Muay Thai returns to Fife as Pettycur Bay hosts championship fight night

Members of Kirkcaldy's Fighting Fit Gym
Members of Kirkcaldy's Fighting Fit Gym

It’s been nine long years since the Fighting Fit Gym in Kirkcaldy last held a Muay Thai event in the area, but that’s all about to change on June 13 when they hold a championship fight night back at the Pettycur Bay Holiday Park.

Once a regular fixture in the Muay Thai calendar, the shows at The Bay were known for being one of the top nights in Scotland, and with the gym now being run by co-owners James Livingstone and Kevin Cottrell, they are determined to bring back the first class events the gym was known for.

With 15 bouts made including two Scottish Thai Boxing Association title fights it promises to be a top night showcasing some of top up and coming talent from Fife and around Scotland.

Fighting Fit Gym have no less than seven fighters competing on the night with Stuart Forrest, Moldovan Gimi, Dale Dorward and Craig Stewart all back in action.

Kelson Duffy makes his first step back to Thai after competing in MMA and Jo Adamson and Jake McNab are both out to compete in Muay Thai for the first time.

All the fighters have been putting in extra training with the determination to get a victory in front of their home crowd.

The gym is also looking to give a little back to the local community by holding a charity raffle on the night.

Top prizes will be available including a dinner for two at the Pettycur Bay restaurant, a free car valet, Muay Thai shorts and gloves and many more.

All the money raised will go to cash for kids and donations will also be made to Kirkcaldy, Leven and Glenrothes Foodbanks.

Tickets are available from the reception at Pettycur Bay or the ticket line on 07872 593427.

In other news, Fighting Fit Gym fighter Marcin Korecki recently had his first fight in Kilmarnock and won by KO in the second round making it another success for the gym.