Thailand, Cambodia brawl over kickboxing event name at SEA Games


Muay Thai fighters spar in the ring at the Rajadamnern Muay Thai Stadium in Bangkok, November 17, 2022. Thailand will boycott a kickboxing event at the upcoming SEA Games in Cambodia, in a bitter row with the hosts over what to call the sport: Muay Thai or Kun Khmer. – AFP pic, January 24, 2023.

THAILAND will boycott a kickboxing event at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia, officials confirmed today, in a bitter row with the hosts over what to call the sport: Muay Thai or Kun Khmer.

Thai officials are angry at plans by Cambodia to refer to the event – which they regard as their national sport – on the official programme as Kun Khmer instead of Muay Thai.


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