It’s too late to learn? Well, never say Thai!

OPPORTUNITIES to learn more about Thai Boxing are being offered in St Ives. Boxers from the Chao Phraya Muay Thai Academy are preparing for a Thai boxing show at Bedford Corn Exchange next month. Two of the boxers have fought previously. Marcus Hill, wit

OPPORTUNITIES to learn more about Thai Boxing are being offered in St Ives.

Boxers from the Chao Phraya Muay Thai Academy are preparing for a Thai boxing show at Bedford Corn Exchange next month.

Two of the boxers have fought previously.

Marcus Hill, with five fights to his credit, is the former amateur Southern area champion, while Kevin Hearn has had one professional fight and is ­returning to the ring after a five-year absence.


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The remaining fighters, Samir Hidalgo, Alec Badcock and Max Reynolds, will all be entering their debut fights.

If you would like to support our local fighters and watch a professional Thai boxing show you can obtain tickets for the April 20 show from Kru Shaun Boland.

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If you are interested in learning Thai boxing for fitness, self defence and self- confidence or if you wish to fight professionally then again contact Kru ­Shaun

Meanwhile, the Kwai Muay Thai club is the new name of the Thai Boxing Club based at the St Ivo Leisure Centre.

Five of the club's fighters - Becky Adams, Surj Singh, Martin Burton, Andy Lewis and Louise Quinne - travel to the Howard Mallet Centre, in Cambridge, on March 29 to compete in the club's first Thai boxing competition.

The fighters all train at the Ivo under instructors Tim Palmer and Andy Lewis.

Palmer said: "This is an exciting time for Thai Boxing as it has grown and grown over several years in the UK.

"There is a real interest in our fitness class based on Thai boxing and all are welcome to join in."

INFORMATION: Contact Kru Shaun Boland on 01480 384270 or visit the Chao Phraya Muay website at www.chaophrayamuaythai.com

For the Kwai Muay Thai club, contact the St Ivo Leisure Centre on 01480 388500 or for information on attending the Muay Thai competition in Cambridge, contact ryanrudkin@singto.co.uk

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