Bali will host an International Muay Thai Tournament October 21-28, 2013, with fighters from 10 nations participating.
Speaking to the State News Agency Antara, Made Nariana, the chairman of the Indonesia Muay Thai Association in Bali, said, “The 2013 Muay Thai Championship will be for the President’s Trophy.”
The operational manager for the Indonesian Muay Thai Association, Sudirman, confirmed that Muay Thai fighters from around the world are preparing to fly to Bali.
As of October 6th, 17 athletes have registered to participate in the tournament; a number Sudirman expects to grow up until the championships gets underway.
Registration closes on October 20, 2013.
The Indonesian Muay Thai fighters are expected to use the Bali championship as a warm-up for the SEA Games to be held in Myanmar at the end of this year.
Governor Made Mangku Pastika is expected to host the visiting fighters to a dinner. Pastika also serve as the chairman of the Muay Thai Association for Indonesia.
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