Helen gears up for title clash

110412  Muay Thai boxer Helen wilson.
110412 Muay Thai boxer Helen wilson.
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LINLITHGOW martial art exponent Helen Wilson is counting down the days to her next Muay Thai boxing encounter.

Helen, who works as a fitness instructor at Linlithgow’s Xcite lesiure club, is set to compete for the Women’s UK and Gaelic title in February.

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She is the current Scottish amateur champion but, due to a lack of women fighters in Scotland, Helen also fights professionally.

Helen said: “Although I am the current Scottish amateur champion, there are not a lot of contenders around so I had to turn professional. Since, starting the sport, I have won five out of seven fights but I have to look to England to find opponents if I want to progress.”

Her most recent fight was against Rachel Barton, of Edinburgh, in a contest at 
Carnage Muay Thai in Grangemouth earlier this month. She stopped her opponent in the first round of a five round contest.

Helen, who trains five times a week as well as coaching Muay Thai for women at the club, added: “I am set to fight an Irish opponent in Glasgow in February but between now and then I aim to get in as much sparring as possible.”