LAS VEGAS – World Boxing Council Light Heavyweight Interim Champion Joe Schilling has words for his opponent at “Lion Fight 7″ this weekend, “If I don’t beat the (expletive) out of Eddie Walker, then I’m letting everyone on my team down. So sorry, Eddie.”
In a documentary style short video, Schilling gives Muay Thai fans some more of his gym smack talk in a behind the scenes look at his camp, “The Yard,” as well as inside his mind as he also speaks about the passion and commitment that it takes to be a professional fighter in the sport of Muay Thai.
“I’ve been doing this forever, for 12 years now,” says Schilling. “There are certain things that I have to do to be at this level. I have to push myself, we all do.”
Schilling fights out of Los Angeles California at The Yard, a gym he founded, owns and trains at every day with a close group of fighters that include Chaz Mulky, Romie Adanza and Tiffany Van Soest. Known for his in your face, aggressive, fast-paced style of fighting, Schilling walks the talk with a pro record of 13-3 that includes 10 knockouts. This Saturday night, he will take on the explosive Eddie “Showtime” Walker as the featured main event of Lion Fight 7.
Walker (8-1-1), is known in Muay Thai circles as a ferocious knockout artist. “Showtime” shuns the title and instead considers himself a patient fighter waiting for the moment when the opportunity presents itself. “It’s funny, because I never go into fights looking for a knockout,” he says. But Walker’s pro record speaks for itself: eight victories with six of those coming by ferocious knockout.
Lion Fight brings its hard-hitting Muay Thai fighting action back to the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Saturday, Oct. 13. “Lion Fight 7,” taking place this is a WBC-sanctioned full Muay Thai rules live event featuring WBC Interim World Champion Joe Schilling vs. Eddie Walker as the main event, and Joe Valtellini vs. Gregory Choplin in the co-main event. Also on the card is WBC Muay Thai championship fights between Las Vegas’ own Anthony Castrejon and New York’s Andy Singh and Jeri Sitzes vs. Tiffany Van Soest fighting for the 122-lb. WBC International title.
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