Friday, March 24, 2023: Momentum is building. The foundations have been laid well for the launch of the upcoming ??? ??????? ???????? ????? ???????? scheduled for June 22-25 in Venice, Italy. Preparations continue for what will be the MuayThai event of the summer. The talk of the town so to speak.

HE Paolo Dionisi

A press conference was held today, March 24, at the WBC offices in Bangkok to promote the festival with keynote speeches from WBC MuayThai President Colonel Thanapol Bhakdibhumi, Italian Ambassador to Thailand, HE Paolo Dionisi, and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Deputy Governor, Khun Siripakorn Cheawsamoot.

All three gentlemen shared a similar sentiment, MuayThai is a now global sport, the people of Thailand’s national sport, which has now reached an international audience thanks in part to decades of hard work by members of the WBC MuayThai in Thailand and around the world under the guidance of lifetime WBC MuayThai President Police General Kovid Bhakdibhumi.

WBC MuayThai President Colonel Thanapol Bhakdibhumi

The festival, which will take place amidst the stunning backdrop of magical Venice, is a collaboration between many important figures from Venice, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and the WBC MuayThai.

TAT Deputy Governor Khun Siripakorn Cheawsamoot

Also present at today’s gathering were six young aspiring MuayThai athletes from Thailand who have been selected on merit to represent the WBC MuayThai Thailand at the festival, where they will have the opportunity of a lifetime to make memories out of the ring. Make friends from different cultures and experience how valuable MuayThai sport and culture are worldwide.

Adult MuayThai fighters and young MuayThai athletes from around the world are invited to compete at the festival in June. Registration is now open via

The festival point of contact is Mr. Max Baggio via Mr. Baggio was on hand at today’s press briefing and stated “the success of the festival will bring more global success to MuayThai and we must reiterate that the festival is open to all.”