Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:06 PM EST
By ANGELA DIMICHELE of Fresh Take Florida news service, AP
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A proposal making its way through the Florida Boxing Commission's rulemaking process may allow Muay Thai fighteres to strike devastating blows with elbows. Currently the martial arts fighting style from Thailand is restricted from elbow punches in Florida. Commissioners have agreed to allow elbow strikes in sanctioned matches. The Florida director of the World Boxing Council Muay Thai says the change will allow amateur matches to resemble professional ones more closely. State officials are still deciding details, such as required pads worn by fighters and training required for judges and referees.