19 year old Brisbane based Papua New Guinea Muay Thai fighter Joshua Lester won his fifth fight against opponent David Borg from the Methodical Muay Thai Gym at the Mansfield Tavern in Brisbane over the weekend.
“The fight was a really technical fight because my opponent was taller and knew how to use his range and reach”, said Joshua.
“My way of overcoming that was to use movement and angles and go over the top of him with combinations”, added Joshua.
Mr Lester added that he is happy to have a good trainer and training partners who get to push him every day.
Speaking about his wins so far, Joshua said he is happy because he has worked so hard for those wins.
“I am also excited because the fights are only going to get harder”, added Joshua.
The 19 year old boxer who comes from a mixed parentage of Milne Bay, Manus and Solomon Islands started taking up Muay Thai Boxing classes in 2019 and just last year, he started training seriously under the Iron Fist Gym in Brisbane.
Muay Thai, or sometimes referred to as ‘Thai boxing’, is a Martial Art and combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques known as the ‘art of eight limbs’ as it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees and shins.
Since joining Muay Thai Boxing, Lester has won 5 of his 6 fights.
Joshua has one goal set right now and that is on the Muay Thai World Title and he is hoping to fight for a belt by the end of this year and hopes to continue fighting and training when he returns back to Papua New Guinea from studies.