Six-pack of talent signs long-term deals with Lion Fight
Six skilled and popular athletes have agreed to terms on multi-fight deals with Lion Fight Promotions, the worldwide leader in Muay Thai combat, with three of them taking part in Lion Fight 38 coming up on Friday, September 29.
The newly signed trio who are on the upcoming card are Steve “Put Em To Sleep” Walker, Jafar “The Cookie Monster” Toshev, and Silvia La Notte. Rounding out the six-pack of competitors who will be featured on upcoming events are Keeman Diop and his teammate Ricardo Mixco along with Eric Rocha.
Walker (1-0), a fan favorite from Boston, Massachusetts, made his long-awaited professional debut at Lion Fight 37 and notched an impressive first-round TKO finish. At Lion Fight 38, Walker will take on Robert Morrow in a super cruiserweight tilt.
“Words can’t express how excited I am to get back into the Lion Fight ring and show off all my hard work,” stated Walker. “This is only the first step to becoming one of the ‘faces’ of one of the largest and most respected Muay Thai promotions in the world.”
After a scintillating spinning back-first knockout in his debut, Toshev (1-0) steps back in the ring at Lion Fight 38 in a lightweight battle as he takes on Jonathan George. Toshev was born in Uzbekistan and now fights out of Brooklyn, New York.
“My time is coming. I’m here to take over,” said Toshev.
La Notte (61-13-4), who fights out of Milan, Italy, makes her organizational debut in Lion Fight’s first-ever women’s light flyweight matchup when she squares off against England’s Dani Fall. La Notte has captured multiple world K-1 and European titles.
Diop (1-0) got his rookie pro jitters out of the way at Lion Fight 37 when scored a second-round knockout against Trevor Ragin. Once a minor injury clears up, the Silver Springs, Maryland, welterweight will return in early 2018 along with Mixco, who will be out to make his pro debut. The featherweight had been scheduled to fight at Lion Fight 37 but his bout was scrapped when his opponent failed to complete his medicals.
“My time has just started and I’m so happy to be on the best Muay Thai show – Lion Fight,” said Diop.
Rocha (4-3) made an impressive promotional debut at Lion Fight 37 when he lit up Alexander Olave on the way to a first-round stoppage. The Canadian welterweight, who fights out of Toronto, Ontario, will also step through the Lion Fight ropes in early 2018.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity,” said Rocha. “Fighting on Lion Fight has always been a dream of mine. I’m now making my dream into a reality. I’m looking forward to showcasing my talent and providing some more knockouts for the fans.”