About fifty pugilists from Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak gathered at Ipoh’s Muaythai Academy recently to fight for the honour of representing northern zone in the Muaythai Fit Warrior National Championship.
There were seven weight categories in all. Winners from each category and their first runners-up will proceed to Putrajaya this May to represent northern zone at the national championship held in conjunction with National Youth Day.
Besides winning cash prizes and medals, the top two fighters in all categories will be provided with intensive training to prepare them for the championship.
Winners at the Malaysian Muaythai Fit Warrior Championship will then represent the country in the Asian Championship to be held in Iraq in May and the World Championship in Russia in September.
The Ipoh bouts were won by: Azyzie Aziz from Kedah (48-51kg), Mohamad Firdaus B. Janai from Kedah (51-54kg), Muhammad Qhalid from Kedah (54-57kg), Wan Muhamad Ridzuan from Perak (57-60kg), Azman B. Rezali from Perak (60-63.5kg), Azhar Zakaria from Kedah (63.5-67kg) and Muhammad Sayuti from Perak (67-71kg).