Yesterday it was reported in Thailand that two leading Thai promoters would be benefiting from the WBC's Covid-19 relief fund.
From what is being reported Petchyindee and Nakhon Luang will both receive funds to help them through the current situation and help develop new world champions in Thailand.
From what under-stand their will also be a push to help with the WBC Muay Thai, with with a presentation ceremony taking place later this month to help strengthen the relation between the WBC, and Thai combat sport.
The amounts for the two promoters haven't been disclosed in the Thai press but what does seem clear is that they are desperate for some funding given that Thailand hasn't been able to hold shows for months and several planned cards have had to be cancelled. Given that the Thai boxing scene really depends on sponsorship and TV exposure, both of those will have dried up with the lack of recent action.
Fingers crossed that boxing in Thailand will bounce back quickly in the near future, as there was big plans and big bouts pencilled in before the current global situation cancelled things like US debut of WBC Minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin (54-0, 18) [วันเฮง ไก่ย่างห้าดาวยิม], who was supposed to face Filipino foe Marco John Rementizo (12-3, 9) in April.
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