X-plosion

WBC Muay Thai Event

December 10, 2005

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Queensland, Australia

 

 

The WBC Muay Thai event will be featured in the second half of X-plosion's December 10th extravaganza

(see press release below).  The first part of the event will feature the conclusion to the Kings Of Oceania

Heavyweight League (three qualifying point events). Tickets are available online at:

http://premier.ticketek.com.au. For more information, visit: www.rising.net.au.

 

Line-up:

Fight 1 - WBC Muay Thai Cruiserweight Title Bout

Nathan "Carnage" Corbett  vs. Magnum Sakai

 

Fight 2 - WBC Muay Thai Super Welterweight Title Bout

John Wayne Parr vs. Yodsangklai Fairtex

 

Fight 3

Aaron "TS2" Leigh vs. Takeshi Yoneda

 

Fight 4

Mark Staiti vs. Yuanjit Dip

 

Fight 5

Yoshi Ueda vs. Wayne Meads

 

Fight 6

Franki Giorgi vs. Evan Morris

 

 

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World Boxing Council Muay Thai  Press Conference

 

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.

 

 

- Press Release issued by the WBC Muay Thai

 

 

Card subject to change

 

 

(11/22/05)