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5 July, 2021

Tandia crowned Queensland Muay Thai champion

DESPITE only stepping into the ring just over a year ago, Tandia Singleton has become Queensland’s second ever Muay Thai Australia (MTA) Champion after winning the recent Featherweight Titles.

By Rhys Thomas

SUCCESS: Tandia Singleton has become Queensland’s second Muay Thai Australia Champion after winning her recent featherweight match up.

DESPITE only stepping into the ring just over a year ago, Tandia Singleton has become Queensland’s second ever Muay Thai Australia (MTA) Champion after winning the recent Featherweight Titles. 

The titles were held at a newly constructed hall at Cairns State High School on Thursday, June 24 with Tandia making the trip down the hill to compete. 

Being the number one fighter in her weight division Tandia had to go head-to-head with Queensland’s number two in a fierce contest. 

“I was really nervous especially with it being a five-round fight, it was more than what I was used to,” Tandia said. 

“By the fourth round I was ‘I don’t want to do this anymore’ but I just told myself to keep going. 

“I managed to get through and really started to turn it up in the fourth and fifth rounds.”

Tandia trains with Black Dog Muay Thai in Mareeba, a gym that has shown it provides quality over quantity. 

The 28-year-old only started practicing Muay Thai with the gym two years ago to get fit and after just six months of training she found herself in the ring. 

“I was nervous for my first fight but I just wanted to give it a try,” Tandia said. 

“I’m not a violent person at all so it was certainly a different experience.

“Once I get in the ring it’s different, I just get in the zone.” 

Now sporting a record of eight wins and two losses Tandia never thought she would be in this position, taking every fight that was offered to her “I just thought I’d just give it a go each time.” 

That eager attitude and a relentless heart filled approach to her training has led her to become Queensland’s second ever MTA Champion, a title she will fight fist and elbow to defend.

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