Trio take on the world

Muay Thai competitors Bryan Harris and Adam Bailey.
Muay Thai competitors Bryan Harris and Adam Bailey.

Bailey Fitness owner Adam Bailey, and brothers Bryan and Brendon Harris, will compete in the Muay Thai World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia.

About 80 fighters compete in each weight division and Bailey will duel in the middleweight category, while Bryan and Brendon Harris will compete in the welterweight and light-middleweight respectively.

Bailey (30) revealed the event would signal the final chapter of his career but said he was keen to continue to mentor the Harris brothers.

‘I will continue to impart the knowledge that I have acquired over the years,’ he said. ‘(The championships are) a 10-day event and there are fights every day in an elimination-style tournament.

‘There are some really experienced fighters from Thailand and Eastern Europe but we are going over there with the intent to medal.’

Bailey said the combat sport, derived from a type of martial arts in Thailand, was becoming more popular in Australia.

‘Muay Thai is starting to emerge and there are hopes it could be a future Olympic sport,’ he said.