Pair run rings around competition
Albany Muay Thai fighters dominated two major competitions in Perth last month.
Jessie Jones and Cory Amato brought home two medals and a trophy from their two major fights.
Jones took down a tough opponent at the Road To Muay Thai Grand Prix competition last month after taking her first medal in June.
During the Grand Prix, Jones dominated the ring with her knees and clinch action, and managed to strike out her opponent in close-quarter exchanges. She earned the nicknamed Red Cyclone for her fast footwork and punches.
Meanwhile Amato, a seasoned MMA fighter, conquered the ring in his first Muay Thai fight debut at Ignition Pro last month.
Amato put on a dominant performance by controlling his opponent in fiery punches and clinches.
Head coach Rob Lovett praised the duo for putting in the hours of intense training before the fights.
“Nothing like a hard-earnedhard earned win — well done to Jessie Jones for getting up after another tough fights,” he said.
“And great job, Cory, after a dominant performance, you made your coaches and team very proud.”
“I’d like to credit these guys on their consistent, hard work in training over the last couple of years,” he said.
“They’ve got a bright Muay Thai future ahead.”
Both Albany fighters were trained by award-winning Muay Thai fighter Lovett as well as Chaowaroj Sor Ploenchit, a seasoned fighter from Thailand who came to Albany for two months.
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