Plenty of fight in Cairns favourite Walker
HE has spent more than two years out of the action, but Cairns favourite Ayde Walker is expected to make a smooth return to the Muay Thai ring in front of more than 500 people at Gilligan's makeshift arena tomorrow night.
The exciting product was forced away from competition when he moved to Cooktown.
Now he's back and his trainer Braid Jackson at Intense Muay Thai believes it will be just like riding bike, only with a little more blood, in tomorrow's feature fight against Parviz Iskenderov.
"He's still got it; you never lose it," Jackson said.
"He had quite a following before he stopped fighting and he's keen to get back into it; the boys are amped to go."
Jackson (68kg) will fight West Australian Iskenderov, who is originally from Belarus, while his Intense training partner Jacob Breen (58kg) meets another West Australian product in Jordan Godfredson.
Muay Thai, which allows competitors to use fists, feet, elbows and knees to defeat their opponent, has been a popular sideshow at Gilligan's this year.
Jackson said his drawcards would bring all the entertainment the crowd was hoping for.
"Both boys are really aggressive and love using their elbows to cut up their opponent and find a quick way to the win," he said.
Undercard action starts from 5.30pm. Doors open at 5pm tomorrow at Gilligan's on Grafton St. Tickets ($35) on the door, or at Brothers Leagues Club or go to ticketcairns. com.au ($30).
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Return run: Muay Thai exponents Ayde Walker and Jacob Breen will thrill fight fans with their aggressive style. Picture: MIKE WATT