The WBC has announced the official lineup for the June 9th “Battle of the Belts” event taking place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. An amazing seven WBC Muay Thai world titles will be on the line at this incredible event. As would be expected, the fight card features an incredible line up of some of the world’s absolute best in Muay Thai in each of their respective weight classes, however one champion, Artem Levin, is still waiting on his potential opponent. Canadian superstar Simon Marcus will once again face off with hard hitting American Joe Schilling in a rematch at Lion Fight Promotions on May 12th, 2012 to decide who will fight Artem “The Lion” Levin for the world title. Marcus defeated Schilling by TKO in February, but for some the fight ended much to abruptly and with too much controversy. A rematch was demanded and Marcus obliged, convinced that he will defeat Schilling again. The usually vocal Schilling has since been very quiet, no doubt concentrating all of his efforts on defeating Marcus in the rematch and getting one step closer to reaching his goal of becoming world champion!
the card will also feature many more notable names in the world of Muay Thai, such as Saenchai (now Saenchai Sor. Seanchai), Kem Sitsongpeenong, Ramazan Ramazanov, Jomtong Chuwattana, Big Ben, and many more! The quality of Muay Thai that will be taking place the next couple of months is absolutely phenomenal. The temperature is not only rising as we head into summer, it is also heating up in the world of Muay Thai!
Below is the official fight card announced by WBC Muay Thai!
Big Ben Ch. Praram (THA) v Sittihichai Sitsongpeenong (THA)
* WBC Muaythai World Welterweight Title
Artem Levin (RUS) v winner of Simon Marcus (CAN) vs. Joe Schilling (USA) in Las Vegas on May 12th
* WBC Muaythai World Light Heavyweight Title
Steve McKinnon (AUS) v Ramazan Ramazonov (RUS)
* WBC Muaythai World Supercruiserweight Title
Jomtong Chuwattana (THA) v Dane Beauchamp (AUS)
* WBC Muaythai World Lightweight World Title
Saenchai S. Saenchai (THA) v Damien Alamos (FRA)
* WBC Muaythai World Superlightweight Title
Alejedrano Asuma Oso (ESP) v Kem Sitsongpeenong (THA)
* WBC Muaythai World Super Welterweight Title
Christian Bosch (ARG) v Fabiano Cyclone (JAP)
* WBC Muaythai World Heavyweight Title
Dechbanjong Fairtex (THA) v Jingreedtong Seatransferry (THA)
* Non Title fight
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