A dynamic debut for Sumalee Scholarship winner Martin Avery

From Southampton in the UK, Martin Avery is our second Sumalee Scholarship winner of 2014. The Scholarship scheme was created to develop up-and-coming international talent from the world of Muay Thai. Our selected students are given two months free training and accommodation at our camp in Phuket, Thailand, as well as the opportunity to fight full rules Muay Thai at least twice during their time here.

Martin is 23 (turning 24 next month) and trains out of Lumpini Muay Thai Gym in Southampton in Hampshire, England. Currently undefeated in his professional career, Martin has had 11 Muay Thai fights winning many of them by knockout. Before joining us at the camp he was not employed and training full time at his home gym. Martin was selected for our Scholarship scheme because of the passion he conveyed in his application, his style in the ring, and his excellent technique.

Martin arrived at the camp mid way through June in great shape. With our team of sponsored fighters present the young Brit had no shortage of sparring and clinching partners to push him during training. He also worked closely with our trainers for a couple of weeks before booking his first fight at Bangla Boxing Stadium in Patong for the 2nd July.

On fight night Martin was matched with his first Thai opponent, Khaosambat Kiat Paison, a local nak muay with over 60 fights under his belt. Unperturbed by the challenge that lay ahead of him and determined to impress the crowd, Martin kicked off Round 1 as the aggressor. Khaosombat scored well with some strong kicks and elbows but our student began to have the edge by the end of the third. By the fourth the Thai seemed to be slowing, unable to respond to Martin’s powerful attacks and unrelenting offence.

A final knee secured victory for Martin by way of TKO in the fourth round and the crowd replied with a big round of applause, including Martin’s father and friends from Hampshire who were in Phuket to support him. Watching the fight video below it’s easy to see why Martin was chosen as our Sumalee Scholarship winner and, with the facilities and training to develop his skills, we are certain he has a bright future in the sport.

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Deachkalon & Torkeb Sor Kamsing all set for “The Clydebank Blitz”!

Head trainer Oron “Deachkalon” Sumalee and Torkeb Sor Kamsing arrived in the UK earlier this month in anticipation of their upcoming fights at “The Clydebank Blitz” in Scotland on 28th June.

Our trainers arrived at Glasgow airport on 16th June and were greeted by sponsored fighter, Jordan “Deachkalek” Coe, who they have been staying with for the duration of their time in Scotland. Jordan has a close relationship with Oron and welcomed the team to stay at his home with his mum. Oron has visited the UK on numerous occasions but this trip is Torkeb’s first time out of Asia.

Since touching down, Oron and Torkeb have been based at Carnage Muay Thai Gym in Grangemouth, preparing for their fights and training with the Carnage students. They have also been travelling to the surrounding areas teaching seminars at local gyms and classes, and taking in some of the sights. Both fighters are due to appear on the main fight card at ”The Clydebank Blitz”, a Scottish show and featuring local talent, with Torkeb Sor Kamsing headlining as the main event.

GTBA in association with MTB presents: ‘The Clydebank Blitz’ @ The Playdrome- Sat 28th June

Torkeb Sor Kamsing VS Tam McCourt

Deachkalon Sumalee VS Stevie Brown

For more information on tickets to the Clydebank Blitz please contact Craig (+44 7727 148 238) or John (+44 7748 071 581) for more details or e-mail craig_floan88@hotmail.co.uk

Tickets: Standard/Tiered £25.00 Ringside £30.00

After their fights Torkeb will be returning to our camp in Phuket with Jordan. The young protégé begins his career as a professional fighter in Thailand, and as a sponsored fighter for Sumalee Boxing Gym. Deachkalon will then be based at Spirit Dojo in Nottingham between 29th June- 26th July, training Bellator and UFC fighter Paul “Semtex” Daley prepare for some upcoming fights.

Contact us now at info@sumaleeboxinggym.com to book seminars and private lessons. Spaces are filling up quick!