FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
HOUSTON, TEXAS (5 Jan 2018)—The Muay Thai Alliance of Texas (MTAT) announced its promotion of “Muaythai Resurgence” an event scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 25th, at Los Rieles Nightclub located at 9960 Kleckley Drive, Houston, TX 77075.
In an effort to help raise funds for the fledgling Puerto Rico Muaythai Federation, whose home and aspirations to compete in the 2018 IFMA World Muaythai Championships were both destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year, the amateur event will be the first match up on U.S. soil between members and former members of the United States, Mexican, and Puerto Rican National Teams, and the first of many events to be sanctioned by the Muay Thai Alliance of Texas (MTAT) in 2018.
According to MTAT Chairman and PAMU President Kayan Sitsanthaparn, the intent is to help raise funds for Team Puerto Rico, who had just received recognition by the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) just three months before the island of Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.
“Houston being hit by Harvey, Puerto Rico hit by Irma and Maria, and Mexico City suffering a major earthquake brought us all together as survivors,” Sitsanthaparn said. “If we believe that Muaythai teaches us to be the best human beings possible, then it’s logical that bringing people together to help the least fortunate of us is the right thing to do.”
“I hope that the success of this event helps show others the true meaning and value of Muaythai in our lives, and in the process, help Team Puerto Rico get to Mexico for the IFMA World Championships in May,” he added.
The undercard will include Texas State Youth Development, Junior, and Senior matches with an International bout card that boasts several Houston area natives. The international bout card will be as follows:
International Main Event
Paolo Olea Vallejo (MEX) vs. Joseph Espinoza (USA) 125 lbs.
International Co-Main Event
Hakan Dircin (PR) vs. Oliver Jimenez (USA) 140 lbs.
Ivan Nunez (MEX) vs. Jeremy Milbourn (USA) 165 lbs.
Matt Downes (USA) vs. Zac Irwin (USA) 165 lbs.
Daniel Rivera (MEX) vs. Preston Anderson (USA) 132 lbs.
Arturo Mata (MEX) vs. Spencer Hanley (USA) 129 lbs.
For more information, contact the MTAT at email@example.com. General Admission Tickets will be sold online starting January 26th via the Alliance’s website at: www.mtalliancetx.com/tickets.html. Partial proceeds to benefit the Puerto Rico Muaythai Federation.