27 February, 2024

Pedrola ready to rumble

AFTER just missing out on the Queensland Title last year, Spirit Muay Thai Mareeba’s Shakayla Pedrola is back and ready for revenge.

Shakayla Pedrola will be vying for the state title in Brisbane next month.
Shakayla Pedrola will be vying for the state title in Brisbane next month.

The local Muay Thai fighter has spent the past 12 months training harder than ever before in the ring, taking part in several promotions and fights across Queensland and Thailand. 

Her efforts were recognised by Rumble at the Ridge promoters, who offered her another chance at the Queensland Title. 

“After taking on the title last year, the promoter of Rumble at the Ridge reached out to give me another opportunity to go for the title again this year,” she said. 

“I’m very grateful to be given a second opportunity to take on the Queensland title.”

Her opponent this year will be Iron Fist Gym Brisbane’s Nasteho Mukhtar, who is known for her aggressive approach to fighting. 

As a result of this, Pedrola has been working on new techniques that she hopes will give her the upper hand.

“This year, I’m working on being a more aggressive fighter. Since my title fight last year, I’ve worked on my boxing a lot as well,” she said. 

“I’m ready to put on a show.

“Ross (my trainer) and I have come up with a pretty good game plan for this fight, keeping it clean and always coming forward.”

The fight will kick off at Bracken Ridge Indoor Sports Hall, Brisbane, on 16 March. 


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