When it comes to Muay Thai fighters, Victoria Fung, better known has Vicky Fung, is probably the least stereotypical fighter you could imagine. If you didn’t know Vicky, you would probably think that she was a University student (technically she started that way) who was doing a bit of training in Thailand. However, when it comes to Muay Thai, Vicky is a fighter who has mastered the art of Thai style of fighting.
Vicky is one of those few people in life who are very humble and never brags about anything she has accomplished. Even though she has had nearly 20 fights and accumulated a record of 16-3-1, she is always talking about how she can improve and get better. If you ever offer her a compliment after a fight, she will say thanks, but I could have done so much better.
When I first came to Thailand over 3 years ago, Vicky was one of the first people I met. When she told me that she wanted to fight, I remember questioning whether or not she had the toughness to be a Muay Thai fighter. Fight after fight, Vicky continued to prove any doubts that I had wrong. Not only did she have the toughness to be a fighter, she actually turned out to be a very good one.
Here is a highlight video of Vicky Fung.
After 3 years of living in Thailand and absolutely breathing the sport of Muay Thai, Vicky made the decision to go back to school at finish off her degree at university. This decision was not easy, but Vicky realized that she had achieved everything she wanted to in Muay Thai and it was time to go back home and start her career. She is starting to transition back into the life of a student in Canada.
This is Vicky’s last interview from Dave Pritchard @ImageForgeAsia (If you ever come to Thailand, get Dave to make you a highlight)
Vicky still continues to train Muay Thai, but is looking to focus on her studies and career at the moment. For Vicky, Muay Thai was a good teaching moment in her life, but now it is time to move on.