The Z1 Malaysia Muay Thai tournament

By Fatsoking

Hey everyone I was strolling over to the excellent Boxx Tomoi blog and I noticed a new tournament is coming to Malaysia for Muay Thai.

The Z-1 Banner

The Z-1 Banner

However this is not the typical 8-man 70.5 KG 8-man tournament you think of when you see the word tournament and a show ending in the number ‘1’ (i.e. K-1, S-1, I-1, M-1, etc.). This is what I was able to find via Z1’s open invitation for fighters:

Z1 will offer 4 weight categories with 8 boxers for each category. All together, there will be 32 boxers competing. Selected weight category will be 51.5kg, 59.5 kg, 63.5 kg and 67.5 kg respectively. Champion for each categories will hold the Z1 World Title Champion and handsome Cash Reward.

BOXX EVENT was established in 2005. Between 2007 – 2008, Boxx organised 17 Muay Thai Championships in Malaysia. Both local and international.

In 2009, Boxx has organised 2 international championships with another one coming up on 8 & 9 May 2009. Infact, 3 more Muay Thai events by Boxx Event will take place in Malaysia before Z1 in October.

Championship by Boxx has attracted many big names in Muay Thai including the legendary Namsaknoi, Berneung Sakhomsin, Jose “Pitu” Sans, Rudolf Durica, Corey Gwaliasi, Benny Ritter, Abbas Ahmadi, Champert Chosipaset, Fasochun Sit O (just to name a few) and many more.

Please refer to for more information.

I kind of like the idea of a tournament series offering up 4 different weight categories.

Here’s also the trailer for Z-1:

Lastly here is the announced schedule for Z-1:

15 August – Contract Signing Ceremony between the organizer and the boxers
2, 3 & 4 October – Preliminary Fights
6 & 7 November – Semifinal Fights
5 December – Final

I have to say the concept is pretty cool and it’s nice to see the lower weight Thaiboxers getting their chance.

~ by fatsoking on July 25, 2009.

8 Responses to “The Z1 Malaysia Muay Thai tournament”

  1. Thanks for the promo… If you plan for an early x’mas holiday join us in Malaysia. I’m sure the contender people will be happy to see you…ha-ha… Both Z-1 and Contender Asia2 will be held in Malaysian, almost at the same time..

  2. heyya dear.thanks for sharing this piece of info,with the rest of the world 🙂

  3. IZ this the ‘1’ zen that’z going to ‘Zet’ the standards for the sport of the 8 limbs? I am very excited about this one.

    I also here that OneSongchai Senior is doing a 10 Ratchadamnern Champs Vs 10 Lumpinee Champs show of shows.

    I hope they all do well, cool indeed.

    • Whoa! The Songchai thing trumps the Z1 then!

      You know what I wish they still had? The Shark tournament in Thailand. It took over the course of 3 months to finish but I loved that one!

  4. Wouv. The Songchai show sounds SICK! 😀

  5. I will E mail a copy of the poster for the 8 Limds site.

    Here’s a link to the poster.

  6. […] You can read more about the Z1 tournament series here. […]

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