It is with greatest sadness that we heard of the passing of Alan Bell, beloved husband and father, whom has been so instrumental in the lives of so many and in the development of muaythai.

Big Al has guided so many. He was an outstanding official and his spirit of fair play and his Aussie way of life will be dearly remembered as his legacy will live on. We will surely honour his legacy and his achievements at our next world championships.

On behalf of the entire WMC and IFMA family and our 140 member federations, we send our condolences to his family and to everyone whose lives he touched. May he rest in peace.