Julie Kitchen Interview on Lucy Payne vs Tiffany Van Soest

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tifflucyQ. Do you think your presence at LFP wouldve taken too much attention away from Lucy?

No not at all! This trip is about Lucy Payne, it’s a great opportunity for her to showcase herself to the Americans. Everyone will love her as we do.

Q. Can we expect social media commentary from you during the Payne vs Vansoest bout?

I am following the media attention closely as well as being in contact with Lucy. Lucy is looking forward to the weigh in later today and is really looking forward to this fight, I’m very excited!

Q. What was your reaction when first hearing the announcement of Lucys LFP 10 matchup?

I heard Tiffany had called Lucy out on the mic after her last fight, I was so pleased to think this match would finally happen, I hope Lucy has no controversy with the end result as I did with Miriam when I fought in LA.

Q. As a leading Muay thai representative how proud are you of LFP success?

As a muay Thai representative it is great to see these big productions matching top quality opponents, I wish lion fight promotions further success for the future.

Q. Do you think either of the ladies could unofficially be the next Queen of Muay Thai?

Simple no 🙂 the name was given to me by my fans, it’s alot more than just a title, and it’s alot more than a nickname. Media and fans reconized how I didn’t start muaythai until later on in my life after given birth to my twin daughters, they have been able to read of my struggles iv had over the years and throughout my journey and that I have still persisted with my career,alongside teaching, passing my knowledge on and being able to inspire others worldwide.

Many others have tried to copy or simulate similar names to mine, but thankfully all my supporters are 100% behind me , I have messages everyday off people explaining how they look up to me personally and as a fighter, so whilst i have the opportunity , I would like to say thank you to each and everyone of you and if you would like to follow my progress please like my Julie kitchen athlete page on Facebook or follow me on twitter Juliekitchenuk

Q. What other LFP 10 matchups are you excited about?

All of them! But especially yodsanklai and chike Lindsay.I met Chike for the first time last year, he is a real nice guy and a amazing fighter, I have known yod for years and have been lucky enough to train with him and fight on the same shows several times together.

Q. Any other comments?

Alongside Touchgloves gym in England, I am managing Gym Alkmaar in Holland, everyone wishes Lucy Payne good luck from England and the Netherlands 🙂

Good luck to all the fighters!