Cambodia bestows citizenship to Brazilian boxer and Polish spouse

The King of Cambodia bestowed citizenship to Brazilian kickboxer Thiago Teixeira for sticking up for the Khmers in the recent origins of Muay Thai dispute between Thailand and Cambodia. His Polish wife was also granted citizenship.
The royal ceremony follows the World Muaythai Organisation’s (WMO) choice to ban the 30 12 months outdated blended martiaul arts fighter Thiago Teixeira from competing. His Apex Fight Series middleweight championship document was also expunged.
Thiago Teixeira, who boasts a “Muay Thai” tattoo on his back, isn’t a well-liked man in Thailand after he introduced assist for Kun Khmer in a recent row about the origins of the game.
Cambodia triggered a stir by eradicating Muay Thai from its record of sports activities within the upcoming SEA video games and replacing it with “Kun Khmer,” claiming that the true origin of Muay Thai is Cambodian. The choice resulted in Thai athletes withdrawing from the competitors.
Not only that, however the International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) announced that any country collaborating in Kun Khmer would be banned from becoming a member of major events such as the World Games, Asian Indoor Games, Asian Martial Arts Games, and World Boxing Championship.
Tensions heightened when Teixeria changed his Facebook identify to Thiago Teixeira Kun Khmer and introduced his love of the Cambodian version of the sport.
Teixeira also modified his Facebook account from thiago.muaythai to Thiago Teixeira Brazilian Fighter Khmer Heart and announced that he would be a part of the subsequent competitors within the Cambodian fashion.
Earlier on April 1, Teixeira beat English boxer Joe Craven in a fight in Germany and celebrated by waiving a Cambodian flag, prompting the WMO to ban him from future competitions held by the organisation.
Bargain said…
“After a radical evaluation of his actions both earlier than and after the battle, we found his behaviour to deliver the sport of Muay Thai into disrepute. His actions had been politically motivated and fundamentally unsportsmanlike aimed toward degrading the nationwide sport of Thailand and inciting hate.”
On April 11, Teixeira was granted Cambodian citizenship by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni. The King also granted citizenship to the boxer’s wife Roma Rozanksa-Steffen of Polish nationality.
The Khmer Boxing Federation announced…
“I wish to publicly announce that the official Khmer title of Thiago is ‘Sen Chanrithy Kun.’”
After acquiring his Cambodian identify and citizenship, Teixeria thanked the King and the federal government of Cambodia, reviews the Khmer Times…

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