury.

On the same card there will be two WBC MUAYTHAI Super Fights. Thailand?s super middleweight superstar and WBC champion Lamsongkram Chuwatana will fight against Europe?s highly rated Youness Elmshannri (74 kilos), and top ranked Jomthong Chuwatanna takes on the Japanese sensation Atom Yamada (60 kilos). These two classic match-ups will herald the arrival of professional Muaythai into China. The WBC MUAYTHAI sanctioned Beijing blockbuster will be a huge attraction for the many martial arts fans in China?s capital city.

The event has been approved by official China sports authorities and will be staged in the famous Beijing Olympic Center. The historic charity event is in support of the earthquake victims who last year suffered the loss of family members and property.

Martial Sport Management Center of General Administration of Sport of China and China International Cultural Communication Centre are the joint promoters of the 2009 World New Spring Martial Fighting Charity Championship of Hero Legends in cooperation with the China Loving-Heart Working Committee and Shengjua Club.

This will be the first-ever fighting and boxing festival of a large scale to be held in Beijing with high-ranking official status. Officials of the Chinese Government, the chiefs of the Martial Management Center of the General Administration of Sport of
China will be present along with martial arts celebrities like action movie star Jet Li.

The event follows a highly successful WBC convention last November in Chengdu,
which cemented professional boxing and Muaythai in China.

The WBC has given its approval for the staging of the first-ever professional boxing world title in Shanghai, China, when Japan?s Daisuke Naito will defend his WBC Flyweight World Title against China?s rising star Xiong Zhao Zhong, - the first time that a Chinese male boxer has ever fought for the prestige of a WBC world title, and the first time that Japan and China have ever contested a professional world boxing championship. The historic title will be held either late March or early April.

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