Updated at 13:48,15-08-2017

Vital Hurkou wins Muay Thai World Championship

Euroradio

Belarusian Vital Hurkou has had a sensational victory at Muay Thai World Championship, which takes place in Sweden. In the finals he defeated an athlete from Thailand Ekapan Sambaansab - an extremely strong opponent who had had no defeats for four years in a row.

"Vital won a really strong professional Thai fighter whom he beat publicly. This is a very important victory for all good people," personal trainer of the new world champion Dzmitry Piasecki told Euroradio.

Victory of Vital Hurkou over Thai fighter Super X became a real sensation in Thailand. According to information from Hurkou's team, several Thai champions have already challenged the Belarusian.

It should be noted that Hurkou could have missed the event: half a month before the championship he was dismissed from the Ministry of Sports for participation in the Brutto band. His funding for the trip to Sweden was in question. As a result, there was announced a fundraiser to send Hurkou to the championship, which is why he was called "the people's champion".