Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, to whom we express our gratitude as well as that of the members of our association, the 2nd Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters will take place on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the Louis II Stadium, in the Salle Gaston Medecin.
This 2nd edition will celebrate Thai boxing (Muay Thai or Thai-Boxing), a renowned feet and fists fighting discipline rooted in strong tradition, which is an integral part of the culture of the Kingdom of Thailand.
The proceeds from the evening will be donated to the organisation "Peace and Sport, l'Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport", which will use the funds for actions carried out locally in favour of the most disadvantaged young people worldwide.
14 world champion participants: 7 fights for 7 Thaï boxing world championships !
This unique event will be exceptional in bringing together 14 athletes with at least one world championship title, who will compete in seven bouts for seven world championships under the auspices of the World Muaythai Council. The HSH the Sovereign Prince Cup, and the Peace and Sport Cup will be awarded to one of these French, Thai, Russian, Belarusian, Turkish, and Swedish champions.
The success of the launch press conference in Bangkok
The exceptional line up of fighters was announced in Bangkok on December 13th, at the launch press conference held at the headquarters of the Thai Ministry of Sports in the presence of numerous key figures.
The President of the WMC and the speakers addressed roughly forty representatives of the Thai and foreign press, to thank HSH Prince Albert II for his patronage and praise the level of excellence of the event in Monaco.
An exceptional line up of fighters
The Thai superstar Saenchai, five-time world champion, four-time holder of the Lumpinee belt will face in 61.5 kg, the Turkish fighter and three-time world champion Yetkin Ozkul;
In the Junior Welterweight division (63.5 kg), the already legendary 23-year-old French fighter Damien Alamos, four-time world champion and one of the few foreigners to hold the Lumpinee belt, will face the Thai Ekkarit, world champion and holder of the Rajadamnoen stadium belt.
In the Junior Middleweight division (69 kg), the Thai Benchamek Buakaw, the planetary star known as "the white Lotus" 6-time world champion, the Thai Fight and Thai Max champion, will face the international French star Fabio PINCA alias "Golden Boy", two-time world champion, champion of Thai Fight in a combat labelled the "combat of the decade"!
In the Middleweight division (72,5 kg), the flamboyant Thai Champion Berneung, triple world champion, will face the French fighter Abdallah Mabel, or the "Panther", five-time world champion.
In 76 kg, the Swedish, two-time world champion Alex Harris, who has become a television personality in Sweden, will fight the French fighter Yohan Lidon, the seven-time world champion known as "The lumberjack".
In the Light heavyweight division (82.5 kg), in a much anticipated fight, the Canadian Simon Marcus, seven-time world champion will face the Russian Artem Levin, eleven-time world champion, both of whom are champions of the world games.
In another battle of titans, this time in the Heavyweight division (86.183 kg +), the Russian Artem Vakhitov, four-time world champion, will be facing the Belarusian Dzianis Hancharonak, six-time world champion. Both fighters are also world champions of the World Games.
The Organizing committee hopes to have the pleasure of your presence for this exceptional evening: long live Thai Boxing in Monaco.
For the Steering Committee
Baronne Cécile de MASSY
International Academy of Self-Defense and Combat Sports of Monaco