PAULO FACES EURO TITLE CHALLENGE

THAI boxing multi-champion Paulo Da Silva will fight for the WMTO World title if he wins his third European belt at the Crawley Leisure Centre this Saturday.

Da Silva, 24, has stopped his last eight opponents and is looking forward to taking on Belgian champion Bilall for the IMKO European crown at 51kgs in front an army of home fans.

Tickets are selling fast for the Muay Thai Warriors show which features two world title bouts.

Former WMC World Champion Stephen Wakeling will take on Harre Nadir at 70kgs and Reading's Andre McIntyre fights Benjamin Bardissan at 82kgs for the International Muay Thai Kickboxing Organisation.

Da Silva recommended: "Get your tickets by Friday so you don't miss out, it's going to be an excellent show.

"I'm taking this fight really seriously and am really looking forward to fighting in front of over a 1,000 of my home town fans.

"My preparations are going really well and I'm feeling very, very strong.

"I'm expecting a really tough fight because the Belgian is really good."

Also on the bill is Crawley's Danny Taylor, taking on Ranjit Dhir for the English title and twins Marc and Adam Brown.

Da Silva and other members of the Crawley Thai boxing gym then fly out for intensive training at the world famous Fairtex Gym, near Bangkok before he takes on Aussie Aaron Leech at the Equinox, Leicester Square, on Sunday November 22, for the vacant World Muay Thai Organisation title.