Muay Thai fighter Alexander Ivkin arrested on departure from Thailand
The athlete did not pay the visa fee.
The Russian Muay Thai fighter, Alexander Ivkin, is detained in Thailand on suspicion of violating the visa regime. TASS reports with reference to president of the Russian Muaythai Federation Dmitry Putilin.
According to him, one of the coaches of the Russian national team Roman Nasonov addressed him and told about the incident.
According to Nasonov, Ivkin disappeared on September 10, after he reported that he faced problems at the airport.
"He sent SMS that there are questions on the visa, he did not write anything," Putilin said.
Later it was possible to find out that the athlete paid a fine of 4000 baht, but he was taken to the police station and arrested. According to Putilin, Ivkin is still in prison.
Ivkin, 28, performed at the championship of the Moscow region in Thai boxing. At the training camp in Thailand, he had two fights.