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LOCAL Muay Thai fighter, Quinton Smith, who trains out of Athlete Muay Thai gym, will be back in the ring this Saturday, September 11, vying for a Super Welterweight State title belt and purse in the NT Fight Series at Darwin Showgrounds.
Smith is training out of a new gym in Innisfail and has teamed up with experienced local fighter Clayton Cook.
Cook, has over 40 Muay Thai fights under his belt, seven boxing and one caged fight, and is the holder of two Australian WMC titles.
For six weeks, Smith has been in fight camp and has been doing extensive training in gym work, sparring, grappling, and clinching to be fight ready.
Smith, aged 18, has stepped up in weight and will face Blade ‘Lionheart’ Augey in the 68kg semi main event professional bout, over three-by-three-minute rounds with full Muay Thai rules.
This bout may change to a main event depending on the COVID-19 situation in New South Wales.
Full Muay Thai rules means both fighters will be unpadded, and the use of full elbows, knees, and kicks are allowed.
Augey from Alice Springs, aged in his 30s, who has 36 professional fights under his belt and a 70%-win rate, is well known for constantly going forward to meet his opponents.
Smith defeated Jason Scott from Team Pinky in Adelaide in a unanimous decision to claim his first Muay Thai Queensland professional fight at the Elite Fight Series at Cairns in July.
In Muay Thai, Smith has an impressive fight record of 32 fights, 28 wins, and four losses, with 12 belts.
Smith is also hoping to compete in the World Boxing Council WBC Super 4 in Brisbane on October 30, where the best 66kg fighters from across Australia will be on show, with the winner taking home a substantial prize purse.
His sponsors are Carana Hair & Beauty, Batze Electrical, Punch Equipment Australia, Woop Clothing, Blood Brothers MMA, Precision Plastering FNQ, AllPhase Building & Construction, and General Supplies Rockhampton.
Smith and Cook have plenty of experience with 90 bouts between them and, anyone wanting to learn the art of Muay Thai, or become a fighter, can contact Clayton Cook on 0467 563 752.
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