Iman Barlow vs Maritzarda Hersisia We bring you the full Muay Thai world title fight between Iman Barlow and Maritzarda Hersisia from Assasins Promotions Fight Night – plus behind the scenes footage. If you are just interested in seeing the second round KO, then you can skip to 07:40 of the video.
Hatice Ozyurt, aka The Turkish Delight, is a Muay Thai World Champion from the Netherlands. At just 26 she can be considered a prolific female fighter – Starting at age 13, she has over 100 fights under her belt and a jaw dropping record of 71 wins, 7 losses and 3 draws!
Originally from France, Annabelle Gely is a Muay Thai fighter living in London, England. She is a European Champion and has a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw. We decided to catch up with her in the run up to her world title fight against Hatice Ozyurt on February 22nd at Battle Under the Tower in Holland.
You are set to fight fellow Brit Christi Brereton on February 22nd in Telford, UK for the UKMF British Title at 55kg. What can you tell us about Christi? “Christi and I were due to fight a few years ago when she was 17. It was on a UKMF show and I think for a title. The fight was pulled the day before the weigh in. It was massively frustrating for both of us
Alexis Rufus is an experienced Muay Thai fighter from London, England – fighting out of Stars Gym. She is also two times European Champion, and five times World Champion. As 2014 begins, it makes her ninth year as a female fighter with a record of 28-6-0 – and we are delighted to bring you this interview.
Christi Brereton is a female Muay Thai fighter from Exeter, UK. She fights out of Gym Chaos in Okehampton, UK and at 21 years old she is already a WPMF World Champion, a title that she impressively won at the age of 14! Christi now has a professional record of 10-3-1 and is actively looking at raising her profile and making more of an impression on the world stage.
Caley Reece is well respected and extremely experienced female fighter from Western Australia. Although known for an impressive Muay Thai career (48-5-0), Caley dabbles in Grappling and holds a Brown Belt in Freestyle Karate. A lot has been going on with Caley recently, so we jumped on her to grab this interview for you.
Hi everyone, I’m Ashley Mann from Awakening, I’m here with Awakening World Champion Lucy Payne. Hi Lucy, thanks for taking the time to chat to us today. “You’re welcome”. I know a lot of people saw you fight last in August at Lion Fight, could you tell us a bit about how your fight was against Tiffany Van Soest?
Back in November, we asked our beloved photographer Kelly Smith if she would go out into the field with Sheree Halliday and shoot some natural, non Muay Thai photographs for us. Kelly took it literally and took Sheree to… wait for it… a field!
During the last half of 2013, female fighters around the world united to help raise money to fight breast cancer. Awakening worked closely with MZ & Emmers to organize the global Female Fighters Unite campaign. We’re so pleased to now be able to announce the outcome.
Natasha Sky is a Muay Thai fighter from Australia, and over the last twelve months has been spending more and more of her free time working on her blog, Muay Tash, in which she predominantly interviews female Muay Thai fighters from around the world. It is for this blog that Natasha was voted Journalist of the Year in the Awakening Female Muay Thai 2013 Awards
For those that don’t know the name, Rosy is an ex-fighter who is essentially a female fight fan with a mission. She runs the very successful global Female Muay Thai on Facebook Group, for which was voted Media Resource of the Year in the Awakening Female Muay Thai 2013 Awards. The community is made up of fighters, coaches, fans and promoters from around the world
Hi Lauren, and congratulations on winning the public vote for Newcomer of the Year in the Awakening Female Muay Thai 2013 Awards! “Hi guys, thank you.. I’m honoured!” We know that as a newcomer it’s sometimes hard to find your place or get seen amongst the hundreds of fighters that start their careers each year.
Hi Tiff, congratulations on your result in the Awakening Female Muay Thai 2013 Awards! Thanks for taking the time out to answer a few questions for our growing community and indeed the entire female fight community. We know for a fact that you are universally loved, especially within the US. You certainly carry a wonderful persona, and that leads us to our first question…
Hi Iman, first of all let us congratulate you on an extremely successful result in the Awakening Female Muay Thai 2013 Awards! If any readers aren’t aware of what you won I’ll recap now: Fighter of the Year, Inspirational Fighter of the Year and Fight of the Year. We’ll go through each of the awards and get your thoughts in a moment.
We’d like to thank everyone who took part in the nomination and voting process for the first annual Awakening Female Muay Thai Awards. The response was incredible, many more people than we imagined got involved and we believe that all of the sharing that went on did wonders for spreading the word about female Muay Thai – more about that later.
We had been working so hard behind the scenes over the last eight months to bring you website 2.0, that we decided we needed to have a break from all the seriousness and have a little Christmas fun with you – hence this ‘Name the Fighters Competition.’ If you are reading this before the 1st of January then you’re not too late to enter, so keep reading!
We were fortunate enough to be ringside for this epic occasion on 26th July 2013 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event of course was Lion Fight 10, featuring five amateur and six professional bouts. There were two female fights on the card, an amateur bout at 110lbs between Miranda Cayabyab (Milpitas, California) and Angela Hill (New York, USA)
A couple of weeks ago one of our amazing photographers, Kelly Smith reported to me by phone from Soft Play with her children… “Hey, you might want to come down here for a coffee… I’m sat with Sheree Halliday”
We recently travelled to Swansea, Wales to do a fun photo shoot with the young 16 year old up-and-coming Muay Thai fighter Lauren ‘The Hatchet’ Huxley. An exciting fighter that we lovingly named ‘The Hatchet’ (see earlier article), Lauren and her family happily took the name and ran with it.
It wouldn’t be unusual for you to say you haven’t yet heard the name Lauren Huxley. She is a young up and coming Muay Thai fighter from Swansea, Wales. This sixteen year old models herself on the great Julie Kitchen, the Queen of Muay Thai. We had seen her fight a few times before at small shows and had been impressed at her raw talent.