Professional and amateur Thai boxers will fight against each other on Saturday in the Lovarda. 

The I. Gewiss Thai Boxing Gala will also feature six athletes from Debrecen and foreign and domestic competitors. The event is being organised to create a tradition for fans of traditional martial arts.

Thai boxing has a tradition of more than 2,000 years and is also known as the fight of the eight limbs. Sándor Kertész has been practising this sport since childhood, and this time he will be fighting for a professional Hungarian Muay Thai belt among the heavyweights. “Here there is elbow use, so it is allowed, so we include elbow training and development in the training sessions,” the Hungarian champion said.

Thai boxing is now one of the leading martial arts worldwide. The I. Gewiss Thai Boxing Gala is being organised to create a tradition. The international tournament will feature 28 competitors in professional, semi-professional and amateur categories.

“We will give the six competitors from Debrecen the opportunity to compete and present themselves, thus adding colour to the city’s image,” Sándor Zilai, president of Gewiss SE, said.

More and more people in Debrecen are choosing this martial art. The gala will also feature two local female junior competitors. Lajos Barcsa, Deputy Mayor of Debrecen, stressed that the gala would also give the sport an important role in the city during the week of the Debrecen Flower Carnival. The more colourful the sports scene, the more liveable a city is. “If you want to play Thai boxing, for example, you don’t have to leave the city, and if you want to take part in an international tournament, you don’t have to leave either,” the deputy mayor stressed.

The international Thai boxing gala will take place on Saturday (20th of August 2023) at the Lovarda.

Source and photo credit: debrecen.hu

Author: Debrecen4U