WIRRAL Muay Thai fighter and double world champion Joe Ryan scored another notable triumph – this time in Bangkok.

The 19-year-old triumphed over Iranian former WPMF world champion Reza, who came into the fight with 62 senior wins under his belt.

Ryan’s victory was named the performance of the night and turned the New Brighton fighter into the number one contender to fight for the stadium title at the legendary Rajadamnern Stadium.

A title tilt at the Rajadamnern would see the teenager make history, as no British fighter has fought for a title there at any weight since it was opened in December 1945.

Ryan became a world champion for the second time in June, knocking out Mexico-based Swede Magnus Andersson in Manchester to earn the WMO belt.

The teenager, who is also a double WBC European Champion, has been labelled “The future of Muay Thai”, with his rise to the top starting at the age of just six.

Dad Karl, Ryan’s trainer at Two Brothers Muay Thai gym in Birkenhead, said: “It was incredible to see Joe win at the Rajadamnern. Reza has been fighting for years but Joe was no match for him.

“He’s worked so hard over the years. All that’s paying off and he keeps on working hard now. He’s so determined – a great example for all the other fighters at the gym.

“Everybody there is absolutely made up for him.”

You can watch the full fight on YouTube

Two Brothers Muay Thai gym in Birkenhead runs regular classes for adults and children from the age of five upwards. For more information, visit 2BrothersMuayThai.com or call 07816 972453.