It is with heartbreak and deep sadness that we learned of the sudden and tragic loss of Patrick Baumann. Patrick was a visionary leader, an energetic lover of all sport, an intelligent human being and kind soul. He was a dear friend and supporter of the muaythai family, and just days ago, graciously accepted a gesture of the highest respect from the IFMA Family, the title of Honourary Ajarn. His sudden departure has no doubt shocked the entire international sport community and we cannot imagine the devastation this loss has brought to his family and friends.

Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife and children and all those he loved and whose lives he touched are in our thoughts and prayers.

On behalf of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur, we sadly mourn the loss of someone who truly made the world a better place. We remember him always as a person who would light up a room with his energy and authenticity with a passion for life and living.

May he rest in peace.