Muay Thai Anyone?
This ain’t some sort of heavy hitting Thai curry, you wazzock!
You are looking at the great British future world title holder of Muay Thai. No, of course I’ve no idea what it is, but this fine lady is Ruqsana Begum, Thai World Championship double bronze medallist and the current Number One Contender for the World Title.
And whatever Muay Thai is (yeah – I could google it, but I’ve got some typing to do) – it looks a bit tough. And as Ruqsana trains in Bethnal Green at Bill Judd‘s gym, it probably is. And as with all really talented people – it doesn’t just happen overnight – it takes years and years of effort. This hard working lady – also an architecture graduate – started training when she was 18. (Given that she now looks about 17, perhaps L’Oreal should look into this Muay Thai stuff?). There’s got to be some pretty proud parents in the background somewhere.
So go and see what all the blood, sweat and tears have gone into, making this Londoner the best we’ve got. There might even be some on the walls. You can support Ruqsana at the KTMMA 3 fightsport event on 14th March, 2015 at the ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court.
Tell us about any other Londoner’s that you think we should recognise!