The Open Antalya Cup in Antalya is a regular international event Turkey hosts at the year’s end. The 2018 edition has additional value as it is a dress rehearsal for the world’s biggest youth Muaythai event – the Youth World Championships which Turkey intends to host next year.

The Vice President of the Turkish Muaythai Federation Mr. Hasan Yildiz said that it is a great opportunity for Turkey to show that they are ready for events of the highest caliber. Regularly holding national events with up to 1000 participants,  Turkey has good experience in organising big events. The infrastructure and Turkish hospitality will correspond to all IFMA requirements for holding an event of the world class.

Many important guests from the Ministry of Sport and Olympic Committee of Turkey are expected to attend the meeting, as well as IFMA Secretary-General and GAISF Vice President Mr. Stephan Fox who has confirmed his attendance of the opening ceremony.

Muaythai in Turkey is one of the most well-known sports competing with many Olympic sports in popularity. The Muaythai youth who arrive next year to Antalya will be at the center of attention from the sports community. November will see heated bouts to close out the Muaythai year.

The IFMALIVE.COM website is filling up with registrations coming from teams.