This past weekend was the first Ontario Provincial Muay Thai Championship. We had a team of 4 representing Triumph, but unfortunately 3 of them could not get matched.
Alec “The Ace” Shirley was the only one who was able to compete for the championship. He had 2 fights for the weekend.
His first fight was against a much stronger opponent that didn't back down. Alec used various clinch techniques scoring some damaging knees to the body and elbow strikes to beat his opponent unanimously.
In the Finals, Alec ended up fighting someone much fresher than he was. His opponent got a by in the first round into the finals. Alec approached the first round patiently looking for his shots, and Eventually found an opening which led to a liver kick that stunned his opponent back into the ropes. Shortly after, Alec delivered another kick to the liver putting his opponent away for good and earning GOLD in the 2017 Muay Thai Ontario Championship!