Siam Cup returns

Verity, Ivan and Hunter Tapia of El Social
Verity, Ivan and Hunter Tapia of El Social

THE SIAM Cup returned to Canungra with approximately 400 spectators turning out to view 20 Muay Thai fights at the Canungra Showground.

Fighters came from across South East Queensland, with several locals competing.

Canungra Muay Thai fighter, Lachlan McGrotty, won both of his fights and is looking forward to competing in the World Muay Thai Organisation (WMO) World Titles in Thailand later this month.

Ray White Canungra

The Siam Cup was run as a fundraiser for several Canungra fighters who will compete at the World Titles.

Canungra Muay Thai Coach David Torrens has been selected as the Assistant Coach for the Australian team and fighters Asiya Hickey, Daniel and Jesse Jones will accompany Lachlan to the World Titles.

David said the Siam Cup also saw the comeback of two local fighters returning from long breaks.

“My son, Cameron Torrens, returned to fighting after three years and my nephew, Jacob Kurz, returned after six years,” said David.

“It was the ten year anniversary of the Siam Cup and both Jacob and Cam fought in the first show, so they wanted to time their comebacks for this anniversary show.”

The Siam Cup has signalled Jacob’s return to fighting, where Cameron has returned to the gym and will stand in for David as the Canungra Coach at the Australian Titles held on the Gold Coast.

“The Australian Titles and the World Titles are held at the same time, so Cam will take the team to the Gold Coast for us while I’m in Thailand,” said David.

“It is going to be a big couple of months.”

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