The Thai Fighter UK women’s Flyweight #1 spot has already changed hands twice in 2022. On December 10, it could change yet again. What’s more, after losing the top spot in April, Rhona Walker now has an opportunity to regain the crown before the year is out.
Throughout 2022, Victory Promotions has held the newly-formed Victory League. The format pitted four of the best Flyweight Muay Thai fighters in Europe against each other. Fighters face each other over three separate events, with each fighter accumulating points in a league format.
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The first round of Victory League bouts back in April saw Rhona Walker face Meg Corwell. Not only were the fighters competing for league points, but Rhona’s Flyweight #1 spot was also on the line. Meg Corwell did enough to win the judges vote and earn a razor-close decision.
The new UK Flyweight #1 then went into her second bout against Marie McManamon at VICTORY 9 in August. A battle for the ages saw Marie McManamon earn the victory. The win saw the Knowlesy Academy star go top of the Victory League and become the new Flyweight #1.
Now, Marie will take on Rhona Walker in the final round of Victory League bouts. This means the former UK #1, Rhona Walker, has an opportunity to win back the top spot which she lost to Meg Corwell earlier this year.
There is a lot more at stake for the fighters on December 10, though. The winner of the Victory League will earn a whopping £7,000 in prize money – a figure that is unheard-of on the UK domestic scene.
After two rounds, Marie McManamon has accrued a total of 9 points and sits firmly atop the Victory League. Despite a loss in the opening bout, Rhona Walker recuperated with a solid performance against Aline Seiberth in her last bout and now sits in second place with 6 points. Meg Corwell is hot on her heels, though, with a total of 5 points in the Victory League.
With all three fighters so close in the League, anything can happen going into the final round of bouts at VICTORY 10 on December 10.
If Rhona Walker can outscore Marie McManamon, she could regain her UK #1 spot. Not only that, but she will be in a fantastic position to potentially win the Victory League. However, it will also depend on what happens in the bout between Meg Corwell and Aline Seiberth.
The Swiss fighter has no points in the Victory League and arithmetically can not win the Victory League, regardless of the result against Meg Corwell. However, if Corwell can put in a solid performance and earn maximum points, she could leapfrog both Rhona Walker and Marie McManamon to the Victory League championship.
See Rhona Walker vs Marie McManamon and Meg Corwell vs Aline Seiberth at VICTORY 10. It all goes down on Saturday, December 10, at the Walker Activity Dome in Newcastle upon Tyne. Live on pay-per-view via the Victory Promotions website.