Seemanut Sor Surinya wins Z1 tournament
By Julien LANCHAS , Wednesday November 6, 2013
The Z1 Royal Kedah MuayThai Challenge, the most prestigious event in Malaysia once again met the fans for the sixth consecutive years on 1st & 2nd November 2013.
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Among the interesting takeaway at this year’s challenge is the Z1 World Championship Belt and Royal Kedah Cup for the 72.5kg category; involving four of the most renowned boxer from Malaysia, Thailand, England and France.
Spectators and participants will also get to see the 12 Super matches which involve 2 matches to seize the Z1 International Champion Belt for the 63.5kg category and a match involving female boxers for the 56kg category.
The main event which was the Super 4 tournament received participants from Salah “The Beast” Khalifa from England, Seemanut Sor Surinya from Thailand, Kamel Mezatni from France and Paulo Canela from Brazil. Paulo was the last minute replacement for Faizal “The Golden Elbow” Ramli who pulled out due to torn muscle.
The first semi final witnessed Seemanut defeated Salah by points in an intense battle and Kamel knocked out Paulo in the second round.
The 5 rounds final saw the experienced Seemanut survived from Kamel’s attack until the last bell and won the fight by points.
In another two title fights, Abbas Ahmadi from Boxx Warriors manage to defeat Marcel Gaines from South Africa for the Z1 International Champion Title (63.5 kg) and Dilara Yaldiz from Germany defeated Petchompoo from Thailand for the Z1 Femnale Champion title, 56 kg.
On the last day of the challenge, members of the Crown Regency of Kedah and Kedah State Tourism Exco gave away the prizes and close the prize giving ceremony.
Mr. Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager of Malaysia Major Events before the event said, “The Royal Kedah Muaythai Challenge is part of our effort to boost the tourism industry. Malaysia is not only the destination for luxury holidays and five-star getaways, but also the abode for the world’s combat sport enthusiasts to gather and witnessed one of the best Muaythai world championships. With the event expected to attract over 10,000 attendees of which 20% are foreigners, Malaysia is ready to set the stage as the next hotspot for combat sports around South East Asia.”