17 Nov 2005

The World Boxing Council through the WBC MUAYTHAI have officially sanctioned the first WBC MUAYTHAI World Titles. The first World Titles will be held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, in the Queensland State of Australia on 10 December. This event is being staged by Rising Promotions in an event being billed as 'Xplosion. Rising Promotions Director and Promoter, Mr Ray Matsumura said today that this will be the biggest muaythai event ever staged in the Australia and the Pacific region.

Australian muaythai champion Nathan Corbett has been matched against the Japanese champion Magnum Sakai to contest the world cruiserweight championship (175 pounds 79.240 kg) and - on the same card - Australia's outstanding muaythai champion John Wayne Parr will be challenged by Thailand's Yodsaenklai Fairtex for the world super welterweight championship (154 pounds 69.853 kg).
In early March the Middleweight World Title will take place in London featuring the UK champion Steve Wakeling. The London and Australian world title events will be the prelude to the WBC MUAYTHAI WORLD SERIES which will bring the world's best muaythai contenders together for a monthly World Series to be staged in the USA, Europe, the Russian CIS, Greater Asia and Australia and broadcast on television worldwide.

The two world titles being held in Australia next month bring together four of the world's most outstanding fighters. Yodsaenklai Fairtex (21 years) is the Thailand super welterweight champion with a fight record of 89 wins, 30 losses and 6 draws. His opponent John Wayne Parr (29 years) trained and lived in Thailand for five years and fought at the main stadiums. He has traveled around the world and is widely regarded as one of the greater international muaythai fighters. He has fought 77 times for 57 wins.
Natham "Carnage" Corbett (26 years) has lost only one of his 31 professional muaythai contests. His opponent the Japanese champion has lost only six of his 24 contest - winning nine by KO.
The four fighters contesting the first WBC MUAYTHAI world titles in Australia are among the world's best, and the caliber of these top contenders is indicative of the high standards that the WBC is setting for muaythai championships worldwide.

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