McLach­lan eyes his quar­ter cen­tury

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

Muay Thai kick­box­ing World Cham­pion Keith McLach­lan is aim­ing to bag the 25th vic­tory of his ca­reer with a bout against Thai­land’s Su­perkim on Satur­day.

The Croft­foot man knotched an­other win ear­lier this month against French num­ber one Ahmed Moutfi.

He knocked his op­po­nent out in the sec­ond round and will look to re­peat the same ac­tions this week­end.

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

De­spite the huge haul of prizes, Keith can­not understand how the sport fails to gain the recog­ni­tion he feels it de­serves.

He said:“Our sport is less dan­ger­ous than box­ing.

“Box­ing is pre­dom­i­nately about head knocks — whereas Thai box­ing is far less con­cen­tra­tion on blows to the head.

“Also UFC gets far more cov­er­age, and for that’s be­com­ing a bit of a farce — its get­ting more like WWE wrestling.”

The fight will take place at the ON-X Arena, in Linwood, Pais­ley on De­cem­ber 5.

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