Thailand and Cambodia argue over origin of Muay Thai kickboxing

A row has sparked between Thailand and Cambodia over the origin of Muay Thai. As a result, Thailand has withdrawn from the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games).

Cambodia, the host country of the 2023 SEA Games, changed the name of the kickboxing competition from Muay Thai to Kun Khmer and stated that the origin of Muay Thai is Cambodian.

The result of Cambodia’s change has led to a ban from the International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA).

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