25 Sep 2018

Hamilton's champion Muay Thai fighter

From Nine To Noon, 11:23 am on 25 September 2018
NZ Muay Thai fighter, Melody Downs

NZ Muay Thai fighter, Melody Downs Photo: composite

Melody Downs has more than an armful of Muay Thai fighting and kickboxing titles and medals to her name - both  domestic and international. The Hamilton-based, Kawerau-born fighter started in the sport at 19 and 10 years later, she's still hooked.

Melody gave up her marketing job and has been training and teaching muay thai full time with the ultimate goal of being world champion. She joins Kathryn to talk about what the sport has give her, the challenges of following her dream and how she is encouraging other young women to put gloves on.