Texas Revolution: Border Showdown set for Nov 21st

20 Oct

by John Cannon, Muay Thai Alliance of Texas (2009-10-20)

HARLINGEN, TEXAS — The Muay Thai Alliance of Texas is proud to announce its first ever fully sanctioned Muay Thai event in Texas. “Texas Revolution: Border Showdown” is set for Saturday, November 21st at Historic Harlingen Field. The showdown will feature some of the best talent that Texas has to offer in a State and Nationally sanctioned 12-bout scheduled spectacular.

“This is a very exciting event for the Rio Grande Valley and for the entire state because it is the first ever fully sanctioned Muay Thai event in Texas,” said Kru Kayan Sitsanthaparn.

“Muay Thai had previously been banned in our state, but fast forward decades later and we are now putting on fully sanctioned shows that involve the USMF, WMC, IFMA, and WBC Muay Thai. Our goal is to make our shows as traditional and as close to being in Thailand as possible. So far, we have put on talent searches in Austin, Houston, and in Dallas and all were a huge success. Now the best talent from those searches will be on display in the Rio Grande Valley for our first show and the fans are truly in for a treat.”

In the main event, San Juan native Robert Aguirre (MTI-Texas) will square off against Kirk May of Houston (Revolution Dojo) in a four-round all out war. The under card features local favorites Roel Alvarado of San Juan, Progreso’s Pete Perez, Mission’s Richard Flores (all three fighters from MTI-Texas), Houston’s Nathaniel Mongonia (Kru Pong’s Muay Thai), and Dallas natives Moline Thann (SFS) and Robert Reavis (Texas Gladiators).

“I have personally selected these fighters from the talent searches around Texas and they truly possess true Muay Thai skills and have a good chance of representing Team USA in the upcoming IFMA World Tournament in Thailand. Our goal is to see Muay Thai as a competitive Olympic sport and with each milestone we get closer and closer to meeting that goal,” said Sitsanthaparn.

Advance tickets are currently on sale and start at just $10 for General Admission, $15 for Reserved 1, $20 for Reserved 2, $25 for Ringside, and $30 for VIP with partial proceeds benefiting the Muay Thai Outreach Program and scholarships for Texas fighters that have earned a spot on Team USA to compete at the 2009 IFMA World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. The gates will open at 5 p.m. with the first fight starting at 6 p.m.

For other ticket information, VIP seating, contact Kru Kayan Sitsanthaparn, MTAT Chairman at MTAllianceTx@aol.com.

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