The Association of Boxing Commissions has released their report on the unified rules and guidelines of Muay Thai. This report was presented at the Association of Boxing Commissions Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. on August 3rd.
The report was put together to help establish unified rules for Muay Thai in the United States. Many athletic commissions have unified rules for Boxing, MMA and even Kickboxing in some cases, but there are no established rulesets for Muay Thai in the United States. The lack of a unified ruleset was suggested as having hampered the growth of the sport. It is hoped that the report will help athletic commissions become more knowledgable and well versed of the rules and tradition of Muay Thai.
Here is the full background of the report, from the document:
On July 30, 2009, at the Association of Boxing Commissions annual
If you want to look at the whole document of the report, you click here. We can hope that this is a step in the right direction for Muay Thai in the United States. As of now, I wouldn't expect it to have much of an impact but the fact that a unified ruleset has been presented might increase the knowledge of the sport among the athletic commissions.