24 Jan 2006

2006 will be remembered as the year that WBC MUAYTHAI champions of the world set new benchmark for Muaythai on the global stage.
In what has been a memorable year of achievement the WBC established a credible rating and rankings system in 19 divisions with an organizational structure that ensures that the champions who hold the famous WBC green belt are the world's best.
Here's the list of the WBC MUAYTHAI world champions.
\Kaew Fairtex
For the first time, WBC held the world titles for boxing and Muay Thai on the same "Superfight" cards at Cancun, Mexico this January 28, 2006. A packed house of 6,000 plus Mexican boxing fans at Cancun's Plaza de Toros got what they hoped for and more during the WBC Night of Champions boxing event.The WBC Muay Thai world title featured Lumpinee Stadium superstar Kaew "Sugar" Fairtex and the sensational Korean Bin In Wook, 20 years old, who has won 35 out of 40 fights with 18 wins by KO, losing only five times. Wook is the current Korea Muaythai Council Champion, Korea International Kickboxing Champion and Korea Katugi Champion. Kaew, 21 years old, has won 104 of 140 fights with 36 wins by KO, losing 30 times and 4 draws. Kaew is the former Thailand Champion.

"Carnage" Corbet
Nathan "Carnage" Corbet won the Cruiserweight world title by KO on the Australian Gold Coast

Yodsaenklai Fairtex
Thailand's Super Welterweight champion Yodsaenklai out pointed the Aussie legend John Wayne Parr on points and then defended his title in Germany against Mark Vogel - winning by TKO in the first round.

Steve Wakeling and John wayne Parr
England's Steve Wakeling won the Middleweight title from JWP who fought for and lost narrowly his second WBC world title.

In the same weight division Rajadamnern champion Lamsongkran Chuwantana won the Interim World Title against Alan Ofeyo in Kyrgyzstan. Wakeling will fight Lamsongkram ( Welterweight champion ) to unify the title in London on 25 February.

Danthai Singhmanutsak
Thailand champion Danthai Singhmanutsak beat Britain's Kieran Keddle by points at Reading in the UK to take the World Super Lightweight title.

Nopadet Chuwattana beat Denmark warrior Leroy Beck in a thriller at the Arthus port city, on the same day in Copenhagen Basham Chahrour won the Light Heavyweight world title.

Another top English contender, Dale White impressed with a KO knee strike victory against Alexei Bliznev of the Belarus in Reading and then won a second Bantamweight International title in Denmark to give him top billing for a world title.

WBC Muaythai International Heavyweight Interim Champion in Pattaya. Muaythai superstar Ricardo Van de Boss won WBC Muaythai Interim Heavyweight title against Russia's Malex Gadzhiev in Pattaya. The win extends Van de Boss's winning record to 25-18 with 13 KO's and he will now fight China's Zhang Qung Jun the "Tiger of Jian Xu" to unify the title.

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