Keith: I’ll see off Thai star Su­perkim

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport - Mur­ray Spooner

Muay Thai world cham­pion Keith McLach­lan is con­fi­dent he can knock out his op­po­nent in his next match this week­end.

Keith will take on Thai fighter Su­perkim on De­cem­ber 5 in Pais­ley and hopes to se­cure the 25th vic­tory of his ca­reer.

On June 20, Keith knocked out two-time world cham­pion Yan­nis Bela­cel in the sec­ond round to con­firm his sta­tus as 59kg WBC world ti­tle holder.

Now Keith is look­ing to add to his im­pres­sive record with a win over Su­perkim on Satur­day.

Keith, a coach at Mary­hill’s Grip­house gym, said:“He fought in a tour­na­ment in Lon­don re­cently but that’s the only in­for­ma­tion I have on him. I’m feel­ing con­fi­dent. I’m ready to knock him out, that’s al­ways the plan.

“I’ve been work­ing and train­ing hard for it.”

World cham­pion Keith notched up yet an­other vic­tory ear­lier this month with a sec­ond round knock out of French num­ber one, Ahmed Moutfi.

The bout, at the Oran Mor in Glas­gow, kept up a win­ning streak that has pro­pelled the Croft­foot man to UK num­ber one in Muay Thai kick­box­ing.

Keith holds the IMF World ti­tle among seven other ti­tles, in­clud­ing the WBC In­ter­na­tional and Na­tional ti­tles.

But be­com­ing such an elite fighter comes at a huge cost, with Keith train­ing for three hours ev­ery day whilst work­ing at his day job as a joiner.

Ready Keith McLach­lan is con­fi­dent go­ing into ring

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