Cambodia's national boxing team will boycott a regional tournament in Bangkok next
month in protest at the sport being called Thai boxing. According to the German press
agency DPA, Prum Bun Yi, director of the Cambodian Olympic Committee, said the national
team would not attend the King's Cup unless organizers of the tournament deleted
"Muay Thai" from the event's title. He said Thais had borrowed the sport
from the 9th-15th century Khmer empire.