The fighters of the Indian Kickboxing Association have created history again at the first World Muay Thai Festival 2019 held at the new Legend Siam Theme Park in Pattaya. The one-round-knockout format International event witnessed the participation of more than 700 fighters from across the globe; this surely left some lasting memories for IKBA.

IKBA Winners Felicitated by Tiger Shroff and Remo D'souza - From Left to Right Ziauddin Khatib, Remo D'souza, Sachin Abhimanyu Patil, Tiger Shroff, and Qasim Razauddin Ansari
IKBA Winners Felicitated by Tiger Shroff and Remo D’souza – From Left to Right Ziauddin Khatib, Remo D’souza, Sachin Abhimanyu Patil, Tiger Shroff, and Qasim Razauddin Ansari

Tiger Shroff and Remo Dsouza who have been an ardent supporter of kickboxing were seen removing some time from their busy schedules and felicitating the Gold medal winner – Qasim Razauddin Ansari entered the Finals under the 54 kg category by defeating Hussain Alam from Bahrain and Sachin Abhimanyu Patil, who bagged silver medal under the 70 kg category.

They also felicitated Ziauddin Khatib, the former three times unbeaten world champion and the president of IKBA, India’s premier Kickboxing Association. He was instrumental in ensuring the fighters get the best training and guidance and win on an international platform.

Tiger Shroff Felicitating Ziauddin Khatib
Tiger Shroff Felicitating Ziauddin Khatib, the president of IKBA, India’s premier Kickboxing Association

Syed Mudassar Ahmed won the bronze medal under the 85 kg category could not be present at the event.

On the celebratory occasion, Remo said, “It’s indeed a matter of pride and something that should be celebrated across the nation and its indeed really nice to know that our boys have won gold, silver and bronze in three different categories.

I really hope this becomes as big as the other celebrated sports in our country. Kickboxing is something that I love and getting trained in and what can be a matter of pride then these kids getting gold for our county.

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