Leahey’s ready for Muay Thai main event
MUAY Thai fighter Narelle Leahey will be fighting for more than just pride when she jumps in the ring at Broncos Leagues Club tonight.
Fresh from her boxing bout with Glasgow Commonwealth Games hopeful Bianca Elmir, the Hervey Bay mother will be giving her all for her country when she faces Thanyakorn Sor Thammajak in the main event on the Warriors at War: Australia v Thailand card.
Leahey's last Muay Thai fight was her victory over Carol Earl for the WMC Australian title in September.
Besides persevering through a leg injury, Leahey's trainer Craig Glover said her preparation had been perfect.
"It's big for Narelle and big for the sport to have women headlining the night," he said.
"Narelle has been training hard for it and will give it her absolute best.
"She has had good success against Thai fighters in the past and she will be hoping to hold that reputation."
Casey Walters, who also trains at the Street Smart Thai Boxing Centre in Urangan, will feature on the undercard when she takes on the promoter's daughter Lorryn Williams.
Walters has also been plagued with injury since she last entered the ring last year.
Williams poses a tough test for Walters, but Glover was confident his fighter would be able to battle through the pain of an injured shoulder and come away with the goods.
"She is definitely a chance of winning," he said.
"Casey's opponent is very skilled and has had some good fights in the last 12 months for preparation so she will come ready to fight and ready to win that's for sure."