FIGHT­ING FIT

Muaythai teenager Sin­clair is picked for UK team

Wishaw Press - - THE BACK PAGE - Mar­tial Arts

Ben Ra­m­age Young Wishaw Muay Thai prospect David Sin­clair fin­ished a fan­tas­tic year with a dom­i­nant win.

David, 17, saw off the chal­lenge of ex­pe­ri­enced Ed­in­burgh fighter Joe Wong, tak­ing his to­tal num­ber of wins this year to seven.

And to top off his rise, which has seen him lift two Bri­tish Cham­pi­onship ti­tles this year, he has been se­lected for the United King­dom Muay Tha i Fed­er­a­tion team.

As a re­sult he is now train­ing for the Youth Cham­pi­onships in Lithua­nia in Fe­bru­ary where he will rep­re­sent Team GB.

Proud dad Brian said: “2018 has been a fan­tas­tic year for David.

“He is now fully fo­cused on the Youth Cham­pi­onships in Lithua­nia in Fe­bru­ary and has al­ready started his prepa­ra­tions by in­creas­ing his spe­cial­ist train­ing from four to five days a week at his fight gym - The Grip­house - in Glas­gow.

“On his days not at the gym he goes a six-kilo­me­tre run and also does strength and con­di­tion­ing ses­sions.”

Brian and David are both hop­ing that the Wishaw youth will one day be able to com­pete for an Olympic medal, with the sport cur­rently be­ing con­sid­ered for the 2024 Games in France.

Brian said: “Muay Thai has re­cently been granted ap­proval by the Olympic Com­mit­tee and is now sched­uled for the World Games in the USA in 2021.

“It is likely to be in­tro­duced into the Paris Olympics in 2024, which would be a dream for David and our fam­ily.”

The Braid­hurst High School pupil was awarded the Lil­lian Kurilla Cup for Sport­ing Ex­cel­lent at the end of school term this year.

Brian added: “Like most am­a­teur sports, tak­ing part in Euro­pean tour­na­ments is self- funded and David is hop­ing that he could be spon­sored by one or more lo­cal com­pa­nies to help fund his up and com­ing trips.

“If you are in­ter­ested in spon­sor­ing David please con­tact me on brian. sin­[email protected]

“In re­turn David will pro­mote your com­pany de­tails on his so­cial me­dia pages as well as ad­ver­tis­ing your com­pany on his train­ing and fight gear.”

David Sin­clair cel­e­brates his lat­est win

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