PUNCH ON: Lismore boys, from left, Bryce Gibbs, Jake Anemaat, Luke Patch and Karl Whittaker are rising up the ranks in muay thai.
PUNCH ON: Lismore boys, from left, Bryce Gibbs, Jake Anemaat, Luke Patch and Karl Whittaker are rising up the ranks in muay thai.

Fighters continue to snatch wins, hone skills

FOUR up-and-coming muay thai fighters have continued to hone their skills in the same gym in Lismore.

Bryce Gibbs, Jake Anemaat, Luke Patch and Karl Whittaker all had muay thai bouts in August.

The quartet fights out of the Martial Arts First gym under coach Rod Ramsay.

Ramsay has put together an impressive unit since Anemaat and Patch started taking on fights in March.

"The gym has been very lucky over the last couple of months," Ramsay said.

"We've had 10 fights with these guys so far this year and won eight of them.

"I am very proud of my fighters; they train hard and always do themselves and our gym proud."

Anemaat, Patch and Gibbs are coming off wins while Whittaker lost his first fight last month.

Patch, 22, had his fifth fight in Brisbane in front of more than 2000 people.

He won on unanimous points decision and was also awarded fight of the night on a card that featured 22 bouts.

Anemaat, 21, had his second fight on the Gold Coast and fought under full muay thai rules.

He dropped his opponent in the third round and won on unanimous points decision.

Gibbs, 17, is the youngest and won his first two fights in August.

"The plan for the guys is to continue and fight again this year," Ramsay said.

"Hopefully some of them will be eligible for title shots early to mid next year.

"For a small club like ours to be holding our own against some of the best in the country is something we're proud of.

"Queensland is renowned for being the best muay thai state in Australia and they've welcomed us with open arms."



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