Eddie “Showtime” Walker will be fighting Joe Schilling in the main event at “Lion Fight Muay Thai 7″ taking place October 13th, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas,NV. The fight will be at 180 lbs. Full Rules Muay Thai sanctioned by the WBC. Joe Schilling is coming off a win against Karapet Karapetyan after two consecutive losses to Simon Marcus at the two previous Lion Fight Promotions.
Total Muay Thai: For Muay Thai fans who are not familiar with you, what is your Muay Thai background? Who is your trainer?
Eddie Walker: I started training Muay Thai around 5 years ago, just to get in shape and fell in love with it since then. Yes, I train under 6x World Champion Manu NToh.
Total Muay Thai: Is coach Manu NToh & active fighter? because he’s currently ranked number 3 in the WBC light heavyweight rankings.
Eddie Walker: You would have to ask him that question, although he still kicks my ass in the gym! Lol!
Total Muay Thai: You’re fighting Joe Schilling at 180 lbs. Are you familiar with Joe as a fighter? What do you know about his fighting style, and what are you going to look out for?
Eddie Walker: I’m familiar with Joe. I have followed him for a while, just as a fan of Muay Thai. He is a very explosive fighter. Fights with a lot of anger. It’s definitely going to be a tough fight that I’m looking forward too.
Total Muay Thai: Do you usually stick to a routine training regiment, or are you and your camp working on a game plan to beat Joe?
Eddie Walker: I don’t see any reason to change-up anything that I normally do. Of course you have to make some minor changes for every fighter, but mostly still the same training.
Total Muay Thai: Joe Schilling is known to have pictures of his opponents up in his car, so he can look at them when he’s pissed off in traffic. Do you have any pictures of Joe anywhere?
Eddie Walker: Sounds to me like Joe is lonely and needs a hug. No I don’t have any pictures of Joe lying around. There is no need in me to make myself angry over stupid shit, when the time is right, I will be angry enough.
Total Muay Thai: Schilling likes to throw elbows, that’s how he got his nickname “stitch em up” from cutting his opponents with elbows. How about you? Do you like to throw a lot of elbows? What do you consider your strongest Muay Thai weapon?
Eddie Walker: Everyone thinks that elbows are easy to throw and Joe has become very good at throwing them, but I don’t necessarily look to throw them all the time. I don’t think I have a certain “weapon”. I just fight. What ever works, works.
Total Muay Thai: Is this your first time fighting in Las Vegas? Are you excited to fight in the fight capital of the world?
Eddie Walker: This is my first time fighting in Vegas and I think my wife is more excited than I am. The venue doesn’t matter to me as much as the actual fight does.
Total Muay Thai: Were you supposed to fight at the K-1 show in Los Angeles? Will you be fighting on any of their future shows?
Eddie Walker: Fighting for K-1 is at their discretion, so I’m just waiting. smile
Total Muay Thai: Are you both a lover, and a fighter?
Eddie Walker: Yes I do love to fight. smile
Total Muay Thai: Any last words?
Eddie Walker: I would like to thank Lion Fight Promotions for giving me this opportunity to show everyone in the Muay Thai scene who I am. I am really looking forward to this fight and I plan on putting on a really good show as always!
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