9 Jul 2013

Kiate Sirigul and Mindra Celestino present the WBC International Super Middleweight Championship to Africa's Umar Semata in the Uganda event

Muay Thai cannoned into the mainstream of profession combat sport in Africa when Umar Semata won the WBC Muaythai International Super Middleweight Championship in Kampla, Uganda on 14 June.

In an action packed contest that thrilled fight fans at a major boxing event Semata triumphed in a thrilling spectacle of the Thai fighting art winning on points against brave Australian contender Rhys Karakriacos.

The judges unaminous decision favoured Semata 50-47, 50-45 and 49-45 over five rounds.

Under the direction of Mindra Celestino the WBC Muaythai will hold Muay Thai championships for the African continent.

?WBC is well known for boxing and now the WBC Muaythai will give boxing and martial arts fans more excitement at the highest level,? said Mindra Celestino. ?Africa has the potential to excel in Muay Thai.?

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